The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) will hold its Annual African Film and Media Festival from August 22 to 24, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The theme for this year’s edition is Africa on Screen: through the Eyes of Africa.
The Festival is to celebrate Africa´s multi-cultural and artistic landscape through the gathering of a wide range of artists and leaders from a variety of fields including politics, diplomacy, activism, the media and the private sector with the goal of superseding imagined cultural boundaries and increasing the exposure of African talent worldwide.
According to the organizers “the festival will be hosted at a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across the city, and will consist of excursions to the country’s top institutions and landmarks. Featured locations during the Symposium will include: German Parliament, Berlin City Hall, European House Berlin, the German Foreign Office, the Brandenburg Gate, and various foreign embassies”.
The organizers are also planning to build a sustainable network with participants who will become part of the ICD Alumni.
Mr. Mark Donfried, ICD’s founder and director, said: “During the program participants will have a number of opportunities to network with one another, with the speakers, and with ICD Advisory Board Members and partners. Conference participants will become part of the ICD Alumni, a growing international network of people of diverse interests and backgrounds from around the world who share a commitment to intercultural exchange.”
Members of the ICD Alumni Group are expected to benefit from a variety of opportunities including: Alumni online forum, Advisory Board Networking, ICD support for individual leadership initiatives, free access to all ICD research, videos and photos as well as other event documentation. In addition, participants will be able to remain in touch with each other through the ICD Networks.
The organizers are expecting applications from artists, governmental and diplomatic officials, civil society practitioners, young professionals, students and scholars, private sector representatives, journalists, and other interested stakeholders from across the world.
The ICD is an international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization with headquarters in Berlin. The goal of the ICD is to promote global peace and stability through strengthening and supporting intercultural relations at all levels.
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