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Филми от ЕВРОПЕЙСКИ ЕКОЛОГИЧЕН ФЕСТИВАЛ 2009

100 YEARS OF BIRD RINGING IN HUNGARY
SZABOLCS MOSONYI
Hungary/2009/26min./DVD
Category: Scientific and Educational films
Script: Erika Bagladi
Director: Szabolcs Mosonyi
Camera: Szabolcs Mosonyi
Music: Pierre Langer
Producer: Szabolcs Mosonyi
Distributor: Szabolcs Mosonyi

Bird migration, one of the most spectacular natural phenomena, has always intrigued people. During human history, several accurate observations and – often mistaken –observations and – often mistaken – conclusions have been written down about the migration of birds. Some believed that cuckoos transformed into sparrow-hawks and redstarts turned into robins in the autumn. Others reasoned that birds spent the winter on the Moon. Where do migratory birds disappear in the autumn so that they can reappear in the spring just as fast as they have left?

1253 FOR A DAY
VREME STUDIO
BULGARIA/1979/10min./Betacam SP Pal
Category: Documentaries
Script: Pantcho Tsankov
Director: Pantcho Tsankov
Camera: Andrei Chertov
Music: Yulia Gurkovska
Producer: Vreme Studio
Distributor: Bulgaria Film

Six veteran mountaineers in a touching manner clean the lakes of the Rila mountain
from the polution caused by the Sunday tourists. Those old devotees of the nature are moving with their sincere love to the mountain lakes
Awards: Special prize of the Bulgarian Cinema Union; 1st Prize in Ostrava Film Festival; Bronze Triglav from MKF Kran, Slovenia; Special prize of the European Council in Avignon Festival; Special prize in the Beijing Festival.


THE ACORES
ARTE
Germany/2008/43min./DVD
Category: Documentaries/Scientific and Educational films
Script: Florian Guthknecht
Director: Florian Guthknecht
Camera: Richard Ladkani, Sigi Braun
Music: Sebastian Pobot
Producer: Udo Zimmermann
Distributor: Telepool

Millions of years ago, nine islands rose up out of the seething depths of the earth. In spite of their lethal powers, they’ve become an oasis of life. As if by magic, animals from all parts of the earth are drawn to this region, and in the depths of the ocean remarkable creatures can be found. How they find their way here, when they appear and why they continue visiting this unique ecosystem – these are the mysteries posed by the Acores.


THE ARCHITECTS OF CHANGE
THE NEED OF BIODIVERSITY/Episode 4
LES PODUCTIONS VIC PELLETIER INC.&LATO SENSU PRODUCTIONS
France/52min./DVD
Category: Documentaries
Producer: LES PODUCTIONS VIC PELLETIER INC.&LATO SENSU Productions
Distributor: LES PODUCTIONS VIC PELLETIER INC.&LATO SENSU Productions

Is there a way that allows everyone to benefit from our planet’s riches without compromising our recourses for future generation? The answer has been given by men and women from all four corners of the earth who have succesded in creating new models for economical development. They have gone new ways to achieve sustainable and lasting growth for mankind and our planet. They are farmers, chemists, architects, doctors, tradesmen and bankers. These Architects f Change, are looking for and practicing innovative solutions, which counteract the many threats to our future. Far from being political or economical militants, these Architects of Change are, above all, entrepreneurs. Our documentary series will be visiting this new kind of pioneers. They belive in a capitalism that can create social, economic and environmental wealth. They are not the only ones who promote such ideas, but they are the only ones who can prove that their ideas work out in day-to-day life. This is an international documentary series for 30 Architects of Change, 26 different countries, six continents, 10 different themes. Each episode investigates one theme, 3 protagonists, 3 different countries.

THE ARCTIC CIRCLE: OMEN FROM THE NORTH
NHK/JAPAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Japan/2008/49min./Betacam SP Pal
Category: TV programmes
Script: Atsushi Nishida
Director: Atsushi Nishida
Camera: Masaki Watanabe/ Daisuke Soma
Music: Takeshi Kobayashi
Producer: Toshihiro Matsumoto
Distributor: MICO/Media International Corporation

The Arctic is changing drastically as a result of global warming. The area of ice on the Arctic Ocean is the smallest it has been since measurement began, and the polar bears are threatened with extinction. The state of the Arctic is an omen of our own future. This documentary depicts some of the scientific research being conducted and describes the great changes that are now taking place in the far north.

