Eco-Fest 2019 : 28 May - 1 June
The festival presents the most valuable films of long, medium or short length, documentaries or animation, international and Romanian productions, with the theme of environment protection and ecology in its various aspects.
The essential aim of the festival is to promote and develop among the population, especially the younger generation, an active awareness and attitude, militant and creative for the protection and safeguarding of nature and environment.
The Festival is held annually in various cities, where Pro Familia Association and the European Ecological Initiative Association (IEE) are organizing the Indifference-Free Zone.
The films are shown with free access for the general public, with a special emphasis on attracting and interactive participation of pupils and students.
At the screenings , debates, meetings with the public and media, will attend genre filmmakers, distributors, film critics from Romania and abroad, organizers of festivals and international film events, educational factors with responsibilities in environmental policy.
We live times when human activities affect the health of the planet more than in any other age of history. Global warming, massive deforestation, destruction of natural resources, water pollution.Nobody is at shelter. It is the despair of the Amazonian jungle tribes, who have seen the reduction of areas in which they have been living for centuries, but also that of the peasants in southern region of Romania, in Oltenia, where the land is affected by desertification.
These are issues pushing the whole mankind, and they can only find solutions through the involvement of each of us. By combining these experiences, ECO FEST outlines a diverse puzzle that relates naturally with the audience.
The ECO FEST mission is to trigger an alarm signal, but also to generate engagement.
Cinematographic means and artistic language help us to convey this message more easily to the public.
Rarely, in the nine years since we organize ECO FEST, the audience came out of the projection hall, otherwise than excited.
ECO FEST is not just a competition for the latest ecology-themed films, but also an attitude, an attempt to change mentalities for the better. We are waiting for you at our 9th. edition, organized in Sinaia, to continue this adventure for the Health of the Earth
Lavinia Sandru, President ECO Fest Romania
|In an increasingly turbulent world, in which globalization becomes
increasingly controversial, the issue of safeguarding nature and the environment
has become planetary and synonymous with the survival of humanity itself. In the often dissonant concert of political, economical, social and scientific factors, the voice of cinematic art is perhaps the most convincing
and is unifying energies, with a decisive impact on individual and collective consciousness. The 9th. edition of ECO FEST aims to continue its vocation to address with predilection to youth, to inform, educate and make responsible first and foremost the young generation, the beneficiary of the future of the planet.
Vladimir Marin - Artistic Director ECO FEST
|An atypical team: usually for each operation are one, two or three people. In our way is contrary: each one has several tasks. The veterans of this team are Gina Stefan and Mihai Apolozan - good at all. A big win for the team was the coming of Mariana Pachis, a complete artist, perhaps one of the best in the world in sand art (drawing with sand), but certainly the best in Romania. Lamiita Melu and Codrin "Toni" Mihalache, are mainly responsible for the image of the festival. The production team, although numerically small - Mirela Banu, Vincentiu Popa and Daniel Voica - has an important contribution to every event.
Cornel Diaconu - Founder of ECO FEST (13.09.1949-23.12.2014)