2007

2007

AN AGREEMENT WITH WOLVES
TVE

SPAIN/2006/52min
Category:
Documentary/Scientific
Written by: C
arlos Sanz
Director: C
arlos Sanz
Camera: J
orge Simo
Music: J
ulio Mengod
Producer: J
ose Luis Gracia
Distributor: TVE

Annotation: The wolf plays a fundamental role in the biological balance of the ecosystems in which it lives. It forms part of the historical, mythological and cultural wealth of the whole Northern Hemishpere, and has left an immense socio-cultural legacy in the Iberian Peninsula. To guarantee its long term survival it has become vital to reach a sort of Wolf Pact between all the parties involved, one which allows the different environmental authorities to establish the best possible management and conservation measures, and which succeeds in harmonizing and ironing out the differences between the interests of cattle-raisers, hunters, scientists and ecologists... with the right that the wolf itself has to coexist with man.


AKSUM - THE GLORY OF THE KINGS, ETHIOPIA
SUEDWESTRUNDFUNK
GERMANY/2006/15min

Category: Travel and Heritage
Written by: Rudiger Lorenz
Director: Rudiger Lorenz
Camera: Anton Mayer
Producer: Rudiger Lorenz Filmproduktion, Icking
Distributor: Telepool GmbH
Annotation: The oldest hieroglyphic drawings that mention Axum, depicting incense, myrrh, ivory, and slaves, date back 4,700 years. It must have been an oasis abounding in water. The name Axum means “The Fountain of the Princes”.  The “Kebra Negast” – “The Book of the Glory of Kings” - is a 14th century manuscript which is both a national epos and the key source of Ethiopian national identity. It states that the Ethiopian royal dynasty is descended from King Solomon and from the “Queen of the South”, the Queen of Sheba. Ethiopians believe that the Queen of Sheba has lived in Axum. There are many interesting sites in Axum. The “Grave of the Dragon” can be visited, like many sites which popular belief attributes to certain figures in the national epos – like, for example, the Bath of the Queen of Sheba. The greatest puzzle in Axum are the huge obelisks. Up to thirty metres high, each is carved from a single, giant block of granite. They crowned graves. Axum is the historical and religious center of Ethiopia. A mythical place that carries many secrets. The deep religiousness and national pride of the Ethiopian people has its roots in Axum.

 

ATLAS - THE UNKNOWN BULGARIA - THE GOLDEN CITY
BNT

BULGARIA/2006/30min
Category: Travel and Heritage
Written by: Sonya Aleksieva
Director: Simeon Idakiev
Camera: Kamen Kolev
Producer: BNT
Distributor: BNT

Annotation: A film account about Zlatograd, the southernmost town in Bulgaria only at several kilometers from the frontier with Greece and the greatest architectural reserve in the Rhodope Mountains, which has gathered many objects and monuments of the cultural tourism:
- An ethnographic complex of workshops, bringing back to life authentic ancient crafts
- Churches and chapels, remarkable for their abundance of icons
- The holy rock town of the Thracians, Perperikon, founded 3,500 years ago.
- Tatul, one of the rarely found ground sanctuaries of the divinized Thracian ruler.The film was sound-tracked with the national instrument bagpipe and authentic songs from the region, one of which was sent in the Cosmos on the board of the American satellite “Voyager” in 1977.
And all this develops at the background of the incredibly picturesque Rhodopes.


ATLAS - THE UNKNOWN BULGARIA – FOLLOWING THE TRACKS OF THE THRACIANS
BNT

BULGARIA/2006/25min
Category: Docummentary
Written by: Valeri Yakov, Kuzman Petrov
Director: Rumyana Angelakova
Camera: Feodor Surgov
Producer: BNT
Distributor: BNT

Annotation: In the last few years our scholars and archeologists have made extremely valuable and impressing discoveries of objects, connected with the Thracian history and culture, in the
East Rhodope Mountains and the Kazanlak Valley.
Provoked by the scales of these scientific discoveries, our group decided to aim at by far modest task: to fulfil an old idea with no pretensions of research.
Relying on local legends and customs to visit some regions in the South-west Rhodope Mountains and
South Pirin, where there are still traces from the Thracian presence and cultural heritage.


AUSANGATE
DOCUMENTARY EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
PERU
&USA/2006/61min
Category:
Documentary
Written by: Andrea Heckman

Directors: Andrea Heckman, Tad Fettig
Camera: Tad Fettig
Music: Barrett Martin
Producers: Andrea Heckman, Tad Fettig, Judy Walgren

Distributor: Documentary Educational Resources
Annotation: Based on anthropological research conducted over twenty years, this film documents the lives of Quechua people who live around Ausangate, a sacred peak in southeastern Peru. Four Quechua people’s stories are told against a backdrop of high Andean lakes and mountains showing a harsh existence possible only through a strong symbiotic relationship to their alpacas and llamas. From these animals they gain food, pelts, dried dung for fuel, transport for goods, and yarn for clothing. They maintain a deep integrity through their interconnectedness with the natural forces and their ritual relationships to Ausangate, and they still organize their labor and social relationships through the Inca social practices of ayni and ayllu. The film includes women revitalizing weaving techniques within mother’s clubs, first haircutting rites of passage, and the annual pilgrimage of Qoyllur Rit’I, which occurs annually near Ausangate – drawing participants from distinct communities throughout Peru and Bolivia. Qoyllur Rit’I is the only Andean pilgrimage/festival where drinking is not allowed and dancers known as ukus stand all night on the 15,000-foot-high glacier so they may have the privilege of taking a chunk of ice from the mountain that is later melted and drunk by their community as sacred water. Faced with the pressures of modernization, Quechuas are confronted with choices about whether to move to the cities in search of jobs and educations – thus separating themselves from nature and from Ausangate – or to continue in a lifestyle that has sustained them for centuries.


BELGRADE
YU-BI-KA Ltd
SERBIA
/2006/42min
Category:
Documentary/Travel and Heritage
Written by: Boris Gajic
Director: Trivko Savic
Camera: Dalibor Tonkovic
Music: national songs
Producer: Trivko Savic
Distributor: YU-BI-KA

Annotation: A touristic film about Belgrade, for the memories.


BIRDS

BELARUSIAN TV AND RADIO CO. (BTRC)

BELARUS/2006/26min

Category: TV Programmes

Written by: Andrei Levchik

Director: Vladimir Markevich

Camera: Oleg Nesterov, Konstantin Kornienko

Producer: Tatyana Bakunovich

Distributor: BTRC

Annotation: Birds are not only a part of our food chain but also a significant component of our cultural life. They inspired people to create prophecies, poems and books, music and flights. Birds are an integral part of the ecological system of Earth. Belarusian students and scientists tell about ornithology, its tasks and existing problems.

 

BIRTH AND BUILDING
RUV RADIO TELEVIZIJA VOJVODINE
REPUBLIC
OF SERBIA/2006/24min
Category: Documentary
Written by: Svetlana Paroski
Director: Svetlana Paroski
Camera: Dusko Veskovic
Music:

Producer: RUV Radio Televizija Vojvodine
Distributor: RUV Radio Televizija Vojvodine

Annotation: Nature and man last and disappear in a circular flow of birth, origination and disappearing that can be called “circulus viciosus“. The work of art, inspiration that the sculptor makes according to the nature and the man in it, preserves the circular flow and codes and decodes by symbols.


BIZZARE WORLD
CZECH REPUBLIC
/2006/26min
Category:
Documentary
Written by: Steve Lichtag
Director: Steve Lichtag
Camera: Steve Lichtag, Jan Miko
Music: Robert Jisa
Producer: ComFact
Distributor: ComFact

Annotation: The Carpathian Hills are interlaced with hundreds of small streams struggling their ways down to the valley. The Wolf Stream is one of these brooks, creating dozens of pools on its way down. Although we, humans, consider them to be empty and forsaken, they have been full of life since prehistoric times. Each of them hides countless everyday stories of its miraculous residents. Due to their inaccessibility they have remained concealed for most people up to now. This may be the reason why we, human beings, have not been able to protect this fragile and vulnerable world against ourselves.
Awards: IFF Ekofilm 2006 – Czech Republic: The
Best Screenplay
IFDF Vysok
e Tatry 2006 – Slovakia: Grand Prix

IFF TSTTT 2006 – Czech Republic: Grand Prix
IFF TSTTT 2006 – Czech Republic: Audience
Award
IFF NELOS 2006 – Belgium
: The Best Film Award


BRIDES OF THE WIND

PRODUCTION CENTER “STUDIO F”

RUSSIA/2006/26min

Category: Scientific
Written by:
Olga Podolskaya
Director:
Sergei Popov
Camera:
Sergei Popov
Producer:
Production Center “Studio F”

Distributor: Production Center “Studio F”
Annotation:
Butterflies are wonderful creatures. Of course, we’ll not discuss all their representatives, limiting the scope to no more than a few spacies: Postman, ordinary Large white, Swallowtail, Admiral, Vanessa Io, Ermin Hawk-Moth, Eyed and Silver-Striped Hawk-Moths, Black- Veined White and some others. The butterflies somehow stay in the center of all live processes in the world symbolizing the eternity and adaptability of life merely through their existence and transformations.
Awards:
1st prize for the best educational film at THE FIFTH International festival of documentaries, popular science and educational movies “Man and Nature” – Rusiia, Irkutsk, 2006

BUDAPEST WILD
T.ZS.M. FIL PRODUCTIONS
HUNGARY
/2006/34min
Category:
Scientific

Written by: David Attila Molnar
Director: Zsolt Marcell Toth
Camera: Zsolt Marcell Toth
Music: Attila Matyas Merkaba
Producer: Zsolt Marcell Toth

Annotation: How it feels like, to live in Budapest?The answer to this question is very hard to find. But only if asking people! When considering every creature, all inhabitants - large and small - of this beautiful city, you will find that human population represents only a small minority. Like it or not, people's numbers are exceeded by other creatures. There are hundreds of secretive mammals, thousands of timid birds, millions of adaptive invertebrates, evergreen plants and billions of mysterious microbes of all kinds also living in this city. They too, profess themselves budapestians. And to your question they'll all answer as one: Man, we're having fun! Hope you'll have fun, too...
Awards: Best Film (main prize) - National Nature Film Festival (Hungary 2006)
Best Picture - Golden Eye Film Festival (Hungary 2006)
Best Story - 38th Hungarian Film Festival

BULGARIA – ANCIENT AND YOUNG
EXECUTIVE AGENCY "MILITARY CLUBS AND INFORMATION" – MILITARY FILMSTUDIO
BULGARIA/2006/12min
Category: Travel and Heritage
Written by: Zlatko Alexandrov
Director: Zlatko Alexandrov
Camera: Yulian Parvanov
Music: Emiliya Arachiiska
Producer: EA"MCI" - Military Filmstudio
Annotation: The film shows the Bulgarian history in short – “a little part of Paradise”.


