{mosimage}with the support • Rodos Municipal Cultural Organization • Dodecanese Prefecture Cultural Organization • Municipality Environmental Organization • Greek Film Center • the Rodos Cinema Society • Ramsar Convention,The Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative, Medwet • United Nations Environmental program-Mediterranean Action
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under the auspices of
• Ministry of Culture • Secretariat General of Communication and Information
The festival invites the participation of fiction, documentaries, shorts and features with ecology themes in the broader sense of the word, encouraging issues related with the natural, the human and the built environment. Prizes are awarded to the films for their innovative approach in conservation issues for their daring proposal in subject matter and their artistic qualities overall. The International jury awards the best short medium and feature films If you have made a film that you feel fits within the described themes please send us a DVD/VHS with english subtitles for the preselection committee to view. The two audience awards are coordinated by the Rodos Cinema Society.  

Deadline for entries 1st March 2008 ECOFILMS FESTIVAL 23 Laskareos str. Athens 11472 Greece This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lucia Rikaki artistic director ECOFILMS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ecofilms is an independent International Films and Visual Arts Festival organized by the non-profit association “Image & Environment”
FOOD FOR THOUGHT FROM FILMMAKERS WHO TACKLE THE GRITTY ISSUES FACING PEOPLE AND PLANET. High-octane brain fuel at the Ecofilms Hot subjects and new approaches show future of fims. Fortunately, the organizers interpret films about the environment broadly. The link between diverse issues and the environment is that “we are the world we live in”.

This enlarged perception of the world and our place in it, coupled with the opportunity to share ideas in a laid-back atmosphere, is the recipe for the festival’s ongoing success and confirmation of the wisdom of holding it away in a space that guarantees mingling. Herald Tribune The plural certainly better reflects the diversity of the lights cast on ecology at this annual event which in more than 100 feature films and shorts from around the world covers a broad range of issues related to how we protect and nurture human life. In fact, its rich programming tackles this year classical environmental subjects. The audience of the magnificent Rodon open air theater where the features are screened strongly appreciates the programming offered and it’s broad perspective on how we protect and nurture life.  Filmfestivals.com

A GOOD FILM FESTIVAL MUST TAKE YOU TO UNEXPECTED PLACES AND MODIFY YOUR USUAL PERCEPTION OF A COMMON CONCEPT. THAT’S PRECISELY WHAT ECOFILMS DOES ON THE SUNNY GREEK ISLAND OF RODOS EVERY JUNE.
Through the selection of films from many countries, the International Films & Visual Arts Festival shows us that ecology means much more than the protection of nature. It encompasses the preservation of the place we live in, in its broadest meaning: the inner place and the outer place. Under this perspective, ecology has to do with the preservation of our memory. It has to do also with the preservation of the innocence of our soul. It has to do with our search for meaning in all this chaos. It has to do with the respect of the diversity of our culture. And of course, ecology has to do with the preservation of nature. But above all, the films are the starters for hundreds of conversations around these themes as most of their directors are present during the whole festival to exchange their views between them and with the audience, before and after the screenings and at daily roundtables. This diversity of viewpoints and the accessibility of the directors who shared them on screen are the signature of Ecofilms.
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