2012

2012

10 COLLECTED MISDEEDS:
DOMESTICATING NATURE, PEOPLE HAVE GONE WILD
Green Initiative of Vojvodina
Serbia/2012/11 min.
Category: Video Spots
Script: Mirjana Kolundzic
Director: Ruza Helac
Camera: Mirjana Kolundzic, Stanislav Kralj, Jovana Vojinovic
Music: Studio Boomerang
Producer: Andor Luhovic
Distributor: Green Initiative of Vojvodina
The production is produced for Online Recycling Contest. Frames have taken place through 2011 and 2012 in ten locations in Serbia, where pictures speak louder than words. Prizes: 1st award - Online Recycling Contest for Video Materials, organised by the European Movement in Serbia (EMinS).

A TREE CAN ONLY BEAR ONE BIRD'S NEST
BUREAU FOR EXTERNAL CULTURAL RELATIONS, MINISTRY OF CULTURE, P. R. CHINA
China/2010/30 min.
Category: Tourist films and productions about the protection of cultural heritage
Director: Li Chun, Bai Chuan, Zhou Yang
Camera: Li Chun, Bai Chuan, Yu Hang
Producer: Guizhou Television, China
Zhanli is an ancient Dong nationality village in Miao and Dong Nationalities Prefecture in southeast of Guizhou Province. Local villagers follow the theory of the "Proper population" that has been handed down by their ancestors. They have successfully controlled population growth through the use of a secret herb and have realized harmony between man and nature.

ALPINE MELTDOWN: JUST A FEW DEGREES MORE
ORF
Austria/2011/50 min.
Category: TV programmes dedicated to ecology and environment preservation
Script: Waltraud Paschinger
Director: Waltraud Paschinger
Camera: Franz Posch
Music: Erwin Kiennast
Producer: ORF/NHU
Distributor: ORF(Austrian Broadcasting Corp.)
Global warming of 5 degrees Celsius - for the Alps, this is not a nightmare scenario but a forecast that will become reality within the 21st century. Entire regions that are covered by glaciers today will turn into grassland, wooded areas decline to dry bush. The last comparable event occurred about 15,000 years ago, concluding the most recent Ice Age. That rise in temperature took place over a period of 5,000 years. This time, it's going to happen in the Alps within about 100 years instead! The consequences are sweeping: biologists expect that in Central Europe, one out of every four bird species will die out. But "Five Degrees Plus" also shows how warmer temperatures will attract new species from the south, like the praying mantis or the sand viper.
Prizes: Deauville Green Awards 2012, Paris, France; Silver Award 2012 Category Climate Change - World Media Festival, Hamburg, Germany; Intermedia-Globe GOLD Documentaries: Global Issues World Media Festival, Hamburg 2012, Germany; Additional Award - Global Awareness Award.

BASKING SHARKS: GENTLE GIANTS
FLOWMOTION FILM
Germany/2010/43 min.
Category: Documentaries/Scientific and Educational films
Script: Florian Guthknecht
Director: Florian Guthknecht
Camera: Raimund Lesk;
James Leonard; Christian Lott
Music: Sebastian Pobot
Producer: Florian Guthknecht
Distributor: Telepool GmbH
Their appearance is so horrific that they were still considered in the last century as sea monsters. However the up to twelve-meter-long basking sharks are peaceful plankton eaters and near to extinction. Only 8000 - so estimated, swim as restless vagabonds through the oceans. Nobody knows where and when they appear! The film accompanies the biologists Jackie and Graham Hall to the last places where the giants could still be found. Their research is a journey from the water surface to the the abyss on a very special place: The Isle of Mann. The restless scientist's couple wants to find out, when and where the giants move on their feed search and where they mate. Only if these secrets are disclosed they can be protected. In addition Jackie and Graham the up to 8-tonnes-giants want to attach a satellite tags. A plan which has succeeded only a few times. But the sharks disappeared for weeks and all Islanders trying to help the researchers.
Prizes: Enviromental Award, Underwater Film Festival, Belgrade.

BIKE MOVIE
ENERGY AGENCY OF PLOVDIV
Bulgaria/2011/5 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Anton Vulkov
Director: Anton Vulkov
Camera: Alexander Aleksiev
Music: Vopli Vidoplyasova
Producer: Energy Agency of Plovdiv
Distributor: Energy Agency of Plovdiv
Video promoting sustainable transport modes.

BLACK AND WHITE WORLD OF GREEN FRUSKA GORA
GREEN INITIATIVE OF VOJVODINA
Serbia/2011/39 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Tijana Panic, Jovana Vojinovic, Mirjana Kolundzic
Director: Ruza Helac
Camera: Stanislav Kralj, Mirjana Kolundzic
Music:Studio Boomerang
Producer: Andor Luhovic, Mirjana Kolundizc
Distributor: Green Initiative of Vojvodina
The aim of this film is to contribute to a more rapid solution of environmental problems in the territory of Fruska Gora, making these problems visible by preparing and broadcasting TV documentary on the local TV stations. This is to encourage people to activate and get engaged when it comes to environmental protection issues on the local level. The target groups are citizens, general public, NGOs, institutions, decision makers, polluters, potential polluters as well as the media. Mapping and showing layout of Fruska Gora streams in the TV documentary will bring closer this hidden world of the mountain to the public.

BLACK-FACED SPOONBILL
BUREAU FOR EXTERNAL CULTURAL RELATIONS,
MINISTRY OF CULTURE, P. R. CHINA
China/2010/30 min.
Category: Scientific and Educational films
Script: Zhang Wei He Longqiao
Director: Zhang Disheng
Camera: Zhang Disheng Zhou Yi
Music: Qi Xiaoyuan
Producer: Beijing Scientific Education Film Studio
Information from over wintering regions such as Taiwan, Hong Kong and others shows that there are only 700-odd black-faced spoonbills surviving on the earth. However, the bird was a common species 70 years ago. How could it be possible for the black-faced spoonbill to unexpectedly be on the brink of extinction in the past 20 to 30 years? How do they usually reproduce? What are the similarities and differences in the living habits between the black-faced spoonbill and other birds? Is its spoon-shaped mouth one of the reasons for the endangerment? What can humankind do to rescue the unfortunate bird? Heavy-hearted Chinese experts now gather at Xingrentuo Island, the only breeding place for black-faced spoonbills in China, to seek solutions to numerous mysteries about the bird.
Prizes: The Best Scientific and Educational Documentary, 13th China Golden Cock and Hundred Flower Award Film Festival.

BLUE SHEEP
BLUE SHEEP FILMS
Spain/2011/28 min.
Category: Documentaries/Scientific and Educational films
Script: Noel Galvez
Director: Noel Galvez
Camera: Luis Angel Perez
Producer: Blue Sheep Films
Distributor: Promofest
A magical story between a documentary and a fictional plot that take us to Villa mayor de Campos in Zamora, Spain where many neighbours are affected by cancer, caused by an energy tower.

BOLEK MAJERIK: THE WHITE WOLF
TVR IASI
Romania/2011/28 min.
Category: TV films and productions about the protection of cultural heritage
Script: Andreea Stiliuc
Director: Andreea Stiliuc
Camera: Relu Tabara
Music: Andreea Stiliuc, Dragos Brehnescu
Producer: TVR Iasi
Distributor: TVR Iasi
The film is the portrait of Bolek Majerik - the white wolf of the Carpathian Mountains. He was born in Plesa, a small village in the north of Romania, where there is a big and compact Polish community. He thinks that his double origin completes and enriches him. He does not feel an inner war. Although, sometimes in Poland he is considered Romanian and in Romania he is considered Polish but it does not bother him. He enjoys this real alchemy that helps him to be a better artist.
Prizes: Second prize, My Native Land, International Festival in Ujgorod, Ukraine.

COLD TRACES
BNT
Bulgaria/2012/48 min.
Category: Television programs dedicated to ecology and environmental preservation
Script: Nadya Obretenova
Director: Elvira Ilieva
Producer: BNT
Distributor: BNT
Cold Traces is a weekly publicistic programme for investigative journalism dealing with forgotten trials, forgotten cases, accidents and catastrophes. The programme shown on 22 July 2012 is dedicated to the industrial accident at Galabovo Thermal Electrical Power Plant near Stara Zagora in 1994. Then, a hot water reservoir burst killing 21 workers. The tragedy shook the entire country. Even to this day, no one has been found guilty for the accident. What is more, the case has been closed by prescription, thus leaving negligence and irresponsibility unpunished. The only surviving woman from the workshop of the tragedy appears in the film. Thus the audience of the BNT can learn about the tragedy from the first-person point of view. The TV shots, taken hours after the tragedy by the BNT crew, emphasise the documentary evidence, reproduced today by the Cold Traces crew. The accounts of the investigators and the prosecutors in the case add to them. In the same programme, the authors remind another event that happened more than two years ago, when a 20-year old girl from Varna died meaninglessly. Then, the unfortified grandstand fell on her and killed her on the spot. No one has been punished to date. The court has justified those accused by the prosecution for not having met the technology of the repair of the building.

