Rwanda joins Israel and Palestine to host the major launch of ‘Films Without Borders’, slated for 2010.
The festival is supported by the UK Film Council, British Ambassador to Israel, the Consul General to Palestine, UK, and the US Ambassador to Rwanda, as well as the Embassy of Rwanda to UK.
At its reception launch on October 8 2009, the event was well graced hat even the 1st Counselor of the Embassy of Rwanda in the United Kingdom Ms Linda Kalimba, the Lanesborough, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, a team from The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International Association, and high figures in the business and entertainment arena were in attendance.
The purpose of the event was to introduce the initiative of Films Without Borders to a select group of high profile figures from the business and entertainment arena.
Films Without Borders will give youth between the ages of 15-18 the opportunity of learning the first steps of film-making, whilst creating a dialogue, learning about themselves, and finally accomplishing their first subtitled short film.
The films are to be screened at international film festivals, thus giving the film makers the opportunity to become ambassadors for their respective countries.
The project is sponsored by Screen International and Freud Communications, Lord Puttnam, Sir David Frost, and Sir Roger Moore.