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.”
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Friday, 15 July 2022
06:00 PM IST (GMT +5:30)
Saturday, 16th July 2021
|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
Monday, 18 July, 2022
|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
Saturday, 23 July, 2022
05:30 PM IST (GMT +5:30)
|Around The Table|
|Steps of Freedom - The Story of Irish Dance|
|Trawun - Work in Progress|
|Pacific Operation - Marina and the Spirit of the Sea|
|NISE, A journey in the negation of love|
|A rose behind the mask|
|Nuovo Cinema Para - Virus|
|The Saviour : Brig. Pritam Singh|
|The Old Man and the Sea|
|Docpol- 1 Nation 4 Cities|
|The Contruction of Singapore in Singapore Cinema|
|LOST OF WORDS|
|The Improvement of Human Reason|
|The Eagle of Fiume|
|Armour on four rivers|
|Fire on Edge|
|The Explosion of a Heart|
|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|
|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?|
|Rising in a Spiral|
|Dajla: cinema and oblivion|
|Mumbai400008 - A Story of betrayal, pain and desperation!|
|Pat Wash - The Life and Legacy of an Irish Revolutionary|
|Dr. Rahi Masoom Raza|
|"MAHA KUMBH" CUltural and Social aspects|
|Despot's Palace of Mystra|
|India's Grand festival Durga Puja|
|Moon on the Man|
|FILM OF THE FESTIVAL AWARD
Steps of Freedom - The Story of Irish Dance
Director: Ruan Magan; Producer: Ruan Magan; Country: Ireland
|Best Film on Architectural Heritage||Despot's Palace of Mystra
Director & Producer: Ifigenia Dimitriou
|Best Film on Art & Artisans||The Construction of 'Singapore' in Singapore Cinema
Director: Jeanine Lim
Producer: Jeanine Lim
|Best Film on Battles||Armour on four rivers
Director: Dario Lonjak
Producer: Velimir Grgić
|Best Film on Biodiversity||Pacific Operation - Marina and the Spirit of the Sea
Director: Alejandra Araya
Producer: Alejandra Araya
|Best Film on Cultural Reforms||Fire on Edge
Directors: Pranab Jyoti Deka, Sujit Debbarma
Producer: Sujit Debbarma
|Best Film on Cultural Taboos||Niram
Director: Aswath S
Producer: Aswath S
|Best Film on Diaspora Culture||Steps of Freedom - The Story of Irish Dance
Director: Ruan Magan
Producer: Ruan Magan
|Best Film on Education||How a little titmouse flew to the sun
Director: Natalia Kostyuchenko
Producer: National film studio Belarusfilm
|Best Film on Food||Around The Table
Director: Rui Dantas Rodrigues
Producer: Sandra Gouveia Cardoso
|Best Film on History (1)||NISE, A journey in the negation of love
Director: Maria Gisèle Royo
Producer: Maria Gisèle Royo
|Best Film on History (2)||The Saviour: Brig. Pritam Singh
Director: Dr. Paramjeet Singh Kattu
Producer: Karanveer Singh Sibia
|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
|Best Film on Mythology||Gilgamesh
Director: Hossein Moradizadeh
Producer: Hossein Moradizadeh
|Best Film on Philosophy||Red Wisdom
Director: Hossein Moradizadeh
Producer: Hossein Moradizadeh
|Best Film on Social Practices||The Traditional Brazilian Family KATU
Director: RODRIGO SENA
Producer: Arlindo Bezerra
|Best Film on Traditional Medicine||Trawun - Work in Progress
Director: Matias Riquelme
Producer: Matias Riquelme
|Best Film on Travel & Tourism||DOCPOL-1 NATION 4 CITIES
Director: Simona Mancini
Producer: Simona Mancini
|Best Film on Tribal Community||LOST FOR WORDS
Director: RAJADITYA BANERJEE
Producer: RAJADITYA BANERJEE