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"Frenzy" by the Turkish director Emin Alper has won the IFA – International Film Award 2016. The film "depicts a society of mistrust, arbitrariness and social marginalisation in a state of surveillance", according to the jury. The annual prize is granted by the ifa during the festival AROUND THE WORLD IN 14 FILMS. The award recognizes excellence in a film dealing with issues of intercultural dialogue.

ifa Research Award 2016

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Elena Korowin and Jens Adam receive the ifa Research Award on Foreign Cultural Policy 2016. The award ceremony takes place on 25 November in Stuttgart. Korowin is honoured for her doctoral dissertation on Soviet exhibitions as a diplomatic tool in Germany, Adam for his research on foreign cultural policy in regions of conflict. The prize honours outstanding theses or dissertations in the field of foreign cultural policy.

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Southeast Asia’s longest-running photography event

The 12th Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops, which opens its doors from 3 to 10 December, is a free international platform and educational resource. On display is among others a collection of documentary photography to showcase how "We Alter Nature" as humans.

Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops | 02.12.2016

Austria and Bosnia and Herzegovina: Further cooperation

Austrian Federal Minister Sebastian Kurz and the Minister of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Adil Osmanović, signed a new agreement on cooperation in the fields of culture, education, science, youth and sports.

Austrian Foreign Office | 01.12.2016

Conference on the Global Museum concept

On 2 and 3 December the conference "The Idea of the Global Museum" is taking place in Berlin. The focus is on the question of what museum practice might look like if the global perspective was considered.

German Federal Cultural Foundation | 30.11.2016


07.12.2016, 18:00 to 21:00 h | Haus der Europäischen Union, Wien
The German government's lecture programme: Christoph Bals
08.12.2016 | Milli Reasürans Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul
Exhibition opening
09.12.2016, 16:30 to 17:30 h | ifa Gallery Stuttgart
Guided tour with art historian Andrea Welz
13.12.2016, 17:00 to 19:00 h | Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, Karachi
The German government's lecture programme: Conrad Schetter
13.12.2016, 18:00 to 20:00 h | Sharehouse Refugio, Berlin
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