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China/2013/46 min.
Category: Documentaries
Director: Feng Xiaohua
Producer: Yunnan Television
Lijiang city is located in Southwestern China’s Yunnan Province. It has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List for its ancient city layout and its unique charming landscape of water and houses. However, since 2004, the source of the river that runs through Lijiang city suffered seasonal draught for three years in a row. A battle to protect the soul of Lijiang – the city’s groundwater resources began. A total of 43 primary level government officials challenged enterprises and individuals at every level of the society.

Bulgaria/2012/15 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Ivo Todorov
Director: Diana Kostova, Ivo Todorov
Camera: Petar Trasiev
Music: Elmira Boyadjieva
Producer: Diana Kostova
Distributor: Diana Kostova, Ivo Todorov
About the fate of stray dogs on the street says the joint project of directors Diana Kostova and Ivo Todorov - "A Dog's Heart". The documentary was filmed in Sofia and the largest homeless shelter dogs - in Bogrov. During filming, the directors learned that among the homeless dogs often defined as "first friend of man" has brutalized: beaten with shovels and hammers, with cutting ears and tails, deliberately hit by cars. And the only way for these dogs or shelter or the home of compassionate people. "A Dog's Heart" is a true story why people have adopted a stray dog, what gives them communicating with them and how you can love them. Another important topic that affects authors, is castration - the only solution to uncontrolled population on the one hand and on the other - as the prevention of dangerous diseases, especially in female dogs. The directors also have dogs in their homes, as adopted by Ivo Todorov Tara is taken from the street when she was a little dog for 40 days.

Spain/2012/15 min.
Category: Documentary
Script: Gabriel Folgado
Director: Gabriel Folgado
Camera: Luis Ángel Pérez
Producer: Catoute Films
Distributor: Promofest
“All that exists is made of time, from the galaxies to chestnuts. Only the rhythm changes", José María Merino “La Sima”

China/2013/41 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Guo Zongfu
Director: Guo Zongfu
Camera: Zhao Guochao
Music: Zhu Weijiang
Producer: Guo Zongfu
Distributor: none
Shenmu is famous for been called “Number one coal-producing county in China”. The flourishing coal industry has also brought serious environmental problems such as water pollution, ground collapse etc.Tens of thousands of rural migrant workers travel from all over the country to work here as miners.They have been not only facing the risk of occupational disease such as pneumoconiosis, but also sometimes can lose their lives.

France&Germany /2012/52 min.
Category: Scientific and Educational films
Script: Stefan Geier
Director: Stefan Geier
Camera: Benedikt Preisinger, Daniel Delbeck, Stefan Geier
Music: Lars Kurz
Producer: Armin Olbrich
Distributor: Telepool
Follow the story of a tiny, just 2mm-in-size invader on it's rise to power – the Argentine Ant in Southern Europe. Undiscovered from most eyes this invasive species has formed the largest supercolony on the planet - a super-aggressive family with the potential to change a whole ecosystem, scientists believe. In a warlike world beneath our feet they ravage our local ants lifes. They colonise the food. They penetrate their enemies homes and kill their queens. They appear in giant numbers to reach an unbelievably strong fighting force. Scientists try to uncover the strategies of the argentine ants to find ways to protect the ecosystem from more damage. „Ant wars“ is the story of a 6000 kilometer-in-size colony of ants who became the biggest predator on earth.

Bulgaria/2013/39 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Genadi Kondarev
Director: Genadi Kondarev
Camera: Genadi Kondarev
Producer: Environmental Association Za Zemiata- Friends of the Earth Bulgaria, CEE Bankwatch Network
A film of the CEE Bankwatch Network and Za Zemiata – Friends of the Earth Bulgaria. This is a story about the findings of an international mission that investigates the petrol companies in the delta of Niger River in September 2011. The investigation results – oil spills in one of the most precious ecosystems on the planet, thousands of square kilometers dead jungle, flaring gas around the petrol wells and millions of deprived people. “Bleeding Oil” is a provocation to all the Europeans. The film shows us how strong the global connection between people is. It also reveals what actually stays behind the mantra for the European energy security. We are the consumers, others stand at producers’ way, but all of us are slaves of one corporative reality which takes advantage of both people and nature.

Bulgaria/2012/20 min.
Category: Scientific and Educational films
Script: Yana Sabeva, Ivan Hristov
Director: Nikolay Stoyanov
Camera: Nikolay Stoyanov
The movie presents activities of WWF Bulgaria and WWF Romania connected with the wetlands restoration and conservation of two endangered species: Ferruginous Duck and Pygmy Cormorant.

Bulgaria/2013/30 min.
Category: Television programs dedicated to ecology and environmental preservation
Script: Tsvetan Simeonov
Director: Tsvetan Simeonov
Camera: Anton Martcev
Producer: BNT
Distributor: BNT
The approximate energy stability of Bulgaria has been built for over six decades. Millions of tons of coals merge into thermal power plants. The country shines, basks and prospers economically. The East(Maritsa) basin is thе face of the Bulgarian mining. Data seems proud and prestigious. Behind them stand ordinary human fates. Or, to be exact-beneath them. There are houses, thousands of acres of fertile lands, rivers. In the name of energetics these mines have devoured a few villages. Others are going to bedevoured.

Brasil/2013/25 min.
Category: Scientific and Educational film
Script: Christian Spencer, Marc Egger
Director:Christian Spencer, Marc Egger
Camera: Christian Spencer, Marc Egger, Gibby Zobel
Music: Christian Spencer
Producer: Christian Spencer and Marc Egger
Distributor: Bushmaster Filmes
The film introduces the viewer to one of the least known and beautiful ecosystems in the world, located in the center ofBrazil. The film is an impressionistic dance of color and light, unraveling like a creation myth through the primal elements of Water, Fire, Lightning and Rain, all the while celebrating the amazing and strange animals that occupy its landscape. The film introduces a new genre of documentary filmmaking, trusting the powerful beauty and mystery of the place to dictate the mood through a unique artistic vision with pulsating and evocative original music. Emas National Park is home to some of the worlds most amazing animals such as the Giant Armadillo, the Giant Anteater and the Maned Wolf, and to some breathtaking phenomena which occur here, like bioluminescent termite mounds and massive webs with thousands of community spiders. The film is an overwhelming explosion oflife, color and mystery reenacting a primordial worship of nature as an eternal work of art.

China/2013/26 min.
Category: Documentaries
Director: Da Ning
Producer: Beijing Huafeng Meteorology Film & TV Co., LTD
Situated in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, North China, Wuliangsu Lake is one of the eight largest freshwater lakes in China. Covering the area of 300 squares kilometers, it is a rare big lake in this desolate and drought-stricken grassland. As the biggest wetlands at this latitude on the planet, Wuliagnsu Lake has been included in the catalogue of “Wetlands of International Importance”. The unique geographical situation has made this lake a paradise for swans. In summer, these beautiful creatures breed here. The lake is energized as baby swans emerge from their shells.

