The Second Edition of “Dialogue of Cultures” IFF, Brussels, Belgium
“Dialogue of Cultures” International Film Festival (DCIFF) is the world's first nomadic film festival, founded in 2010 by Mr. Boris Cherdabayev (2008 Pusan opener GIFT TO STALIN) and dedicated to the impact of globalization and mass migration when millions of people move to different countries, confronting or embracing the new cultures and searching for their identity. The festival goal is to jump start a dialogue between cultures through the universal language of cinema. The festival itself while traveling to a new country every year and visiting other international film festivals is based on the international spirit proclaiming mutual understanding, tolerance and openness to the world, other countries, cultures, and religions.
DCIFF films explore how their protagonists cope with different traditions, cultures, ways of thinking and behaving, how modern people survive once they are placed in the new environment. In the world where the borders between countries are fast disappearing, how far should we go to preserve our unique cultural traditions and religious views…
The festival slogan - OPEN MINDS OPEN BORDERS!
Following its successful launch in New York last year, DCIFF has the great pleasure to announce its next edition, which will take place in Brussels (Belgium) in November 2012.
Keeping its nomadic tradition this year DCIFF is a partner of SERET 2012, the new Israel film festival to be held in London in June 14-18, 2012.
The Founder and President of “Dialogue of Cultures” International Film Festival Mr. Boris Cherdabayev has announced a $40,000 grant program this year for the production of a 30-minute documentary film that best captures the festival’s theme in a creative and vibrant way.
Applications have been received from all over the world, including Albania, Africa, Armenia, Australia, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Federated States of Micronesia, France, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, India, Iran, Israel, Kenya, Kosovo, Lesotho, Mexico, Netherlands, Palestine, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia South Africa, Sudan, Sweden, Turkey, USA and United Kingdom.
The festival was very proud to have among the Doc Grant International Jury Ms. Barbara Lorey De Lacharriere, a journalist and film-critic, program consultant and curator of different film festivals, director of FIPRESCI Award promotion, lecturer and trainer in intercultural communication, Mr. Philip Cheah, a film critic, editor and vice-president of NETPAC, program consultant of South –East Asian Film Festival, Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival and Dubai International Film Festival, adviser of 1st Vietnam International Film Festival and Mr. Sasha Klein, the winner of Israeli Academy Award, the founder of “Sasha Klein Production LTD”.
On May 6th the Doc Grant Jury has unanimously chosen the winner among 70 applicants from all around the world - the project “Kung Futball” by a famous Chinese director Fan Jian.
Fan Jian in his application Kung Futball unites all components of DCIFF. Here you feel the symbiosis of globalization and preservation of the national cultural heritage, the connection of the past with the present, the dialogue of the religions and traditions, the relevancy, visuality and the access to something unknown. “Though this project unites two totally different types of sport it also reflects the serious conflicts, both global and personal. Kung Futball is an optimistic film with the excursion from the past into present day world, the search for the bridge between East and West, it is a good attempt to establish the dialogue between religions and search for the self-identification of the heroes” says Sasha Klein.
Fan Jian is also a rather well-known and experienced director. He used to work for China Central Television and has made more than twenty documentary shorts. In 2006, his documentary film on Chinese migrant workers, “Dancing in The City”, was selected by the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam and was screened at numerous film festivals in and out of China. In 2008, his film “Taxi” was among the Top Ten Documentaries at the China Independent Film Festival (CIFF) and was admitted by the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival and OXDOX. “Running in The City”, his new project was selected for Berlinale Talent Campus 2012.
The winner film will be screened at the 2nd edition of DCIFF in Brussels and will be also submitted to other festivals worldwide.
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