A BOILING SEA
ISPRA
Italy/2008/35min./DVD
Category: Documentaries
Script: Sergio Silenzi
Director: Marco Pisapia
Music: Francesco Felli

During the last 100 years the overall temperature of the Earth has increased by 0.7°C. For the next 100 years, according to the various scenarios of greenhouse gas emissions, IPCC predicts an increase in temperature between 1.1°C and more than 6°C.This is a journey around the continents to understand the mechanisms of climate change, future scenarios and possible solutions.

A STATION IN THE BASEMENT
BULGARIAN NATIONAL TELEVISION, RTVC Bulgaria/2009/30min./DVD
Category: TV programmes
Script: Tzvetan Simeonov
Director: Tzvetan Simeonov
Camera: Violin Paleykov
Producer: Bulgarian National Television, RTVC Plovdiv
Distributor: Bulgarian National Television, RTVC Plovdiv

There is an absurd exchange, which happened in Veliko Tarnovo. The town council gave 53 decares of forests in exchange for a basement of 100 sq.m. The new owner – an automechanic from Debelec, intends to cut down(s) trees and (to) build up houses. (The) ecologists warn that this will ruin the flora and fauna, (will) provoke landslide and change the climate.
Awards: European Commission Competition Robert Shuman 2007, Ethno Festival Plovdiv 2007, Euroekofest’08, Koprivstitsa, Bulgaria.

ADRIATIC TSUNAMI
CROATIAN TELEVISION
Croatia/2008/30min./Betacam SP Pal
Category: Documentaries
Script: Tanja Kanceljak
Director: Tanja Kanceljak
Camera: Ivan Metes
Music: Oleg Colnago, Drazen Scholz
Producer: Croatian television
Distributor: Croatian television

30 years ago, Vela Luka (has) been affected by large natural catastrophes. Bore in the early dawn flood coastal part of Vela Luka caused huge damage to a small city on the Island of Korcula, and long after that (the) scientists did not even know what actually had happened. Today, we know that the Vela Luka was hit by the meteotsunami – a bore of (the) mutual influence of the atmosphere and the sea. And many thought that the cause of Tsunami earthquake in the Aegean Sea, and a full moon, which is light before this day. This phenomenon was not only noticed in some other places on the Adriatic Sea, but also worldwide. Most cases the one last year when he hit meteotsunami island Ist and one of this summer, when the flood of a house. Citizens of Vela Luka still feel(s) the consequences of the tidal wave and speak emotionally and some of which are affected by this most difficult catastrofy - Adriatic tsunami, can be heard in this documentary by Tanja Kanceljak. Famous scientist from Spain and Italy and in the world participate in the documentary film along with witnesses. In the film, first documentary photos of Vela Luka’s disaster are shown.

ALASKA - WILDERNESS OF FIRE AND ICE
ZDF
Germany/2008/45min./DVD
Category: TV programmes dedicated to ecology
and environmental preservation
Script: Sabine Armsen
Director: Sabine Armsen
Camera: Russel Weston, Craig Baumann
Music: PS Movie Sound
Producer: Thomas Hamm
Distributor: ZDF