Bulgaria/2012/25 min.
Category: Tourist films and productions about the protection of cultural heritage
Script: Valeri Yakov, Krasimir Kushev
Director:Rumyana Angelakova
Camera: Luben Pankov
Music:Desislava Dimcheva
Producer: BNT
Distributor: BNT
A film about Chios island – a unique place connected also with the Bulgarian history.

Germany/2012/2 min.
Category: Video spots
Script: Isa Micklitza, Zoe Schmederer
Director: Isa Micklitza
Camera: Zoe Schmederer
Producer: Isa Micklitza, Zoe Schmederer
While a girl is playing, the world around her is changing...

Spain&USA/2013/11 min.
Category: Television programs dedicated to ecology and environmental preservation
Script: Juan Bissone, Samina Virani & Eugene The Poogene
Director: Esther Casas
Camera: Adam Miller
Music: Phil Sevarti
Producer: Charged Studios
Distributor: Promofest
The four lovable and sweet main characters of Creamen capture our hearts as they gradually have to confront an unexpected challenge to their very existence.

Germany/2013/53 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Manfred Ladwig, Thomas Reutter
Director: Manfred Ladwig, Thomas Reutter
Camera: Michel Champouret, Terry Mc. Donagh, Rolf Eisbrenner, Manfred Ladwig, Uwe Müller, Marco Peschmann, Thomas Reutter, Christian Saal, Thomas Schäfer, Franz-Joachim Schuster, Markus Windmeier
Music: Christof Schauer, Alexander Struck
Producer: Manfred Ladwig, Thomas Reutter
Distributor: SWR
Dumped and forgotten - for more than 50 years European countries dumped their atomic waste into the sea. It was declared as a safe method of disposal. Hundredthousands of tons of this radioactive waste have been dumped in front of Europe's coasts. What did happen with this atomic waste that has been dumped for example into the British Channel? Did radioactivity really dilute and disperse over the years or does it threaten fish? And what does it mean for the customers? A German film crew of public tv ARD followed the tracks of those radioactive barrels. They found atomic waste some kilometers north of Alderney. This radioactive waste has been dumped between 1950 and 1963 by Great Britain and Belgium. The crew filmed with a little submarine a few miles away from the French coast atomic waste barrels in a depth of 124 metres. Officially these barrels should have been rotten. But the pictures show an unbroken barrel. This is the proof: it is possible to salvage nuclear waste out of the British Channel. The journalists also discovered tubes, in which atomic waste is going to be disposed into the sea until today - although it is forbidden to dump nuclear waste offshore.

Bulgaria /2012/30 min.
Category: Television programs dedicated to ecology and environmental preservation
Script: Tsvetan Simeonov
Director: Tsvetan Simeonov
Camera: Violin Paleikov
Producer: BNT
Distributor: BNT
Century-old trees in Bulgaria have a remarkable memory. They are powerful ecosystems, but that is not all. They not only replenish the Earth with oxygen, but also whisper tales and legends from past times. Some remember epic battles. Others tell dramatic stories of nuns unhappily in love. The oldest ones have engraved in their memory the moments when the proto-Bulgarian horsemen stopped to rest under the shade of their branches. Almost all of them are related to a saint, monastery or healing spring. Near some of them Venerable Stoyna and Vanga have uttered their prophecies. The tales of our century-old trees speak silently to those who believe in their powerful energy.

Germany /2012/26 min.
Category: Television programs dedicated to ecology and environmental preservation
Script: Christian Vinkeloe
Director: Christian Vinkeloe
Camera: Jochen Bartelt, Serge Hamad, Jan Polak, Lars Scholtyssyk
Music: Jan Maihorn
Producer: Daisy Weisbrodt
Distributor: Petra Schneider
Never before have so many skyscrapers been planned or under construction all over the world at once. Now a new generation of ultra-modern skyscrapers has been designed to help revive city centers, spare the climate and check urban sprawl. Building "Green” has now become an economic necessity, most especially in Asia’s burgeoning megalopolises. The key question here is whether it is possible to build a high-rise that is both green and efficient. The first certified sustainable office high-rise is currently going up in Panama City. From Vertical Farming in New York City to the "Garden City” of Singapore, environmental skyscrapers are swiftly becoming one of today’s key technologies.

Germany/2012/26 min.
Category: Television programs dedicated to ecology and environmental preservation
Script: Eva Richter
Director: Eva Richter
Camera: Jochen Bartelt, Karsten Hohmann, Hans-Jürgen Kassube, Markus Müller
Music: Jan Maihorn
Producer: Daisy Weisbrodt
Distributor: Petra Schneider
Almost every country sets great store by galleries and venues for cultural events. They are important competitive factors in the international tourism market. Their architecture is meant to be attra ctive and imaginative, and sustainability is becoming increasingly important as well. This report presents innovative building projects from three countries: Saudi Arabia is renovating an old national library building to make it more ecological; China will use seawater to cool a new opera house; and a new museum and community center in the Spanish city of Seville is the world’s largest wooden structure.

Germany/2012/26 min.
Category: Television programs dedicated to ecology and environmental preservation
Script: Eva Mehl
Director: Eva Mehl
Camera: Henner Frankenfeld, Jens Gebhardt, Jan Polak
Music: Jan Maihorn
Producer: Daisy Weisbrodt
Distributor: Petra Schneider
More and more architects around the world are designing hotels that meet the demand for sustainable tourism. More and more travelers are considering environmental friendliness when they book hotel rooms or lodgings - sometimes this is even the mo st important aspect. These changes in attitudes are undeniable, and the travel industry is responding. But what does the industry understand by "sustainable”? In this part of our series, architects present their visions for the Swiss Alps, the Indonesian island of Bali and the eastern African nation of Rwanda.

Germany /2013/52 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Irja Martens, Katja Grundmann
Director: Irja Martens
Camera: Tim Peter Kuhn
Music: Olaf Taranczewski
Producer: CarlA. Fechner
Distributor: fechnerMEDIA GmbH
The documentaryshows the global struggle for future food markets. Where will we grow our food in future? In the countryside, on the flat roofs of industrial buildings, in communal city gardens or in gigant ic industrial zones just outside the city, where greenhouses will stand next to mass animal husbandry stalls? And what consequences will this have for rural areas and for the slums of cities? The film takes place in Berlin, Amsterdam, Basel and in the Indian megacities of Bangalore and Chennai. As we follow the trace of tomorrow’s food supply, we encounter idealists, visionaries, controversial figures and coolheaded businessmen. The film centres on the confrontation between fundamentally different philosophies: should food production follow the masses into the cities? Should our meat consumption continue on its seemingly unending rise? Or should we change the way we eat and give renewed strength to rural economic circuits? Or is it already much too late for that?

Germany & France/2013/26 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Daniel Andreas Sager
Director: Daniel Andreas Sager
Camera: Julia Hönemann
Music: Andrej Ugoljew
Producer: Simon Riedl
Distributor: Filmakademie BW
A man traveled for two years in a small jolly boat the Atlantic. One night a severer storm draws on, he suffers shipwreck. The raging sea takes away his last belongings. The stranded boat stays disabled to manoeuver. He needs help. The storm moves on, but it remains in Daniel, who is forced to deal with himself and the reasons for his journey. The time didn’t heal wounds. Experiences and the fate of his disease are troubling his mind. Can his dead be a redemption? A film about the love to the sea and the beginning of a confrontation with death.