BUSHMAN'S SECRET
DOCUMENTARY EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
SOUTH AFRICA
/2006/65min

Category: Documentary

Written by: Anita Khanna
Director: Rehad Desai
Camera: Richard Wicksteed
Music: Philip Miller
Producer
s: Hartmut Keiper, Anita Khanna, Rehad Desai, Zivia Desai Keiper
Distributor: Documentary Educational Resources

Annotation: When South African filmmaker Rehad Desai travels to the Kalahari to investigate global interest in ancient Bushmen knowledge, he meets Jan van der Westhuizen, a fascinating Khomani San traditional healer. Jan’s struggle to live close to nature is hampered by centuries of colonial exploitation of the San Bushmen and of their land. Unable to survive as they once did hunting and gathering, the Khomani now live in a state of poverty that threatens to see the last of this community forever.
One plant could make all the difference. Hoodia, a cactus used by Bushmen for centuries to suppress appetite, has caught the attention of a giant pharmaceutical company as a weight-loss option for westerners. It now stands to decide the fate of the Khomani San.
Bushman’s Secret features breathtaking footage of the Kalahari landscape, and exposes us to a world where modernity collides with ancient ways, at a time when each has, strangely, come to rely on the other.
Awards: Best of 3 Continents Festival finalist


CHIPROVTZI
BNT
BULGARIA/2006/5min
Category: Video spots
Written by: Penka Shopova
Director: Penka Shopova
Camera: Plamen Solovei

Producer: BNT
Distributor: BNT

Annotation: The beauty of the
Chiprovtzi Mountain is reflected in the Chiprovtzi carpets – the flowers from the meadows can be seen in the colourful textile, created by the hands of the Chiprovtzi girls.


COMPUSS
BY BTRC
BELARUS
/2006/26min
Category:
Travel and Heritage
Written by: Katerina Gaykova
Director: Egor Sholkin
Camera: Eugeniy Grischenko

Music: musical funds BY BTRC
Producer: Anton Pimenov
Distributor: BY BTRC

Annotation: The basic purpose of the program "CompasS" (Company of Strangers) is the development of national tourism and propagation of a healthy way of life. The Company of Strangers/wanderers move on an arrow of compass and investigate a native land.
Awards: Grand Prix of National Contest of tourist programs "Learn Belarus"; the second prize in the category "The Best Youth Program" of National festival of TV programs "Televershina".


COOLDRINK AND CULTURE
CAAMA PRODUCTIONS
AUSTRALI/2006
/24min

Category: Documentary/Travel and Heritage
Written by: Sonja Dare
Director: Sonja Dare
Camera: Sonja Dare
Producer: Rachel Clements
Distributor: CAAMA Productions
Annotation: Mt Liebig is a remote Aboriginal community 250 klms west of Alice Springs. Within this community live strong vibrant young women who have a unique view of the worlds they live in. These young women move successfully between two cultures, their traditional culture and white man’s culture.
They are the next generation of elders and they have intimate knowledge of their culture and sacred sites, but they are able to effectively utilise the takeaway world in Alice Springs. Alice Springs is a takeaway town. Takeaway food, takeaway grog and sickness!
Their perspective of the worlds they inhabit and thrive in, is unique. Their role in this world is completely different from mainstream Australia as they are entrusted with knowledge and expectations and have maintained their traditional language as well as learning and mastering English.
It is easy to live in Alice Springs but they choose to live off the grid and maintain their traditional culture.


CROOK HAT & CAMPHOO
CAAMA PRODUCTIONS
AUSTRALIA
/2005/22min

Category: Documentary/Travel and Heritage
Written by: David Tranter
Director: David Tranter
Camera: Allan Collins ACS
Music: Frank Yamma
Producer: Jacqui North
Distributor: CAAMA Productions

Annotation: Two old men, Alyawarra elders who are Master spearmakers, share their cultural knowledge on a journey through the red sand and Spinifex of their country, unravelling the secrets of an ancient craft and its relationship to their heritage.
Using traditional tools and methods, Crook Hat (Donald “Crook Hat” Thompson Kamarre) and Camphoo (Reggie “Camphoo” Pwerl) talk about spearmaking, bush knowledge and the ‘old ways’, hoping to maintain a culture disenfranchised by a modern world.
With patience, dignity and an ever-present sense of humour, these two men open the door to a dry and harsh land where magic happens


DEATH AND RESSURECTION
MACEDONIAN RADIO TELEVISION
REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
/2006/12min
Category:
Documentary
Written by: Dragan Mihajlovski
Director: Dilaver Mustafa
Camera: Cvetko Stojanovski , Dimitar Vladicki
Producer: Macedonian Television
Distributor: Macedonian Television

Annotation: A number of especially significant holy places such as cave churches, built to be inaccessible for the deliberate destroyers, have remained hidden and forgotten.
Lately they are being restored and fully protected as our solid cultural heritage.


FACE TO FACE WITH THE ANIMALS – WHEATEARS
BNT
BULGARIA/2006
Category: Scientific
Written by: Iva Hristova
Director: Dobrin Keresteliev
Camera: Kamen Kolev
Producer: BNT
Distributor: BNT

Annotation: Wheatears are beautiful song-birds with an interesting way of life and behaviour. There are five species in
Bulgaria – grey, oriental, Spanish, black-backed and black wheatear, which are the target of the film. Wheatears are insectivorous birds, which make their nests on the ground around stone-pits and stone niches. The different activities of man threaten some of these rare and vulnerable species with extinction.


FACE TO FACE WITH THE ANIMALS - ON THE SHORE OF LAKE OHRID
BNT
BULGARIA/2006/15min

Category: Scientific
Written by: Katerina Zareva
Director: Dobrin Keresteliev
Camera: Kamen Kolev
Producer: BNT
Distributor: BNT

Annotation:
Lake Ohrid in Macedonia is one of the oldest and most beautiful lakes in Europe, it has a unique fauna. There are a lot of animals in its waters and at its white shores – endemic fish, gracious swans, the flamboyant peacocks in the monastery of St. Naum. A large number of species typical of these towns exist in the wonderful, ancient town of Ohrid. We can find evidence for the fauna of Europe among the numerous archeological monuments. Mosaics dating back from Byzantine time depict lions, peacocks and hinds. The film is an unforgettable touch to the beautiful Macedonian nature and the ancient history of Ohrid.

 

FALCONRY IN AUSTRIA
MTV HUNGARIAN TELEVISION CO. LTD.
HUNGARY
/2006/5min
Category:
Video spots
Written by: Barbara Pehi
Camera: Istv
an Bartos
Distributor: MTV Hungarian Television Co. Ltd.

Annotation: There were hunters arriving in Lower Austria at the weekend from all parts of the world in order to practise their hobby of hunting with their birds of prey. They hunted with falcons and eagles for four days: they captured dozens of rabbits, deers and pheasants. The history of falconry goes back to several thousands of years; it has been one of the most ancient hunting methods. Although it is more difficult and less effective than other methods, the flight of the falcons and the common work compensate hunters for everything.


FEATS IN TIME OF PEACE
MILITARY TELEVISION CHANNEL
BULGARIA/2006/45min
Category: Documentary
Written by: Dessi Dimitrova
Director: Petya Stoichkova
Camera: Nikolay Nikolov

Producer: MTC
Distributor: MTC

Annotation:About the floods in Vidin and Lom region in 2006 and the activities of the Bulgaria Army in building embankments for protection of Vidin and Lom ,two of the greates Bulgarian towns on the Danube River coast.

 

FIRE-DANCERS
BNT
BULGARIA/2005/25min
Category: Travel and Heritage
Written by: Svetla Kamenova
Director: Milena Getova
Camera: Marin Karamfilov
Producer: BNT
Distributor: BNT

Annotation: It’s a documentary about the fire-dancing families in the Stranja Mountain Villages – Balgare, Slivarovo, Kosti, Gramatikovo and their first meeting after a 60-year interval of interruption at the Great Holy Spring, a place which was worshipped by them.
A fire-dancing in embers is shot in the film. The fire-dancing girl relates about the customs and beliefs of the fire-dancers.


GIANT WINGS: THE BLACK VULTURE

TRT

TURKEY/2006/52min

Category: Documentary

Written by: Ece Soydam

Director: Ece Soydam

Camera: Mazlum Demirbag - Erol Yazici

Music: Turgay Erdener

Producer: Muzaffer Evci

Distributor: TRT

Annotation: With a wingspan close to 3 meters, the black vulture is the biggest raptor in Europe. Giant Wings tells the four-season tale of this unique species, which is under threat of extinction. The documentary covers a period of one year, focusing on the physical characteristics of the black vulture, its feeding and breeding behavior and its relationship to other animal species. Following the growth of a young black vulture chick, the documentary aims to bring hope for the continuation of the species.

