54th IFFI - GOA 2023
November 28, 2023, Goa, India
CICT-ICFT is pleased to announce that the ICFT International Film Prize with the conferral of the UNESCO Gandhi Medal is awarded to the film DRIFT, directed by Anthony Chen and presented at the 54th International Film Festival of India.
42nd UNESCO General Conference
November 13, 2023, UNESCO HQ, Paris
The 42nd UNESCO General Conference saw the intervention of the Director-General of CICT-ICFT, Georges Dupont, during the General Policy Debate held on Monday 13 November 2023.
October 30, 2023. Villa Medici, Rome.
The 36th edition of Eurovisioni, the International Festival of Cinema and Television, just ended at the Academy of France in Rome, at Villa Medici. During the International Day, the urgency for Europe to adopt its regulation on Artificial Intelligence, which has been under discussion for months between Parliament, the Commission and the Member States, was discussed.
UNESCO High-level discussion
on Artificial Intelligence
October 19, 2023. UNESCO Headquarters: Film sector on the frontlines: High-level discussion on AI in the audio-visual industry
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the cultural and creative industries in unprecedented ways and the change is here to stay. On October 19th, UNESCO led a global conversation on the impact of AI on the audio-visual sector.
83rd UNICA Annual
Comacchio, the "little Venice" nestling in the Po delta, hosted UNICA's 83rd annual meeting this year. 81 films were in competition; 21 were awarded medals, including 4 gold and 6 silver. In addition, 17 films took part in the Minute Film Competition. The CICT Delmiro de Caralt International Prize was awarded to the Spanish film "Differ3nt" by Claudia Bolte. This was the 23rd UNESCO Fellini Medal to be awarded to UNICA since 1999.
35th CICT UNESCO "Enrico Fulchignoni" Award
"Io capitano" by Matteo Garrone won the 35th edition of the CICT UNESCO "Enrico Fulchignoni" Award.
Considered the most significant cinematographic acknowledgement awarded by the Conseil International du Cinéma et de la Télévision CICT ICFT at UNESCO, the prize is awarded to the movie presented at the Venice International Film Festival which best embodies the values of peace, tolerance and inclusion promoted by UNESCO
Conference on Cinema
On the path traced by the previous discussions, scheduled for September 8, 2023, at Villa degli Autori in Venice Lido, this 25th edition will address the theme "Platforms and AI: The Rise of Global Cinema?" to explore the potential of AI tools and platforms in shaping the cinematic landscape while ensuring that human creativity and expertise remain at the core of the filmmaking industry and creators, to enrich cultural diversity and exchange cultural expressions
CICAE Call For Applications: Renowned Arthouse Cinema Training Finds New Home in Berlin
For the first time, Berlin will host the international Arthouse Cinema Training from 30 October to 5 November 2023. The only programme of its kind worldwide, the ACT gathers independent arthouse cinema professionals from across the globe for a week-long intensive workshop on running an arthouse movie theatre and advancing film culture.
26th UNAFF "SOLUTIONS"
Call for Entries
The Call for Entries is open now through May 23rd for our 26th annual international documentary film festival that is happening this fall from October 19-29th. This year’s theme, SOLUTIONS, continues our enduring devotion to human rights with an emphasis on strategies and approaches that offer solutions.
11th International Film Festival of Algiers - FICA
After two years of absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Algiers International Film Festival (FICA), dedicated to committed film, is back. From December 2 to 10, 2022, Algerian moviegoers were invited to attend various screenings in five spaces in the capital. Since 2018 CICT-ICFT has been present at FICA awarding its Internal Prize with UNESCO's Gandhi Medal.
Conference on Cinema
In line with the principles of UNESCO and the UN that have always directed the thread of the activities promoted by the CICT-ICFT, the XXIV Euro-Mediterranean Conference and its eminent speakers wants to verify conditions and prospects of collaboration and active participation between the territories of film communication and those of digital communication to ensure that a creative synthesis can merge the real to the virtual so to inspire the new Digital Society to be more creative and inclusive for all.
22nd INFOPOVERTY WORLD CONFERENCE
How could the Digital Citizen, with her rights and duties, build a fairer digital society? This is the focus of the 22nd Infopoverty World Conference launched in this moment of great fragility due to pandemics, wars and climate crises that must be necessarily faced with the awareness of great risks for our civilization. Planned for December, 1, this year edition wants to investigate the unit of the Digital Society, namely the Digital Citizen.
21 - 25 août 2022
L'UNICA renoue avec son traditionnel rendez-vous annuel qui se déroulera cette année à Locarno, en Suisse, du 21 au 25 août 2022. A noter que le congrès de l'UNICA s'est tenu chaque année depuis la création de l'UNICA en 1937. Une centaine de courts-métrages seront en compétition, avec un maximum de quarante minutes et quatre films par fédération nationale. Comme chaque année depuis 1999, un prix du CICT sera mis à disposition du jury pour honorer un film témoignant des valeurs de tolérance et de paix portées par l'UNESCO.
du 13 au 19 Juin
La 17ème édition du Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève (FIFOG) aura lieu du 13 au 19 juin à Genève et au sein de ses communes. Après avoir célébré la Résistance en 2020 et l’Espoir en 2021, la cuvée 2022 met à l’honneur la Liberté…au féminin. À travers cette thématique, il ne s’agit pas uniquement de mettre en valeur la femme, mais surtout de célébrer la douce liberté, l’exquise vie et le magique 7ème art qui transportent à la fois les femmes et les hommes.