China/2013/26 min.
Category: Documentaries
Director: Wei Guohai
Producer: Wei Guohai Studio, Xiamen Broadcasting & Television Group
Puyuan Village is situated in the cradle of the mountains of Fuijian Province in Southeast of China. Ancient bridges, rivers and houses intersperse the valleys. In the Puyuan Village stands a 1, 3000-year-old tree and an eight-century old ancestral temple. The villagers’ family trees have been enshrined in the temple for over two hundred years and those who are over 100 years old still participate in big issues in this small community. In this favored place that boasts rich water resources, residents and carp live harmoniously. When a fish dies, the villagers host a solemn traditional funeral for the deceased soul.

China/2013/40 min.
Category: Documentaries
Producer: Ministry of Finance, P. R. China, State Forestry Administration, P. R. China and China Central Television
Situated in the center of Euroasia, the Tarim Basin forms a yellow eye of land. There lies the Taklimakan, the most fluid desert in the world where only poplars of all tall trees survive. Over 60 percent of the poplars on this planet stand on the banks of the Tarim River. In spite of the summer heat, lack of water, the wind and sand… the poplars struggle against the tyranny of nature and stubbornly stand alone. The trees have also established an interdependent relationship with other desert creatures. They bear witness to the power of each others lives.

Bulgaria /2013/43 min.
Category: Television programs dedicated to ecology and environmental preservation
Script: Silvia Grozeva
Director: Silvia Grozeva
Camera: Zhivko Petrov
Music: Lachezar Dimitrov, Momchil Gamizov
Producer: Bulgaria ON AIR TV
Distributor: Bulgaria ON AIR TV
What will be the impact of climate change for coastal populations? How to reduce its harmful effects on people and their lifestyle? In March 2013 the Greenpeace's icebreaker Arctic Sunrise arrived in Varna, Bulgaria as part of its European tour in support of sustainable fishing. We have talked with them,with Bulgaria's Fishing Agency official and with a marine biologist about oceans, dolphins, pollution, fishing, pirates and seafaring. A production ofBulgaria ON AIR TV and Cherno More TV.

Portugal/2013/15 min.
Category: Scientific and Educational films
Script: Bertino Araujo
Director: Bertino Araujo
Camera: Ana Raquel Simoes
Music: Gustav Mahler
Producer: Ana Raquel Simoes
Distributor: Ana Raquel Simoes
"Gentle Slopes" is a wildlife short documentary filmed at Penha Garcia, Portugal. Through mountains and plains, somewhere in Portugal, it is an amazing journey to the world of fascinating wild animals.

Bulgaria/2012/6 min.
Category: Television programs dedicated to ecology and environmental preservation
Script: Milen Atanassov, Bilyana Boneva
Director: Dobromir Palaskov
Camera: Atanas Atanassov
Producer: BNT
Distributor: BNT
The programme team is actively involved in the international initiative to transform parking spaces into mini-parks or spaces for recreation for a day. The reporters’ car is substituted by bikes for shooting the event. The final result is the first TV programme in Bulgaria shot with zero harmful emissions.

Bulgaria/2013/3 min.
Category: Television programs dedicated to ecology and environmental preservation
Script: Milen Atanassov, Bilyana Boneva
Director: Maria Hristova
Camera: Atanas Atanassov
Producer: BNT
Distributor: BNT
The film tells about the Bulgarian lion Kaliman that became the pride of the zoo in Sarajevo.

Bulgaria /2013/2 min.
Category: Television programs dedicated to ecology and environmental preservation
Script: Milen Atanassov, Bilyana Boneva
Director: Dobromir Palaskov
Camera: Atanas Atanassov
Producer: BNT
Distributor: BNT
This edition of the programme takes the form of a message by the authors on the occasion of Earth Day, 22 April.

Serbia/2013/30 min.
Category: Television programs dedicated to ecology and environmental preservation
Director: Ruza Helac
Camera: Ruza Helac
Producer: Green initiative of Vojvodina
Distributor: Green initiative of Vojvodina
Green patrol in action consist of highly mobile group of students. In this episode we show illegal tree cutting in Gunaros in Serbia.

Iran/2012/3 min.
Category: Television programs dedicated to ecology and environmental preservation
Script: Seyed Sajad Moosavi
Director: Seyed Sajad Moosavi
Camera: Rohollah Davari
Music: Hasan Haji Ebrahimi
Producer: Seyed Sajad Moosavi- Qom Art
Distributor: Seyed Sajad Moosavi
The plot and a description of the film “ghatre-ghatre”- Gutty: A child tries to save water and protect environment against water shortage. The film is produced symbolically in a simple form. The film is educational particularly for children and youths. The symbols can communicate with all people in all times and places in the world. This 3-minute silent movie warns people of wastage of water and informs them about the human rights.

France&UK/2013/52 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Oliver Dickinson
Director: Oliver Dickinson
Camera: Oliver Dickinson
Music: Noé Nagy
Producer: Anthony Dickinson
Distributor: LVP
Ten years ago, a few enthusiasts decided to revive the historic salt production of Bourgneuf Bay in the west of France. They dug out and cleared the ancient salt pans to harvest Bay Salt once again. Over the course of a year, we come to appreciate Bernard, Daniel and Mano, three different personalities, united by a genuine attachment to their work and a deep respect for nature.

Norway/2013/22 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Skule Eriksen
Director: Skule Eriksen
Camera: Skule Eriksen
Music: Oistein Boassen
Producer: Lisbeth Dreyer
Distributor: Lisbeth Dreyer
Horisont is a film about waves: waves in the open coastal landscape, waves as the flocking birds slide above stone fences and fields, eternal waves of the sea. It is a poetic, almost dreamlike film, inspired by painting and music. In its quiet way, it is is a tribute to the coastal landscape and a reminder of the importance of protecting these landscapes in ways that permit us to experience them as wide, open and diverse cultural landscapes. Horisont is filmed in Jæren and Lista in Southwest Norway.


Serbia /2013/55 min.
Category: Documentaries
Director: Ruza Helac
Camera: Ruza Helac
Producer: Green initiative of Vojvodina
Distributor: Green initiative of Vojvodina
The film presents activities of Etel Merk, private owner of animal shelter near Backa Topola, who took care of more than 500 dogs and about 100 cats. In addition, this film is about a sincere dedication of Etele Merk (painter and professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts), leaving a career, artist and Professor, to take care of the abandoned animals. In addition to the animal shelter, Etela took care of other endangered animals in Backa Topola, as well as the poor people in the municipality. Because of debt of 45 000, 00 RSD, electricity was turned off at the farm with the animal shelter.This forced Etel to use candle and was the reason of a fire in which she tragically died.