Awards: International Wildlife Film Festival, Missoula, Montana, USA - two Honorable Mention Awards in the categories "Use of Natural Sound" and "Presentation of Information/Scientific Approach"

 

GREEN CROSS’S KNIGHTS

-S
BULGARIA/2006/25min
Category: TV programms
Written by: Doncho Ivanov
Director: Yancho Yanchev
Producer: -S

Distributor: M-SAT

Annotation: A TV show on environment and ecology issues.


THE HOLY VALLEY
BNT
BULGARIA/2006/30min
Category: Travel and Heritage
Written by: Svetla Kamenova
Director: Atanas Dimitrov
Camera: Marin Karamfilov, Miroslav Gaidoshek
Producer: BNT
Distributor: BNT

Annotation: It’s a documentary about our contemporaries’ideas of the ancient Thracians. The Kazanlak actor group puts up the play “Worship of the Holy Patron.”In the film there are excerpts from the play and interviews with the actors, as well as with Professor Ivan Marazov, Georgi Kitov, Aleksandar Fol and others.Archeological discoveries made in the last 2-3 years by the archeologist Georgi Kitov and their cover in the media are also shown in the film.


HOW ETERNAL IS THE ETERNAL ICE?
BAVARIAN BROADCAST
GERMANY/2005/25min
Category: Scientific
Written by: Willi Weitzel Team
Director: Matthias Rebel
Camera: HP Fischer
Music: Dieter Halesch, Ecco Meineke
Producer:
Petra Schaefer
Annotation: Willi is in the
Oetz Valley of the Austrian Alps. Three scientists are waiting for our reporter on the edge of the Vernagtferner Glacier. Willi wants to see and heads for the South Tyrol Museum of Archeology in Bolzano. A mountain guide explains to Willi how a glacier crevice is formed and how to traverse one by using a ladder.


IN OLONHO COUNTRY
PARTNER PRODUCTION PRODUCER CENTER
RUSSIA/2007/52min
Category: Documentary
Written by: Sherbinin VladimirDirector: Sherbinin Vladimir
Camera: Belyaev Gennady
Music: Belozerov Andrey
Producer: Aleshkin Pavel

Annotation: This film is about ancient ceremony of north people of Saha (Yakutia), about strengh of spirit of north people, about modern life of people of North. This film is confession of beauty of outermost north.
 

IN THE NAME OF NATURE AND MAN
EXECUTIVE AGENCY "MILITARY CLUBS AND INFORMATION" – MILITARY FILMSTUDIO
BULGARIA/2005/26min
Category: Documentary
Written by: Victoria Dalcheva
Director: Ognyan Sourdoulov
Camera: Yulioan Parvanov, Chavdar Krastev
Music: Mariana Valkanova
Producer: EA"MCI" - Military Filmstudio

Annotation: The film is dedicated to the actual problem for ecology in modern world. It is considered by the interaction between the civil authorities and the Bulgarian armed forces. It is focused on the role of military range in Zmeevo and ecology balance in the region of
Stara Zagora. Specific questions for conservation of nature in different kinds of the Bulgarian armed forces are treated in the film.
 
AN
INN ON THE ROAD TO EUROPE
MACED
ONIAN RTV
MACEDONIA
/2005/92min
Category:
Scientific
Written by: Mladen Krstevski
Director: Mladen Krstevski
Camera: Slobodan Stojkov
Music: Miodrag Necak
Producer: Oliver Brankovich
Distributor: Maced
onian RTV

Annotation:The film is dedicated to the actual problem for ecology in modern world.It is considered by the interaction between the civil authorities and the Bulgarian armed forces.It is focused on the role of military range in Zmeevo and ecology balance in the region of Stara Zagora.Specific questions  for conservation of nature in different kinds of the Bulgarian armed forces are treated in the film.

INVISIBLE WORLDS
MAITREA
CZECH REPUBLIC
/2006/22min
Category:
Documentary
Written by: Viliam
Poltikovic
Director: Viliam Poltikovi
c
Camera: Viliam Poltikovi
c
Music: Irena and Vojta Havel
Producer: Simona And
elova
Distributor: Simona And
elova
Annotation: The guide throughout this film is Marko Poga
cnik, a Slovene artist and specialist in geomancy, who uses new methods to unveil a different perception of reality. It is a perception of worlds which cannot be grasped by the five senses, but may be felt and experienced inwardly. While the existence of invisible worlds was obvious to earlier civilizations and cultures, today’s emphasis on a rational understanding of the world has banished them to an unscientific domain. However, a number of contemporary problems, especially environmental ones, can be addressed successfully upon entering these worlds. After all, it is from these worlds that the world which we perceive through the five senses stems.


KILLER LAKE
MTV HUNGARIAN TELEVISION CO. LTD.
HUNGARY
/2006/32min

Category: Documentary/Scientific
Written by: Attila Zsigmond
Director: Istv
an Hegedus
Camera: Attila Zsigmond
Distributor: MTV Hungarian Television Co. Ltd.

Annotation: In reality the formation of Killer Lake is due to other circumstances. It is presumed that 230 million years ago, in the Mesozoic the triassic-jurassic-liassic formations of the Eastern Carpathians were covered by sea. After the rise of the earth’s crust, a huge chain of mountains was formed whose multi-layered soil was loosened by an earthquake in 1830. In June 1837 during the cloudbursts the soil and the debris, sliding from the ”Killer” Mountain closed the bed of the brooks rushing down in the valley. Due to this natural dam a large lake came into being and swallowed up the forests of the valley.
Every year thousands of tourists come to admire Killer Lake. Even today the water surface crowned by the surrounding mountains can be a unique view for those who are tacking around among the tree-trunks. The underwater forest is an unforgettable sight.

 

KISKAPUS (COPSA MICA)
MTV HUNGARIAN TELEVISION CO. LTD.
HUNGARY
/2005/5min
Category:
Video spots
Written by: Ildik
o Izsak
Camera: Zolt
an Csaszar
Distributor: MTV Hungarian Television Co. Ltd.

Annotation: The Black Town. This is the way they used to talk about Kiskapus near Sibiu, Transylvania. That’s where the last soot factory worked in order to serve the tyre factory of the country until the beginning of the 1990s. Kiskapus became famous by its negative statistics. It has been the most polluted settlement of Romania. The soot factory could not survive the year 1989, but the metallurgical works were privatised. The environmental pollution hasn’t changed. Incidence of saturnine poisoning makes several hundreds per year. Average age of the population is nine years behind the national average.


KLISURA MONASTERY
BNT
BULGARIA/2006/27min

Category: Travel and Heritage
Written by: Aleksandar Nedkov, R. Spasov
Director: Penka Shopova
Camera: Plamen Solovei
Producer: BNT
Distributor: BNT

Annotation: Situated at the foot of the peak Todorini Kukli in Stara Planina, Klisura Monastery is the spiritual pearl of north-western
Bulgaria. A center of the centuries-old spirituality, of admiration of freedom and nature, the monastery many times resurrects from the ashes. Mural paintings, icons and woodcarving are one of the best examples of the Bulgarian Renaissance. Here one can reach God and the saved beauty of nature as well as the saved Bulgarian identity.


KOGURYO TOMBS, NORTH COREA
SUEDWESTRUNDFUNK
GERMANY/2006/14min
Category: Travel and Heritage

Written by: Elke Werry
Director: Elke Werry
Camera: Donald Saischowa
Music: Stefan Eichinger, Steffen Neuert
Producer: Along
Mekong Productions, Heidelberg
Distributor: Telepool GmbH

Annotation: The people of the ancient empire Koguryo believed in a life after death. They built burial mounds for their aristocratic persons and decorated them inside with beautiful frescoes. These frescoes tell tales of an empire that existed from 37 BC to 668 AD and was one of the most powerful in East Asia: Koguryo. The Burial Mounds frescoes are extremely lively. The show everyday activities, food, clothing and architecture. They also show soldiers and martial arts scenes. The empire had to be defensive and needed a large army to protect itself. The North Koreans today see their roots in the Koguryo Empire. In their eyes it was a warlike realm with a powerful army that solved problems of its own accord. The capitol of North Korea is built on the ancient Koguryo capital.  A wooden city gate, the Potong Gate, still indicates the course of the city wall during the Koguryo era. The North Korea state is very proud of its cultural heritage. The tombs and sites are well preserved and protected.

 

LAST SEASON - PORTRAIT OF A TRAWLER
DOCUMENTARY EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
USA
/2006/28min
Category:
Documentary

Director: Oren Bendavid-Val
Camera: Oren Bendavid-Val
Producer: Oren Bendavid-Val
Distributor: Documentary Educational Resources

Annotation: Last Season is a portrait of the ground fish trawler “Isabel S.” from New Bedford, Massachusetts. Jeff, the captain, learned fishing from his father, local legend 'Fearless Freddy' Hatfield. Brian, the cook, is a biker and a recovering alcoholic. Lo, the deckhand, is a refugee from Vietnam who has rediscovered Buddhism.
The film crew accompanies them to the once-ample fishing areas of Georges Bank and the Nantucket Shoals, where they haul in nets and do the backbreaking and bloody work of hand-cutting thousands of pounds of cod and other fish on a pitching trawl deck.The environment on the boat emerges as a social microcosm. Captain Jeff, the son of an esteemed local captain, is at the top of the order, and Lo, who arrived in the U.S. after a harrowing escape from a Viet Cong jail, is at the bottom.
Fishing is a complicated and sometimes dead
ly business. Detailed knowledge of the ocean floor and the habits of fish is crucial to success. But, as Captain Jeff acknowledges as the Isabel S. returns with its catch, “sometimes a lot of it is a little luck.”
 