CLEAN WATER
bTV dia Group
Bulgaria/2012/15 min.
Category: Television programs dedicated to ecology and environmental preservation
Script: Venelin Petkov
Director: Venelin Petkov
Camera: Boris Pintev
Music: Universal Music Publishing Library
Producer: Gena Traykova
Distributor: bTV dia Group
The Iskar River supplies Bulgaria’s capital Sofia with most of its drinking water. But before it can reach the city’s taps the clean mountain river has to filter through a large illegal dump on the outskirts of the neighboring town of Samokov. Environmentalists claim years of neglect have turned the dump into a biological and chemical hazard for everyone downstream. Tons of construction waste, asbestos, vehicle fluids and domestic animal carcasses have been deposited in an area of roughly 500 square meters. The list of illegal waste items even includes the sludge of the nearby Samokov wastewater treatment plant. Instead of taking drastic action and imposing strict sanctions and control, the local authorities simply send bulldozers to level the ground and cover the illegal waste with rocks and earth. As a result local residents and businesses continue to dump everything in the river bed – undeterred and completely free of charge. Clean Water is an alarming story of neglect, disorder and waste mismanagement, which are becoming increasingly typical of most of Bulgaria’s towns.

COME ON DAD!
ENERGY AGENCY OF PLOVDIV
Bulgaria/2012/2 min.
Category:Video spots
Script: Anton Vulkov
Director: Anton Vulkov
Camera: Alexander Aleksiev
Music: Prof. Plamen Arabov
Producer: Energy Agency of Plovdiv
Distributor: Energy Agency of Plovdiv
A children song promoting walking as the easiest way for traveling in the city.

DANUBE: EUROPE'S AMAZON
FROM THE BLACK FOREST TO THE BLACK SEA: I PART FOREST, FLOOD AND FROST: II PART
ORF
Austria/2012/50 min.
Category: Documentaries/TV programmes dedicated to ecology and environment preservation
Script: Rita&Michael Schlamberger
Director: Rita&Michael Schlamberger
Camera: Jiri Petr, Michael Schlamberger
Music: Andreas Fabianek
Producer: ORF/NHU
Distributor: ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corp.) Influenced by weather and climatic extremes, the Danube is in constant motion. Floods and "dlought determine life just as much as the seasons. They influence migration, mating and breeding, as well as Jhunting and hibernation. Wherever the Danube flows, it impacts nature and people's lives.

DOGONA
OSMOZA PRODUCTI - KARTER FILM
Belgium&Republic of Macedonia/2010/26 min.
Category: Tourist films and productions about the protection of cultural heritage
Script: Kiro Urdin Director: Kiro Urdin
Camera: Anne Wouters
Music: Venko, Vasko Serafimov
Producer: Eric Stopkooper, Guy Pieters
Distributor: Karter Film
Story about Dogons, mystical tribe from Mali, Africa.

DOWNSHIFTING: TO ESCAPE FROM THE TOP
BTV MEDIA GROUP
Bulgaria/2011/16 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Mariana Vekilska
Director: Mariana Vekilska
Camera: Valentin Nikolov
Producer: Gena Traikova
Distributor: bTV Media Group
The film is dedicated to the trend downshifting - which is gradually emerging in Bulgaria -the refusal of the success brought a busy lifestyle and back to nature. Both are stories of successful families who give up big city life - in Bulgaria and the USA respectively – and returned to the village of small houses, grow vegetables, livestock, horses and refine inherited lands and turn them into areas organic farming. People say what they gave, what they won and how they have changed thei r attitude towards the world and earth.

ECOPIA: INTELLIGENT BUILDING,
SUSTAINABLE LIVING - ECO-CITIES
DEUTSCHE WELLE
German/2012/26 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Daisy Weisbrodt, Eva Mehl
Director: Daisy Weisbrodt, Eva Mehl, Loh Kok Hong
Camera: Dirk Poetsch, Timo Monnich, Zhou Feng
Music: Jan Maihorn
Producer: Deutsche Welle
Distributor: Deutsche Welle
Hamburg's Hafen City and Tianjin's Eco-city in China were conceived as model cities for sustainable, environment-friendly building. In Northern Germany, ten new housing developments are taking shape on Europe's largest inner-city construction site, designed to create a vibrant urban atmosphere on the old Elbe River waterfront. The Tianjin Eco-city in eastern China, on the other hand, is going up on virgin land. This satellite city is seen as a test for cutting urban Chinese energy consumption.

ECOPIA: INTELLIGENT BUILDING,
SUSTAINABLE LIVING - SPORTS WORLDS
DEUTSCHE WELLE
Germany/2012/26 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Christian Vinkeloe
Director: Christian Vinkeloe
Camera: Frederick Rotkopf, Nikolaus Tarouquella
Music: Jan Maihorn
Producer: Deutsche Welle
Distributor: Deutsche Welle
The 2012 London Olympics Organizing Committee pledged to deliver "The World's First Truly Sustainable" Games. But how can monumental, expensive architecture built for a short period be sustainable? Through material and energy-saving building methods used on the Velodrome or allowing for buildings like the award-winning Olympic Aquatic Center, designed by Zaha Hadid, to be partially built back. A whole new district of Rio de Janeiro is scheduled to be completed by 2016 with the focus on infrastructure rather than building sports palaces. The world-famous Maracana Stadium is being renovated, while the world's first environmentally certified soccer arena is under construction in Manaus.

ECOPIA: INTELLIGENT BUILDING,
SUSTAINABLE LIVING - WORLDS OF KNOWEDGE
DEUTSCHE WELLE
Germany/2012/26 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Eva Richter
Director: Eva Richter
Camera: Hans-Jürgen Kassube,
Kay Andersson
Music: Jan Maihorn
Producer: Deutsche Welle
Distributor: Deutsche Welle
School buildings made of locally sourced clay in Burkino Faso with a sophisticated roof design and energy-free ventilation; a university campus halfunderground in South Korea blending into the surrounding park, and a virtual computerdesigned science laboratory in Germany researching future working environments: three projects for education and sustainability covered in a special feature report that also shows the architects at work.

ELECTRUM MOBILE
BNT
Bulgaria/2011/27 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Milen Atanassov, Bilyana Boneva
Director: Hristo Chilingirov
Camera: Nedyalko Danov
Producer: BNT
Distributor: BNT
How do electromobiles change the environment, the automobile industry and people's attitude towards the new type of transport - quiet and clean? The film illustrates the worldwide and Bulgarian dimensions of this process through the fates of several people from different generations.

ENERGY GRAB
CEE BANKWATCH NETWORK
Italy&Czech Republic&UK&France&Germany/2011/7 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Claudio Morici
Director: Stefano Buonamico
Camera: N/A
Music: Roberto Fiorucci
Producer: CEE Bankwatch Network, Campagna per la Riforma della Banca Mondiale (CRBM), Les Amis de la Terre, Urgewald Distributor: CEE Bankwatch Network, Campagna per la Riforma della Banca Mondiale (CRBM), Les Amis de la Terre, Urgewald Europe is repeating a new mantra - Energy Security. But behind this term a lot of issues stand such as where and how we get our resources. Very often by trying to maintain our energy supply, Europe gets directly or indirectly involved in the violence of human rights and support of criminal regimes. The moral - there is no good in a future built upon fossil fuels. A cleaner and fairer future is possible through energy efficiency and renewable energy.

ESPUI
SOONA FILMS
Spain/2012/60 min.
Category: Documentaries/TV programmes dedicated to ecology and environment preservation
Script: Anna Soldevila
Director: Anna Soldevila
Camera: Anna Soldevila, José Mesa
Music: Florenci Ferrer
Producer: Soona Films
Distributor: Promofest
Until the arrival of bulldozers and cranes, life was peacefully going by in Espui. A residential area with ski slopes and golf course was going to be built. The inhabitants were going to live the explosion of the housing bubble of Spain in first person. The documentary is the result of 12 years recording.

EXPEDITION BABUNA
MACEDONIAN TELEVISION
Republic of Macedonia/2012/21 min.
Category: TV programmes dedicated to ecology and environment preservation
Script: Dime Ratajkovski
Director: Dime Ratajkovski
Camera: Zdravko Petrushevski
Producer: Macedonian Television
The Babuna Expedition follows the story of a group of speleo-divers from Macedonia and Belgium in the search of new discoveries in the underground cave Babuna in Central Macedonia. The passion for speleo-diving and all the features of this risky sport through adventurous spirit of the group speleo-divers will bear great discoveries of incalculable importance to the environment. At the heart of the massif Jakupica besides underground siphons and corridors, what attracts the attention are the large amounts of unused drinking water, which can supply half of the territory of the Republic of Macedonia.

FARMER JACK
IL LUSTER PRODUCTIONS
Netherlands/2012/14 min.
Category: TV programmes dedicated to ecology and environment preservation
Script: Arjan Wilschut
Director: Arjan Wilschut
Camera: Arjan Wilschut
Music: Dick Wilschut
Producer: Michiel Snijders, Gary Timpson, Geert van Goethem, RNTV
Distributor: il Luster Productions
Jack Jansen is leading a happy farmer's life. When prices suddenly drop, he is caught in a dramatic downward spiral, having to work harder for less money. A salesman and a scientist look for a solution, but will this put an end to his troubles? Or could the cure be worse than the disease?

