A Unique Film Festival Exploring the World Cultures

The cultural aspects of each country are more or less unique. Local traditions, rituals, social practices, folklore, local art, music, dance, literature, customs, superstitions, body art, spirituality, occult, history, heritage, funerals, burial customs, and much more. World cultures have given immense storytelling opportunities to the locals over centuries to carry these traditions, customs, and heritage over to the next generations.

Cinema, the intricate art of using visuals, sound, drama, and music for bringing these stories to the masses is one of the biggest mediums. Over the years technology has aided the creative expression and extended the exposure of these stories across the world to a varied and diverse audience.

Whether it is about learning through documentaries or it is about being entertained by watching mystical dramas from different parts of the world, cinema has never failed in the delivery of its commitment to its audience. This unique concept based film festival will aim to attract passionate filmmakers from all over the world, who are working towards unique subjects related to the cultural issues of their own countries and/or other countries.

This festival will be inaugurated on the UN-declared "World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development" falling upon 21st May 2021. Held every year on 21st May, this day celebrates not only the richness of the world’s cultures but also the essential role of intercultural dialogue in achieving peace and sustainable development. The United Nations General Assembly first declared this World Day in 2002, following UNESCO’s adoption of the 2001 Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, recognizing the need to “enhance the potential of culture as a means of achieving prosperity, sustainable development, and global peaceful coexistence.”

Festival

Festival Theme

United Nations has recognized the need to enhance the potential of culture as a means of achieving prosperity, sustainable development, and global peaceful coexistence. Cinema can become the best platform to achieve these goals and efforts of filmmakers across the world who painstakingly invest their time in bringing out the best stories, on cultural issues.

In line with this our festival theme will be "Prosperity, Development & Peaceful Co-Existence via Cinema."

Festival Dates

The very first edition of this unique film festival CultureCINEMA2021 will be a 5-day long film festival commencing from 21st May to 25th May 2021. This festival will be inaugurated on the UN-declared "World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development" falling upon 21st May 2021.

Festival Format

The very first edition of this unique film festival CultureCINEMA2021 will be delivered in a HYBRID format, which means online and on-ground.

We plan to organize the offline part of this festival at multiple venues of leading academic institutions, cinema chains, and cultural hotspots of the country.

This however will be subject to the prevailing Covid restrictions and Government regulations persisting around the time of the event.

This unique concept based film festival will give opportunities to the audience to watch movies from across the globe, know more, and learn about the world culture through cinema.

The audience will get to watch global films, interact with directors, actors, and also participate in various LIVE workshops around the world culture, art, literature, among others.

Eminent personalities representing the world culture are also expected to participate in this festival.

Key Film Categories

There will be two key sections of the festival viz. Competition and Non-Competition. Filmmakers from across the globe will be able to submit entries in both the sections.

21 Competition Categories:

  1. History
  2. Music
  3. Festivals
  4. Art & Artisans
  5. Architectural Heritage
  6. Education
  7. Social Practices
  8. Travel & Tourism
  9. Literature
  10. Mythology
  11. Traditional Sports
  1. Biodiversity
  2. Cultural Reforms
  3. Attire & Ornaments
  4. Food
  5. Traditional Medicine
  6. Cultural Taboos
  7. Tribal Community
  8. Diaspora Culture
  9. Battles
  10. Philosophy

Non-Competition Category:

  1. Super Shorts

Logistics/Execution

If the pandemic is under control and regulations permit us, the festival will exhibit the films in a physical environment including theatre chains, auditoriums of partner institutions, and other cultural hotspots, which will be finalized soon.

Films from this festival will also be made available through various online platforms for exhibition, offering global outreach. We are also exploring the possibility of a tie-up with an OTT platform for bringing alive this festival.

Organisers

In line with enhancing the potential of culture as a means of achieving prosperity, sustainable development, and global peaceful coexistence, White Coffee Event Management Pvt. Ltd., a celebrity, and event management company brings this unique concept based film festival CultureCinema2021.

This festival aims to attract passionate filmmakers from all over the world, who are working towards unique subjects related to the cultural issues of their own countries and/or other countries.

With an established history of successfully organizing KidzCINEMA2020, White Coffee is offering another unique, creative, and innovative concept in the world of cinema and film festivals.


Partners

JLF
Literary Partner
CIFEJ
Children's Cinema Partner
My First Film
Creative Partner

Apex Soft Solutions
Web Partner
Couch Potato
Audio Visual Partner
Colleen Tandem
PR Partner
Dharmvidhi
Legal Partner
PeregrinePR
Strategy Partner
Butterfly
Social Media Partner
We Studio
Design Partner
CINEMA
Strategy Partner

Submissions

Contact

Address:

410-Abhishek Building, Dalia Estate,
Off New Link Road, Andheri (West)
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400053
India

Phone:

+91 987-003-7766

Email:

culturecinema2021@gmail.com