FUNGLODE in the Visual Arts
For several years now, the Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) has promoted the development of the film industry and audiovisual arts in general in the Dominican Republic. It is with this objective that the Global Media Arts Institute (IGM) and the Global Film Festival (FCG) were created.
One of the goals of the FCG is to garner resources that will allow FUNGLODE to continue to develop the work plan laid out by the IGM, with the vision of being a fundamental element in the development of the Dominican cinema and audiovisual industries with an excellent multimedia training and education center for young talent as well as for experienced professionals. Over the course of the year, IGM offers regular courses from beginner and intermediate to advanced levels. It also organizes cultural activities that promote a better understanding of cinema and the audiovisual arts through the use of film screenings, discussion panels, dissertations with actors and technicians, among other activities.
The mission of FUNGLODE is to contribute to the social, economic and democratic development of the Dominican Republic. At the same time, the Global Media Arts Institute and the Global Film Festival seek to benefit young Dominicans, raising their consciousness, proposing solutions to pressing social problems and disseminating concepts of individual creativity and opportunity. The Institute and the Festival also seek to promote the development of the Dominican film industry, pointing out the possibilities the country has to offer the international film industry and, through the development of this sector, to ultimately contribute to the economic growth of the nation.