Partners

This page contains information on the various organizations collaborating with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations on the PLURAL+ Video Festival.

Core Organizers

AoClogo The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations is a project of the United Nations Secretary-General which seeks to strengthen relations and reduce tensions between different cultures. It was co-sponsored by the governments of Spain and Turkey in 2005, and today has over 100 participating countries and international organizations. The Alliance works to reduce cultural tensions by promoting dialogue, policies and projects, particularly within the areas of youth, education, migration and media.
IOMlogo The International Organization for Migration (IOM) acts together with its partners in the international community to uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants; encourage social and economic development through migration; assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management, and advance understanding of migration issues.

Partners

ASF AFS is a community of more than 50 international Partner organizations that support intercultural learning, primarily through exchange programs. AFS has transformed the lives of millions of students, families, and individuals with the support of AFS Volunteers.
Amara Amara has won several awards for their subtitling (including one from the UNAOC). Their revolutionary tools let you create and manage subtitles publicly or privately, using your own staff and contractors or with a volunteer team. They also provides the lowest cost professional transcripts, captions, and translations of the highest quality, complete with enterprise editing and collaboration functionality.
Anna Lindh Foundation The Anna Lindh Foundation is an organisation shared and resourced by over forty Euro-Mediterranean countries, to bring people together as a way to promote dialogue between cultures and respect for diversity. The Foundation leads regional initiatives and support local activities carried out by organisations based across civil society which advocate for a better understanding among people, religions and beliefs, and champion human rights and democracy.
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CHINH aims to promote causes of children and marginalized communities through harnessing traditional wisdom, art and culture and rediscovering them in contemporary contexts. CHINH’s prime focus is to create media space for quality children programming through an early education web channel followed by community web channel to showcase to the world a new vocabulary of social change being developed by a handful of people and organizations. CHINH is on its way to create world’s biggest library of children films done by the children through its on-going media literacy programme.
CineySalud (Cinema and Health) is a program of the Department of Public Health of the Autonomous Government of Aragon (Spain). The program collaborates with educators and is implemented in schools at a regional level using film as a way to promote health within the youth, as well as promote self-esteem and empowerment, critical thinking and personal-social responsibility. The program organizes the Festival de Cortometrajes y Spots Cine y Salud, an annual youth video festival around health issues.
National Television Council‘s mission is to watch over the correct operation of television through institutional policies that orient, stimulate and regulate the activity of the actors involved in the television phenomenon, in tune with the technological and socio-cultural changes, in a context of growing globalization. Trough its Media Education Department promotes a critic, active, informed and responsible citizenship, who contributes to a quality television that respects the values of diversity, social inclusión, human dignity, democracy, childhood, etc.
COPEAMLogo COPEAM is an international non-profit organization aiming at being a permanent cooperation and skill-sharing platform for the Mediterranean area audiovisual operators. COPEAM gathers more than 130 members representing 25 countries and takes concrete action in the areas of radio and TV co-production, training, and the preservation and distribution of the audiovisual heritage of the Euro-Mediterranean region.
The DCMF is a non-profit organisation working for press freedom and quality journalism in Qatar, the Middle East and the world.Press freedom and quality journalism are vital for empowering citizens to participate in social and political life. Well functioning media are crucial for healthy societies and sustainable economies. The Doha Centre for Media Freedom focuses its activities in three domains: Direct assistance to journalists, Training and education and Research, reflection and memory.
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FERA The mission of FERA is to explore the relatively unexamined pedagogical nexus of cinema, teaching and learning. It is our belief that the psychological weight of cinematic content, the powerful visual vocabulary of the medium, and the peculiarity of cinematic aesthetics can become a powerful counterbalance to the scientizing and capitalizing tendencies of the mass media. FERA manages the PLURAL + Marcelo Lucero-Embracing Diversity FERA Award
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FFUC (Fondacio Forum Universal de Les Cultures) Coinciding with the arrival of the new millennium, the Universal Forum of Cultures was founded in order to foster a public commitment to dialogue, creativity and common sense in a quest for development that is just, humane, sustainable and peaceful. Based in Barcelona, the Foundation aims to spread the ideas and commitments of the Forum as well as to encourage the holding of further events of a similar nature. In its varied activities it works with a number of United Nations agencies
The Global Block harnesses the spirit of innovation, creativity and activism at the core of the Hip-Hop movement to empower youth and transform communities across the globe. Through its leadership, expertise and financial support it aims to inspire individuals to become agents of change in their communities.
GoodnessTv is a video sharing WebTv dedicated to people and organizations working to make a positive difference in the world. Individuals, NGOs and non-profits can create profiles and broadcast videos about their mission and their field work.
The Gulen Institute an independent, non-profit educational organization established in 2007 as a joint initiative of the University of Houston and the Institute of Interfaith Dialog. The main goal of the Institute is to promote academic research as well as grass-roots activities aimed at bringing about positive social change, namely the establishment of stable peace, social justice, and social harmony by focusing on the themes of education, volunteerism and civic initiatives. In pursuit of these goals, the Institute publishes scientific and popular works, provides student scholarships and faculty research grants, and organizes academic and public events such as international youth platforms, conferences and luncheon forums.
Humanity-Without-Borders Foundation This educational Foundation, based on the principles of HUMAN BEINGS BEING HUMAN™, acts as a catalyst for the opening of new doors and initiatives for defusing racial, religious, and cultural hatreds fermented by political, religious and other propaganda, disinformation and misrepresentation. There are infinite examples of acts of humanity by persons displaying generosity, courage and bravery whilst placing at risk their own lives as well as the lives of their loved ones. However, due to suppression, censorship, or indifference, the general public rarely hears about these incredibly moving stories. The Humanity-Without-Borders Foundation will make known these intensely humane stories of wonderful, dramatic, life-saving deeds from recent history to today, and from every part of the world. We must never let humankind forget that our common heritage and future is first and foremost, our humanity!
Insight Film Festival is a forum for the celebration of filmmaking that focuses on a theme of ‘faith’. We want to make a contribution to community cohesion by encouraging the making of films about faith and by providing a lively space where those interested in our themes can debate the issues addressed and generated by filmmakers. We think that, more than any other factor, ‘faith’ significantly influences social dynamics, at the level of both local communities and international relations. People from all faith backgrounds and none are eagerly encouraged to join us, to submit entries, and to take part in the Festival to enjoy meeting, review and discussion.

