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Kultura Film Festival Event Overview

“Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.” and “cultural rights cannot be used as a justification to limit other human rights enshrined in international law.”

Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Kultura Film Festival is a platform that opens discussions on culture that focuses on the lenses of human dignity and human rights. It aims to amplify the calls of the marginalized narratives that reflect our current state of humanity in the Philippines and neighboring countries- and in the future, the world.

The film festival will be a hybrid festival- utilising both online and offline spaces to engage the public in celebrating the diverse culture through the lens of human dignity and human rights.

The festival will also include film talkbacks, human rights forum, film workshops and cultural celebrations in partnership with different film collectives, government agencies, human rights groups, youth-led organizations, students, and indigenous people’s organizations.

The films to be programmed will showcase the narratives of the different cultures and situations of communities in the Philippines, Southeast Asia and human rights films curated by other human rights film festivals. The film talkbacks aim to inspire other emerging filmmakers to document and share their stories through cinema. 

Film workshops aim to enable and equip the participants on techniques and styles in filmmaking- this will also be an avenue to share the motivations and inspirations of the mentors to the participants. 

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