LIVING COUNTRY
CAAMA PRODUCTIONS
AUSTRALIA
/2005/22min
Category:
Documentary

Written by: David Tranter
Director: David Tranter
Camera: Alan Collins ACS
Music: Warren.H.Williams
Producer: Jacqui North
Distributor: CAAMA Productions

Annotation: This is the story of the campaign by Aboriginal people of Central Australia to protect land, animals and dreaming stories at the 2 proposed uranium dump sites. Both proposed sites have aboriginal communities living within 10km of the sites (also one is 40km from Alice Springs - one is 100 km).The film will focus on the Aboriginal people living traditionally on the lands ear-marked for dumping sites. How do they feel about their homelands becoming a "dump"? What do they understand about the plans to store uranium? What do they know about uranium? And, most importantly, how will this affect their lives, their lands, and the generations to follow?Steve McCormack (Anmatyerre, Luritja, Western Arrente) lives 5km from Hamilton Downs Youth Camp, towards Alice Springs. The Pearce family lives at the corner of the Stuart and Tanami Highways. Both families live on their homelands surrounding the 1st proposed uranium storage site 40kms outside of Alice Springs.At the second proposed site, Alcoota, we'll talk with the young, up-and-coming leader of the area Jessie (Alyawarre and Eastern Arrente) and his family. Alcoota contains many sacred sites and dreaming stories that travel from north of Utopia and are shared amongst various cultural groups. It's a place with very complex networks of relationships with surrounding nations; any uranium depositing on this site affects many other people as well as those living directly on the dumping ground.This film will promote language and culture to show the audience that the land is not
useless or barren wasteland. We will see that the land sustains families; the land feeds and heals. Traditional bush tucker has fed generations, the beautiful landscape supplies medicines, and these traditional homelands hold ceremonial rights, dreaming stories and sacred sites. These lands are homes, not dumps.
 

THE LORE OF LOVE

CAAMA PRODUCTIONS
AUSTRALIA
/2005/25min

Category: Documentary/ Travel and Heritage

Written by: Beck Cole
Director: Beck Cole
Camera: Warwick Thornton
Music: Cliff Bradley
Producer: Jacqui North, Citt Williams
Distributor: CAAMA Productions

Annotation: Jessie Bartlett is about to take you on an incredible journey back to her Pintubi grandmothers’ homelands where she will learn about the lore of love: traditional way. This half hour documentary explores the relationship between Jessie, a shy 18 year old girl and her outgoing and mischievous grandmothers: Mijili, Nancy and Kumanjayi. This is a film about sexuality, relationships and culture set in an extremely isolated location, Lake Mackay. Lake Mackay is a huge salt lake located on the border of the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Throughout the film the audience learns about the incredible lives led by the three old women who did not make contact with white civilisation until the 1960’s. Two of the women were married to Jessie’s grandfather at the same time; they were co-wives. The women speak openly about their own experiences of love with a great amount of humour and honesty. A central theme in the film is jealousy, and much of the lessons and discussion focus on ways in which to deal with this intense emotion. The women also tell Jessie about the ‘coming of age’ ceremonies which indicated to the community that they were ready to be taken as wives.The film delves into many interesting details about traditional love, marriage and relationships. It offers unique insight into the Pintupi lore systems as deciphered by Jessie as she begins to understand where she fits in.


THE LOST BOX
ECOFILM SOCIETY
HUNGARY/2004/7min
Category: TV Programmes
Written by: David Attila Molnar
Director: David Attila Molnar
Camera: David Attila Molnar
Music: Szabolcs Kovi
Producer: David Attila Molnar
Distributor: ECOFilm Society

Annotation: Not long ago, when diving, I happened to find a box. Someone has left it on the bottom of the
Red Sea. Although it's getting rusty, it still looks fine. Maybe it's owner will recognize it: that's why I made this film...
Awards: main prize (Vagabond Festival)


MALENG – INSECT HUNTERS IN THAILAND
MARTA POLO MEDIAPRODUCTION ITALY
ITALY
&GERMANY/2005-2006/28min
Category:
Documentary
Written by: Claudia Pelz
Director: Claudia Pelz
Camera: Claudia Pelz/ Doriano Paolozza
Music: Ruben Scheffler
Producer: Claudia Pelz
Distributor: Studio Hamburg Distribution & Marketing GmbH

Annotation: Isan is one of the poorest regions in Thailand. Long periods of drought during the dry season alternate with heavy rainfalls in the monsoon period. In the North East, close to the border with Laos, lies the small village of Bahn Sarng-Sang. Here rice, the staple food, is readily served with an insect garnish. Pi Lee, one of the best cooks of the village, knows several different methods of preparing local insect specialities. But the use of bugs in Bahn Sarng-Sang is not just limited to food. Pi Lee and her family also use insects for the preparation of cosmetics and medicine. While adult red ants help to cure small skin lesions, their nest has a tonic effect when squashed. Agricultural labourers often use it for refreshment while working in the fields. In fact, an insect remedy exists for almost every ailment.
Insects even play an important role in entertainment. While children like to tie long threads onto Rhinoceros beetles and fly them like
 

miniature living planes, or decorate rice straw boxes with the metallic wings of woodborers; the adults often enjoy a spot of beetle or cricket fighting.Here, more than in other Thai regions in the North East, traditional Buddhism blends with animistic elements and superstition. In fact Pi Lee and her friends are convinced that several insects bring good luck, while others are considered to be a symbol of „Kalum“, a bad omen, whose negative influence must be banished with a special ceremony.For Pi Lee and her family beetles, bugs and Co are present of Phra Ya Than, the great creator of all living beings. They are more than just food, medicine or pastimes. They influence the daily life of the people of Bahn Sarng-Sang in many different ways, and are an important element of their culture and social life.The film joins Pi Lee, her family and the inhabitants of Bahn Sarng-Sang in their daily life with insects.


MELTDOWN: AUSTRALIA

TVE FOR AJI WITNESS/WWF

UK/SWITZERLAND/2007/20min

Category: Documentary

Director: Nick Turner, Tanya Petersen

Camera: Nick Turner

Producer: Brenda Kelly, Tanya Petersen

Distributor: TVE

Annotation: Meltdown explores the impacts of climate change through the stories of four individuals in very different environments: Fijian Penina Moce, who lives on the remote island of Lau; retired German forester, George Sperber; Norbu Sherpa from the high mountains of Nepal, and eco-tourism entrepreneur John Rumney, in Port Douglas Australia. Their personal stories are interwoven with accounts from climate scientists researching the impacts of climate change in different ecosystems.

 

MELTDOWN: FIJI

TVE FOR AJI WITNESS/WWF

UK/SWITZERLAND/2007/20min

Category: Documentary

Director: Nick Turner, Tanya Petersen

Camera: Nick Turner

Producer: Brenda Kelly, Tanya Petersen

Distributor: TVE

Annotation: Meltdown explores the impacts of climate change through the stories of four individuals in very different environments: Fijian Penina Moce, who lives on the remote island of Lau; retired German forester, George Sperber; Norbu Sherpa from the high mountains of Nepal, and eco-tourism entrepreneur John Rumney, in Port Douglas Australia. Their personal stories are interwoven with accounts from climate scientists researching the impacts of climate change in different ecosystems.

 

MELTDOWN: GERMANY

ORGANIZATION: TVE FOR AJI WITNESS/WWF

UK/SWITZERLAND/2007/22min

Category: Documentary

Director: Nick Turner, Tanya Petersen

Camera: Nick Turner

Producer: Brenda Kelly, Tanya Petersen

Distributor: TVE

Annotation: Meltdown explores the impacts of climate change through the stories of four individuals in very different environments: Fijian Penina Moce, who lives on the remote island of Lau; retired German forester, George Sperber; Norbu Sherpa from the high mountains of Nepal, and eco-tourism entrepreneur John Rumney, in Port Douglas Australia. Their personal stories are interwoven with accounts from climate scientists researching the impacts of climate change in different ecosystems.

 

MELTDOWN: NEPAL

TVE FOR AJI WITNESS/WWF

UK/SWITZERLAND/2007/20min

Category: Documentary

Director: Nick Turner, Tanya Petersen

Camera: Nick Turner

Producer: Brenda Kelly, Tanya Petersen

Distributor: TVE

Annotation: Meltdown explores the impacts of climate change through the stories of four individuals in very different environments: Fijian Penina Moce, who lives on the remote island of Lau; retired German forester, George Sperber; Norbu Sherpa from the high mountains of Nepal, and eco-tourism entrepreneur John Rumney, in Port Douglas Australia. Their personal stories are interwoven with accounts from climate scientists researching the impacts of climate change in different ecosystems.

 

MERREPEN
CAAMA PRODUCTIONS
AUSTRALIA
/2005/24min
Category:
Documentary/Travel and Heritage
Written by: Steven McGregor
Director: Steven McGregor
Camera: Colin Richards
Producer: Jacqui North, Rachel Clements
Distributor: CAAMA Productions

Annotation: The Merrepen palm tree is a life source for the people of the Daly River region. On this adventure you will discover the colourful and humorous character of various Aboriginal ladies from the Nauiya community on the Daly River. A group of traditional women take us into their country to gather the precious Merrepen leaves and berries. Merrepen leaves are striped, dyed with other roots and berries and dried and then intricately hand woven to make incredibly versatile dilly bags and baskets. The ladies develop their masterpieces working together at the Merrepen Arts Centre.
 
A MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
DANNY VAN BELLE - JEAN-JACQUES RIETJENS
BELGIUM/2005/4min
Category: Video spots
Written by: Danny Van Belle
Director: Danny Van Belle
Camera: Danny Van Belle
Music: Eric Bettens
Producer: Danny Van Belle - Jean-Jacques Rietjens

Annotation: Let's compare the world underwater with the world above water.
Awards: 2nd CMAS World cup underwater videography - Acitrezza - Sicily - ITALY

MISCELLANY OF TRAVELS: SLOVAKIA
BELARUSIAN TV AND RADIO CO. (BTRC)
BELARUS/2006/26min
Category: Travel and Heritage
Written by: Irena Gorozhankina
Director: Irena Gorozhankina
Camera: Andrei Kulgavy
Producer: Mr. Anton Pimenov
Distributor: BTRC

Annotation: The programme familiarizes the viewer with Slovakia through its regular habits, traditions and interviews with famous people. The authors want to tell about events and unusual facts that remain beyond a standard tourist set while visiting this country.