 

International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI) is a not-for profit association based in Austria which aims to support the work of United Nation System by means of innovative resource mobilization from global civil society.  IAAI’s most important youth participation initiative is Rio+20 Global Youth Music Contest www.global-rockstar.net
Mediabus Logo Mediabus’ mission is to actively contribute to social inclusion, coexistence and children learning through media literacy and audiovisual productions.
Media Education Centre Logo The Media Education Centre (MEC) for children and young people is founded as a non-political, non-profit NGO, gathering civil society willing to work for aims of scientific and professional research on the influence and application of media in non-formal education of children and young people (and their teachers) through media literacy, media education and education in media, in accordance with human and children rights on access to information, rights to preservation and respect of cultural, national and religious diversity and the right to participate in media.
MICE International Exhibition of Educational Cinema (MICE) MICE by El Mussol is a new festival dedicated to children and young people. It is an International Exhibition of Educational Cinema (MICE) driven from the Cultural Association Jordi el Mussol and the collaboration of other entities,a great challenge for the difficult times that we are living nowadays.

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IOM Migration Research and Training Centre (MRTC) The IOM Migration Research and Training Centre (MRTC) is an independent research and training institution committed to informing and improving policy making and management practices in migration for the mutual benefit of governments, local communities, and migrants and their families. Established through a special partnership agreement between the Korean government and the International Organization for Migration, the IOM MRTC aims to contribute to the development of informed and balanced migration policies and practices, and build capacities for their implementation.

