We are pleased to announce that the Russian-American Community Center of Florida, has received the prestigious “Silver Archer” Award for Public Relations in the category: COMMUNICATIONS IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD for their role as chief partner of the International Peace and Film Festival.
About the Festival
The first International Peace & Film Festival was held in Orlando, Fl on November 12-15, 2015. Despite any political differences, the festival promoted friendly relations among nations and people through cinematography, exchange of knowledge and cultural heritage. The Russian-American Community Center of Florida worked in partnership with Auros Publishing as the organizers of the festival with additional support from: the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the United States, the Russian Center of Culture and Science in Washington, DC, Orlando City Hall, NASA & the Orlando Film Commission.
The festival program included:
- Screenings of 112 world films selected from 1,387 international competitors
- Exhibitions and presentations of the participating countries in the “Hall of the Nations”
- Seminars and presentations of leading experts in the field of science and art
- Concert performances of different cultures and a fashion show of national costumes
- Tasting dishes of international cuisine
The festival began with representatives of local ethnic and cultural communities joined by visitors from abroad. During the 4 days of the festival 112 of the top films from 87 competing countries were shown including films from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. The Russian speaking community was the host of the festival, working in the Hall of Nations the coordinated exhibitions, performances, tours and photos.
About The Silver Archer Award:
The “Silver Archer” award is a national award in the Russian Federation that has been expanded in recent years to recognize outstanding projects outside Russian borders including the United States and Canada. It is established by a board of trustees in the field of Public Relations. The “Silver Archer – US” category “Communications in a Globalized World” is a separate competition oriented on projects carried out in the United States.
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The criterion of competition is based on the humanitarian importance of the project and the potential for development of relations between Russia and the United States. Members of the jury name the best communication projects, which, at the end of 2015, contributed most to the expansion of the interstate, cultural, business and public relations.
The Awards were presented at the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in Washington, DC. USA.
“This year, the Russian Award “Silver Archer – USA” celebrates its first international anniversary – the fifth anniversary of the establishment outside of Russia in the Americas. In such a short period of time it has not only become recognizable and made many friends in the US, but also won the trust, introduced us to the colorful designs that are worthy of international recognition due to its high humanitarian significance. The “Silver Archer” in the United States is a kind of indicator that even against such a difficult foreign policy situation, the Russian and the American people aspire to better know and understand each other, using a maximum of opportunities for interaction. The award promotes better knowledge of Russia and the United States playing an important consolidating role, crystallizes all the best that has been accumulated in virtually all spheres of bilateral relations.”
-Alexander Y. Stadnyk
Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in the US
Participants of the competition were comprised of projects submitted from Canada and the US including Nevada, Illinois, Colorado, Tennessee, North Carolina, Washington, New York, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose, Chicago, Houston, Orlando & Washington DC.
Jef Gray, festival founder and director extends his gratitude and congratulations to the core team of activists that made the festival possible: Anna Kiryakova, Mikhail Farfel, Yelena Korayk & Tetiana Mogylko. The presentation of the award was made at the “Silver Archer USA” ceremony in Washington, DC where Anna Kiryakova and Mikhail Farfel presented the project.
Full press coverage of the event: http://www.luchnik.ru/news/1770/