MUD VOLCANOS
MTV HUNGARIAN TELEVISION CO. LTD.
HUNGARY/2006/7min
Category: Documentary/Video spots
Written by: Gabor Xantus
Camera: Gabor Xantus
Producer: Gabor Xantus
Distributor: MTV Hungarian Television Co. Ltd.

Annotation: There have been special relics of the palaepedology found by the left bank of Buzau River in Vrancea County, Eastern Romania, recently.This is a unique place where volcanic post-activity created a special spectacular scene.The area was declared a Natural Protection Reservation in 1995. In the beginning the protected area involved only 5 acres, due to the local endemic, rare vegetation it was increased up to 30 acres. The four sizzling mud volcanoes, live and active manifestation of volcanic post-activity are situated fairly close to each other.


MY FRIEND THE GOLDFINCH
INSTITUT FOR NATURE CONSERVATION OF SERBIA
REPUBLIC OF SERBIA/2004/22min
Category:
Documentary/Scientific
Written by: MSc Oliver Fojkar
Director
s: Oliver Fojkar & Dusan Cekic
Camera: Du
san Cekic
Music: Miroslav Jovan
cic - ETHNOKOR
Producer: Institut for Nature Conservation of Serbia
Distributor: Oliver Fojkar, Institut for Nature Conservation of Serbia

Annotation: Film “My Friend the Goldfinch” is a story about great love of a boy for birds, and it tells the tragic faith of the birds of Europe. This film is based on a true story known as «Birds from the Balkans Affair». By the end of 2001, the smuggling of killed protected birds to Italy was cut off from the Balkan peninsula. On the Italian border 120702 frozen birds were taken, and among them the most numerous were the small, song birds, protected by law. All the killed birds were intended for the pleasure of guests in luxurious Italian restaurants.
Awards: First Prize for the Best Ecologycal film on 12th MEFEST International Festival of Tourist, Ecological and Sport Film, Zlatibor, Serbia 2004.


NAGYSZEBEN
MTV HUNGARIAN TELEVISION CO. LTD.
HUNGARY
/2006/9min
Category:
Video spots
Written by: Ildik
o Izsak
Camera: Zolt
an Csaszar
Distributor: MTV Hungarian Television Co. Ltd.

Annotation: The city of Nagyszeben (Sibiu) will become a highlighted town for a whole year, since the old Saxon merchant town - together with Luxembourg - will become the cultural capital of Europe in the year 2007. There will be approximately one thousand events - including a performance by the Ballet Company of Gy
or - enlisted among the programs hosted by town.


NAPOLI DOGS
ORF-NHU
AUSTRIA/2006/49min
Category: Documentary
Written by: Script Consulting: Frederic Fougea
Director: Barbara Fally-Puskas
Camera: Stefano Pancaldi
Music: Kurt Adametz
Producer: Barbara Fally-Puskas

Executive Producer: Dr.Walter Koehler
Distributor: ORF-Program Sales: http://tv.orf.at/tv.sales

Annotation: A soap opera set in the harbour side of
Naples that follows the fate of a pack of street dogs as they struggle for survival. A handful of dogs, utterly diverse characters with utterly diverse looks, are the inner circle of a four-legged street gang, the Napoli Dogs. They are known all around Naples and feared by many. When it comes to staking out their territory, they can be very tough. The perseverance of the scruffy males makes owners of well-groomed lady dogs shudder. Helplessly, restaurant chefs watch their compassionate guests feed their steaks to the clever gang …

 

NEARBY PARADISES: BULGARIA
TVE
SPAIN/2006/57min

Category: Travel and Heritage
Written by: Acacia Uceta / Jose Manuel Dominguez
Director: Ina Rodriguez
Camera: Angel Prieto
Music: Pablo Miyar
Producer: Ina Rodriguez
Distributor: TVE

Annotation: In the borders of
Europe, the plurality enriches the Bulgarian society. The ancestral rites live in the extreme wealth folk, while the Eastern essence is still alive in a country westernized, opened to the democracy and to modernity. That pluralism is noticed in the faces of its citizens, mainly of Bulgarian and Slavic origin, with a Turkish minority. In the balance the treasure of the Nature with an historical-artistic patrimony in which the West and East come together. Trying to discover this new Bulgaria which is decided to be part of the European Community, is an amazing trip.


Nor Any Drop To Drink
Tve And Sapiens Productions
UK/2007/23min
category: documentary
written by: joshka wessels
directors: dana tabari, abdallah khalifa, mostafa youssef, omar nazzal
producer: joshka wessels
distributor: television trust for the environment

Annotation: In this film we see how countries in the Middle East are beginning to confront the stark reality of too many people and too little water. We first travel to
Jordan, a country that is experiencing a severe water shortage, which will only get worse because the country has a population growth rate of about 2.9%, the 9th highest in the world. In Damiya village a new initiative has started to get the officials and users together in an effort to solve the water problems and developed realistic strategies. In Egypt, we visit Beni Suef, one of the poorest governorates in Egypt to find out their approach to solve issues in the irrigation sector. Beni Suef's more than 2 million people constitute 3.2% of Egypt's total population most of them farmers. But demand for irrigation is high. Farmers are desperate. We meet them in a collage of different perspectives on the problem with irrigation. Here too the water users have started to discuss their water problems with government officials at district and governorate levels to come up with solutions. In Palestine we travel to Maithaloun to find Mustafa who has developed an innovative project to use the local plain for water harvesting that will provide drinking water and irrigation water for local agricultural production. He discusses his idea with local officials and manages to turn it into a viable municipality project.


OF OUR SEA - WITH A SMILE AND A TEAR

FAKEL ECO CLUB, STOYAN MIHAYLOVSKI SECONDARY SCHOOL, VARNA

BULGARIA/2004/8min

Category: Documentary/Scientific

Written by: Iv. Nikolaeva and Fakel Eco Club

Director: Alexandrov Video

Camera: Ivan Tashev

Music: Haygashot Agassjan

Annotation: The film was made in the autumn of 2004 in connection with the International day of Black Sea- October 31st. The parts of the film are from the eco- action, with the participation of pupils from the ecological club „ Torch“ on the coastline of the Varna Gulf . The idea of the film came spontaneously to us and we made it with the help of parents, colleagues and the Alexandrov video studio. Our aim was to make people around us aware of our ill sea, to make them more compassionate and careful. You can decide for yourself if we've succeeded or not after you watch the film. It is our message to all of you. The future of Black Sea depends on you.The song „ Love the Earth“is also written and performed by the members of Club „ Torch“.We wish you pleasant moments , in which we hope you will think of our sea with a smile and a tear.

Thank you.

 

ONE LAKE, FOUR SEASONS: EYMIR
TRT
TURKEY
/2006/30min
Category:
Documentary
Written by: Deniz Cubukcu Yazici
Director: Deniz Cubukcu Yazici
Camera: Mazlum Demirbag, Bulent Yildiz
Music: Can Atilla
Producer: Deniz Cubukcu Yazici
Distributor: TRT

Annotation: A spring morning…A natural field in steppe of Ankara..While the Capital is preparing for a new day,.the Lake Eymir awakens to the colors of spring. With the first lights of the morning, there is a different rush here...The old timers of the lake, the coots are in pursuit of food...The jay is in the hustle of eating his food before other birds snatch it...This turtle spies out to cease his thirst in the lake.The shelter of water fowls and the hangout of the migrant birds;.the Lake Eymir, lies on Imrahor Valley, only 20 km. far from Ankara.. ... Lake Eymir is in Special Environmental Protection Area .In this area , construction is not allowed...It is one of the few natural areas which are tried to be protected. This natural field which is very close to Capital Ankara but very far from the chaos of the city , is introduced in the cycle of seasons. The breeds of birds living in the water and on the land, vegetation and environmental problems are mentioned.


OL'MAN RIVER - MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI
ORF-NHU
AUSTRIA/2007/2X50 min
Category: Documentary
Written by:
Director: Michael Schlamberger, Steve Nicholls
Camera: Michael Schlamberger, Rolando Menardi, Kevin Flay
Music: Kurt Adametz
Producers: Michael Schlamberger, Steve Nicholls

Executive Producer: Dr. Walter Koehler
Distributor: ORF-Program Sales; http://tv.orf.at/tv.sales

Annotation: There is no river on earth where so many dreams were dreamt, where so many dreams came true or fell apart, where the dividing line between life and death is as thin as on the
MississippiNorth America’s great river. The Mississippi is the world’s third largest river. From the Canadian border to New Orleans, from Helena in the Rocky Mountains to Pittsburg, it drains 31 US states and two Canadian provinces. Since the first human beings set foot on the North-American subcontinent, the face of the river has changed dramatically. This epic film shows the great American river in cinematically beautiful images and emotions. Moving cameras show the endlessness of the land, the impenetrable wilderness and, in stark contrast, the shining steel facades of modern metropolises. Local music elements from the Mississippi region emphasize the romantic atmosphere of a river that lives off its legend like no other. The film also reveals a fascinating world inhabited by rare plant and animal wildlife with a distinctly exotic touch. At the same time, it invites us on a journey through history. Throughout the film, we will always feel the mood of the Mississippi and its changing fate and faces. In several episodes, with the aid of CGI we travel into the past from characteristic sites.
 

