The award will be presented at the closing of the festival on 2 June 2018 in the Amphitheatre of INALCO, Paris, after the screening of his film “Life and Death”, starting from 17:00 h.
Kiro Urdin (1945, Strumica, Macedonia) is a visual, multimedia artist and film director. He is the artistic founder of the Planetarism movement. He represented France at the French Festival in Tapei, and the Republic of Macedonia at the Thessaloniki – Culture Capital of Europe ’97 event in Greece. His ballet Planetarium’ (with Debbie Wilson) and his film of the same name were performed at the United Nations 60th Anniversary. He is a member of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Kiro’s work has evolved beyond traditional media like film and paintings to include dance, sculpture, literature, photography, philosophy and design. So far, Kiro has published 15 books with aphorisms, one book of poetry entitled ‘Novel’. ‘Light’, a poem from the book was selected for the Pushkin Festival in Moscow. Kiro has been driven in his efforts by one unifying philosophy: to bridge different cultures together,and to bring all art forms into one. Or as he puts it into his own words, as he defines the slogan of the planetarism movement:
“One Point everywhere, everything in one point.
One Art everywhere, everything in one Art.”
Urdin’s filmography includes the following: Pishta (1971), I love you, Iban (1994), Planetarium (1998),
Dogona (2002), Debbie Wilson and Planetarium (2004), Dogs and Trains (2007), Water and Fire (2008), Two Times (2011), Steps (2012).