International Ecology Film Festival ECOFEST ROMANIA
“For the Health of the Earth”, 11th edition.
The International Ecology Films Festival ECOFEST ROMANIA – For the Health of the Earth, the 11th. edition is organized by the Union of Professional Journalists of Romania and the European Ecology Initiative Association (IEE) and takes place in Craiova, between June 7-13, 2021.
The program of the 11th edition is divided in two sections of film screenings; the “Competition” section and the “Panorama” section.
In the “Competition” section, the documentaries will compete for the Awards of 2 juries – the International Jury, consisting of professionals in the field of cinematography and a Jury of 50 students (which will offer the Grand Prix of the public).
The films will be presented in one single screening, with free access, for the interested public, with a special emphasis on attracting and interacting students.
For both sections the films will be presented on digital media.
The films will be presented in original version and subtitled in Romanian.
A second section, entitled “Panorama”, offers hors-concours (out of competition) representative films with ecological themes, awarded at international genre festivals.
The screenings of the films from the “Competition” section will take place between June 8-11, 2021, at the Elena Cuza National College in Craiova, in the presence of the Students’ Jury and the Professionals’ Jury.
The screenings of the films from the “Panorama” section will take place between June 7-13, 2021, at the Summer Theater in Nicolae Romanescu Park.
In addition to film screenings, educational and creative workshops and TV shows are organized, all with ecological and cultural themes.
Also, during the festival there will be folk and folk-rock concerts, as well as watching a stage play performed by the Excelsior Theater from Bucharest.
The Indifference Free Zone – is a national level campaign of education and ecological action among children and teenagers and within the International Ecology Films Festival “For the Health of the Earth” aims to raise awareness of ecological values and the formation of skills to act in an ecological spirit.
Each school crew made up of students from Craiova Municipality presents its vision on environmental protection, pollution reduction or resource conservation.
The prizes of the 11th. edition of ECOFEST ROMANIA, awarded by the International Jury of cinematography professionals are:
Best Photography Award
Best Screenplay Award
Best Direction Award
Special Award of the Jury
The Grand Prix of the Festival
will be awarded by the Students’ Jury