ON THE LAND OF WATERY PLAINS
TITANIA MASTER PRO KFT.
HUNGARY/2006/26min

Category: TV Programmes
Written by: Zita Zachar
Director: Zsolt Marcell Toth
Camera: Zsolt Marcell Toth
Music: Attila Matyas Merkaba, Laszlo Herczeg
Producer: Torok Gabor

Annotation: The Koros-Maros National Park, or more exactly its Directorate managing the nature protection activities, was established
on 16 January 1997 as the seventh national park of Hungary in order to preserve the nature and landscape of the Southern Tiszantul.The operational area of the National Park is 800 000 hectares. Its area includes all the territory of Bekes County, the area of Csongrod County located to the East of river Tisza, the Devavanya-Ecsegi steppes as well as the parts of Koros flood-plains inJasz-Nagykun-Szolnok County.Besides the maintenance and development of the National Park, its task is the supervision and control on its operational area.The magnificent landscape is characterized by diversified and unique
natural scenery of the uncontrolled countryside. TheCsanadi and Bekesi plateaus that stretch between the rivers Koros and Maros.


ON WATER... UNDER THE GROUND
BNT

BULGARIA/2005/18min
Category: TV Programmes
Written by: Dimcho Petrov
Director: Elena Mashkova
Camera: Stilyan Antonov
Producer: BNT
Distributor: BNT

Annotation: Some of the biggest water caves of the country: Popova Cave Boninska, Urushka Maara and the Waterfall are situated in the Devetaki cave region. The film shows the first entering of a TV camera in one of them and it is also about another nature’s object – the Waterfall around the
village of Krushina, Lovech region.


OPERATION “PHOENIX
EXECUTIVE AGENCY "MILITARY CLUBS AND INFORMATION" – MILITARY FILMSTUDIO
BULGARIA/2005/30min
Category: Documentary
Written by: Col. Spiridon Spiridonov
Director: Lyudmil Kolev
Camera: Chavdar Krastev, Plamen Chervenkov, Anguel Dimitrov

Music: Lyudmil Kolev
Producer: EA"MCI" - Military Filmstudio

Annotation: July and August 2005 was terrifying for a part of Bulgarian population. Thousands of people lost their homes because of the floods. Bridges, roads and cities like Elin Pelin was destroyed and big part of crops was lost. The only hope for these people was the armed intervention form the Bulgarian army. The saving operation was called “
Phoenix”.
 
OTHER PEOPLE: GORILLAS & PIGMIES
TVE
SPAIN/2006/53min
Category: Documentary
Written by: Luis Pancorbo
Director: Luis Pancorbo

Camera: Maxi Gonzalez
Music: Bersen Valdecantos
Producer: Rosario Gonsalez
Distributor: TVE

Annotation: Other People is a series which sets out in theory to criticize ethnic criteria which hold some people and their cultures to be superior to the rest. The series is in favor of a cultural relativism. It may be classed as a documentary series about ideas, but in addition it seeks out and captures visual images. They are unusual images, even those of familiar subjects, because this program tries to turn hackneyed opinions inside out, not allowing these to be used to explain complex facts of other societies.The series shows the different people of the world in all their attractive variety, from the wrongly-called primitives (African tribes, the Indians from the Amazon), to supposedly well known European people, such as the English and the Italians.In this program, Luis PANCORBO and his team are in Bwindi Park (Uganda) to study the Batwa Tribe (pigmies) and the surviving gorillas in that area.


OZONE LAYER CRISIS

PRINA CONSULTING

BULGARIA/2007/1’45min

Category: Video spots

Written by: Climent Mindjov

Director: Ivan Kozhuharov

Producer: REC Hungary

Annotation: A spot about main problems connected with the Ozone layer crisis

 

THE PANDA AND HIS FRIENDS
RAI - RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA
ITALY/2006/58min
Category: TV Programmes
Written by: Daniele Valemtini, Marco Varvello, Stefano Barbicinti
Camera: Stefano Belardini, Enrico Bellano, Franco Ceccarelli
Producer: Rai - Speciali Tg1
Distributor: Rai Trade

Annotation: Scientists say the Earth is facing its sixth extinction. The first one brought about directly by the
Man. Our planet becomes poorer and poorer every day: according to the U.N. data, up to 16.119 animal and vegetable species are disappearing, 65 only survive in captivity and almost 800 species are taken as extinct…How can we try and stop this true environmental disaster? Speciale TG1 “The panda and his brothers” deals with the topic.At stake are climate changes, destruction of the habitat , deforestation, pollution, poaching and the illegal trade of rare species all threatening large mammals like rhinoceros, elephants and hippopotamus, as well as animals that have become the symbol of their regions, like the tiger, the mountain gorilla, the koala, the desert gazelle, down to the smallest insects and, in the deepest seas, to sharks, whales, dolphins and turtles also at risk of extinction.
 
PECULIARITY OF BULGARIAN GARBAGE
M-SAT
BULGARIA/2007/25min
Category: Documentary
Written by: Vesselin Vakov
Director: Yancho Yanchev
Camera: Vesselin Vakov, Krassi L. Borissov
Producer: M-SAT
Distributor: M-SAT

Annotation: This film is for people that always complain of the dirtiness, of the lack of garbage bins and at the same time they throw away garbage everywhere.



PIT WATER
MTV HUNGARIAN TELEVISION CO. LTD.
HUNGARY
/2005/6'06min
Category:
Video spots
Written by: P
eter Lepedus
Camera: P
eter Lepedus
Distributor: MTV Hungarian Television Co. Ltd.

Annotation: Beside the number of unemployment people in the declining mine industry in Romania there are also ticking ecology bombs survived the change of the system. Namely shafts and slurry-reservoirs that were closed up incorrectly. They represent a serious danger to the environment. One of their examples is the Hanes mine in Alba County, where there has been hundreds of thousands cubic metre of acidic water accumulated since the time the mine was closed up. Authorities have just started to recognise the danger recently
.

 

POISONOUS WASTE IN TRANSCARPATHIA
MTV HUNGARIAN TELEVISION CO. LTD.
HUNGARY
/2006/5min
Category:
Video spots
Written by: G
eza Kovacs
Camera: Tam
as Vass
Distributor: MTV Hungarian Television Co. Ltd.

Annotation: Tit was still not possible to get rid of the unduly accumulated and unused polluters in the post-countries of former Soviet Union. These substances are scattered all over in Transcarpathia in tons, what’s more, without any supervision or guarding. They have become abandoned by now. The same happened to the poisonous material called Remix.
 

PYRAMIDS IN BOSNIA
MTV HUNGARIAN TELEVISION CO. LTD.
HUNGARY
/2006/5'10min
Category:
Video spots
Written by: Timea Martin
Camera: L
aszlo Szita
Producer: L
aszlo Zakarias
Distributor: MTV Hungarian Television Co. Ltd.

Annotation: There is a research going on in Bosnia. Bosnian-American businessman Semir Osmanagic considers that he found traces of an ancient civilisation near Sarajevo. Although the archaeologists received the announcement with doubts las October, Osmanagic is convinced that the hills surround the town of Visoko, contain not even one, but at least five pyramid-type buildings.
 
RATTENBER - THE DARK TOWN
MTV HUNGARIAN TELEVISION CO. LTD.
HUNGARY
/2005/4min
Category:
Video spots
Written by: Barbara Pehi
Camera: Istv
an Bartos
Distributor: MTV Hungarian Television Co. Ltd.

Annotation: It is a unique method that a lighting company proposed for an Austrian village in order to subdue darkness. Rattenberg town that is hidden between the high mountains of Tyrol does not receive any direct light during the winter. Part of the population has already left the town, there are several abandoned houses found here, and people suffer from the short of sunshine during the winter. Being tired of the situation the mayor ordered a company to make sunshine return in the settlement. The company intends to enlighten the Tyrolean settlement using large mirrors by which they would direct natural light to the town.


 

RETURN

BELARUSIAN TV AND RADIO CO. (BTRC)

BELARUS/2005/26min

Category: Documentary/Scientific

Written by: Olga Gonchar

Director: Alexander Bondarev

Camera: Albert Ermakov

Producer: Tatyana Bakunovich

Distributor: BTRC

Annotation: Deserted villages and their lonely old people… The authors of the video film talk about the problem of social ecology and offer possible ways of solving this problem.

 

THE ROCKY MONASTERIES IN BULGARIA
BNT
BULGARIA/2005/34min
Category: Travel and Heritage
Written by: Dimcho Petrov
Director: Elena Mashkova
Camera: Stilyan Antonov
Producer: BNT
Distributor: BNT

Annotation: The Rocky Monasteries – these unique cult monuments, situated in
Bulgaria, are one of the most remarkable historical objects on our territory. Mysterious and miraculous, they are among the few evidence of our medieval history which have survived; a colourful memory of the spirit of our ancient past.The third film from the sequence is dedicated to the rocky churches and chapels in the region of Svilengrad – where it is considered that Grigorii Palama has created Hesychasm. The audience will see some more rocky churches and monasteries dating back from X - XIII century, situated nearby Nikopol, the unique mural paintings in the preserved chapel in village Karlukovo and in the nearby rocky churches, the rocky monastery in the region of Albotin nearby Vidin and the still active church – in village Razboishte, on the Nishava River and a chapel – in the town of Tran, the unique fortress in village Matochina, Svilengrad Region, where after the Battle of Odrin King Kalolayn sent the captured emperor Balduin Flandarski into exile.
 
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
TVE
SPAIN/2006/30min
Category: Travel and Heritage
Written by: Nel Escudero
Director: Nel Escudero / Juan Francisco Rodriguez
Camera: Angel Ocana
Music: Juan Bardem
Producer: Juan Francisco Rodriguez
Distributor: TVE

Annotation: Santiago de Compostela, city of stonecutters, city of granite, city that weighs. Weight by its history, its tradition and by its political importance like capital of the Galician autonomy. Compostelana city, in a frame that goes of the Romanesque one to the baroque one, homogeneizado by the granite stone. But also city of new and interesting architecture, glad, full city of students where rap is alternated and muneira, resurrection of the new gastronomy next to the quality of the traditional kitchen. A city in which it is possible to take a walk by the covers of the cathedral, to see the cemetery of Santo Domingo de Bonaval turned public park, to be astonished more of the inclined church of Spain: Santa Maria of the Sar, to show itself to the commercial center Fontinas, in which directly the halls and dormitories of the houses open their windows to the commercial gallery.


