Culture Unplugged Studios Announces Launch of Online Film Festival 'Spirit Enlightened'

'Spirit Enlightened' launches with over 400 documentaries and short films from 130 countries worldwide online.

Jan 21, 2010, 11:33 ET from Culture Unplugged Studios

PUNE, Maharashtra, India, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Culture Unplugged Studios (C.U.S.) launched its 'Spirit Enlightened' film festival, which aspires to trace the spirit that has led humanity through centuries & civilizations and is in the making of our future.

It caters to not only film lovers around the world who are plugged into the net and looking for free-to-watch soulful cinema, but also to upcoming or established independent film-makers and grassroots productions that are looking to reach out to a wider audience (for a social mission, or simply to share with the world their voice/art).

Visit the festival and view the online films at:

With this new festival launch, the last festival 'Humanity Explored' has concluded. Over 3.2 million people from 220 countries and 14,500 cities viewed over 400 films, and have applauded the documentary and short film works of the diverse film-makers that address issues such as human rights, social development, war and conflict and many other social issues.

The Winning Films Are:

PEOPLE'S CHOICE (Most Viewed):

'Prayers Answered' by Galek Palsang, United States

POPULAR (Runner Up):

'Renita Renita' by Tonny Trimarsanto, Indonesia

VIRAL (Most Shared/Linked):

'Dying Symphony' by Rana Akmal, Pakistan


'Think Peace: Portrait of a 21st Century Movement' by Corey Ogilvie, Canada


'Hummingbird' by Holly Mosher, United States

Culture Unplugged online venues cater to contemporary audiences plugged into global-net, who are world cinema-lovers with conscious sensibilities and enlightened curiosity to learn/understand foreign cultures, societies and our collective future. With this, C.U. is committed to build/provide a democratic platform, create dialogue among 'Story-Tellers' from different countries, provide a transparent content-dissemination system and offer these cultural agents from various societies an opportunity to help unite the world.

Partners :

International organizations such as Link TV, GLOBALONENESS PROJECT, IRIN,  NDTV, MTV EXIT, and USAID are our core partners. Other partners include UNDP, Nobelity Project, Art for The World, WWF (India), MINUSTAH, UNICEF (Hait), Pop!Tech Institute, TERI,  University of Michigan, The Aspen Institute, UNODC, UN.GIFT,ILO, PSBT, SPARROW, FAO,  United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights,  Inter-news Europe, Reel Works(UK) & STEPS International (South Africa) etc.

Media Contact:

Yogesh Jagam


SOURCE Culture Unplugged Studios