Fascination Earth Alaska – Wilderness of fire and ice Synopsis Our planet is unique and the diversity of its habitats is dazzling. The series “Fascination Earth” makes this opulence tangible, with each episode focusing on a different region. In this episode presenter Dirk Steffens takes the viewer into Alaska’s untamed wilderness. In the long and cold winter months Alaska is in the firm grip of ice and snow. But come spring, nature springs to life and presents itself in all its exuberance and plenty. This vast region along the edge of the Arctic Circle is at the mercy of nature’s most violent forces. To survive under these extreme conditions, the rich fauna has developed sophisticated adaptations. And while Alaska still is one of the most remote regions on this planet, it was here that humans set first foot on a new continent. This was the beginning of an epic tale that became the colonization of the Americas. Today these Polar regions are changing faster than ever before. Scientists from all over the world are investigating the mysteries of Alaska’s melting glaciers. Multinational companies, on the other hand, are assessing the potentials of an ice-free Northwest Passage. In this documentary Dirk Steffens unveils some fascinating tales about this land. His stories are spiced with the latest science on wandering herds and fearsome predators as well as cataclysmic geological events that moulded the face of Alaska. Steffens also meets some of Alaska’s indigenous peoples and learns about the great challenges they will face in this majestic wilderness.


ALONG UPPER MARITZA
BULGARIAN NATIONAL TELEVISION
Bulgaria/2008/27min./DVD
Category: Scientific and Educational films
Script: Nana Krasteva
Director: Dobrin Keresteliev
Camera: Kamen Kolev
Producer: Bulgarian National Television
Distributor: Bulgarian National Television
The film tells about the Maritsa River (Greek, Evros) and the fascinating animal species and plants, living along its upper river valley. The river was formed millions of years ago by the glaciers of the Rila Mountain. Rila rises up in the very centre of the Balkan Peninsula, boasting a crown of more than 100 peaks, the highest of which, Musala is 2925 meters high – a genuine record not only for the peninsula, but also for the meridian that symbolically crosses the mountain. Maritsa inspires with her 524 kilometres of length, two thirds of which in the territory of Bulgaria, until it flows into the Aegean Sea. It is the most important bio-corridor of the Balkans. The upper part of the river crosses the central and high regions of the Rila Mountain, which constitute a national park – a huge mountain park with natural habitats of Bulgarian and European importance.

ASINA
Spain/2009/27min./DVD
Category: Documentaries
Script: Daniel Lagares Ramirez
Director: Daniel Lagares Ramirez

Gotas arrived on the island of Fuerteventura, from the continet of Africa, along the first setters, around the year 500 b.c. A large number of them lived in a state of semifreedom, like a livinglarder. In the first century a.c., the Roman historian Plinius, amazed by the large number of goats that there were, named the island Capraria. Until the middle of 20th century, the capital of the island was called Puerto Cabras (Goat Port).

ATLAS - ONE MAN, ONE CAMERA - THE NAZCA PLATEAU
BULGARIAN NATIONAL TELEVISION
Bulgaria/2009/27min./DVD
Category: Tourist films about the protection of Cultural heritage
Script: Simeon Idakiev
Director: Simeon Idakiev
Camera: Simeon Idakiev
Music: Diana Tekelieva
Producer: Bulgarian National Television
Distributor: Bulgarian National Television

The documentary “The Nazca Plateau” is an attempt at revealing the secret of the pictures and geometric figures of the Nazca Plateau in Peru, which can be seen only from bird’s-eye view, as well as a story about Maria Reiche’s work – a remarkable woman, who dedicated 40 years of her life to study them.

BAIKAL, FESTIVAL
MTV HUNGARIAN TELEVISION
Hungary/2008/26min./Betacam SP Pal
Category: Documentaries
Script: Jozsef Safrany
Director: Jozsef Safrany
Camera: Jozsef Safrany
Producer: Jozsef Safrany
We know little of the Russians, of their land; therefore it is always a major experience to meet them. Our experiences are mostly from Soviet times and the concepts of the Hungarian audiences are adjusted to them. The fact that Russia and Siberia are lovely lands with wonderful natural beauty is missing in our knowledge. It is absolutely new that there is great interest in the protection of nature in Russia, for our earlier knowledge was based on facts of violating nature, turning rivers back, and immeasurable industrial pollution. The Film Festival of Irkutsk was an eminent opportunity to enlarge our knowledge, to get acquainted with a lovely landscape, the Baikal, to survey the world view of the Russian nature film-makers, their anxiety about the environment, and to put questions about Russian things we do not understand. All this done in the spirit of friendship which cannot be forced, it either emerges or it does not.