THE SCENT OF PEQUI FRUIT
DOCUMENTARY EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
BRAZIL/2006/36min
Category: Documentary

Directors: Takuma and Marika Kuikuro
Camera: Takuma, Marika, Amuneri, Asusu, Jairao and Maluki
Producer: Video in the Villages
Distributor: Documentary Educational Resources

Annotation: As the dry season comes to an end, it’s the time of celebration and merriment in the Alto Xingu. The smell of the damp earth is mixed with the sweet perfume of pequi. But it has not always been like that: if it had not been for a death, the pequi would possibly not exist. Linking the past to the present, Kuikuro filmmakers tell a tale of dangers and pleasures, of sex and betrayal, where men and women, hummingbirds and alligators build a shared world.
Awards: Honourable Mention, III MoVA Caparao,
Espirito Santo, Brazil, July 2006
Manuel Diegues Jr Award, 10th International Ethnographic Film Festival,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2006


SNAKES IN PARADISE
MPM ITALY
ITALY
&GERMANY/2004-2005/28min

Category: Documentary
Written by: Claudia Pelz
Director: Claudia Pelz
Camera: Michael Schumacher, Claudia Pelz
Music: Ruben Scheffler

Producer: Claudia Pelz
Distributor: Studio Hamburg Distribution & Marketing GmbH

Annotation: An eerie silence hangs over the forests of Guam. Of the twelve native species of bird which once populated the forests of the
southernmost Mariana Island, only three remain.The culprit is the Brown Tree Snake. This snake was inadvertently transported onto the Pacific island fifty years ago by American troops
.Although the Brown Tree Snake spread rapidly and unhindered over the entire island and American military personnel had become aware of its presence by the mid-fifties, the real extent of the problem was only recognised forty years later. By then it was too late to prevent an ecological disaster.Today Guam is the island with the highest density of snakes in the world.
 
S.O.S. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT BRAZIL
RAI
ITALY/2007/30min
Category: Documentary

Written by: Daniela Melandri - Gianni Terenzi
Director: Massimo Latini
Producer: RAI Educational - Ministero dell'Ambiente
Distributor: EnergiaDa

Annotation: Sustainable development and energy conservation around the world: this is the theme of this series of monographies. In
Brazil, Curitiba is the greenest town in the world, with 2 square metres per each person, a model town for development and respect of environment, a laboratory where bio-architecture and sustainable city planning. From the chaotic and complex Rio de Janeiro with new sustainable projects to an amazing journey through the Amazon to discover the critical situation of deforestation.
 
SPELLBOUND MIRES

BELARUSSIAN VIDEOCENTER

BELARUS/2006/26min

Category: Scientific

Written by: Igor Byshnev

Director: Igor Byshnev

Camera: Pavel Zoubritskij

Music: Vladimir Sivitskij

Producer: Belarussian Videocenter

Annotation: The mire is a whole different world. It is a wetland forest, quag-mire, remnants of the rettle lake. These are tree islands and windows of swampy water. These are sepres and hundreds of amazing animals and plants.

 

THE SQUID DADDY'S LABOR ROOM
PUBLIC TELEVISION
SERVICE, TAIWAN
TAIWAN/2006/52min
Category: Documentary
Director: Ke Chin-yuan
Camera: Ke Chin-yuan, Kuo Tao-jen
Music: Chen Chien-nien, Kuo Tao-jen
Producer: Ke Chin-yuan

Annotation:
Taiwan is located at the western border of the Pacific Ocean. Despite being surrounded by water, residents on the island lived almost land-locked lives due to the then-prevailing political climate. After the lifting of martial law and massive changes in social structure, Taiwan residents returned to the sea only to find the marine environment afflicted. "The Squid Daddy's Labor Room" is a documentary film that depicts the moving story of people returning to the ocean, discovering the issues, engaging in introspection, and taking actions to make amends. A marine conservation team led by conservationist Kuo Tao-jen has built the first-ever breeding ground for oval squids in the Northeast Coast of Taiwan, one that integrates marine life restoration, research, education, tourism, and industry values. Yet the society-at-large are mostly unaware of the sacrifices, frustrations, and conflicts encountered by Kuo and his team during the process. As the fishermen celebrate their abundant catch, the technology and concept behind the breeding ground, as well as the story of this group of simpleton-volunteers, are also being recorded.
Awards: Competition Finalists (GFFIS)
Honorable Mention for Music/Sound (IWFF)

 

A STATE WITHIN THE STATE?
BTV
BULGARIA
/2006/25min
Category:
Documentary
Written by: Dessislava Stoyanova
Director: Dessislava Stoyanova
Camera: Valentin Nikolov
Producer: Gena Trajkova

Annotation: The documentary reveals the actions of a businessman who has illegally constructed 13 buildings on the shore of Jovkovtsi reservoir and has put dozens of barriers in the Bulgarian region of Elena, thus fencing in about 75 kilometers of woods.The film also tells the stories of local people who claim that they have been terrorized for years by the businessman and his security guards and that Elena has turned into "a state within the state", where only the law of the force rules.

 

STOP TO THE CLIMATE CHANGES
PRIRODA NA ZAEM (NATURE ON LOAN)
BULGARIA/2007/4min
Category: Video spots
Written by: Ivan Kozhuharov, Hristina Petrova
Director: Hristina Petrova
Music: Hummel, performed by Petar Hristov


THE STORY OF ONE PLANE TREE
SLOVAKIA
/2006/19min
Category:
Documentary
Written by: Sadlo
nova Jana
Director: Sadlo
nova Jana, Ruppeldt Vladimir jr.
Camera: Ruppeldt Vladim
ir jr.
Music: Tono Popovi
c, Marian Varga
Producer: Sadlo
nova Jana
Distributor: Sadlo
nova Jana
Annotation: A more then 100 years old Plane tree from Bratislava river bank narrates its sad but true story in an emotional documentary. It is a film about disappearing greenery in the capital city of Slovakia.
Awards: Prize of the Association of towns and communities of Slovakia
.

 

TEPUY
K2 STUDIO, S.R.O.
SLOVAKIA
/2006/70min
Category: Documentary
Written by: Pavol Barab
as
Director: Pavol Barab
as
Camera: Pavol Barab
as
Music: Michal Novinski
Producer: K2 studio, s. r. o.
Distributor: SPI Slovakia

Annotation: Deep, in the middle of the Orinduik rainforest, enormous sandstone massifs suddenly emerge skywards. The mythical Lost World - the table mountains of the Guyana Highlands. Thanks to its almost absolute inaccessibility, prehistoric forms of life have been preserved here that, as endemic species, have survived for million of years. In 2005, a large helicopter props itself upon one of the cliffs of the massive Chimant
a Table mountain. Several strong men jump out of it, brought together by their adventurous souls, the stubborn will of

the explorer, and an anxiety to penetrate into depths that nobody has ever tried before. Together, they travel to the insides of a satanic mountain, to discover hidden natural phenomena, and to fight back the darkness, damp and difficult terrain, as well as themselves.
Awards: H
onorable Mention - MFHF, Poprad, SR, 2006
Public Prize - MFHF, Poprad, SR, 2006


THE TIGER AND THE MONK
ORF-NHU
AUSTRIA/2006/51min
Category: Documentary
Written by: Harald Pokieser
Director: Harald Pokieser
Camera: Harald Mittermueller
Music: Andy Baum, Stefan Maas
Producer: Harald Pokieser

Executive Producer: Dr. Walter Koehler (Head of NHU, ORF)
Distributor: ORF-Sales: http.//tv.orf.at/tv.sales

Annotation: Wat Pa Luangta Bua is a monastery of meditation, situated far away from any civilization, about 200 kilometers west of
Bangkok, and here, silence, peace and harmony reign. Every afternoon, a daily ritual is observed - nonchalant Buddhist monks take their ten 3-5 year old tigers out on a leash for a walk through the bordering region of Burma. They dote upon their tigers, feed them and celebrate them as their most sacred animal. There are few monks living in the monastery of Wat Pa Luangta Bua. Each monk takes care of one tiger and the number of tigers increased to ten since two orphaned tiger cubs took refuge in this isolated temple in 1998. The temple of the monks in the forest of Sai Yok was declared a tiger reserve area by the Thai government. This documentary portrays the harmonious relationship between predators and humans without disregarding the monk’s maxim that “a tiger will always be a tiger, even if it feeds from the hand. It will always be a wild animal.”

 

TRANSCARPATHIAN RIVER-DRIVERS
MTV HUNGARIAN TELEVISION CO. LTD.
HUNGARY
/2006/5min
Category:
Video spots
Written by: G
eza Kovacs
Camera: Tam
as Vass
Distributor: MTV Hungarian Television Co. Ltd.

Annotation: Mountaineer population of Transcarpathia have been living in accordance with the forests that ensured the source of living for them. They have been preserving, caring and exploiting them. Obviously, they did it rationally. However, the great heritage was spoiled within a decade at the end of last century. In the hope of the great profit most of the backwoods was eradicated. The Nature paid of a grudge. The last intact drift-canal of Europe became the victim the flood.

TRYAVNA
BNT
BULGARIA/2006/4min
Category: Video spots
Written by: Penka Shopova
Director: Penka Shopova
Camera: Plamen Solovei
Producer: BNT
Distributor: BNT

Annotation: Time has not stopped in this town in
Stara Planina Mountain. The clock still counts the moments of the eternity and for eternity. Only the two suns, created by the hands of two masters 200 years ago in the Daskalov’s house are not an instant.
 

