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Connecting Cultures Program Aims for Ambitious Expansion

The Connecting Cultures Program, a groundbreaking initiative supporting underprivileged filmmakers from around the world, has its sights set on an ambitious expansion. With a renewed commitment to bridging cultures and providing opportunities for untold stories, this project is poised to make an even greater impact on the global filmmaking landscape.

Connecting Cultures Program in a Nutshell

The Connecting Cultures Program, a brainchild of The Bigger Screen, has been a beacon of hope for filmmakers hailing from 34 countries, including the 25 poorest nations and nine conflict-ridden regions. It's a transformative platform designed to break down financial barriers and defy censorship, enabling the world to experience the diversity of voices and stories from these often marginalized regions.

The core features of this program include:

- Free Submissions: Filmmakers are invited to submit their work without the hindrance of submission fees, thus providing them with an equal opportunity to share their stories.

- Global Exposure: Selected films are given the unique privilege to be showcased at partner festivals worldwide, entirely free of charge.

- Celebrating Diversity: The program celebrates the unique perspectives of filmmakers from diverse backgrounds and cultures, fostering a global community of storytellers

Ambitious Expansion Plans

The Connecting Cultures Program is set to grow in scope and impact. With its primary mission of connecting cultures and supporting underprivileged filmmakers, it aims to:

1. Reach More Filmmakers: By expanding outreach and partnerships, the program seeks to support a wider range of filmmakers, ensuring their stories reach a global audience.

2. Increase Global Awareness: The program is committed to creating awareness about the challenges faced by filmmakers in underrepresented regions and encouraging dialogue on how to overcome these challenges.

3. Empower More Festivals: More film festivals worldwide are encouraged to join as partners to facilitate the inclusion of underprivileged filmmakers and ease the burden of waiver requests.

4. Launch Initiatives: To continue to make the world of cinema more inclusive and diverse, the program plans to introduce new initiatives to support filmmakers throughout their journey.

New Infomercial: A Glimpse into the Future

One of the highlights of this expansion is the launch of a brand-new 60-second infomercial, capturing the essence of the Connecting Cultures Program. This infomercial offers a vivid portrayal of the journey that underprivileged filmmakers undertake, breaking free from constraints, and sharing their stories with the world.

The infomercial is a testament to the program's commitment to making the world a better place, one film at a time, by providing a voice to those who might otherwise go unheard.

Join the Movement

The Connecting Cultures Program invites filmmakers and film festivals to join this movement towards a more inclusive and diverse film industry. For filmmakers, it's an opportunity to submit their work without financial burdens. For film festivals, it's an opportunity to become a partner, contributing to a greater good while streamlining waiver requests.

For more information, visit, and join the Connecting Cultures Program as it continues to transform the world of independent filmmaking, one step at a time. Your story deserves to be heard, and the world is ready to listen.

Stay tuned for further updates as this ambitious project reaches for new horizons and connects cultures across the globe through the power of cinema.


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