International Film Festival Ekotopfilm-Envirofilm 2019

International Film Festival (IFF) is the result of a partnership of two major traditional events that are connected through the idea of environmental protection. By merging the 46rd International Film Festival on Sustainable Development – Ekotopfilm with the 24nd International Environmental Film Festival – Envirofilm, the opportunity for the visitors to see the broader scope of work from these areas at the same time and on two different festival locations was created. The professional guarantors of the IFF are the Ministry of Environment of Slovak Republic and 11 government departments. The president of the Slovak Republic took the patronage over this festival. International Film Festival consists of the main Film Festival, Accompanying Program (a special program for professionals, government departments, institutions, NGOs and also for public), Junior Festival (a project with special agenda for elementary and secondary schools) and the Festival Tour (a tour with the selection of awarded films).  The audience will get quality documentaries dedicated to a sustainable living, the environmental protection, to a change in the behaviour of people toward nature and last but not least, to technological and process innovations which lead to more efficient use of our planet´s resources. While maintaining traditions and brands of both film festivals, the IFF aims to address the professional and laic public effectively and to offer IFF´s partners a broader platform for presentation of their social responsibility and respect for environmental progress.  The part of this IFF is a number of accompanying events such as conferences, interviews with film directors, workshops, galleries, presentations, lectures or outdoor activities. Each of these events are focused on connecting, educating, offering solutions, presenting and entertaining young and older generation on the theme of sustainable development.

Link:

http://www.envirofilm.sk/

Organisation/acronym:

Slovak Environment Agency/SEA

Organisation type:

Local or regional authority,

Location:

Banska Bystrica, Bratislava

Event type:

Awareness-raising activity,

Date:

27/05/2019 - 31/05/2019

Themes:

Air quality, Circular economy, Citizen's engagement, Energy and climate, Mobility, Quality of life, Waste,

Target audience:

Children (<18), Students, Research community/Academia, General public/families, Local or regional authorities, NGOs,