Italy/2012/30 min.
Category: Tourist films and productions about the protection of cultural heritage
Script: Luigi Giuliano Ceccarelli
Director: Luigi Giuliano Ceccarelli
Camera: Carlo Boni
Music: Luigi Giuliano Ceccarelli
Producer: Luigi Giuliano Ceccarelli, Maria Paola Orlandini
Distributor: Rai Trade
Rome is touristically hypocritical and urbanistically elusive. It is not a single city but a series of loosely and badly interconnected villages. And, in the “stop and go” tourism of a quick-paced civilization which only searches culture for scalps to hurriedly bring home, after paying a quick visit to the city, the unknowing tourist is convinced of having sufficiently capitalized on the possible and necessary offer of emotions. However, it is precisely most of the villages making up the city’s private treasure that are overlooked by tourists unless they stumble on them inadvertently. These lucky few, prey of their TomToms gone haywire and road maps read upside-down, return home with news of never-before-seen marvels. This playful guide-book aims at giving access to the throbbing heart of the Eternal City to those who have had enough of plastic-bottle tourism. And especially to those interested in following an unconventional route enabling them to get to know boroughs, piazzas, alleys, fountains, shops, markets and secret stories far from the St. Peter’s – Coliseum thoroughfare.

Germany/2012/44 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Ulf Marquardt
Director: Ulf Marquardt
Camera: Ulf Marquardt, Stefan Nowak, Rick Allen
Music: Stefan Doering
Producer: Gabriele Conze (WDR)
Distributor: Global Screen
Many people dream the impossible: To win an Oscar. Invent something that changes the world. Discover uncharted landscapes. Famous French dive pioneer Jacques Yves Cousteau achieved all this – and more. We tell the story of his amazing projects and discoveries. Filmed in Africa, Europe and the USA, the viewers witness, how Coustau developed from a ruthless shark killer to a relentless fighter for nature and radical environmentalist, whose biggest achievement of all was the inspiration he gave to millions of people all over the world.

Germany & India/2012/59 min.
Category: Scientific and Educational films
Script: Oliver Goetzl
Director: Oliver Goetzl
Camera: Ivo Nörenberg (main camera, slow motions), Oliver Goetzl (remote controlled cameras)
Music: Jörg Magnus Pfeil, Siggi Mueller
Producer: GULO FILM PRODUCTIONS For NDR Naturfilm/Doclights
Distributor: ZDF Enterprises
Jungle Book Bear (narrated by David Attenborough): We all know him, we all love him: Baloo – Mowgli’s constant companion from the Jungle Book. Rudyard Kipling and even more the Walt Disney movie made this clumsy fellow world famous. The role models for Baloo are the Sloth Bears of India - surprisingly little is known about this secretive species. These in our days mostly nocturnal animals have never been portrayed in a natural history programme before. Over a period of three years Oliver Goetzl and Ivo Nörenberg not only were lucky enough to film these elusive creatures at daytime but got also behaviour that was even not known to scientists so far - e.g. the mouth feeding of cubs by their mothers.

Italy/2013/37 min.
Category: Scientific and Educational films
Script: Giuseppe Bucciarelli
Director: Giuseppe Bucciarelli
Camera: Giuseppe Bucciarelli
Producer: Laikipia Wildlife Forum
Distributor: Terra Conservation films
There is a place in Africa where a mountain meets the sky... A place where rivers, forests and savannas play a neverending game with people. This place is Laikipia, central Kenya. Here dangerous wildlife share the land with thousands of farmers and their livestock. A perfect combination for trouble. But despite all odds the people living in Laikipia are fighting to make a dream come true... In this region of Africa co-existence between the needs of humans and the necessities of wildlife and nature is a well established and solid reality.

Category: Documentaries
Director: Huaqing Jin
Camera: Lu Jian
Music: Tang Ning
Producer: Huaqing Jin
Yumen City, where China's first oil field was found, was once the city of glories and dreams. Half a century passing by, its oil resources are depleted. The government and oil bases moved out and over 90,000 residents migrated, leaving it a nearly empty city.

Category: Scientific and Educational films
Script: Klaus Pas, Adrian Westbrook
Director: Klaus Pas
Camera: Andrew Brooke
Music: Patrick Hanequand
Producer: Klaus Pas, Adrian Westbrook, Timothy Briand
Distributor: Pasmania Earth production
“Last Supper for Maltus” sheds light on one of the most prevalent and alarming issues of our time, The Global Food Crisis.A comprehensive look into the first food crisis of the 21st century.In 2008 the world’s population moved beyond 6.8 billion. A global food crisis brought agriculture back to the forefront of any plants for the future of humanity. The ongoing crisis was then overshadowed by a financial crisis, the likes of which had not been seen in 80 years. So it is perhaps inevitable that the ghost of Thomas Malthus, the controversial 19th century economist and demographer, returns now to haunt our screens with his predictions of unavoidable mass starvation.

Hungary /2012/26 min.
Category: Tourist films and productions about the protection of cultural heritage
Script: Zita Zachar
Director: Richard M. Nagy
Camera: Gábor Halász
Music: Erzsébet Darázs
Producer: Edward Ducsay
Distributor: MTVA
The French call this a miniature Versailles, the British call it the Pearl of Europe, Germans call it Hungary’s Beauty, others: Hungarian Eden, Hungarian Elysium, or the Jewel of Hungary. Eszterháza. It’s as if the Hungarian sky, so covered in dark clouds for centuries, appears to smile in its radiance at the mention of this name. This nation, having undergone such adversity is now reviving from its dormancy, and is feverishly making up for omissions it was forced to endure by fate. The desire to do a lot, quickly, is characteristic of the Baroque era. Hence, amidst the Fertőd marshlands, this castle appeared almost magically, and became perhaps the finest creation of Hungarian architectural history. Apart from Versailles, there is perhaps no other place in France whose pomp may be compared to this. This castle is extremely large, and is extravagantly crammed full of an array of finery.

China/2013/30 min.
Category: Documentaries
Director: Wu Xianglie
Producer: China Guangxi TV Station
Peter Jochimsen, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Baltic Sea University in Germany, suffered from leukemia. For more than ten years, he had relied on medicine to survive, but he has been mentally and physically exhausted by his disease. In 2008, Peter began to financially aid to construct a primary school in the mountains of Guangxi, in Southwestern China. The picturesque scenery, simple and unadorned culture, miraculous herbal medicines and traditional Chinese shadow boxing, Taijiquan, made Peter’s life radiate with luster. After the serious earthquake in Sichuan Province, China in May 2008, Peter travelled to the disaster area, hoping to help the affected children with their studies. Facing an incurable disease and the natural disaster, Peter and the children showed to the world: with love as a bridge, happy life will continue forever.

Bulgaria/2013/30 min.
Category: Television programs dedicated to ecology and environmental preservation
Script: Ivelina Belcheva
Director: Ivelina Belcheva
Camera: Kristian Tomov
Producer: BNT
Distributor: BNT
Maybe the local authorities of the Northeastern municipalities Tyrgovishte and Shumen have eventually learned a bitter lesson after the summer floods of 2007, when civilian population had to be evacuated and the damage exceeded 5 million BGN. It seems they have now a better early warning system that would give them time for a faster response and prevent casualties and damage. The citizens of Shumen are no longer willing to put up with the bad quality and high price of tap water in the city. Right after the anti-government protests in the spring they launched their own campaign for better tap water. Local people, who had never been privy to utility, law and regulations, began to dare institutions and bureaucrats without fear. In the meantime they discover a disturbing fact - the local reservoir Ticha is legally and practically just a dam for irrigation purposes only and not for drinking water supply… And more – villages and tourists have been polluting the water for years and there is no law to stop them… Who is responsible?