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NEXOSAlianza Association is a non-profit organization based in Madrid aiming at promoting the Alliance of Civilizations’ purposes and ideas through audiovisual projects. The association aims at exploring the links between civilizations within a framework of respect for human rights and the promotion of cultural and religious tolerance through films, TV series, teaching DVDs, websites and mobile phone games and programs.
ElOjoCojo_Logo El Ojo Cojo is a recently founded NGO that supports cultural integration through the active interaction with society. The organization’s purpose is based on a dynamic knowledge and experience where professional, technical and artistic understandings enable the implementation of programs aimed at addressing the complexity of contemporary societies.
ThePaleyLogo The Paley Center for Media is a leader in discussing the cultural, creative, and social significance of TV, radio, and emerging media platforms. It is based in New York and Los Angeles. The general public can access its impressive international collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media.
LOGO_RAI_sport RAI Scuola RAI Scuola is a dedicated educational digital TV channel, terrestrial and satellite, and a web portal for schools in Italy. It is produced by RAI Educational, a major department of Italy’s public broadcaster RAI. RAI Educational serves their audience following a cross-media approach with strong participatory elements. A part from many genuine TV productions, the educational web portal offers 4,000 educational clips edited from RAI’s archives, 200 online games online, 150 multimedia objects, videos produced specifically for the web, and more.
UNIAL Logo RedUNIAL is a network of organizations and individuals working in the development of creative media education and value-based initiatives for children and youth. Red UNIAL is an initiative of the Habana Film Festival.
The Royal Film Commission – Jordan was established in 2003, with the aim to develop an internationally competitive Jordanian film industry. It is a Jordanian Government organization that is financially and administratively autonomous. It works towards building a solid Jordanian film industry and facilitating productions in Jordan. Its three main areas of activities are: 1) Education & Training; 2) Production services; 3) Fostering film culture through organizing film screenings.

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Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) is a non for profit organization established as an international network comprising over 270 organizations that promote programs, activities and services in the field of development and care of the people on the move worldwide. The mission of the SIMN is to safeguard the dignity and the rights of migrants, refugees, seafarers, itinerants and people on the move.
SenzaLogo Senza Frontiere-Without Borders Film Festival is committed to show films that embrace a common humanity among people. Filmmakers expose powerful individual stories, which transcend mental and physical borders.

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SIGNIS is the World Catholic Association for Communication. It engages with media professionals to help transform our cultures in the light of the Gospel by promoting Human Dignity, Justice and Reconciliation. SIGNIS promotes a Media for a Culture of Peace.
TAL, Television America Latina is a network of exchange and dissemination of audiovisual production in 20 countries in Latin America.  A nonprofit institution that brings together hundreds of partners today in the entire region. TV channels are public, educational and cultural institutions and independent producers, who share their programs – documentaries, series and short films – through  TAL.
TCC Logo Turkish Cultural Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote harmony in diverse cultural setting in the United States. Building, increasing and/or fostering a strong and lasting friendship by promoting a better understanding that is based on mutual respect between the individuals of the United States of America and those of Turkish background and/or origin. Introducing, promoting and informing the people in the United States with the Turkish history and culture by bringing people together in an open dialog.

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University Jaume I – Instituto Interuniversitario de Desarrollo Social y Paz The Interuniversity Institute for Social Development and Peace was created in 2010 under the umbrella of the UNESCO Chair of Philosophy for Peace (University Jaume I) with the aim to promote research, teaching and awareness concerning issues related to peace and social development. IUDESP tries to transmit values of peace, solidarity and diversity among cultures and peoples, contributing to their work for intercultural understanding, human rights, social justice and environmental protection. With the goal to support the work of United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, IUDESP has created in 2011 the Special Unit for Media, Peace Intervention in Conflict and support to UNAOC (UMPIC).
UNTVLogo United Nations Television (UNTV) output includes the award-winning TV magazine series 21st Century. Distributed monthly by the UN’s Department of Public Information to more than 50 broadcasters worldwide, the series reflects UN priorities and important issues affecting the world, and our lives, today. UNTV also produces UN in Action — an award-winning series of short television features on the work the UN and its agencies. UN in Action is distributed on demand to more than 45 broadcasters in 27 countries as well as 15 UN field offices.
Waging Nonviolence Waging Nonviolence Waging Nonviolence is a source for news, analysis and original reporting about nonviolent activism, as well as for discussion of the theory behind it. These stories often go overlooked by the mainstream media, yet people are using nonviolent strategies and tactics all around us in response to the most pressing challenges—and reshaping our world in the process.
WITNESS WITNESS is an international nonprofit organization that trains and equips people to use video in their fight for human rights. Follow us on Twitter @witnessorg.