BIRD WITHOUT BORDERS - BLACK-FACED SPOONBILLS
PUBLIC TELEVISION SERVICE FOUNDATION
Taiwan/2009/52min./DVD
Category: Documentaries
Script: Dean Johnson
Director: Dean Johnson
Camera: Chieh-te Liang / Dean Johnson
Music: John Lin
Producer: Selena Tsao
Distributor: Public Television Service Foundation

Found nowhere else but on wetlands in Asia, Black-Faced Spoonbill is the only spoonbill currently endangered. Its migration is captured for the first time on HD, and we reveal dedicated individuals divided by borders, but share one common goal – conservation and protection of this endangered species and their remaining habitats.

BTV REPORTERS - THE RILA FIRE
BTV
Bulgaria/2008/15min./DVD
Category: Documentaries/TV programmes
Script: Konstantin Karadjov
Director: Adriana Alexieva
Camera: Blagoy Momchilov
Music: Olivier Derivière (France)
Producer: Gena Traykova
Distributor: bTV

The biggest forest fire in recent years spread fast through precious woodland landscapes of Rila Mountain last September, revealing not only how badly unequipped Bulgarian firefighters are or how endangered natural forest life was, but inflaming suspicions of shady ski-property investment plans, endorsed by top government officials.

BULGARIAN FOREST – PRESENT AND OBSCURE FUTURE
GREEN BALKANS
Bulgaria/2007/54min./DVD
Category: Documentaries
Script: Valentina Fidanova, Konstantin Dichev
Director: Valentina Fidanova
Camera: Konstantin Dichev, Borislav Georgiev, George Stoyanov
Music: Stoyl Kerevanov
Producer: Green Balkans
Distributor: Green Balkans

This movie represents only 8 of more than 300 cases investigated by Green Balkans. They generalize and illustrate the most typical illegal practices for devastation of the Bulgarian forests during the last 15 years.

CARSTENSZ - THE SEVENTH SUMMIT
K2 STUDIO
Slovakia/2009/44min./DVD
Category: Documentaries
Script: Pavol Barabas
Director: Pavol Barabas
Camera: Vlado Zboja, Pavol Barabas
Music: Michal Novinski
Producer: K2 studio
Distributor: K2 studio

Snowy Mountains rise high above the untouched jungle of New Guinea, breaking through heavy rain clouds. A limestone pyramid, known as the Carstensz Pyramid, soars above them as the most exotic, but also the most inaccessible mountain in the world. The peak of this mountain was conquered for the first time, by Heinrich Harrer, in 1962. Access to the foothills of this mountain lead through the territory of the legendary Damal native tribes and still belongs amongst the most adventurous expeditions. Apart from obtaining the necessary permits, the biggest problem lies is in persuading the naked natives to help us with the transport of equipment from Beoga, across wild rivers and mountainous jungle, up to the snowy glaciers below the Carstensz Pyramid.
Awards: Grand Prix - Spotkania z filmem gorskim, Zakopane, Poland, 2008, Public Choice - MFHF, Poprad, Slovak Republic, 2008, Jury’s prize - Welzlovo filmobile, Zabrez, Czech Republic, 2009, 1st Prize - Go Kamera, Brno, Czech Republic, 2009


CHINA IN A TORRENT: THE ENVIRONMENTAL DILEMMA
NHK/JAPAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Japan/2008/49min./Betacam SP Pal
Category: Documentaries
Script: Toshifumi Kataoka
Director: Toshifumi Kataoka
Camera: Yoshio Kamiizumi
Music: Takehiko Gokita
Producer: Hideo Kado
Distributor: MICO/Media International Corporation

Environmental pollution is one of China’s most difficult policy issues. Countermeasures vary greatly among the regions. In coastal cities, pursuant to a national directive, polluting companies have been exposed one after another and sanctions have been applied, even to the point of shutting the companies down. In Hangzhou, authorities carry out 24-hour monitoring, thanks to a video surveillance system installed in more than 300 major companies. Infractions can trigger intervention by a Pollution Task Force. In China’s interior, however, many local governments are freely dynamiting mountains and damming rivers so as to build hydroelectric plants that will help fulfill supreme directives to establish prosperity. How can China reconcile such conflicting imperatives and achieve a harmonious society?