L’engagement de l’UNESCO
pour le cinéma africain
L’UNESCO a publié en octobre 2021 un rapport sur l’industrie cinématographique et audiovisuelle en Afrique offrant des données statistiques et des informations fiables permettant de mieux appréhender les défis et les besoins du secteur. Ce Rapport propose également une feuille de route pour accompagner les États africains dans l’élaboration et la mise en oeuvre de politiques adéquates afin de développer cette industrie d’une façon durable.
CALL FOR ENTRIES
While many are suffering, and many more are inconvenienced and afraid, we believe that the human spirit is able to overcome everything, including this horrible pandemic. We know that the documentary community is resilient and inventive and trust that we will weather the current challenge. Therefore, we urge you to keep sending us your films, remembering that the theme for the 25th UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) this year is REFLECTIONS.
Looking for learning opportunities and professional development in the arthouse exhibition sector?The 2nd round of applications for the 19th Arthouse Cinema Training in Venice, organized by CICAE with the support of Creative Europe MEDIA, FFA, CNC and MIC-DGCinema is now open, and only until the end of the month with few spots left.
25th UN-Commission on Science and Technology
From March 28 to March 31 OCCAM, the President a.i of the CICT was invited to participate and intervene at the 25th Commission on Science and Technology for Development held in room XVIII at the Palais des Nations in Geneve. The United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) discusses how the digital revolution and the new communication channels affect development and offers new strategies in view of a sustainable future for all.
Nous y sommes enfin et nous nous reverrons bientôt, car l'UNICA 2022 aura lieu à Locarno, dans le sud de la Suisse, du dimanche 21 au jeudi 25 août. L'UNICA sera à nouveau un événement d'une semaine entière, ouvert à tous ceux qui le souhaitent.
The ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi Medal at the 52nd IFFI Goa, 2021
The CICT-ICFT awarded its prize with the UNESCO Gandhi Medal at the closing ceremony of the 52nd International Film Festival of India, Goa (IFFI), November 20-28, 2021, to the film Lingui the Sacred Bonds by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Chad).
COPEAM is pleased to announce that its 29th annual Conference and 28th General Assembly will take place in presence in Sofia/Bulgaria on 24 June 2022, hosted by BNT - Bulgarian National Television.
COPEAM Commissions will gather online in the weeks preceding the Conference.
More information and the link to register will come soon.
WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT FILM FESTIVAL, IMC, MANUUCONFERENCE
Instructional Media Centre (IMC) is an initiative of MANUU, Hyderabad to bring education to your doorstep. IMC primarily serves the distance education needs of the University and Instructional Media Centre, MANUU Youtube channel is an initiative to provide the wider access of Higher Education to the un-reached.
TRAVELING FILM FESTIVAL,UNAFF
The United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) organizes the Traveling Film Festival, as a series of screenings sponsored by various UNA chapters. Each event features a selection of films from previous UNAFF festivals, tailored to the needs and interests of the local community.
24 FRAMES ENTERTAINMENT,
EDUCATION THROUGH CINEMA
A programme to connect the rural and underprivileged school children with the world of cinema and documentary’s which will help them to know the cultural history and the contemporary world. It has been carried out in the various tribal areas of Maharashtra , India .
21st INFOPOVERTY WORLD CONFERENCE
at the UNHQ, streamed on UNWEBTV
Organized by OCCAM, the 21st edition intends to explore how the Digital Society is evolving, imposing new paradigms and forms of relationship, focusing on the ambivalence between the virtual and real spheres, investigating the inner calling of the main actors and driving forces of the transformation.
XXIII EUROMEDITERRANEAN CONFERENCE
The prix can be considered the most significant cinematographic acknowledgment awarded by ICFT-UNESCO to the movie presented at the Venice International Film Festival best representing the values of peace and tolerance promoted by UNESCO.
Every year, SIGNIS screens project applications on media training, equipment, and production for subsidy from Propagation of the Faith. This has allowed us to support many communications or media education projects.
The COPEAM 2021 conference, hosted by RAI-Radiotelevisione Italiana, will take place on October 27 in Rome on the topic "Media narratives for intercultural and interreligious dialogue”. The event is held online on the Zoom platform, starting from 10 a.m.
2nd Memory of the World Global Policy Forum
UNESCO coordinated Global Policy Forums, focusing on a strategically important aspect of documentary heritage. This 2nd Forum aims to build the momentum towards articulating a global policy framework for disaster risk reduction and management as a means to sustainable preservation of documentary heritage.
FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DES COALITIONS POUR LA DIVERSITÉ CULTURELLE
La FICDC coordonne les efforts de la société civile pour mettre en œuvre la Convention de l’UNESCO sur la protection et la promotion de la diversité des expressions culturelles
(Pan-African Film & TV Festival of Ouagadougou)
The name FESPACO (Pan-African Film & TV Festival of Ouagadougou) refers to two separate entities which are the Institution and the Festival. Known as the “General Delegation of FESPACO”, the institution is the legal organizing and management body of the biennial event called FESPACO.