Bulgaria/2012/12 min.
Category: Tourist films and productions about the protection of cultural heritage
Script: Katerina Zareva
Director: Krassimir Simeonov
Camera: Krassimir Simeonov
Music: Bedřich Smetana
Producer: Svidas
Distributor: Adela Media
An impression about the summer adventures of two children in probably the most beautiful city in the world.

Hungary/2012/26 min.
Category: Tourist films and productions about the protection of cultural heritage
Script: Judit Koltai
Director: Balázs Déri
Camera: Csaba Farkas, Illés Tréfás
Music: Erzsébet Darázs
Producer: Edward Ducsay
Distributor: MTVA
The places where we live have their own stories. So to say, they have their own life, which also has an effect on ourselves („Genius loci - the protective spirit of a place). The affection to a street, square or one part of the city can define our own intellectuality and also our state of mind. Of course, the inhabitants are also partners, witnesses, who at the same time form the story of the street. As a matter of fact, they vitalize the spirit of the place. If we are able to notice the values, the connection gives us confidence and also the feeling to being at home. There are some places which are cultural, diverse and “zigzag” enough to be adopted into screen.There are some streets with special names. There are some with special stories. Some of these stories are like adventurous novels. Meandering stories are open for both types.

Bulgaria/2013/8 min.
Category: Television programs dedicated to ecology and environmental preservation
Script: Jivko Konstantinov
Director: Jivko Konstantinov
Camera: Biser Milkov
Producer: Nova Broadcasting Group
Distributor: Nova TV
A series of reports in the News of Nova TV. They show how a number of old trees were planned to be cut down because of the construction of a hypermarket in Sofia. Citizens gather and begin a protest in order to save the trees. Nova TV was the first to bring the attention to the problem. It turns out that ecology experts of Sofia municipality do not know how to determine the age of the trees and do not even know their Latin names, and can not distinguish between elm, sycamore and pine. This demonstrates how permits for cutting down trees are issued without a comprehensive analysis of the matter. After the broadcast of our report, the Sofia Municipality addressed the issue and so a few of the trees were saved, and in compensation for the ones already cut down, "Kaufland" promised to plant 80 young trees in the area.

Germany/2012/52 min.
Category: Television programs dedicated to ecology and environmental preservation
Script: Peter Podjavorsek
Director: Peter Podjavorsek
Camera: Michael Dreyer
Music: Rolf Seidelmann
Producer: Zecki Gerloff, Stefann Pannen
Distributor: Heidefilm
Water is becoming more and more scarce; as the global consumption of water soars, deserts are growing at an alarming rate. However, scarcity is not the only problem confronting our water supply, but contamination. Contamination by medicinal residues, pesticides and chemicals. Residues we have been ingesting over years to which no one knows the long-term consequences to our health and the en vironment. For years politicians scientists have been downplaying the threat of residual chemicals in our drinking water: the levels are said to be far too low to have any effect on humans. Slowly, this consensus is crumbling as the evidence begins to build of the detrimental effects this water pollution is having on our living environment. This investigative documentary will travel around the world to get to the bottom of what’s really in a glass of water and the journey it makes before it comes out of our taps.

Italy /2012/31 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Giosuè Boetto Cohen
Director: Giosuè Boetto Cohen
Camera: Sergio Cavandoli
Producer: Maria Paola Orlandini
Distributor: Rai Trade
Paolo Soleri, a Turin-born architect and town planner, pupil of Frank Lloyd Wright, has spent the last sixty years designing a sustainable city in the Arizona desert. Generations of students have worked in the village-laboratory of Arcosanti, studying its philosophy and building with their own hands prototypes of essential buildings, super-eco homes, squares, agoras, as well as numerous artefacts. Soleri’s “arcological” metropolis, heated and cooled by natural resources, densely built to conserve the territory, free of cars, optimising connections between production, management and residential centers, has been the focus of books, exhibitions and conferences. The life-size scale model of Arcosanti, which was developed in the 70’s and is an ongoing work in progress, gave shape to pilot buildings on which to experiment the concepts underlying Arcology. The long interview is set against the backdrop of modern-day America and all its excesses – perhaps comprehensible up to forty years ago but no longer tolerable today. The destruction of the territory, urban overcrowding, the cost of energy sources and raw materials now impose a trend reversal and make Soleri’s school of thought all the more topical.

Germany /2012/52 min.
Category: Television programs dedicated to ecology and environmental preservation
Script: Max Mönch, Friedemann Hottenbacher
Director: Gregor Streiber
Camera: Robert Cöllen
Music: Eike Hosenfeld, Moritz Denis, Tim Stanzel
Producer: Gregor Streiber
Distributor: Werwiewas Medienproduktion
Plastic floats. This is where our story begins. Millions of tons enter the ocean every year, pouring out from rivers and shores, ships and platforms. The world’s scientists have studied the phenomenon and come to alarming results. Plastic contains synthetic hormones that are released when plastic breaks down into tiny particles through wind, waves and exposure to the sun. Once in seawater, plastic absorbs toxic substances known as POPs, or persistent organic pollutants. This process allows toxins to accumulate in a density a million times higher than normal. What happens when fish and seabirds mistake the plastic for food? Scientists have found evidence that these toxins are entering the food chain, and ultimately winding up in our bodies. Worse still, plastic doesn’t biodegrade. Instead, it becomes trapped in massive maelstroms of garbage. Scientists have identified five of these so-called gyres. A few of them are larger than Spain and Portugal combined. The world’s biggest dumps are at sea. This is what we know so far. But many questions remain. Scientists have noticed that the amount of plastic in the gyres has remained constant for the past twenty years, leaving millions of tons unaccounted for. Where has the plastic gone? The world’s scientists are on the verge of solving a mystery that might uncover one of the biggest ecological disasters of our times. The Film is a quest for evidence, an attempt to put together the pieces of a puzzle. From different frontlines we investigate the mystery of the missing plastic and its potentially cataclysmic effect on the world’s ecosystem. Simulation of ocean currents, DNA tests, the dissection of fish stomachs, a sea expedition into the heart of a plastic gyre ... slowly we begin to understand that it’s all the same story. What we see is more than alarming. Scientists in England explore seabed sediments 5,000 meters down and discover unknown microbes; in Hawaii a small team is evaluating the DNA of plastic-organisms; in German labs we witness how nanoplastics enter animal cells; in Chile we start to understand the secret of dying algae; on the beaches of Japan we find plastic pellets from all over the world; and using drifting buoys, we begin to understand the true ocean paths of plastic debris. The Protagonists From a Hawaiian outpost the Russian oceanographer Nikolai Maximenko reconstructs the routes of plastic debris along vertical tides to the ocean’s depths. Dr. Marc Ericson’s research vessel steers into the southern hemisphere to investigate an as yet unexplored gyre. In Plymouth we meet Professor Thompson who uses GPS and infra-red techniques for detecting the ratio of plastic and plankton. His findings indicate that plastic is mixing with plankton, slowly outnumbering it. With the help of 20,000 school students, Dr. Martin Thiel analyzes the plastic debris along the Chilean coastline. This form of "citizen science" allows scientists to collect huge amounts of data - in this case, with alarming results. In Japan Dr. Shige Takada collects plastic pellets sent to him from beaches all over the world, testing it for toxic chemicals. At the German institute AWI, Dr. Antje Koehler observes how nanoplastics enter the cells of living organisms and in Sheffield Dr. James Harrisson analyzes benthic sediments in the search for microplastics. Is this the answer to the mystery? Thousands of miles away, in Hawaii, two scientists use DNA techniques to identify the origin of microbes attached to drifting plastic. What in England gave hope is suddenly a cause of worry: Has plastic invaded the foundation of the oceanic food chain? Has it become part of the ecosystem

