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Busan organizes and hosts the 2018 edition of two film events in cooperation with the Creative Cities of Film Santos and Bitola
Busan, in Korea, organizes and host the 2018 Busan Residency Film Production Project and the UNESCO Busan Inter-City Film Festival, in cooperation with the Creative Cities of Film Santos and Bitola.
Bologna, along with eight other Italian creative cities: Milan, Pesaro, Rome, Torino, Carrara, Fabriano,
Santos’s Creative EcoFactory addresses issues of social development and inclusion in a city recovering from a history of financial crises and high unemployment. This initiative supports vulnerable people within the community by helping them develop a skillset in woodwork and offering potential career paths within the Old Market District.
Being the creative hub for cinematography, Sydney was bestowed the UNESCO City of Film award in 2010, however the industry is facing a number of challenges including gender inequality. Like many other film industries, the Australian sector has far fewer women in creative roles than men and there is a wide acceptance amongst the government and industry officials that this needs to change.
The strategic plan for Terrassa City of Film for 2018 aims at strengthening the relationships with other Creative Cities, in order to learn from their experience. This is why, last March, the representatives of the Local Audio-visual Board of Terrassa visited the city of Bradford under the guidance of the Bradford City of Film’s team, led by Steve Abbot and David Wilson.
Since its designation in 2015, Santos, Creative City of Film has been able to combine technological innovation, cultural diversity and urban sustainable development through its wide range of initiatives. In particular, the city showed how creativity plays a key role for urban renewal and inclusion of vulnerable groups and community empowerment in its Film festival CulturalMente as well as in the recycling center called Creative Ecofactory.
Following the designation of Terrassa as a Creative City of Film, the Audiovisual Board of Stakeholders organized an ensemble of events to celebrate the event with the citizens and to raise awareness about the Network’s mission and its embeddedness in the UNESCO values.
The Creative Ecofactory, an initiative led by Santos in Brazil, a Creative City of Film, was awarded the 2017 iFSocial Impact Prize. The World Design Guide – organizer of the prize – awards outstanding projects that aim to contribute positive results to society.
From 8 to 10 December, the UNESCO Creative City of Film Santos will host the 6th edition of the CulturalMente Santista - Santos Cultural and Creative Forum. This year, this major cultural festival will be highlighting the United Nations Agenda 2030.
Santos, Brazil, a Creative City of Film, and Bandung, Indonesia, a Creative City of Design are coming together to organize the Santos Bandung Film Festival (SBFF) from 20 to 29 October 2017.