The grant is for the production of a 30 minute documentary and is open to director/producer teams from around the world.

The Dialogue of Cultures Festival is launching a $40,000 grant programme for the production of a 30-minute documentary that “best captures the festival’s theme in a creative and vibrant way.”

Applications can be made until April 30 by director/producer teams from all over the world.

The winner will be announced at the Cannes film festival, with production starting immediately following the announcement.

The resulting documentary will premiere at the 2012 edition of the festival (October 20-23) in Brussels after which it will also be submitted for screenings at other festivals worldwide.

Founded by film producer Boris Cherdabayev last year, the Dialogue of Cultures Film Festival will take place in a different country every year, as part of its theme of globalisation.

After its launch in New York in 2011, the next edition is schedule for Brussels (Oct 20-23), where it will reach out to Euro parliamentarians and organizations.