Ai Weiwei takes over Honorary Presidency

“Film, since its invention, has been used to directly
relate to the human condition. It is the most effective
and pervasive media capable of reaching a mass audience.” -Ai Weiwei-

It is with great honor and pleasure that we announce that Chinese artist and political activist Ai is going to be the honorary president of our festival, gifting us with a special speech he has written for this occasion. Having always been sensitive to human rights violation, this also due to his personal story, Weiwei has recently produced a documentary about the burning issue of global migration, Human Flow, which is a powerful and inspired representation of the refugee crisis. The documentary will be screened during our festival-week and we hope you will not miss the opportunity to watch this incredible attempt to make the refugee crisis understandable to everyone through the language of art.