Bulgaria/2012/14 min.
Category: Television programs dedicated to ecology and environmental preservation
Script: Marina Evgenieva
Director: Marina Evgenieva
Camera: Ivan Filchev
Producer: Gena Traykova
Distributor: BTV MEDIA GROUP
Nearly three billion tons of wastes are discarded every year in Europe. Over three million are from Bulgaria. How much and what kind of waste is recycled in the world and in our country? How much are we losing because we are not using resources from the dumping ground?

Bulgaria/2012/12 min.
Category: Tourist films and productions about the protection of cultural heritage
Script: Katerina Zareva
Director: Krassimir Simeonov
Camera: Krassimir Simeonov
Music: Bedrzih Smetana
Producer: Svidas
Distributor: Adela Media
One day in Atanasovo salinas near Bourgas - an amazing and unique place.

Germany/2012/71 min.
Script: Gudrun Gruber, Alexander Hick, Michael Schmitt
Director: Gudrun Gruber, Alexander Hick, Michael Schmitt
Camera: Aline Laszlo
Music: Pink Martini, Calexico
Producer: Gudrun Gruber, Alexander Hick, Michael Schmitt
Distributor: HFF Munich
In the midst of the worlds biggest fruit and vegetable garden, the so called “Mar del plastico”, lies the Andalusian village of San Agustin. For the local planters this seasons atmosphere is prophesying crisis: a mysterious virus threatens the harvest, bacteria attacks the plants and the authorities are after the illegal workforce in the greenhouses. Planter José Maria would rather choose to live among vegetables than people anyway, while the Crespo family, who seems to belong to a different time era, tries to get by with vegetables, breeding goats and a giant compost pile. This is all part of the daily routine for Paco, the village taverns barman, who knows all of his customers problems. San Agustin takes an out of the ordinary look at the “Mar del plastico”–the most important producer and vendor of fruit and vegetables in Europe – as it fights with its own existence once more during the cucumber crisis of 2011. Two families, a village tavern and a lot of vegetables. One extraordinary harvest season in nine chapters.

Brazil/2013/26 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Carolina F. da Cunha
Director: Carolina F. da Cunha
Camera: Carolina F. da Cunha
Producer: Carlos Valério A. Gomes
In 1992, North-American anthropologist Marianne Schmink published "Contested Frontiers in Amazonia", a seminal book of Amazonian studies co-written with sociologist Charles H. Wood. Twenty years later, on occasion of the publishing of the Brazilian version of the book, the Professor returns to the county of São Félix do Xingu in the Amazonian state of Pará, to revisit the object of her studies in the 70's and 80's.

Italy/2012/55 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Rossella Schillaci
Director: Rossella Schillaci
Camera: Irma Vecchio
Music: Vincenzo Gangi
Producer: Filippo Pistoia
Distributor: Manuela Buono
An incisive portrait of life aboard a Sicilian fishing vessel, the film depicts the daily struggle of fishermen to earn a living in a harsh physical environment that brings out the social and economic tensions of modern society. Manning the Priamo are Cola, the captain, Ahmed, the Tunisian first mate, two Italian engineers, and two Tunisian seamen. At sea for three weeks at a time, they fish off the coasts of Libya and Tunisia, sometimes outside the fishing limits and risking interception by the authorities. An intimate account of remoteness: after a few days on shore, the men leave their homes and families for a month. Night and day the nets are cast every four hours; the work is demanding and poorly paid; the quarters are cramped and uncomfortable; conflicts and prejudices surface amidst the roar of the engines and the sea. Beyond the horizon lies Africa, where immigrants embark for Europe, leaving their homes and families behind with the hope to find a better life.

Bulgaria/2013/28 min.
Category: Television programs dedicated to ecology and environmental preservation
Script: Tsvetelina Atanassova
Director: Oleg Kovachev
Camera: Tsvetelina Atanassova, Lubomir Burzakov
Producer: BNT
Distributor: BNT
We all speak of the weather but what do we do about it? Different hypotheses about the climate changes that have occurred on planet Earth. A look into the future through the professional lens of the film heroes. A reminder that life on our home called planet Earth is in our hands.

Bulgaria/2012/29 min.
Category: Tourist films and productions about the protection of cultural heritage
Script: Tsvetan Simeonov
Director: Tsvetan Simeonov
Camera: Anton Marchev
Producer: BNT
Distributor: BNT
Ancient people communicated intensely with gods. Supposedly the first such contact was made with the Mother Goddess. She is perceived as everything that surrounds people – nature, cosmos, energy. Traces of this cult are still preserved in different parts of Bulgaria. As some kind of “houses of prayer” were used caves – wombs furrowing the whole country. The image of the Mother Goddess has been passed on to almost all religions including Christianity. Even today part of the ancient sanctuaries are being advertised by resourceful clergymen because they do not want to push away those who believe that some caves, century-old trees and stone formations are places where the divine is felt. Prof. Valeria Fol is a consultant to the film. She interprets the facts and suppositions relating to antiquity into an understandable language.

Bulgaria/2012/27 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Milen Atanassov, Bilyana Boneva
Director: Maria Hristova
Camera: Atanas Atanassov
Producer: BNT
Distributor: BNT
The film reviews the processes that pile waste in landfills or give it a new life. The message is that people are engaged in these processes and each should play their daily role and respect the work of the others in order to create the so called “recycling society”.

Italy/2011/7 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Giuseppe Bucciarelli
Director: Giuseppe Bucciarelli
Camera: Giuseppe Bucciarelli
Producer: Terra Conservation Films
Distributor: Terra Conservation Films
Spotter, a five- year-old male Black Rhino, just decided to explore the world outside Lewa Downs, his heavily protected conservancy. Now he roams a land where armed poachers are after him and his immensely valuable horn. He must immediately be brought back home to save his life.

Germany&Macedonia /2013/104 min.
Category: Tourist films and productions about the protection of cultural heritage
Script: Andreas Hoehn
Director: Andreas Hoehn
Camera: Christoph Butenschoen
Music: Various Artists
Producer: Andreas Hoehn, Vladimir Petrovski
Distributor: Hoehnie Records
A story about the Zimbabvean music and John Chibadura.

