1.1 Promotion of local culture and history
City of Krosno (Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland)
Department of Culture, Sports, Youth and Family of Uzhhorod City Council (Zakarpattya Oblast, Ukraine)
Art Exhibitions Office (Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland)
Transcarpathian Film Commission (Zakarpattya Oblast, Ukraine)
Make yourself comfortable, get some popcorn, and be ready to enjoy the films about two beautiful border cities - Krosno and Uzhhorod. Watching these films can make you think more about these destinations, and you can end up packing your bags and heading to Podkarpackie or Zakarpattya. These cities, which possess a rich cultural heritage and are interesting in many aspects are still unexplored by tourists and their potential is not realised. The project team believes that the best way to reach their audience is to present people an attractive audio-visual story.
Promotion of the cultural heritage of Krosno and Uzhhorod is the objective of the MovieCities project. It is to be achieved by the creation of short promotional films. First, it is planned to conduct a competition among the youth for the best presentation of the cultural and historical heritage of Krosno and Uzhhorod (short videos on the Ukrainian side and a film and art competition on the Polish side). Then, the winners - 10 students from each country () will take part in the workshops, where they will be taught the techniques of stop motion animation and short promotional films. They will also take part in the study tours to their twin cities, during which they will be able to get acquainted with the cultural heritage of their neighbours and learn the techniques of moviemaking. As a result of the workshops, 5-7 minute film about Uzhhorod and a 5-10 minute stop motion animation about Krosno will be created. To present the project results and to discuss the role of the audio-visual sector in the promotion of cultural heritage, two events will be organized: the International Forum "Promotion of the cultural heritage of cities through cinema art" in Ukraine and the Film Conference in Poland.
The project implementation will increase the interest of the target groups in the rich cultural heritage of Krosno and Uzhhorod, attracting more visitors and contributing to the citizens’ welfare.
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