Belgium, Docs projects, FESTIVALS / EVENTS — 02/15/2012 10:09 PM

Dialogue of Cultures Festival announces $40,000 documentary grant

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Successfully launched in New York last year, the Dialogue of Cultures Festival is very proud to announce its $40,000 grant program for the production of a 30-minute documentary that best captures the festival’s theme in a creative and vibrant way.
Applications can be entered until April 30 by director/producer teams from all over the world. The winner will be announced during the Cannes film festival, with production starting immediately following the announcement. The resulting documentary will premiere at the Oct 20-23 2012 edition in Brussels after which it will also be submitted for screenings at other festivals worldwide.
Dialogue of Cultures International Film Festival is the world’s first festival dedicated to globalization, showcasing features and docs with characters in search of their identity, trying to balance a desire to preserve their own distinctiveness, self-identity while still understanding and respecting other cultures.
Founded by film producer Boris Cherdabayev (2008 Pusan opener GIFT TO STALIN), Dialogue of Cultures (Oct 20-23 each year) is a nomadic festival, taking place in a different country each year. After its launch in New York in 2011, the next edition is schedule for Brussels (Oct 20-23).
According to the competition regulations that will last to 30 April 2012 all applicants must send their CV, filmography, letters of recommendation, publications in press of any, annotation of a theme/synopsis and short director’s statement with a fully explained budget of a documentary film mentioning the country and location of shootings to the following email address: with the copy to Please mention the subject of your letter as «Project for grant».
For more information on grant entries, please contact Diana Ashimova (Program director,, +7 777 272 60 15).

SOURCE: Dialogue of Cultures Festival  (8/02/12)

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