FROM GRAIN TO PAINTING
HRT Croatian television
Croatia/2012/75 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Branko Istvancic
Director: Branko Istvancic
Camera: Branko Cahun
Music: Pere Istvancic
Producer: HRT
Distributor: HRT
Naive female artists called straw-girls Croats in the north of today's Vojvodina are something like forgotten miracle. The name straw-girls is derived from Croatian name for straw. They use straw weaving for making beautiful and poetic description of their hard and lonely life at home which is a small oasis with a hut in immense Panonian golden plain with several trees and unavoidable well. Very common motives are small Catholic churches and Chr istian symbols. At the 1976 international exhibition of naive art in Moscow Ana Milodanovic won the gold medal with her work with straw weaving. Also, Kata Rogic had exceptional honour to present her work to Pope Paul the 6th in Vatican in 1964. From Grain to Painting explores the culture and artistic expression of the Croatian minority in Serbia. The film focuses on straw-girls, who found their medium of choice in straw, using it to create paintings, sculptures and applied art objects. The film depicts the connection between their everyday lives and artistic expression, their specific social and national position. The film protagonists are famous straw-girls Ana Milodanovic and Jozefa Skenderovic, art historian Bela Duranci, priest Andrija Kopilovic and writer Naco
Zelic. Through a series of interviews and authentic footage, the film promotes a renaissance of this craft which slowly, but definitely vanishes. One of the characters in Istvancic's film is Ivo Skrabalo, the recently deceased Croatian film critic, historian and director, who made a film on this subject in 1971, Slamarke divojke (Strawgirls), one of the best Croatian documentaries of all times. Filmmaker Branko Istvancic, the director of live-action (The Ghost in the Swamp, 2006) and award-winning documentary films (The Cormorant Scarecrow, 1998), born in Subotica, where a large part of the film takes place, devoted a lot of attention to the poetic atmosphere and visuals. A special accent was placed on the frame composition, its richness in content and meaning, authenticity of colours and visuality, as well as on the girls' paintings. The message is: Life and art are not separated; they comprise one unique life.

GAS FLARING ECO VANDALSIM BY THE OIL COMPANIES
ALTEMEIER&HORNUNG FILM PRODUCTION
Germany/2011/52 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Inge Altemeier, Steffen Weber
Director: Inge Altemeier, Steffen Weber
Camera: Reinhard Hornung, Michael Wulfes
Producer: Altemeier&Hornung Film Production for NDR/ARTE
Distributor: Global Screen GmbH, Munich
Our greed for black gold has fatal consequences: in oil producing countries like Nigeria and Russia, oil companies are systematically burning off the natural gas that is produced as a by-product when drilling for oil. They do this to save money. It is a scandal that remains largely hidden from the broader public. Companies like Shell, BP and Rosneft have for years been complicit in the current climate crisis. The production of crude oil brings huge quantities of natural gas to the surface, but instead of using this valuable commodity, the companies just burn it off. And this despite the fact that natural gas has been flagged as one of the energy sources of the future and our fossil fuels are in ever shorter supply. The scope of this wastage is enormous: gas flaring, as it is called, burns through one third of Europe's total natural gas demand every year. These results in 400 million tons of greenhouse gases, corresponding to the CO2 emissions of all the cars in Germany, France and Great Britain combined. For the oil companies it is purely a matter of getting to the black gold faster. In Nigeria, it is the people who suffer most from the effects of gas flaring. There are many villages located right next to one of the gigantic flaring stations in the Niger Delta. The people here are breathing in these poisonous gases, developing asthma and related illnesses and even cancer. Their crops are contaminated as a result of the heavy metals and the acid rain. But gas flaring is not restricted to Africa. Russia, Europe's most important oil supplier, is the world champion of wasting natural gas. It means that the European states which import from Russia are also contributing indirectly to the climate crisis. There is a simple solution: in Ecuador a state-run oil company is showing how it is possible to put this natural gas to use as an energy source and protect the climate at the same time.
Prizes: Nominated for Grimme Award 2012.

GMO
BTV MEDIA GROUP
Bulgaria/2010/16 min.
Category: TV programmes dedicated to ecology and environment preservation
Script: Maria Slavkova
Director: Maria Slavkova
Camera: Valentin Nikolov
Producer: Gena Traikova
Distributor: bTV Media Group
The film GMO aims at investigating the secrets of the gene engineering. Also it presents the cause-effect of investing in its development and application. The film also shows both sides of the debate and all the advantages and disadvantages from the prospective of a mother of two boys.

GREEN CODE TEAM
GOLPI STUDIO
Bulgaria/2012/14 min.
Category: Video spots
Script: Hristina Petrova
Director: Hristina Petrova
Camera: Hristina Petrova
Music: Dimitur Dimitrov
Producer: Golpi Studio
Three children are confronted with environmental pollution on the beach during their summer vacation and they decide to take matters into their own hands, overcoming difficulties and internal contradictions.
Prizes: Save and Preserve International Environmental Television Festival 2012, Russia.

GREEN PATROL IN ACTION
GREEN INITIATIVE OF VOJVODINA
Serbia/2010/1 min.
Category: Video spots
Script: Jovana Vojinovic, Mirjana Kolundzic
Director: Ruza Helac
Camera: Mirjana Kolundzic, Stanislav Kralj
Music: Studio Boomerang
Producer: Andor Luhovic
Distributor: Green Initiative of Vojvodina
Promo spot for documentary TV series "Green Patrol in Action".

GUARDIANS OF THE RAIN FOREST
DEUTSCHE WELLE
Germany/ 2011/26 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Frauke Sandig
Director: Frauke Sandig
Camera: Eric Black
Producer: Dr. Arno Hefner,
Deutsche Welle
Distributor: Deutsche Welle
The Munich publisher Mascha Kauka has joined the effort to save the world's largest woodland eco-system with a unique project. Enlisting the aid of two indigenous tribes, she is having an international academy built in the depths of Ecuador's rain forest. It will be a place where students from German colleges and universities can do field research work, whilst Indios can receive training and learn how to earn money from science tourism. This concept makes the indigenous peoples the guardians of their own forests - a radical alternative to the pressure they often experience to sell them off to oil and logging operations.

HAKKA EARTH BUILDING COMPLEX ILLUSIONS
BUREAU FOR EXTERNAL CULTURAL RELATIONS,
MINISTRY OF CULTURE, P. R. CHINA
China/2010/30 min.
Category: Tourist films and productions about the protection of cultural heritage
Director: Wei Shaobo
Camera: Liu Xuankai
Producer: China Central Television
In the Southern part of East China's Fujian Province, some unique dwellings stand. They are enclosed, fortified multi-story buildings in square or circular shapes, with very thick loadbearing rammed earth walls. That is why these dwellings are called “Earth Building Complex” or “Tulou” in Chinese. Built from ordinary construction materials, these buildings are magnificent in scale, and their long history and humble nature give rise to endless imaginations. In 2008, the unique dwellings were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

HOMELESS
NEUESUPER GMBH&CO.KG
Germany/2012/55 sec.
Category: Video spots
Script: Florian Bohrkamp, Rafael Parente
Director: Florian Bohrkamp
Camera: Fabio Stoll
Music: Jan Faszbender
Producer: Neuesuper GmbH&Co.KG
Distributor: Neuesuper GmbH&Co.KG
“Get those creatures of the street!” could be an appropriate subtitle. This spot illustrates the loss of biodiversity resulting from global climate change. Homelessness is still a topic, especially in German cities more than ever. Even though many animals try to adapt to their new lifestyle like their human role models, they and their tragedy are most likely not noticed at all. This spot was made by students of the film school in Munich, in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and the Foundation Cultural Landscape, Günztal.

ICE AGE
NOVA elevision
Bulgaria/2010/16 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Jivko Konstantinov
Director: Albena Zikatanova
Camera: Vladislav Topchiev
Producer: NOVA elevision
Distributor: NOVA elevision
Hail about the size of grapefruit is poured over Tokyo, a record hurricane force hits Hawaii, great snow storm swirls over New Delhi, consuming series of tornadoes ravaged Los Angeles. The temperature goes from hot to unbearable pretty cold for a day. Sounds familiar, right? Thus begins the story in a Hollywood production. A sudden change in climate causes catastrophic consequences for the planet. This story is a warning of what can happen if we continue to challenge Mother Nature which is not always kind and polite.

ICE CREAM GIRL
NEUESUPER GMBH&CO.KG
Germany/2011/37 sec.
Category: Video spots
Script: Florian Borkamp, Rafael Parente
Director: Florian Borkamp
Camera: Jonas Spriesterbach
Music: Rainer Kiihn
Producer: Daniel Rohm,
Simon Amberger, Rafael Parente
Distributor: Neuesuper GmbH&Co.KG
Summer. Enjoying ice cream while chilling in the sun. It can't possibly get any better. But the idyll is deceptive; the environment finally takes its toll. "Climate change -does not taste like chocolate" alludes to as an anti-ice advertising on the inability to recognize the consequences of our consumption to the environment.

IN THE LAST PRIMARY FOREST OF EUROPE
POLISH PUBLIC TELEVISION Poland/2012/25 min.
Category: TV programmes dedicated to ecology and environment preservation
Script: Beata Hyzy-Czotpinska
Director: Beata Hyzy-Czotpmska
Camera: Roman Wasiluk
Music: Beata Hyzy-Czotpmska
Producer: Polish Public Television (TVP S.A.)
Distributor: Polish Public Television (TVP S.A.)
There were times when primeval forests covered Central Europe. They were once where Paris, Berlin and London are now. What we have left is the Biatowieza Forest. In its heart - the Bialowieza National Park - there are traces not only of ancient nature but also of people working here several hundred years ago - the beekeepers who kept wild hives.

