From the 23rd to the 26th of September, the third edition of PANÒPTIC, the Mataró Film Festival, was held in the Mataró Prison building. The event has had, since the first edition, the collaboration of M| A | C, the contemporary art center of the capital of the Maresme.
The Panopticon is defined as a film and visual arts festival that looks at the contemporary world with an emphasis on the technology-society binomial. The organizers believe that the digital revolution is radically transforming the foundations on which modern societies are structured, at such a speed that it hardly allows us to devote the time necessary to understand what we are experiencing and analyze the consequences -negative and positive - that this paradigm shift implies.
Through the audiovisual the PanòpticFest you want to generate reflection, debate and knowledge about the moment of radical transformation that we are experiencing as a society, analyzing thethe status quo present and future, and also exploring possible counter-narratives and resistances to it.
The first two editions of the festival took place at the Cafè de Mar. The third edition took place from 23 to 26 September in the old Mataró Prison. A historic space that currently hosts various events and cultural proposals of the capital of the Maresme and is expected to be the final headquarters of the M|A|C, (Mataró Art Contemporani), the art center of Mataró.
Mataró Cultural spoke to Elisabet Triadó, one of the people responsible for organizing the Festival. In the interview, Triadó explains its origins and organization, as well as the programming of this third edition.