Germany/2012/90 min.
Category: Television programs dedicated to ecology and environmental preservation
Script: Bert Ehgartner
Director: Bert Ehgartner
Camera: Christian Roth
Music: Thomas Hohl
Producer: Kurt Langbein
Distributor: Langbein & Partner
Aluminium is a fascinating metal: light, stainless and easy to process. 100 years ago, it was still so exotic that aluminium was presented at world expositions. The metal is an essential part of our daily lives. We drink from aluminum cans, use aluminum-containing deodorants and sun creams, and it increases the effectiveness of vaccines. But also critical voices move into the centre of public interest: Large amounts of resources and energy are needed for the production of aluminium. The extraction can lead to environmental disasters of considerable dimensions, as it had happened in Hungary almost one year ago. Furthermore, scientists suspect that the toxic effect of aluminium could have an influence on modern diseases of civilisation like Alzheimer’s and allergies.

Bosnia and Herzegovina/2013/21 min.
Category: Scientific and Educational films
Script: Nisvet Hrustić
Director: Nisvet Hrustić
Camera: Nisvet Hrustić
Music: Amer Šehić
Producer: Nisvet Hrustić
Distributor: Nisvet Hrustić
Black, wonderful, mysterious... thorny, unavailable, delicious... healthy, magnificent, powerful... Blackberry is the queen of forest fruits.

Germany/2012/52 min.
Category: Television programs dedicated to ecology and environmental preservation
Script: Christopher Gerisch
Director: Christopher Gerisch
Camera: Oliver Gurr, Sami Karim
Producer: Holger Kreit Spiegel TV
Distributor: Spiegel TV
The Bluefin tuna is one of the world’s most intelligent predatory fish. Yet this underwater hunter is itself among the hunted. It is a victim of the billion-dollar tuna fishing industry and is a perfect symbol of the ruthless overexploitation of our seas. Scientists point to evidence that shows stocks of Bluefin tuna have decreased by 80 per cent over the past few decades. Yet each year in May, off the coast of Sardinia, fishing boats launch into the sea to catch these highly prized creatures for Tokyo’s fish markets. 80 per cent of Mediterranean tuna are served up in sushi dishes in Japan. The Greenpeace activist Wakao Hanaoka has made it his goal to change this. At the wholesale market, he explains to the traders the fate of these majestic creatures and the threat they are under. Yet most Japanese don’t want to hear the truth behind this delicacy. A German has built up a huge fishing empire in Australia’s Port Lincoln over the past 40 years and is attempting the impossible: breeding tuna. Together with fishing experts and scientists from the University of Adelaide, he is on the edge of a breakthrough. In Spain, researchers are carrying out pioneering work in the field of tuna breeding. Using genetic analysis of the spawn, they are attempting to understand the secrets of the fish’s reproductive process. Scientists and fishing experts from the WWF fit the tuna on the Italian coast with small transmitters. The knowledge they gain will allow new measures to be taken to protect the species and help the setting up of sustainable fishing operations, so that the Bluefin tuna may be saved from extinction.

Serbia/2013/9 min.
Category: Scientific and Educational films
Script: Zikica Jovanovic
Director: Zikica Jovanovic
Camera: Zikica Jovanovic
Music: Bojan Savovic
Producer: Rajko Doncic
Distributor: Zikica Jovanovic
Devil's Town is a natural monument in the South of Serbia. Two rare natural phenomena are located there: 202 earthen figures, made by soil erosion, like distinct shapes of the landscape and two springs of highly acidic mineral water which make the entire nearby area so appealing. The attractiveness of the two miracles of nature is complemented by the surrounding natural environment which gives these earthen figures mystical allure.

Romania/2013/28 min.
Category: Tourist films and productions about the protection of cultural heritage
Director: Maria Florea
Camera: Cristi Sbingu, Relu Tabara
Music: K. M. Von Weber
Producer: Carmen Scutariu
Distributor: TVR IASI
A nation builds its future on the roots of its own history. By giving up on our past we blot out our identity and also the feeling that we belong to a certain nationality. We walk by carelessly or unaware of the monuments or buildings in which our history was once written. It’s just that more often such buildings are uncared for or are deliberately destroyed. In many cases the heritage buildings are no longer representatives of the traditional national history, but rather a real estate problem. Once they’re written on the list of historical monuments they cannot be demolished and a possible degradation would be seen as suspicious by the society. Those who care more about the value of the land on which these constructions are built have found a solution: either they are left neglected or they’re being robbed brick by brick. And this is happening under the eyes of the authorities who, although are obliged to assure security and to announce the Directorate for Culture every time the buildings suffer an intervention, they serenely ignore the law. But just as guilty for the destruction of the monuments are also the owners who knowingly refuse to sign insurance policies for the protection of the buildings. This is the argument of the story we want to show you. We select seven buildings from Iasi and Vaslui county. One of them is a school, one is a museum, the other one was a museum and a house where lived a famous writter in Romania. The last three were palaces built by the old family of boyars in our county.

Bulgaria/2012/45 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Veselka Toncheva
Director: Ekaterina Minkova
Camera: Kamen Kolev
Music: Ivan Andreev
Producer: KAYA vision
Distributor: KAYA vision
The film is about the region of Golo Bardo left on Albanian territory after the Balkan War (1912-1913) and Albania’s independence. The people living there, once occupying up to twenty-one former Bulgarian villages, have lived for almost 100 years now as Albanian citizens. “The jumbled threads. A film about Golo Bardo” is not just an ethnographic look upon the traditional culture of these unexplored, unknown villages in isolation. It’s an analysis of Golobardians’ psychology, an attempt for closeness to their life and world - somewhere out there in Albania. The characters are the Golobardians themselves - with their hard daily life and sound celebrations. Golobardians who ask themselves questions like “Who are we?” and “Where do we belong?” and share stories about their “closed” border and memories of Enver Hoxha times and bunkers in the fields, of ceremonial wedding songs and drinking toasts for the shared feast…with their lives, which they take as if it’s a movie. The threads of life of these people are jumbled, but the looms still weave dresses for the brides, for those, who haven’t left their birthplace (Golo Bardo) and are still bound to the land of their ancestors. The film is produced as part of the project “The song as an expression of community identity: two ease studies” , funded by “Scientific Researches” – Ministry of Education and Science, with director of studies Assoc. Prof. PhD Veselka Toncheva.

Bulgaria/2012/30 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Stoyan Vuldjyiski
Director: Veselin Zografov
Camera: Ivan Simeonov
Music: DZZD Budeshte
Producer: Kamen Chipev
Distributor: DZZD Budeshte
The Earth is a living organism. We have to understand that and change the way we live and treat the surrounding environment. The change should come from inside everyone of us. There is still time for a change even tough we are living in “The Last Second” before destroying the nature.

Bulgaria/2013/16 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Kamen Kolarov
Director: Kamen Kolarov
Camera: Bisser Djonev
Music: Lubomir Brashnenkov
Producer: WWF Bulgaria
Distributor: WWF Bulgaria
The film examines the issue of extinction of old-growth forests in Bulgaria. It aims to elucidate what they are, what is their role in biodiversity conservation in the country and the great significance of making efforts for their preservation.

