“Dialogue of Cultures International Film Festival” 20-27 October, 2011 New York, USA

October 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

“OPEN MINDS, OPEN BORDERS”

With globalization and frequent international travel,  social media, and worldwide failing economies, we barely have time to say, “hello”, to one another, let alone have deep conversations about how to solve international conflicts and  understand one another’s cultural differences.

To avoid conflict, miscommunication, and misunderstandings, we can understand one another’s cultural differences, through better communication. Face to face dialogue could be a solution to solving many of our nations concerns.

“DIALOGUE OF CULTURES INTERNTIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:  is the world’s first film festival dedicated to the recent global phenomenon.  It’s goal is to jump-start communication between cultures through the universal language of cinema. The festival itself is based on this international spirit.  After this years first edition in NYC (Oct 20-27, 2011), DCIFF will move to a different continent every year, with France and the UAE planned as its next locations.”

Films showing over the course of the next week include: “Bride Flight”, starring Rutger Hauer, “Even the Rain”, with Gael Garcia Bernal, “Dooman River”, “Cirkus Columbia”,  “Bollywood Dream”, and “Transit Cities”.  They are all screening conveniently at the School of Visual Arts/SVA Theater 333 West 23rd Street and the Quad Cinema 34 West 13th Street and are only $5.00.  www.dciff.net

Closing night’s film, “Sketch of Mujo”, demonstrated 75 minutes of up close footage and interviews, one month after the tsunami in March 11, 2011  Japan, Miyagi, Sendai.   Although there will be a handful of films about the events, “Sketch of Mujo” is the first.

Click on the links below for an interview with “The Mill and the Cross”, “Hobo with a Shotgun”, and “Black Butterflies” star,  Rutger Hauer !!!

The winners of the festival were announced Sunday evening, and will continue to run this week at the Quad cinema.

WINNER: BEST DIRECTOR: “DOOMAN RIVER”/SOUTH KOREA/FRANCE

WINNER: JURY AWARD: “EVEN THE RAIN”/FRANCE/MEXICO/SPAIN, HONORABLE MENTION TO “HI-SO”/THAILAND.

PRESIDENT AWARD: “TRANSIT CITIES”/JORDAN

Videography by Sharon Abella

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