IT'S MY LAND
WILD RAT FILM
Italy/2011/23 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Lucio De Candia
Director: Lucio De Candia
Camera: Niki Dell'Anno
Music: Vincenzo Ramaglia
Producer: Lucio De Candia
Through interviews with a writer and poet, a farmer, children and other people from l'Aquila (Italy), the documentary underlines the passion that ties them to their native land and the desire not to abandon it after the devastating earthquake of April 2009. Moreover the construction of an ecological and selfmade village shows the importance of the bioarchitecture regarding the necessity to respect nature.

IVANOVO DAM:
THE VILLAGE OF BISSER
BNT
Bulgaria/2012/ 10 min.
Category: TV programmes dedicated to ecology and environment preservation
Script: Yordan Dimitrov
Director: Ani Dzhagalska
Camera: Vladimir Bogdanski
Producer: BNT
Distributor: BNT
Early in the morning on March 6th, 2012 the dam wall of Ivanovo dam broke. The five-meter tidal wave flooded the village of Bisser. Eight people died. Hundreds suffered on the higher floors or roofs of their houses. Hundreds of animals were drowned. The Bulgarian government mobilized huge resources in order to save people and drain houses and yards. The Bulgarian National Television launched a campaign in support of the victims. This initiative managed unprecedent edly to provoke the compassion of Bulgarians.

KEEPING WATCH ON THE TERRACES
BUREAU FOR EXTERNAL CULTURAL RELATIONS,
MINISTRY OF CULTURE, P. R. CHINA
China/2012/30 min.
Category: Tourist films and productions about the protection of cultural heritage
Director: Jia Cuo
Camera: Wang Lin
Producer: China Wuzhou Communication Center
In the continuous mountain range of Yuanyang County, Yunnan Province, live seven ethnic groups: Dai, Zhuang, Yi, Miao, Yao and Han. Mount Ailao is a unique mountain, covered by more than 3 000 grid terraces. The 170 000 m terraces are the results of thousands of years of hard work by the Hani people, and are consequently known as the Hani Terraces. But how do the Hani people, who live in the border regions in these mountains and valleys without their own written language, irrigate these terraces that lie between 100 and 2 000 meters above sea level? And how do these Hani people make choices in the face of a prosperous and complicated world while maintaining their traditional virtue?

KORANA
BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG FILM ACADEMY
Germany/2011/15 min.
Category: Documentaries/Scientific and Educational films
Script: Michael Schranner
Director: Michael Schranner
Camera: Niklas Zidarov
Music: Sebastian Bartmann
Producer: Michael Schranner
Distributor: Baden-Wuerttemberg Film Academy
Join a magical journey through nature. Float with the water and discover the dance of the elements, rock, woods, air and water. The beauty of things lies not only on the surface but in the infinite interplay of its individual parts. The film shows how the elements of nature merge into one. This is happening all around us like in the River Korana. Translated from Croatian the word Korana means water that runs through forest and rock.
Prizes: Photography Award, International Student Film Festival 2012, Belgrade, Serbia.

KRAGUJEVAC - JOVO, YOU POISON, USE FILTERS
GREEN INITIATIVE OF VOJVODINA
Serbia/2010/26 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Mirjana Kolundzic, Jovana Vojinovic
Director: Ruža Helac
Camera: Stanislav Kralj, Mirjana Kolundzic
Music: Studio Boomerang
Producer: Andor Luhovic
Distributor: Green Initiative of Vojvodina
The film is a part of the cycle of Documentary TV series "Green Patrol in Action" broadcast on National Television B92Info. The production displays the engaged citizens in the fight against pollution made by the foundry “034”. Foundry “034” melts metal without filters, seriously damaging the health of the citizens of Kragujevac.
Prizes: Provincial Secretariat for Urban Planning, Construction and Environmental Protection - My Green Deed.

LIMITS OF LIGHT
ORF
Austria/2011/50 min.
Category: Scientific and Educational films
Script: Steve Nicholls, John Capener, Alfred Vendl
Director: Steve Nicholls, John Capener, Alfred Vendl
Camera: Kevin Flay, Ed Edwards, Reinhold Fragner
Music: Steven Faux
Producer: ORF/NHU
Distributor: ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corp.)
We recognize the world primarily through our sense of vision, yet the light we use to see is only a tiny fraction of the electromagnetic spectrum that surrounds us and impacts on our lives. From X-rays to microwaves, from ultraviolet to infrared, we will explore the world of color, both seen and unseen; we will discover what color really is, how our color vision works and compare it t o that of other creatures, some who see less color than us - and some who see more. We will explore insects that can see ultraviolet light, snakes that sense invisible infrared radiation to hunt their prey, and birds whose color vision is far more sensitive than ours. Following the multiple award-winning "Limits of Perception" and "Time Limits", this is the third and final part of the trilogy that explores beyond the limits of our everyday perceptions. In a thrilling hour, this journey through the entire spectrum explores strange worlds - worlds we never dreamed existed.

MAESTRA AYAHUASCA
MAITREA
Czech Republic/2011/76 min.
Category: Tourist films and productions about the protection of cultural heritage
Script: Viliam Poltikovic
Director: Viliam Poltikovic
Camera: Viliam Poltikovic
Producer: MAITREA
Distributor: MAITREA
Vast land of Amazonia retains many an enigma and local shamans keep on surprising us through their capabilities and the range of their knowledge. Communicating directly with plants and being told by herbs themselves how they affect medically, the shamans manage to heal even the so-called “incurable diseases”. They contrive to leave their bodies traveling both all around the planet and deep in space, they are able to obtain any information of the universal consciousness and learn anything they care about. The key to all of this is Ayahuasca, the mysterious liana the decoction of which not only heals one purifying him or her on all levels. Moreover it offers realization and understanding of anything in this world as well as in the realms experienced by only few people. It opens a door to higher dimensions. We meet Ayahuasca not only through shamans and their work within this film but also through various experts and through people for whom it means an experience that nothing compares to. But now Amazonia and Ayahuasca are endangered.

MAKE THE CONNECTION
KAYA VISION
Bulgaria/2011/2 min.
Category: Video spots
Script: Kamen Kolev
Director: Kamen Kolev
Camera: Kamen Kolev
Music: Manish Vyas
Producer: KAYA Vision
Distributor: KAYA Vision
Civilization not only can, but needs to find a way to harmony with Nature. If this does not happen, it will become a memory, and even worse - this amazing place called "Earth" could turn into a desert.

MEDICINAL HERBS
RTS
Serbia/2011/30 min.
Category: Scientific and Educational films
Script: Aleksandra Božović
Director: Aleksandra Božović
Camera: Aleksandar Luković, Sima Dimitrić
Producer: RTS (Serbian Broadcasting Corporation)
Distributor: RTS (Serbian Broadcasting Corporation)
The production is part of the series "Environment and Health". The objective is to reduce the consumption of expensive drugs and use medicines that do not have side-effects. That does not mean giving up on synthetic drugs produced by pharmaceutical companies. Herbs are still mostly used just as supplementary treatment, and of course, they are a limitless resource for the development of new drugs. The amount of chemically active substances in a herb depends on the conditions it was raised in: the altitude, the temperature, the humidity. It is also important when and how it was picked, how it was dried and stored. In different periods of vegetation the amount of various chemical ingredients differs.

MY HOUSE UNDER THE BRIDGE
BHTV1
Bosnia and Herzegovina/2011/7 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Ratko Orozovic
Director: Ratko Orozovic
Camera: Adis Krso
Music: Sejo Bajraktarevic
Producer: BHTV1 (Television of the Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Distributor: BHTV1 (Television of the Bosnia and Herzegovina)
The film is about a man who lives under the bridge by the river Una. He lives in the little house nearby large toilet. He has nothing and nobody but he is very optimistic with the smile on his face.

NO MAN'S CAVE
BNT Plovdiv
Bulgaria/2012/30 min.
Category: TV programmes dedicated to ecology and environment preservation
Script: Tzvetan Simeonov
Director: Tzvetan Simeonov
Camera: Violin Paleikov Producer: BNT Plovdiv
Distributor: BNT
In the autumn of 2011 the Ministry of Environment and Water authorized American super production "Invincible 2" to shoot Devetashka cave. This outraged the environmentalists and they jumped for protests. Officials from Riew - Pleven believe that it was perfectly legal to provide access to the team to landmarks. Environmentalists are explicit that status of the protected areas is compromised and the hibernation of bats living inside is disturbed. As bats represent the third most important colony in Southeast Europe, the European Commission is aware of the problem.

OIL FOR NOTHING
CEE BANKWATCH NETWORK
Italy&Czech Republic&UK&France& Bulgaria&Nigeria&Germany/2011/20 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Elena Gerebizza, Luca Manes
Director: Luca Tommasini
Camera: Luca Tommasini
Producer: CEE Bankwatch Network, Campagna per la Riforma della Banca Mondiale (CRBM), Les Amis de la Terre, Urgewald
Distributor: CEE Bankwatch Network, Campagna per la Riforma della Banca Mondiale, Les Amis de la Terre, Urgewald
A fact finding mission of environmentalists and journalists from Italy, France, UK and Bulgaria visited the Delta of Niger in September 2011. The film represents the findings of their investigation of some of the biggest names in the petrol industry.