TSUNAMI
DANNY VAN BELLE
BELGIUM/2005/10min
Category: TV Programmes
Written by: Danny Van Belle
Director: Danny Van Belle
Camera: Sony pc10
Music: Eric Bettens
Producer: Danny Van Belle
Distributor: Green force
Belgium
Annotation: A powerful tsunami struck
Thailand on 26th of December 2004. What happened to the coral reefs?
Awards: 1st prize Eastern Mediterranean Underwater Photo & film festival 2006


WELCOME IN BULGARIA
EXECUTIVE AGENCY "MILITARY CLUBS AND INFORMATION" – MILITARY FILMSTUDIO
BULGARIA/2007/22min
Category: Video spots
Written by: Zlatko Alexandrov
Director: Zlatko AlexandrovCamera: Anguel Dimitrov
Music: Mariana Valkanova
Producer: EA"MCI" - Military Filmstudio

Annotation: Advertising film for the walk of foreign tourists in the most beautiful areas and sights in Bulgaria – Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Nessebar, Sozopol, The Rila Monastery, etc.
 

WHAT WILL THE MOUNTAIN HARE DO WHEN THERE IS NO MORE SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS?
BAVARIAN BROADCAST
GERMANY/2006/25min
Category: Scientific
Written by: Angelika Sigl
Director: Angelika Sigl
Camera: Klaus Axthammer
Music: Ulrich Fischer, Harald Reitinger
Producer: Andreas M. Reinhard

Annotation: Felix is in the wintery
Alps. He wonders what is likely to happen to all the animals that change into a white fur coat or plumage every winter. Climate researches have proclaimed future winters without snow and ice. Felix transfers himself to the not-all-too-distant future - to the year 2050 when our winters are a few degrees warmer and shorter.

WILD
MONGOLIA
ORF-NHU
AUSTRIA/2006/50min
Category: Documentary
Written by: Heinz Leger, Klaus Feichtenberger
Director: Heinz Leger
Camera: Josef Neuper, Klaus Achter
Music: Erwin Kiennast, Khukh Mongol
Producers: Heinz Leger, Heinrich Mayer

Executive Producer: Dr. Walter Koehler
Distributor: ORF-Program Sales: http://tv.orf.at/tv.sales

Annotation: One of the most stunning, untouched landscapes on Earth is found in the heartland of
Asia: stretching from the impenetrable forests of Siberia in the North to the Chinese wall in the South and touching the horizon in the distance. And here, a huge variety of rare animal species are found under its deep blue sky. The Southwest of Mongolia is home to the Mongolian Wild Horse, the ancestor of our domestic horse. As well as the Mongolian wild horse, Asiatic wild donkeys live on this barren, arid steppes.In the interior of the Gobi desert, wild camels wander from oasis to oasis. Minus 40 degrees Celsius in freezing cold winter nights or + 40 degrees on hot July days, these animals have adapted perfectly to the harsh circumstances. “Wild Mongolia”, is a unique revelation of untouched nature and its amazing landscape in the heart of Asia.
Awards: IWFF (selected as finalist)
GFFIS Seoul (selected)

WOLFWATCHING
ECOFILM SOCIETY
HUNGARY/2005/52min
Category: Scientific
Written by: David Attila Molnar
Director: David Attila Molnar
Camera: David Attila Molnar and Zsolt Toth Marcell
Music: Szabolcs Molnar, Szabolcs Kovi, Laszlo Des
Producer: Tibor Dombovari
Distributor: ECOFilm Society

Annotation: Wolfwatching tells the story of a unique experiment in which wolves were brought up by humans. The extensive research project - coordinated by the Ethology Department of Eotvos University - led to surprising results. See Man's best friend and it is wild counterpart from a unique point of view.
Awards: Best film of the 3rd International Scientific Film Festival
Nominated (Hungarian Film Week)

WOODEN CHURCHES IN MARAMAROS
MTV HUNGARIAN TELEVISION CO. LTD.
HUNGARY
/2006/7min

Category: Documentary
Written by: P
eter Lepedus
Camera: Farkas Filep
Distributor: MTV Hungarian Television Co. Ltd.

Annotation: Although it is the cyan pollution in the Tisza River that comes to our mind of Maramure
s County, this is one of the most beautiful parts of Romania. Beside scenery, the area has an amazing architectural heritage. It is not widely known that one of the oldest wooden churches of the world can be seen here, together with the highest church tower made of oak wood. Although there have been eight cultic buildings of Maramures; enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage, the fate of the precious churches has not been arranged so far.

THE WORLD OF CRUSTACEANS
DANNY VAN BELLE
BELGIUM/2006/20min
Category: Documentary
Written by: Danny Van Belle
Director: Danny Van Belle
Camera: Danny van Belle
Music: Eric Bettens
Producer: Danny Van Belle

Annotation: Sometimes we call them the insects of the underwater world. Crustaceans are one of the most fascinating lifeforms to be found.
Awards: Bronze palm at the world festival for underwater images - Antibes - France 2006; 1st place – Strasbourg, France 2006; Silver starfish – Duesseldorf, Germany 2007; Jury Award - High Tatras - Slovakia 2006

YOUR FUR COAT WAS ONCE ALIVE
RTS-SERBIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
REPUBLIC OF SERBIA/2005/30min
Category: TV Programmes
Written by: Aleksandra Bozovic

Camera: Slobodan Ratkovic
Producer: RTS-Serbian Broadcasting Corporation
Distributor: RTS-Serbian Broadcasting Corporation

Annotation: The program “Your fur coat was once alive" speaks about what we do to animals in the name of fashion trends and how cruel can the run after money be towards other living creatures, who are helpless and deprived. For many people the fur coat is a matter of a prestige. Other thinks that only ignorant people who are not aware of the ecological issues wear fur. There is a huge difference between those who kill furry animals only to survive in cold areas, and those who hunt and kill furry animals for money. In this program you will not hear some radical or selective opinions, but a suggestive approach on how to make a better society by treating other living creatures in more humane way. Many furry animal breeders, hunters, furriers, veterinarians, biologists, animal right activists and many other well know persons such as Branka Pujic, Biljana Krstic, Vuk Bojovic and others, took part in this program.
 
THE ZARNESTI BEAR RESERVATION
MTV HUNGARIAN TELEVISION CO. LTD.
HUNGARY
/2005/5min
Category:
Video spots
Written by: Attila Szab
o
Camera: Szabolcs Fazekas
Producer: Attila Sz
asz Mihalyko
Distributor: MTV Hungarian Television Co. Ltd.

Annotation: R
acadau district of Brasov has been visited every night by bears that live in the nearby forest. The unexpected guests have been attracted by the garbage cans. Since the phenomenon has been going on for decades now, the beasts have accustomed to the vicinity of humans, and therefore, local inhabitants cannot feel safe around their homes. It has already happened several times that bears attacked passers-by, who had provoked them. In spite of all the attempts that failed in keeping the bears away, there is a new possibility that offers a humane solution.
 
EXPEDITION M 66 - ON A RESEARCH VESSEL IN THE PACIFIC
DEUTSCHE WELLE TV (DW-TV)

GERMANY/2006/3X26min

Category: Documentary

Written by: Joerg Seibold

Director: Joerg Seibold

Camera: Hans-Juergen Kassube

Producer: DW-TV

Distributor: DW-TV

Annotation: The German research vessel METEOR recently completed a geological expedition off the coast of Central America. The expedition’s main goal was to investigate fault lines where movement occurs between the Earth's tectonic plates. It is hoped the results will provide a greater understanding of the processes, which lead to earthquakes, Tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. This three-part series not only takes us to the ocean's unexplored depths, but also reveals the daily workings of a research vessel.
In part one, a deep-sea robot dives to depths of 200min search of gas discharges, bacterial mats and sediment samples. In episode two, after the mission’s deep-sea robot has completed its last dive, the ship heads for the
port of Caldera. The exhausted researchers with their samples in hand, are replaced by a new team equipped with a high-tech deep-sea drill.In the final episode of the series, the Scottish team put their deep-sea drilling equipment into action. The geologists nervously wait for the first samples to come to the surface, when suddenly computer failure strikes.
Festivals: Techfilm 2007,
Prague

 

THE MAGIC OF STRANDZHA MOUNTAIN

ART WINNER

BULGARIA/2004/25min

Category: Travel and Heritage

Written by: Biliana Traianova

Director: Aleko Jeliazkov

Camera: Hristo Bozadjiev

Music: Rumen Boyadjiev - son

Producer: Biliana Traianova

Distributor: Art Winner

Annotation: Strandzha Mountain is full of mysteries. Its preserved nature reveals to the visitor a unique collection of rare plants and animals. The population of Malko Tarnovo town and other villages in the mountain is small but hospitable and is always ready to feed the tourist and give him a shelter. There are ancient traditions and rituals such as Eniovden and "Nestinarka" fire dancing kept alive and shown in the film.


THE VALLEY OF VULTURES AND THE PHOENIX FLOWER

REGIONS FOR EUROPEAN ENLARGEMENT FOUNDATION
BULGARIA/2006/23min

Category: Scientific

Written by: Stoyan Jotov, Borislav Borisov

Director: Maria Vassileva, Stoyan Jotov

Camera: Ivan Kohsuharov, Panayot Danchev
Producer:
Krumovgrad Municipality, Regions for European Enlargement Foundation
Distributor:
Krumovgrad Municipality

Annotation: The film represents the natural and biological diversity of one of the most beautiful but still not very popular regions in Bulgaria - the situated in Eastern Rodhopy "Varchi doll" reserve. The viewers will look at the eyes of the mountain - the abrasive wells and will become acquainted with the small Phoenix-flower. But the most trilling is the meeting with the inhabitants of the valley - the vultures. The valley is one of the three habitats of the vultures in Europe.
Festivals: On the East coast of
Europe, Veliko Turnovo, 2007