SEPTEMBER 14-20, 2019

Cultural and Natural Heritage, Tourism and Sport Program (in co-operation with UNESCO)

In 2017, Almaty became one of UNESCO creative cities. Since 2004, the network of UNESCO creative cities has been showing the creative potential of participants in seven subject areas: art and folk art, design, cinematography, gastronomy, literature, media art and music. Today, the network has a total of 180 cities in 72 countries.

Despite the geographic, demographic or economic differences, all creative cities have committed themselves to develop and share best innovative practices to promote the development of creative industries, to increase participation in cultural life and to integrate culture into sustainable urban development policies.

As part of the implementation of the UN agenda for sustainable development and the new agenda for urban development, the network provides a platform for cities to demonstrate the role of culture as a tool for sustainable urban development.

The program of films “Cultural and Natural Heritage, Tourism and Sport” will present documentary films that correspond the topic. The best film in this program will be awarded a recognition prize from UNESCO. As a part of cooperation with Almaty Film Festival, UNESCO representatives will take part in the business events of the film festival (round panels / discussions).