PARADISE AT THE END OF THE EARTH:
THE JOURNEY OF A PHOTOGRAPHER
BUREAU FOR EXTERNAL CULTURAL RELATIONS,
MINISTRY OF CULTURE, P. R. CHINA
China/2011/30 min.
Category: Tourist films and productions about the protection of cultural heritage
Director: Guo Chengyun, Guo Xiaoxiong
Camera: Luo Guangjun
Producer: Xinjiang Production and Constuction Corps TV Station
Hemu Village is located on the south bank of the Kanas Lake in the Northernmost of Aletai area in northwest of China. Because it is so far away, Hemu Village is said to be at the end of the earth. We made along the w ay with the help of many friends of minority ethnic groups. Although my companion and I endured many hardships, we arrived at long last in Hemu Village. This trip provided me with several priceless photographs and many new reflections on life and nature. The challenges we experienced and the beautiful scenery of Hemu Village have all become precious memories.

PATH/FRONTYARD/COLLAPSE/SILENCE/
GERMAN FILM AND TELEVISION ACADEMY BERLIN
Germany/2012/8 min.
Category: Scientific and Educational films
Script: Kai Miedendorp
Director: Kai Miedendorp
Camera: Kai Miedendorp
Producer: Kai Miedendorp
Distributor: German Film and Television Academy - Berlin
What will the world look like by 2050? What will be the next steps in an eco-friendly future? While politicians are engaged on two fronts in a half-hearted war on climate change and the disappearance of natural resources, we have already entered a period in which we are confronted with the very circumstances that we are still trying to prevent. What will happen after a complete collapse? The central point of the piece is to illustrate the loss of the alliance between nature and man and the resulting climate change.

PEARLS OF THE DRINA
RTVFBiH
Bosnia and Herzegovina/2011/23 min.
Category: TV programmes dedicated to ecology and environment preservation
Script: Ratko Orozovic
Director: Ratko Orozovic
Camera: Kemal Muminovic
Music: Sejo Bajraktarevic
Producer: RTVFBiH (Radio and Television of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Distributor: RTVFBiH (Radio and Television of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina)
The film is about the river Drina, which flows through four countries Monte Negro, Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The film tells how people live from the beauty and wealth of the river, but also the fact that people do not care about environmental protection.

THE SAME
MAKEDONIDA FOUNDATION
Republic of Macedonia/2011/32 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Dr. Pance Velkov
Director: Oliver Brankovic
Camera: Aleksandar Kasapinski
Music: Lile Avtovska
Producer: Pance Velkov
The film focuses on the activities of Makedonida Foundation in the field of conservation of medieval sacred sites in Republic of Macedonia. Due to political, social and economic changes in Macedonia since the break up of Yugoslavia twenty years ago, the holy churches, monasteries and mosques do not receive the attention they deserve. The situation became dramatic when the government started a massive campaign of archeological excavations few years ago, followed by a real mania for building hundreds of massive sculptures in order to commemorate the glorious past of Macedonia. Byzantine, Serbian and Macedonian medieval churches as well as Turkish mosques, which speak by themselves how multicultural and diverse Macedonia is, unfortunately do not find their place on this national agenda. Instead, some of the most important sacred sites in the country are practically abandoned, as it is the case with the 14th century church of Saint George in Nagoricane, a world masterpiece of Byzantine art, located just 50 miles from the capital Skopje. Others, as the most beautiful mosque in Skopje, the Mustafa Pasha mosque built in 1492, and the marvelous church of Holy Mother of God Peribleptos in Ohrid painted in 1295, now considered by scholars as the first Renaissance work of art in the world, are undergoing massive unjustified and poorly managed conservation projects conducted by young inexperienced experts or believe it or not even by amateurs. The film also shows the involvement of foreign agencies and international organizations in these conservation projects.

PYGMIES - THE CHILDREN OF THE JUNGLE
K2 STUDIO S.R.O.
Slovakia/2011/52 min
Category: Documentaries
Script: Katarína Moláková, Pavol Barabáš
Director: Pavol Barabáš
Camera: Pavol Barabáš
Music: Maok
Producer: K2 STUDIO S.R.O.
Distributor: K2 STUDIO S.R.O.
The adventurer, Ivan Bulík, travelled all through Africa. However, one of his dreams still eluded him: He desired to capture the life and customs of the smallest people on Earth, to find the undisturbed civilization of Pygmies. His search begins in the Central African Republic, where the local natives take him across the borders of war-torn Congo. During his a dventurous trip, he is threatened by jungle elephants and photographs gorillas. Finally, deep in the jungle, he comes across the Pygmies, who for millenniums have fed themselves by traditional hunting and gathering and whose joy of life, music and dance seems endless. They're real, naked children of the jungle who are not only endangered by civilization, but also by one of the biggest wars since World War II.
Prizes: Slovak Literary Fund Prize - 13th International Mountain Film Festival 2012 "Mountains and the City 2012", Bratislava, Slovakia; The Best Festival Film - Go Kamera 2011, Brno, Czech Republic.

RESURRECTED RIVER
KAYA VISION
Bulgaria/2012/14 min.
Category: Scientific and Educational films
Script: Nikolai Simov
Director: Dobrin Keresteliev
Camera: Kamen Kolev
Producer: KAYA Vision
Distributor: KAYA Visin
You know “The Water of Life” from the fairy tales – a symbol of the quest for eternal youth and everlasting life. The river resembles human life – it is never the same. In the beginning it is a small drop, which rolls down the snowdrift. Then it grows and quickly runs down towards the sea and the boundless ocean. This film is a fairy tale about the live Iskar River. It gives life to a million and a half residents in Sofia and in the environs. The big city has used the clean mountain water years on end and returns it polluted with products from our everyday life.The river was running with no life in it for tens of kilometers on end after Sofia overfilled with faeces and chemical poisons. Fortunately, nature has its ways to fight for life. The river rapids, enriching water with oxygen, the bacteria living in it and using the oxygen, and also the seaweed can cope with the pollution. These processes are the same as in the wastewater treatment plant constructed in Kubratovo residential quarter in Sofia. About 400 000 m of waste water is treated on a daily basis in the plant. The Iskar River comes back to life. It depends on us whether it will keep giving life to Sofia and everyone near its banks up to its flowing in the Danube River! Live River! Sofiyska Voda is working in order for this dream of Sofia residents to come true.

ROBBED
NOVA Television
Bulgaria/2010/15 min.
Category: Tourist films and productions about the protection of cultural heritage
Script: Jivko Konstantinov
Director: Albena Zikatanova
Camera: Vladislav Topchiev
Producer: NOVA Television
Distributor: NOVA Television
Riches buried today, found out any archaeological context, attract the attention of looters and disappear forever into private collections of businessmen from around the world. The big race is the first who will be able to find valuable discoveries and artifacts – honest archaeologists or treasure hunters? The looters do not sleep! Someone needs to wake up our society. Otherwise the richness of a whole civilization day after day leaves Bulgaria and goes around the virtual space with label "For Sale".

RIVER OF LIFE - DEATH BRINGS WITH IT
GREEN INITIATIVE OF VOJVODINA
Serbia/2011/26 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Mirjana Kolundzic, Jovana Vojinovic
Director: Ruza Helac
Camera: Stanislav Kralj, Mirjana Kolundzic
MUSIC: Studio Boomerang
Producer: Andor Luhovic
Distributor: Green Initiative of Vojvodina
"River of life - death brings with it" is part of a cycle of documentary TV series "Green Patrol in Action" broadcast on National Television B92Info. Theme of the programme is pollution of the River Lim by a farm located on the river bank which directly discharges waste water without any treatment. The programme is presented in a committed relationship where Green Patrol helps a local environmental organization to make the problem visible in order to find faster and better solution for it.
Prizes: Provincial Secretariat for Urban Planning, Construction and Environmental Protection - My Green Deed.

ALTY TEARS
BNT
Bulgaria/ 2012/28 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Tsvetelina Atanassova
Director: Oleg Kovachev
Camera: Lyuben Barzakov, Tsvetelina Atanassova
Producer: BNT
Distributor: BNT
31 August 2011 - a dead dolphin washed on the shore of Coral camping site near the southern Black Sea town of Lozenets. Tsvetelina Atanassova is there and succeeds to catch the people's attitudes. The conflict between fishermen and dolphins is running high. The author of the film seeks different points of view, follows the reactions of the institutions. Almost a year later, dead dolphins still appear on our sea shore, moreover -with evident traces of human aggression. The
answers to many questions remain controversial. Are dolphins killed intentionally, and if so - by whom and why? Have they really proliferated or they come to the shore because their food – school fish, have changed for some reason their traditional route? The feelings get intense, there are no solutions. At the same time, it is known that even the ancient civilizations revered dolphins as gods, and injuring them was punished severely - by death. Probably, because of their smiling little muzzles, the meeting with them always evokes pleasant emotions in people. The sea mammal is among the smartest inhabitants of the planet Earth. There are three species of dolphins in the Black Sea. They are protected by the Law on Biological Diversity and several other national laws. They are protected also by a number of international conventions, signed by Bulgaria, as well as the EU Habitats Directive. As they say, their preservation should be unconditional.

SCARABEUS
PL Globus Film
Serbia/2011/8 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Petar and Vitka Lalovic
Director: Petar Lalovic
Camera: Petar Lalovic
Producer: PL Globus Film Distributor: PL Globus Film
They say the civilization originated 3 000 years ago by wheel invention! While Scarabeus was the one creating a ball millions years ago!

