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 2022. 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 "Diversity & Global Co-Existence via Cinema."

The 2nd edition of C2F2, a unique concept-based film festival i.e. CultureCINEMA2022 will be a film festival commencing from 15th to 19th July 2022.

Festival Dates

The 2nd edition of C2F2, a unique concept-based film festival i.e. CultureCINEMA2022 will be commemorating the UN-declared "World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development" falling on 21st May 2022.

Festival screenings will be available throughout on C2F2.FESTIVALSAINTS.COM from 15th July to 14th August 2022.

Festival Format

The 2nd edition of C2F2, a unique concept-based film festival i.e. CultureCINEMA2022 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.

Schedule

Inaugural Ceremony
Friday, 15 July 2022
06:00 PM IST (GMT +5:30)
Panel Discussions
Saturday, 16th July 2021
Panel Topic Time Duration Moderator Panelists
Rasa and Indian Cinema : Context and Aesthetics 06:00 PM IST (GMT +5:30) 60 Minutes Dr. Gauri Chakraborty
Professor, Times School of Media Bennett University
Manjushree Abhinav - Novelist, Filmmaker & Academic
Dr. Lochana Ashok Kumar - Veteran Sound Designer & Musicologist
Sushmita Ghosh Basu - Performing Artist and Dance Movement Therapist/educationist
Sudeep Chakravarty - Sound Designer and Musician
Dr. Piyush Roy - Author, Curator, Critic, Filmmaker, Dean - School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, RV University
Panel Discussions
Monday, 18 July, 2022
Panel Topic Time Duration Moderator Panelists
Cultural Diversity & Inclusivity In World Cinema 05:30 PM IST(GMT +5:30) 60 Minutes Dr. Ambrish Saxena
Professor & Dean, DME Media School, Noida, India
Dr. Ndubuisi Nnanna - Coordinator, University of Nigeria Nsukka. Nigeria
Dr. Wajha Raza Rizvi - Associate Professor, Beaconhouse National University Lahore, Pakistan
Dr. Vikrant Kishore - Filmmaker, Melbourne, Australia
Dr. Duncan Petrie - Head of School, University of York, York, UK
Mara Mihaela Panaite - PhD © Researcher, Ankara University. Turkey
Dr. Gauri Chakraborty - Professor, Times School of Media, Bennett University, Greater Noida, India
Ms. Shashwati Talukdar - Filmmaker, New York, USA
Ms. Vekeana Dhillon - Creator in Chief, The Foundry, Mumbai,India
AWARD CEREMONY
Saturday, 23 July, 2022
05:30 PM IST (GMT +5:30)

Official Selection

Around The Table
The Frutiful
Steps of Freedom - The Story of Irish Dance
Milk Tooth
Time Variation
Trawun - Work in Progress
Pacific Operation - Marina and the Spirit of the Sea
LA QUEBRADILLA
NISE, A journey in the negation of love
#DanzaRestless
A rose behind the mask
Nuovo Cinema Para - Virus
The Saviour : Brig. Pritam Singh
Hope
The Old Man and the Sea
Docpol- 1 Nation 4 Cities
The Contruction of Singapore in Singapore Cinema
Niram
LOST OF WORDS
Gilgamesh
The Improvement of Human Reason
Existence
Red Wisdom
The Eagle of Fiume
Armour on four rivers
Fire on Edge
The Explosion of a Heart
Obscured Life
To Turn Off The Stars
I hide a secret deep inside my soul
How a little Titmouse flew to the sun
Children's Album Film 1
BEE
Stories from the Cyrillic
THE MAGIC BOOK
The Traditional Brazilian Family KATU
The Women of Art
Café - Story of a Neapolitan flip
Caffe e Vino - due mondi un documentario
Dancing with Nature
Excuse me, Miss?
I RISE
Choc
Rising in a Spiral
Two Cartoonists
Life
Built Lands
Dajla: cinema and oblivion
Pessoas
Mumbai400008 - A Story of betrayal, pain and desperation!
Pat Wash - The Life and Legacy of an Irish Revolutionary
Dr. Rahi Masoom Raza
Transforming India
"MAHA KUMBH" CUltural and Social aspects
BOOMERANG
Despot's Palace of Mystra
Banoffee Pie
India's Grand festival Durga Puja
Dhobi Ghat
Moon on the Man
UTOPIAN LIFE

