The main goals of CINHOMO include the dissemination and promotion of films that support sexual diversity and gender identity through works of artistic and social relevance. Our purpose is to provide a venue for showing these films which have difficulty accessing conventional channels for film exhibitions. In many cases, they have been favourably critiqued or have received awards at prestigious international film festivals. Some of the films reflect the work of social or cultural groups from countries where there is no access or limited access to film distribution despite being of great interest.
While our film festival tries to fill , as much as possible, this gap in the cultural scene in our town and our region, it is also creating an opportunity to make these productions known, whether modest or grand. Only original film versions are screened, and the most outstanding works from the international movie scene are retrieved, having already been premiered but not being properly distributed.
It is our hope that our film festival will provide referents for people who are non-heteronormative, taking us further towards full integration in a society based on respect. Furthermore, through our documentary film section, we aim not only to make diversity in sexual orientation and gender identity visible as a right, but we also attempt to create awareness about the situation of these populations around the world, contributing to further progress of human rights.