The IFESC is the first festival of educational and spiritual cinema in Spain. It is carried out in Ciudad Rodrigo, a beautiful historic town which is located between the university city of Salamanca and Portugal.
The city, which is a head area, has got lots of different spaces for displaying. These spaces are a gem and a mark-up. In this case we refer to palaces and monuments in which films can be screened.
The aim of the IFESC is to popularize educational and spirutual cinema which is made all around the world. A forum of ideas and opportunities in which there could be included the bases for a good educative audiovisual will be created.
I. To maximize the showing and distribution of independent, infant, educational, spiritual and religious products.
II. To promote the use of cinema as a didactic element. In fact, cinema has got multiple possibilities for children’s development.
III. To stimulate a context of dialogue between Church and the worldwide cinema in relation to the human values and, above all, the spiritual ones.
IV. To make an intercultural dialogue both between civilizations and inter-religiously.
V. To create a forum where films and children’s projects which are educational, imaginative and rich in human values are included.
VI. To favor the interchange with other festivals all around the world, especially with the Italian ones.
VII. To work in the creation of exhibition places of Spain, which are related to Church or other institutions for making easier the distribution of quality films.
VIII. To rehabilitate local spaces where film culture has taken place, such as closed cinemas, parochial cinemas, etc.
IX. The international promotion of the region of Ciudad Rodrigo.. .