On July 13th, Embassy Counselor for Public Affairs Frank Finver took part in the closing gala of the 12th edition of Kamerlane Lato Film Festival in Radom. Frank Finver presented an award to one of the winners of the festival.
Kameralne Lato Film Festival is organized jointly by Radom Town Hall, local cultural centers, the local police force and American Corner Radom. Embassy Warsaw supports the festival each year by sending a representative, as well as coordinating participation of The U.S. military. This year, U.S. soldiers from the Bravo 407 Company of the Civil Affairs Battalion of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs Team travelled to the picnic: an opening event of the festival. During the picnic, the soldiers took part in the American vintage vehicles parade, participated in cooking workshops, presented military equipment, and talked to the public about living in Poland. During the picnic, American Corner Radom organized an information booth where people could learn about studying in the U.S. and other educational opportunities from the Fulbright Commission and EducationUSA representatives.
The festival is a comprehensive cultural-education program combining culture with social causes. The program of the event includes film education programs, discussion panels, open film screenings, competitions, and workshops. The aim of the project is to create conditions for the development of culture and film education, and make it accessible free of charge to the public from smaller towns who want to develop their creativity, acquire skills, and improve their qualifications.