The most interesting thing about a child’s curiosity is that the stimuli are often widely unexpected, and random. As children, we often indulged in the collected of stories, of heroes, of insectile shells, of coins, gears or even misshapen rocks, because to a child’s unfettered mind, wonder is at the corner of everything mundane or ordinary.

In this film festival, Out of the Darkness, our sole objective is to kindle and grow this unbound curiosity of children in those who believe themselves to be part of a world that hides great danger in darkness, to sow the seeds of hope in those who still see the monsters behind fascist grins and gluttonous stares, to strengthen the goodness in those who find themselves chasing dark dead ends to make a better tomorrow.