Convening 17 July 2013
Shortfilm Alia wins the Reset-DoC Award 2013 for Intercultural Dialogue
Capalbio, Italia

July 2013: The Reset-DoC Award for Intercultural Dialogue at Capalbio International Shortfilm Festival XX

The Reset-Dialogues on Civilizations Award is presented to the short film that stands out for the clarity and effectiveness of communication that crosses the borders between various cultures, especially those that extremism and fundamentalism attempt to put in conflict, between the North and the South, between the East and the West, between mentalities that are distant in ethnicity, religion, traditions and behavioural codes. This award is aimed at rewarding the film most capable of dismantling prejudice and stereotypes, open to a vision of other realities, returning to viewers of all cultures a sense of shared humanity, respecting human rights and with a perspective capable of transmitting a sense of equal dignity that the human condition deserves in the most varied forms of civilization.

This year, the awarded shortfilm is “Alia” (Ireland 2012), written and directed by Claire Dix (

Alia is an Afghan-Irish girl torn between two lives. When her secret relationship with an Irish boy comes to her sister’s attention it forces the family to make a decision that could ultimately tear it apart.
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“Alia”:Baria Shafaq
“Dad”:Nayef Rashed
“Zahida”: Jumaan Short
“Danny”:Ryan Andrews
“Refat”:Shiraz Haq
“Sanam”:Maya Patel
Producer:Nodlag Houlihan
Director of Photography :Piers McGrail
Production Designer:Padraig O’Neill
Sound Recordist:Hugh Fox
Alex Calder:Wardrobe
Editor: Breege Rowley
Michael Fleming
Aza Hand:Sound Design
Art Director:Sarah McLoughlin

The 2011 edition
October 2011 – At the 18th edition of Capalbio Cinema – International Short Film Festival “A World of Maps”, the international association Reset-Dialogues on Civilizations presented Morten Hovland, director of the short film entitled Idyll, with the 2011 Reset-DoC Award for Intercultural Dialogue. Idyll is about two tourists on a European beach suddenly who witness our indifference wash ashore… A film with a different perspective on the anxiety we feel and the dilemma we are faced with when confronted with other peoples suffering.
Director: Morten HovlandProduction Year: 2010
Click here to see Idyll on Resetdoc(2011 Award)