SEA MAGPIE
LENNAUCHFILM
Russia/2011/26 min.
Category: Scientific and Educational films
Script: Nadezhda Dorofeeva
Director: Sergey Tsikhanovich
Camera: Nadezhda Dorofeeva, Sergey Tsikhanovich
Producer: Lennauchfilm
Distributor: Lennauchfilm
The film tells about the oystercatcher, a bird nesting on the islands of the White Sea. Watching the private lives of families of birds, the spectator get acquainted with the basics of ethnology, finds that in birds there are a variety of individual characters, as they have individual characteristics and habits. The film is full of unique video surveillance, unforgettable scenes and facts, which, at times, do not even realize biologists. We live in such wonderful world, so, we just have to be able to notice it.

TEZIC
TVR IASI
Romania/2012/30 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Dan Lungu
Director: Violeta Gorgos
Camera: Cristisan Sbangu
Music: Trigon
Producer: Vasile Arhire
Distributor: Vasile Arhire
“I am a Communist Biddy” – one of the most translated books of the year 2009. At his meetings with the readers, Dan Lungu always receives the same question - What is it? The writer takes us where this product is being made out of a mix of cow manure with straws, left to dry in the sun and used in the countryside as a fuel for fire.

THE BISSER CASE
BNT Plovdiv
Bulgaria/2012/30 min.
Category: TV programmes dedicated
to ecology and environment preservation
Script: Tzvetan Simeonov
Director: Tzvetan Simeonov
Camera: Anton Marchev
Producer: BNT Plovdiv
Distributor: BNT
In early February 2012 the wall of one of the Bulgarian dams broke down. Element swept through the village of Biser. A great many lives were lost, houses fell down. The government once again began to count dams, to look for potentially dangerous waters and to seek a defect in the system. The blame fell mainly on nature. Inevitably parallel imposes to the flooding in Tsar Kaloyan in 2007. And then began an inquiry case. Now again, prosecutors and investigators from Haskovo and Harmanli seek the guilty ones. Perhaps Biser case will continue for several years before being covered. Biser case is a complete picture of the devastation with comments on all its parameters.

THE CHOSEN ONES: LAST WITNESSES – II parts
Bulgaria/2010/245 min.
Category: Tourist films and productions about the protection of cultural heritage
Script: Ginka Tscholakowa-Henle
Director: Ginka Tscholakowa-Henle
Camera: Zahari Haralampiev
Music: Georgi Arnaudov
Producer: Ginka Tscholakowa-Henle, Jorg Henle
This is a film-document about an ancient nestinari tradition in the region of Strandja Mountain, the village of Bulgari. On 3th and 4th June, the local community celebrates the days of St. St. Constantine and Helena. They gather in the konak (the sacred home of St. Constantine), visit the sacred springs of the saints, sacrifice, etc. In the evening the nestinari tread on the ember, because of the belief that this would eliminate the evil in the village. We followed the story without any intervention over a period of 11 years, using different cameras, and asked renowned scientists for their expertise.

THE GOLD OF OTHERS
Amazone Film
Canada/2011/60 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Simon Plouffe
Director: Simon Plouffe
Camera: Charles Latour
Music: Simon Plouffe
Producer: Jeannine Gagné, Simon Plouffe
Distributor: Videographe
The arrival of the mining company Osisko creates a lot of agitation in Malartic, a small community of 3600 in Quebec, Canada. Many families and seniors need to write off certain elements of their heritage and way of life. Others see their lifestyle threatened to disappear in order to make room for the previously unthinkable: the largest open-pit gold mine in Canada. The project is endorsed by the implacable Mining Act, which prioritiz es the right to exploit subsoil resources rather than the right to protect the properties and lands of the citizens.

THE GREEN PHARMACY
NOVA elevision
Bulgaria/2012/14 min.
Category: TV programmes dedicated to ecology and environment preservation
Script: Nikolai Vasilkovski
Director: Nikolai Vasilkovski
Camera: Kiril Tasev
Producer: Galia Shturbeva
Distributor: NOVA elevision
The Green Pharmacy is a short television film, produced for the "Temata na Nova" series. It is a brief portrait of an unique person, who has dedicated his life to collecting herbs and other precious plants from all over the globe. In the small mountain town of Troyan Veselin Oreshkov lives entirely according to Nature's rules and laws. He grows plants using no artificial substances. For more than 50 years the old man has invented hundreds of unique recipes for better and healthy life.

THE INNSIDE STORY: THE GREEN RIVER IN THE ALPS
ORF
Austria/2011/50 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Franz Hafner
Director: Franz Hafner
Camera: Klaus Achter, Rudolf Diesel,
Dietrich Heller, Martin Haupt,
Irmin Kerck, Harald Mittermüller, Josef Neuper
Music: Roman Kariolou
Producer: ORF/NHU
Distributor: ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corp.)
The Inn River is Central Europe's largest tributary to the Danube with many faces: gravel banks, sandy islets, wetlands and riparian forests. The source of the Inn lies in the Engadin valley where the camera follows the local populations. In Tyrol and Bavaria, where the river finally flows into the Danube, we watch the beavers and otters. The film also addresses the serious threats and concerns its faces today: signs of human intervention are clearly apparent and the consequences are suffered by animal and plant life alike. Still, this journey is a glorious expedition into natural history.
Prizes: World Media Festival, Hamburg 2012, Germany – Intermedia-Globe Silver/Documentaries: Nature&Wildlife.

THE LAST FISHERMEN
GREENPEACE UK
United Kingdom/2012/5 min.
Category: Video spots
Script: N/A
Director: Jack Price
Camera: Jack Price
Producer: Greenpeace UK&Contented Productions
Distributor: Greenpeace UK
An overhaul of the law that governs fishing in Europe only happens every 10 years, so we need to make sure that this time, it works. We want a Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) that supports sustainable fishing, ends discards and puts the health of our seas first. The last fishermen of UK talk about the hardness of being a small scale fisherman in EU.

THE LAST OF THE DODOS
TOMAS BATA UNIVERSITY/ZLIN
Czech Republic/2011/10 min.
Category: Scientific and Educational films
Script: Jiri Novak
Director: Jiri Novak
Camera: Jiri Novak
Music: Jiri Gruz
Producer: Tomas Vynikal
Distributor: Tomas Vynikal
The Indian Ocean, the summer of 1662. A trade sailing ship is wrecked in a storm at the shore of the Mauritius Island. A single sailor survives, experiencing extremely unpleasant adventures with a roasted dodo as well as with the peculiar members of a local mission. In the end, he learns the true meaning of the proverb “We are what we eat”. An adventurous animated film by Jiří Novák about the infamous fate of a castaway, cute dodos, greedy monks and the divine punishment for human greed.
Prizes: Nomination for Magnesia Award for the Best Student Film 2011.

THE LAW OF THE JUNGLE
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSOCIATION ZA ZEMIATA
Bulgaria/2011/38 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Todor Slavov, Ivailo Popov
Director: Nikolai Vasilev
Camera: Borislav Georgiev
Music: Mariana Vulkanova
Producer: Environmental Association Za Zemiata
Distributor: Environmental Association Za Zemiata
What is the connection between democracy, human rights, food sovereignty and internationalization of GM fodder trade? Where Catalonian food cooperatives, Brazilian GM soy farming and Bulgarian small agricultural farmers can meet to solve hot development and environmental issues which appear as a result of the current trade model? The film was produced at the end of the project so its distribution started in 2012 with its premiere at the Film Festival organized by Za Zemiata Association in March where it was screened in front of over 100 visitors. The team which produced the film, investigated and shown the real scale of the soya import and its impact on small scale farming in EU. It will serve as a main tool for the campaign for revealing the impact of the GM fodder import which started in 2011 and will continue in 2012.

THE LIGHT BULB CONSPIRACY
MEDIA 3.14
Spain/2010/75 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Cosima Dannoritzer
Director: Cosima Dannoritzer
Camera: Marc Martinez Sarrado
Music: Marta Andres, Joan Gil
Producer: Joan Ubeda
Distributor: Zodiak Rights
Does the ever-lasting light bulb really exist? How can a computer chip kill a product? Why are millions of computers shipped round the world to be dumped rather than repaired? How did two New York artists extend the life of millions of iPods? Using rare archive footage and hitherto unseen internal company documents, this film traces the untold story of Planned Obsolescence, from its invention in the 1920s - when a world-wide cartel agreed to limit the life span of incandescent light bulbs - to the mysterious disappearance of ladder-proof nylon stockings in the 1940s and present-day stories involving cutting edge electronics with inbuilt death dates. “The Light Bulb Conspiracy” charts the growing spirit of resistance amongst consumers, examines the environmental impact of the huge cemeteries for electronic waste in the Third World, and asks: What are the alternatives if the modern economy and the planet are to survive?
Prizes: 1st Prize: Science, Technology and Education - GZDOC 2010, China; Best Documentary - Spanish Television Academy Awards 2011; Best Film - SCINEMA 2011, Australia; Maeda/Special Prize - Japan Prize 2011, NHK, Tokyo; Ondas Internacional 2011, Spain; Best Feature Documentary - FILMAMBIENTE 2011, Brazil; Special Jury Mention – FICMA 2011, Spain; Finalist - Focal International Awards 2011, London; Finalist - Magnolia Awards, Shanghai TV Festival 2011; Finalist – Prix Europa 2011.

