Women in cinema (in collaboration with UNESCO)
In 2017, Almaty became one of UNESCO creative cities. Since 2004, the network of UNESCO creative cities has been showing the creative potential of participants in seven subject areas: art and folk art, design, cinematography, gastronomy, literature, media art and music. Today, the network has a total of 180 cities in 72 countries.
Despite the geographic, demographic or economic differences, all creative cities have committed themselves to develop and share best innovative practices to promote the development of creative industries, to increase participation in cultural life and to integrate culture into sustainable urban development policies.
UNESCO seeks to achieve peace through international cooperation in education, science and culture.
The 2005 Convention establishes a strategic framework through instruments of international cooperation and assistance (International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) and technical assistance programmes) to support creativity worldwide. It supports States and civil society organizations in the development and implementation of cultural policies and actions in the field of culture to strengthen creative industries, including the film industry.
The program of films “Women in cinema” will present documentary films made by women directors or focused on women personality. The best film in this program will be awarded a recognition prize from UNESCO. As a part of cooperation with Almaty Film Festival, UNESCO representatives will take part in the business events of the film festival (round panels / discussions).