Finland/2012/27 min.
Category: Television programs dedicated to ecology and environmental preservation
Script: Kimmo Ohtonen
Director: Kimmo Ohtonen
Camera: Atte Kaartinen, Aulis Moisio, Antti Tuunanen, Juha Taskinen
Producer: Miika Ranne/Yle
Distributor: Yle Sales
In the summer of 2011, the journalist Kimmo Ohtonen came up with an idea to help the only endemic mammal in Finland, the critically endangered Saimaa Ringed Seal. In the course of a year, he would learn to swim so he could conquer the lake Saimaa by swimming it from top to toe in an attempt to raise funds and public a wareness for the conservation work of the Saimaa Ringed Seal. Kimmo Ohtonen trained like a professional swimmer for 13 months to gain fitness required to meet the challenge and attended public events to raise awareness of the challenges faced by the Saimaa Ringed Seal, which could face extinction in the future unless radical action will turn the course of its fate. In the end of August 2012, he plunged into cold waters of the lake Saimaa to start his 11 days swimming marathon. With his perilious journey, Kimmo Ohtonen brought together people from all the over Finland to take interest in the conservation work of the most endangered seal in the world and the importance of our nature in general. After swimming over 135 kilometers through the biggest lake in Finland, Kimmo Ohtonen reached his goal successfully and managed to raise 150 000 euros and hundreds of thousands of supporters for the Finnish seals. Nevertheless, even bigger achievement was in the way in which the Seal Swim educated the public towards protecting our globe's precious wildlife, of whose symbol the Saimaa Ringed Seal is in Finland.

Germany/2012/29 min.
Category: Television programs dedicated to ecology and environmental preservatio
Script: Anne Hoffmann
Director: Anne Hoffmann
Camera: Hans-Jürgen Kassube
Producer: Arno Hefner
Distributor: Petra-C. Schneider
There are an estimated 7,000 different species of amphibians - and scientists say one-third of them are on the endangered list. Many species of frogs are especially at risk. Their unusually thin skin, which allows them to absorb oxygen and water, makes them particularly sensitive to climate change and environmental hazards. So frogs can serve as a natural kind of “early warning system". Frog species are dying out the world over and this phenomenon has gone largely unnoticed by the general public. We accompany two Berlin specialists as they search the rain forest that covers the slopes of Mount Manengouba in Southwest Province of Cameroon. They are trying to find out why so many frogs are dying, and how to protect those that still remain.

Bulgaria/2013/32 min.
Category: Travel films and productions about the protection of cultural and natural heritage
Script: Nana Krasteva
Director: Yana Mileva, Dobrin Keresteliev
Camera: Yana Mileva, Dobrin Keresteliev
Music: Georg Friedrich Hendel, Dimitar Lyolev, Ivelin Dimitrov, Vasil Kazandziev, Instrumental improvisations by pupils ofthe Music School in the village of Shiroka Luka
Producer: Tourist Association "Orpheus - 1970" - Devin
Distributor: Vladimir Solakov
No description of the Rhodope Mountains can be complete without a mention of their importance in ancient mythology. This was the birthplace and home of the most famous ancient musician, Orpheus the Thracian. If you listen to the babble of the river, you can hear the crystal sounds of Orpheus's lyre. And in the rustling of the leaves you can hear the quiet whisper of the dryads and the beautiful Eurydice.
Who was Orpheus? A mythical figure or a real person? These two aspects of his personality are interwoven. The legend of the great Thracian and his everlasting love for Eurydice came to us in the work entitled "Metamorphoses" by the Roman poet Ovid, who lived in the first century BC. When Orpheus played his magic lyre and sang in his ringing voice, he enchanted and conquered nature itself. On his return to his native Thrace after a long voyage with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece, Orpheus met the enchanting nymph, the dryad Eurydice. He fell in love with her and soon they were married. But their happiness was short-lived! Engrossed in playing games with her dryad friends, Eurydice did not notice the poisonous snake in the soft grass. The venom brought her to the ground.
Orpheus was inconsolable! His songs were so full of grief that nature itself fell silent with him.

Japan/2013/59 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Kyoko Misumi
Director: Kyoko Misumi
Camera: Yuichi Seki/ Hiromi Ito
Music: Naotaka Doi
Producer: Takehiro Asai (Executive Producer)
Distributor: NHK Enterprises. Inc.
The natural world is teeming with active life-forms. Even familiar plants and flowers engage in astonishingly energetic actions and behaviors. Plant photographer Ciabou Hany (Shabo Hani), 82 years old, has devoted his career to close observation of the minute glories of plant life. He shows us a water droplet nestled like a jewel in the leaves of a cypress seedling...field horsetail spores dancing under a microscope...the stamens of the tiny katenso, hurling their pollen into the air like pitching machines. Hany takes us into his garden, or on morning walks, where he crawls on the ground or lies down amidst his beloved plants to record the drama of these diminutive creatures, which exist all around us but which we so often overlook. Ordinarily we think of plants as stationary, immobile. Hany’s lens reveals to us a fantastic world of drama and movement. Watching this program makes us realize just how full of life and action our entire world is, even amongst the commonest plants of our immediate environment. In some cases, their beauty takes our breath away; in others, their lively behaviors bring smiles to our lips. We follow Hany over the course of a year, as he helps us appreciate the nobility of even the tiniest life-forms amongst us, and the magic of a wondrous universe that lies at our very feet.

Slovakia/2012/12 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Dominik Jursa
Director: Dominik Jursa
Camera: Dominik Jursa
Music: Ján Ančic
Producer: FTF VŠMU
Portrait of a woman who has sacrificed all her life for saving and preserving trees.

Belgium&Macedonia /2012/46min
Category: Documentaries
Script: Kiro Urdin
Director: Kiro Urdin
Camera: Brand Ferro
Music: Venko Serafimov
Producer: Kiro Urdin
Distributor: KARTERFILM
In his ongoing quest and passion for Africa the world traveler, painter, writer, and filmmaker Kiro Urdin has finished his latest third film inspired by Africa's wilderness. It is a feature art film filmed on locations in Masai Mara, Kenya. Actors are lions, hyenas, wildebeests, elephants, baboons, zebras etc. Humans are playing the roll of statists in this thrilling film about a parallel universe of everyday life of wild animals, a life from which we can easily identify ourselves in our everyday struggle for survival in our highly civillized society.A film about a parallel universe of everyday life of wild animals, a life with which we can easily identify ourselves in the everyday struggle for survival in our highly civillized society.

China/2012/25 min.
Category: Documentaries
Script: Guo Zongfu
Director: Guo Zongfu
Camera: Fu Zhifeng
Music: Zhu Weijiang
Producer: Guo Zongfu
Distributor: none
At the beginning of 80's in 20th century the discarded old metals called foreign garbage began to appear here,and then were carried to the nearby Fengjiang Town for dismantling,where a great deal of migrant workers pour and go in for metal dismantling. They acquire an income at the expenses of their health,but a low income.The dioxin pollution for local soil has been detected here by Chinese research for the first time. As one of the most poisonous materials up to now, the dioxin pollution could extend to the range in dozens of square kilometers.

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