THE LOST DEVON
FILM ACADEMY BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG,
KARL STEINBUCH FOUNDATION
Germany/2012/2 min.
Category: Video spots
Script: Barabara Anticevic
Director: Anja Reif), Jennifer Bury
Camera: Felix Meinhardt
Music: Maik Ohme
Producer: Martin Bakchaus
Distributor: Sigrid Gairing
400 million years ago the first underwater creatures inhabited the seas. Fighting for survival "Jahrmillionen verschollen" (The lost Devon) is a scientific project that is reconstructing ancient fossils by using 3D animations.

THE MINE'S EVIL DISEASE
Portugal/2011/30 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Mafalda Gameiro
Director: Mafalda Gameiro
Camera: Antonio Jose Fernandes
Producer: RTP
Distributor: RTP
400 million years ago the first underwater creatures inhabited the seas. Fighting for survival "Jahrmillionen verschollen" (The lost Devon) is a scientific project that is reconstructing ancient fossils by using 3D animations. The Mine's Evil Disease portrays the serious health condition of the population of Urgeirica (in the town council of Viseu) and the surrounding areas – lung cancer and thyroid cancer. Urgeirica was once a land of miners. Mining and processing of uranium has made many people rich but did also kill many workers and even some of their relatives. Despite the closure of the national uranium company, Empresa Nacional de Uranio, in 2004, many people continue to fall sick and to be afflicted by this evil condition. Contact with this material did not occur in the mine alone, as this radioactive material did spread throughout the whole region. However, decontamination of the area is far from being concluded.

THE NIYODO RIVER: A SYMPHONY IN BLUE
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.)
Japan/2012/49 min.
Category: TV programmes dedicated to ecology and environment preservation
Script: Yuki Saito, Taki Nishigawa
Director: Yuki Saito, Taki Nishigawa
Camera: Daisuke Semiya
Music: Masakatsu Takagi
Producer: Taku Ueda (Executive Producer)
There is a river in Japan possessing an astonishing purity that recalls an age when nature played a larger role in the lives of the Japanese. It's the Niyodo River, the cleanest body of water in all of Japan. Life along the Niyodo is pleasantly traditional, from the local children who flock to the river's banks during the summer to the fishermn who still catch their prey in the old-fashioned way. The most striking aspect of the Niyodo is its spectacular blue color, known locally as Niyodo Blue, which graces the river and all that inhabits it from its source to its mouth. The programme takes viewers along a seasonal journey down the river, presenting them with moments of breathtaking beauty that can only be found in the Niyodo.

THE PASSION OF MEMORY - THE WORLD OF ARSLANTEPE
Duna International Film - Rai Educational
Italy/2012/57 min.
Category: Documentaries/Tourist films and productions about the protection of cultural heritage
Script: Isabella Astengo
Director: Isabella Astengo
Camera: Isabella Astengo
Music: non original music
Producer: Loredana Boboli De Lama, Maria Paola Orlandini
Distributor: Duna International Film
The history of the Arslantepe (the hill of lions) archaeological site, located in Malatya (Eastern Anatolia) dates back to the 5th millennium B.C. An Italian archaeological expedition, led by Professor Marcella Frangipane, has been working on the excavations for over thirty years – bringing to light important finds symbolizing the universality of Anatolian cultures. Setting off from the Lion that symbolizes Arslantepe (preserved on the premises of the Ankara museum), the documentary film narrates the changes, transformations and discoveries that have taken place over the course of recent years; and also the excitement over the new excavations that are being inaugurated on the western part of the site. Professor Frangipane will be accompanying us during this journey back through history, from Istanbul to Cappadocia and eastern Anatolia, all the way to the Euphrates River (that flows in the vicinity of the archaeological site) and the neighbouring territories housing the remains of villages that have been recently brought to light.

THE PEOPLE WHO TRY TO SAVE THE WORLD
FAMU
Turkey&Czech Republic/2012/30 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Akile Nazli Kaya
Director: Akile Nazli Kaya
Camera: Tomas Doruska
Producer: FAMU (Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts, Prague)
Distributor: FAMU (Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts, Prague)
A short documentary which reflects the seed issue and biodiversity which are endangerd by extinction in Turkey. Three people in their unique ways try to support local seeds and spread the knowledge of sustainability.
Prizes: 9th Green Film Festival, Seoul, Best Short Film Award.

THE TIGERS: THEY ARE ALL DEAD
INDEPENDENT FILM PRODUCTION
India/2012/15 min.
Category: Video spots
Script: Reema Sengupta
Director: Reema Sengupta
Camera: N/A Music: Arjun Kanungo
Producer: Surekha Sengupta
Distributor: Surekha Sengupta
When India's last tiger is found dead under undisclosed circumstances, Mumbai city gets engrossed in doing everything but acknowledging the gravity of what just happened. The film is a political satire that critiques the apathy of the urban, media-saturated, politically- motivated society.
Prizes: International Short Film Festival of India 2012, Chennai: Best Film National Category Jaipur International Film Festival 2012, Jaipur: Best Film- Upcoming Stars Panorama Award BRICS Film Festival 2012, Delhi: Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Viewer's choice Award SCRIPT International Short Film Festival 2012, Kochin: Best Student Film Award Nashik International Film Festival 2012, Nashik: Special Jury Mention Gujarat International Film Festival 2012, Surat: Best Writer and Director, Best Child Actor Awards.

THE UNKNOWN RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION:
AN URGENT MESSAGE FROM OUR WATERS
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.)
Japan/2012/49 min.
Category: TV programmes dedicated to ecology and environment protection
Script: Takashi Maki, Tadashi Ikemoto,
Tatsuichiro Yasuda, Shinji Iwata, Kazunori Yoshimi
Director: Takashi Maki, Tadashi Ikemoto,
Tatsuichiro Yasuda, Shinji Iwata, Kazunori Yoshimi, Yongsung Juhn
Camera: Takeshi Matsushita, Kimie Sato,
Takuya Yamaguchi, Jun Tsukakoshi, Yongsung Juhn
Music: Junko Fukui
Producer: Masahiro Fujikawa, Kazuta Hioki,
Shigenori Mizuno, Hideki M Asuda (Executive Producers)
Distributor: NHK Enterprises
How far had radioactive contamination spread ten months after the Fukushima disaster? One of the answers was found in water. Together with a team of experts, NHK conducted its first in-depth examination of radioactive contamination of the sea within 20 kilometers of the Fukushima power plant as well as lakes and rivers in mountainous areas some distance away. The results showed that radioactive cesium from the nuclear plant had spread through water causing unexpected effects. This programme looks at how radioactive material is transported, accumulated in fish, and ultimately threatens our lives.
Prizes: The HBF Prize (Japan): TV Programme Awards, Galaxy Awards (Japan), Monthly Awards Science and Technology Film/Video Festival (Japan), Prime Minister Awards.

THE WHITE SHIP ASHORE
BNT Blagoevgrad
Bulgaria/2011/25 min.
Category: Tourist films and productions about the protection of cultural heritage
Script: Valeri Iakov, Krasimir Kushev
Director: Rumiana Angelakova
Camera: Dimitur Baldjiev, Luben Pankov
Music: Mila Ivanova
Producer: BNT Blagoevgrad
Distributor: BNT
The film is about the history of one of the most popular buildings in Bulgaria, which is a historical monument, built by the most interesting and famous Rennaisanse master Kolio Ficheto. A building which has survived during the centuries with a lot of luck.
Prizes: The Best Film in the category Protection of cultural heritage, On the East Coast of Europe Festival 2011, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.

TRAFFIC OF NATURE
BTV MEDIA GROUP
Bulgaria/2012/15 min.
Category: Documentaries/TV programmes dedicated to ecology and environment preservation
Script: Marina Evgenieva
Director: Marina Evgenieva
Camera: Lubomir Vuchkov
Producer: Gena Traikova
Distributor: bTV Media Group
The trafficking of protected animal species is the third biggest illegal trade in the world after drugs and weapons. Bulgaria is a transit corridor for contraband of animals from Asia to Western Europe. The documentary is a deep look into the Bulgaria's place in the criminal scheme of Animals Trade and shows the protected species that will disappear from the country because of the trafficking.

TRASH-TOUR
RAI REPORT
Italy/2011/17 min.
Category: Documentaries/TV programmes dedicated to ecology and environmental preservation
Script: Emilio Casalini
Director: Emilio Casalini
Camera: Emilio Casalini
Producer: Milena Gabanelli
Distributor: Rai Trade
In order to dispose of and recycle plastic materials, producers have to pay a withholding tax that is actually shouldered by all tax-payers. But before even being processed, plastic waste disappears from Italy and is directed to other destinations especially to China and later returned in the form of toys or other low-cost items. However, these are sometimes confiscated because they are contaminated with toxic substances. What happens in between? We will shortly find out from this report.
Prizes: Special Mention - Ecologico International Film Festival, Nardò, Italy.

TREASURES CATALOG
NOVA elevision
Bulgaria/2012/17 min.
Category: Tourist films and productions about the protection of cultural heritage
Script: Jivko Konstantinov
Director: Jivko Konstantinov
Camera: Kiril Tasev
Producer: Galina Shturbeva
Distributor: NOVA elevision
The author shows how the state intentionally or unintentionally tramples laws. How the authourities are handed illegal copies of Bulgarian treasures of world importance – the Panagyurishte Gold Treasure.