Awards

FILM OF THE FESTIVAL AWARD
Steps of Freedom - The Story of Irish Dance
Director: Ruan Magan; Producer: Ruan Magan; Country: Ireland
CATEGORY BEST FILM
Best Film on Architectural Heritage Despot's Palace of Mystra
Director & Producer: Ifigenia Dimitriou
Country: Greece
Best Film on Art & Artisans The Construction of 'Singapore' in Singapore Cinema
Director: Jeanine Lim
Producer: Jeanine Lim
Country: Singapore
Best Film on Battles Armour on four rivers
Director: Dario Lonjak
Producer: Velimir Grgić
Country: Croatia
Best Film on Biodiversity Pacific Operation - Marina and the Spirit of the Sea
Director: Alejandra Araya
Producer: Alejandra Araya
Country: Chile
Best Film on Cultural Reforms Fire on Edge
Directors: Pranab Jyoti Deka, Sujit Debbarma
Producer: Sujit Debbarma
Country: India
Best Film on Cultural Taboos Niram
Director: Aswath S
Producer: Aswath S
Country: India
Best Film on Diaspora Culture Steps of Freedom - The Story of Irish Dance
Director: Ruan Magan
Producer: Ruan Magan
Country: Ireland
Best Film on Education How a little titmouse flew to the sun
Director: Natalia Kostyuchenko
Producer: National film studio Belarusfilm
Country: Belarus
Best Film on Food Around The Table
Director: Rui Dantas Rodrigues
Producer: Sandra Gouveia Cardoso
Country: Portugal
Best Film on History (1) NISE, A journey in the negation of love
Director: Maria Gisèle Royo
Producer: Maria Gisèle Royo
Country: Spain
Best Film on History (2) The Saviour: Brig. Pritam Singh
Director: Dr. Paramjeet Singh Kattu
Producer: Karanveer Singh Sibia
Country: India
Best Film on Music Children's Album Film 1
Directors: Boris KORSHUNOV, Irina MARGOLINA, Elena PETKEVICH, Natalia RYSS, Yevgeni NADTOCHEY, Elena PETKEVICH, Oxana CHERKASOVA, Igor VOLCHEK, Yevgeniya KHAZIKHANOVA, Aleksandr LENKIN, Oksana CHERKASOVA, Natalia CHERNYSHEVA
Producer: Irina MARGOLINA
Country: Belarus
Best Film on Mythology Gilgamesh
Director: Hossein Moradizadeh
Producer: Hossein Moradizadeh
Country: Iran
Best Film on Philosophy Red Wisdom
Director: Hossein Moradizadeh
Producer: Hossein Moradizadeh
Country: Iran
Best Film on Social Practices The Traditional Brazilian Family KATU
Director: RODRIGO SENA
Producer: Arlindo Bezerra
Country: Brazil
Best Film on Traditional Medicine Trawun - Work in Progress
Director: Matias Riquelme
Producer: Matias Riquelme
Country: Chile
Best Film on Travel & Tourism DOCPOL-1 NATION 4 CITIES
Director: Simona Mancini
Producer: Simona Mancini
Country: Italy
Best Film on Tribal Community LOST FOR WORDS
Director: RAJADITYA BANERJEE
Producer: RAJADITYA BANERJEE
Country: India

Partners

CIFEJ
Children's Cinema Partner
My First Film
Creative Partner
MovieSaints
Streaming Partner
DocsAndShorts
Creative Partner
Cinema
Strategy Partner
We Studio
Design Partner
PeregrinePR
Strategy Partner
Dharmvidhi
Legal Partner
Colleen Tandem
PR Partner
Apex Soft Solutions
Web Partner
Gaurav Prakash
Social Media Partner
Cineaste
Creative Partner
GPS
Strategy Partner
DME
Creative Partner

Contact

Address:

416, MOHID Heights,
RTO Lane, Andheri (West),
Mumbai – 400053. INDIA

Phone:

+91 22 40231564

Email:

culturecinema2021@gmail.com