Lavinia Sandru

President ECO Fest Romania

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.

Vlad Oprea

Mayor of Sinaia

Sinaia was happy to be the official partner of the ECOFEST Film Festival this year.

Awareness is important, but acting is fundamental.
The city of Sinaia, through projects in the field of ecology, is and continues to be a Green City: we were rewarded with important awards, including the Green Capital of Romania in 2011 (a competition for all cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants), the City of Recycling in 2015, and 80% of the 32 million Euros obtained through European funding were granted for projects with a strong environmental impact on the development of our city ( improvement of Stirbey Park, building of Park & Ride – a car parking lot at the outskirts of the city, purchase of hybrid public buses – Ecobus, etc.)

No one doubts the educational character, but above all, the militant one of films dedicated to ecology. As said the famous photographer and environmentalist Yann Arthus Bertrand, who made the sensational documentary TERRA, we must advance in this essential and so sensitive area for our planet and not be afraid to do it!


Vladimir Marin

Artistic Director Eco Fest, Selector

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.