TRENDY TRAVEL
ENERGY AGENCY OF PLOVDIV
Bulgaria/2011/5x30 sec.
Category: Video spots
Script: Anton Vulkov
Director: Anton Vulkov
Camera: Alexander Aleksiev
Music: Vopli Vidoplyasova
Producer: Energy Agency of Plovdiv
Distributor: Energy Agency of Plovdiv
A series of TV spots promoting cycling as the easiest way to travel in the city.

WAM KAT AND THE NATURE OF HOPE
FILMAKADEMIE BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG
Germany/2012/71 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Anke Klaassen
Director: David Ruf
Camera: Niklas Zidarov
Music: Ed John Marais
Producer: Hermann Trick
Distributor: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
What makes a man dedicate all his life to make the world a better place? He was raised in a political family. In his youth Wam Kat became a Dutch diplomat, later to abandon his position to live according to his beliefs. Founder of Rampenplan, Europe's biggest action kitchen, Wam became world famous as a peace activist during the Balkan wars, as author of one of the first internet blogs: The Zagreb Diary. Through three relationships from his past, we learn about the backside of his activism, discovering a deeper reason for his everlasting conviction: The nature of hope.

WARMZEIT
LUETHJE SCHNEIDER HOERL | FILM
Germany/2012/80 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Knut Karger
Director: Knut Karger
Camera: Tobias Tempel
Music: Orange Sound
Producer: Luethje Schneider Hoerl | FILM
Distributor: Luethje Schneider Hoerl | FILM
Warmzeit (i. e. warm period) connects people around the world whose every-day lives are affected by Global Warming. From Greenland to Namibia it portrays individuals experiencing the impact of Climat Change, as well as scientists and engineers of alternative energy technologies. In Africa, mere two degrees of warming are going to destroy the foundati on of people's lives. In Greenland today, farmers can grow vegetables in areas where the ground was permanently frozen just decades ago. Major contributors to global climate warming are the industrialized, Western countries and the CO2 emissions they produce. Human actions have become a decisive global parameter and are going to change the face of the world, if we do not reconsider our choices.

WILD NAIROBI:
WHERE LEOPARDS CREEP THROUGH GARDENS
ORF
Austria/2012/50 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Manfred Christ
Director: Udo Maurer
Camera: Udo Maurer
Music: Andy Baum
Producer: ORF/NHU
Distributor: ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corp.)
The Kenyan capital of Nairobi combines opposites. This metropolis with 3 million inhabitants is among the most modern of cities on the African continent. At the same time, the Nairobi National Park begins practically at Nairobi's doorstep. This is the boundary where raw wilderness and human civilization meet: just outside the city limits, a simple chain-link fence marks the edge of the park where lions, hyenas, giraffes and rhinos roam through the grass. The film shows how humans and wild animals, side by side and sometimes face to face, are sharing life in the big city.

WILD SCANDINAVIA: FINLAND
GULO FILM PRODUCTIONS
Germany/2011/52 min.
Category: Documentaries/Scientific and Educational films
Script: Oliver Goetzl
Director: Oliver Goetzl
Camera: Ivo Nörenberg, Jan Henriksson, Rolf Steinmann
Music: Oliver Heuss
Producer: Jörn Röver (Executive producer)
Distributor: NDR Naturfilm/Studio Hamburg Doclights/ Parthenon Entertainment
It looks like a mosaic of water and woodland – Finland, the most Eastern part of Scandinavia. Close to the Russian border, Finland still is home to rare animals: brown bears and wolves roam the swampland, the Siberian Flying Squirrel lives in old woodpecker nest holes. This film shows animal behaviour that has never been filmed before: Oliver Goetzl and Ivo Nörenberg got the first ever made shots of a wild lynx in the Finish wilderness, they did high speed shots of Golden eye chicks jumping out of their tree nests, and they filmed exciting encounters of bears and wolves. “Wild Scandinavia – Finland” gives us also numerous insights of the fascinating life of wild forest reindeers, saimaa seals, flying squirrels, brown bears, wolves, wolverines, lynx, red-throated divers, black woodpeckers, golden eye ducks, ospreys, capercaillies and shows the whole beauty of the aurora borealis – the magical northern lights.
Prizes: Sapphire Award for 2nd Best of Festival, Best Cinematography, Best Ecosystem, Best TV Program - Budget, Merit Award for Sound – IWFF Missoula, 34th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival 2011, USA; Best German Film, Nomination for Grand Prix, Nomination for Best Camera - 10th Naturvision, International Nature and Wildlife Film Festival Freyung 2011, Germany; Best Photography - 10th Telenatura 2011, Spain; Best Photography - 37th Ekofilm 2011, Czech Republic; Student's Jury Award, Nomination for 1st Prize “Town of Sondrio”, Nomination for “Stelvio National Park” Award, Nomination for “Lombardy Region” Award - 25th International Documentary Film Festival on Parks 2011, Italy; Best Visual Identity Category Ecology - International TV Festival Bar 2011, Montenegro; Special Mention for Technical Skills - SunChild Environmental Film Festival 2011, Armenia; Best of Festival - 27th Animal Behavior Society Film Festival 2011, USA; Grand Prix - 9th Matsalu International Nature Film Festival 2011, Estonia; Grand Prix - F.I.F.A., Albert 2012, France; Gold World Medal for series “Wild Scandinavia” - 11.Television & Film Awards / New York Festivals 2012, U.S.A. Gold World Medal for series “Wild Scandinavia”; Intermedia Globe Special Award “Magic Eye” for Cinematography, Intermedia Globe Gold Award - WorldMediaFestival 2012, Germany; Nomination Cinematography Award, Nomination Series Award - Wildscreen Festival 2012, England; Special Prize of the Festival: For shootings of rare species of animals in a native habitat - XVI International TV Ecological To Save and Preserve Festival 2012, Russia.

WILD SCANDINAVIA: SWEDEN
GULO FILM PRODUCTIONS
Germany/2011/49 min.
Category: Documentaries/Scientific and Educational films
Script: Oliver Goetzl
Director: Oliver Goetzl
Camera: Ivo Nörenberg. Jan Henriksson, Rolf Steinmann
Music: Klaus Hillebrecht, Oliver Heuss
Producer: Jörn Röver (Executive producer)
Distributor: NDR Naturfilm/Studio Hamburg Doclights/Parthenon Entertainment
Sweden – the country of skerries, forest and elks. The high plateaus of Sarek National Park are covered with snow for most time of the year. Specialists like the Great Grey Owl adapted to their frozen habitat – the predator can hear its prey beneath the snow. For elks, winter is a particularly difficult time, there's not a green leaf to be found. During these months, they nearly lose fifth of their body weight. At the time when Whooper Swans return to Sweden, most lakes are still frozen – but the pairs already defend their territories: intruders are viciously attacked. In springtime, even the courtship of the Black Grouse is in full swing. The males abide by strict rules when fighting – their target is the rival's red wattle: a fascinating animal behavior, for the first time unraveled with a HD high speed camera.
Prizes: Best Sound, Nomination for Best Photography - 5th Green Screen 2011, Germany; Gold World Medal for series “Wild Scandinavia” - Television&Film Awards/New York Festivals 2012, USA; Nomination for Series Award - Wildscreen Festival 2012, England.

WATERS OF SOFIA
SVIDAS
Bulgaria/2012/27 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Katerina Zareva
Director: Krassimir Simeonov
Camera: Yaroslav Yachev, Kamen Kolev
Music: Ivan Dinev
Producer: Svidas production
Distributor: Adela Media
An impressive story about the water of the capital – from the little drop of Vitosha snow to the inner sea of Iskar dam – mineral springs, fountains, flowers, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and much, much more!

WINTER LIGHT
IBIS FILM AS
Norway/2011/25 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Skule Eriksen
Director: Skule Eriksen
Camera: Skule Eriksen
Music: Øistein Boassen
Producer: Lisbeth Dreyer
Distributor: Lisbeth Dreyer
A film from the islands of Lofoten, north of the Arctic Circle in Norway. After weeks of low autumn light, the sun sinks below the horizon and stays there during the depth of winter. But the scarce light has its subtle beauty, as it falls on people's everyday life as well as the unique Arctic landscape. The film is poetic and rhythmic, and has very little dialogue. The film was financed by the Norwegian Film Institute, Arts Council of Norway, Western Norway Film Centre and Fond for lyd og bilde.
Prizes: Best Short Documentary, Documentary Edge, New Zealand, 2012.

YANGSHUO: THE GLOBAL VILLAGE OF CHINA
BUREAU FOR EXTERNAL CULTURAL RELATIONS,
MINISTRY OF CULTURE, P. R. CHINA
China/2010/26 min.
Category: Tourist films and productions about the protection of cultural heritage
Situated in the Northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China, Yangshuo is a must-visit tourist attraction in China. At the very beginning, Yangshuo attracted tourists because of its green mountains, exquisite rivers, strange peaks and fascinating caves. With the passage of time, Yangshuo has become world famous. Now many Chinese and foreign tourists gather in Yangshuo to relax and enjoy a happy life. The mixture of nationalities here has given birth to the largest English Corner in China and the romantic Foreigner Street, based on the 1 400-year-old West Street. Yangshuo has become the Global Village of China with simple and unadorned folk customs and many international elements.