THE IN-PERSON CINEQUEST
A CELEBRATION OF HUMANITY
CEO & Co-Founder of Cinequest inc. and Creatics Enterprises
In an exclusive interview by Iride Aparicio
SILICON VALLEY -- After wisely discontinued because of the Pandemic in 2020, and streamed in the year 2021, CINEQUEST FILM AND CREATIVITY FESTIVAL returns to Silicon Valley IN-PERSON, in August 16-29, more vibrant than ever. with TRENDING FILMS EVENTS where the audience picks of the week, METRO NEWS, METRO'S EVENTS and LINE UP ADDITIONS.
As we have done in previous years to allow our readers to learn, ahead of time, the changes in the 2022 IN-PERSON Cinequest, Cultural World Bilingual interviewed its Co-Founder and CEO, Halfdan Hussey, a renowned writer and author of the book "The Dogs and 7 Powers of Creating" and the writer/producer of the award-winning film Life is Love and Zeizing Me, and had been named by Metro News Paper (2010), "One of the 25 people who most dramatically changed Silicon Valley in the past 25 years," to describe his plans for year's IN-PERSON Film and Creativity Festival, CINEQUEST, in his own words.
H.H: " CINEQUEST has a legacy of deeply caring about the artists, around the globe, and in the United States, that makes works that they care about, that elevates the mind and the heart and expands our way of experiencing life and each other. The other part of CINEQUEST, is not only to empower and showcase the creative artist work, but to engage people of all walks of life with that work. And, as a global perspective and when we do that, we find that something very magical happen. It is called Community. A Community builds around the sharing experiences at CINEQUEST,"
"At CINEQUEST, we all come together to see shows, we meet artists, people we have not met before, we rekindle friendships, we learn about the latest and greatest technology that is empowering people to create and to do their work, and we meet each other."
"We did CINEQUEST Virtually, during the pandemic with the name of CINEJOY, which was no more than Streaming movies, but now that CINEQUEST could go back in theatres, we will continue to do CINEJOY as well. So this year I am very excited to get back to celebrating life, and people and art together in a unified way."
"Unfortunately, in the past year we had more divisiveness that unity in our globe, but in CINEQUEST that, have never been the case. It always has been: we welcome you because we don't care what you think. We want every one of you in CINEQUEST, no matter how you think about politics, religions, sexual orientation, cultures, ways of life, economic structures. All we want at CINEQUEST is: for all people to be connected with each other"
CWB: And, how can CINEQUEST could make it possible?
C.W.B. "How do this year's CINEQUEST is going to be different?
C.W.B. What can you tell us about the movies that will be presented?
C.W.B. Will this year's CINEQUEST have also BIG NAMES?
C.W.B. Will CINEQUEST this year have any Spanish-speaking movies?
C.W.B. Any outstanding outstanding?
C.W.B. And to end our interview, Halfdan, What will be the focus in this year's CINEQUEST?
Tickets and Passes for the festival can already be purchased at https://www.cinequest.org/.