CITY FLOWERS
CANADA/2007/29min./DVD
Category: Documentaries/Tourist films about the protection of Cultural heritage
Script: Stephanie Pihery
Director: Stephanie Pihery
Camera: Stephanie Pihery
Producer: Stephanie Pihery
Distributor: Stephanie Pihery

Every year, some “colored” irreductibles animate the Lower east side in New York to bring to light the saving of the community gardens of New York, the last haven of peace, greenery, community and cultural exchange.

CLEANSING
BULGARIAN NATIONAL TELEVISION
Bulgaria/2008/27min./DVD
Category: Documentaries
Script: Grigory Nedyalkov
Director: Milan Kuzov
Camera: Anton Evlogiev
Presenter: Grigory Nedyalkov
Editor: Vladimir Anastasov
Producer: Bulgarian National Television
Distributor: Bulgarian National Television

This is a documentary dealing with ecological topics and more specifically with the struggle with climate change. It focuses on the purification and reduction of harmful emissions in the United Kingdom. The documentary features interviews with authors of projects related to reduction of emissions, with scientists, university professors, politicians and ordinary people, who discuss and share view points of the latest UK developments in coping with climate change. It shows examples of the implementation of green ideas and of successful good practices, such as wind generators, wind turbines, eco-friendly wood houses, seawave generators, and so on.

CLOUDS’ CATCHERS
BULGARIAN NATIONAL TELEVISION, RTVC
Bulgaria/2009/30min./DVD
Category: Documentaries
Script: Tzvetan Simeonov
Director: Tzvetan Simeonov
Camera: Violin Paleykov, Nikolay Sotirov, Anton Marchev
Producer: Bulgarian National Television, RTVC Plovdiv
Distributor: Bulgarian National Television, RTVC Plovdiv

Two men influence the sun and clouds in a very strange way. In fact they shape the climate changes depending on their moods. Orthodox and Muslim do the same. While the whole village lives with the idea of a dragon who defines determines an alternative synoptic reality.
Awards: European Commission Competition Robert Shuman 2007, Ethno Festival Plovdiv 2007, Euroekofest’08, Koprivstitsa, Bulgaria

THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE PAST...
PUBLIC NATIONAL INSTITUTION OF BROADCASTING COMPANY/TELERADIO-MOLDOVA
Republic of Moldova/2008/32min./Mini DV
Category: TV programmes
Script: Lucia Taut
Director: Carolina Bobeico
Camera: Vadim Voleanski
Music: Maria Triboi
Producer: Lucia Taut
Distributor: Channel TV Moldova 1

To demonstrate the importance, necessity and contribution to the prosperity of Soviet agriculture, the big chemical corporations have chosen as experimental polygon Moldovan soil which without pesticides and chemical fertilizers fructified on average 6 times more than in other European regions of Soviet Union. Thus, under the pretext of a modern agriculture Moldova was drowned by chemicals and fertilizers which more than a quarter of a century have destroyed the whole ecosystem of Moldova. Nowadays there are more than 1600 tons of unusable prohibited pesticides affecting both soil and water. These chemicals have been used heavily in agriculture. When the land became the property of peasants, the deposits where the pesticides were stored have become value share of the owners and were demolished. The Doors, windows and bricks were distributed to the villagers. That is, the pesticides and the chemicals were left out, being a danger for the surface and ground waters. As a result, nowadays a lot of localities are confronted with serious problems of potable water. The Villages Tomesti from Glodeni district, Iargara from Leova district and Lunga from Floresti district, which are presented in the documentary The Consequences of the past… are real examples.

THE CONTACT
RTV/RADIO TELEVISION OF VOJVODINA
Serbia/2008/26min./DVD
Category: Documentaries
Script: Vladimir Perovic
Director: Vladimir Perovic
Camera: Igor Petricevic
Producer: Svetelana Paroski

Every summer the heroes of the film Mira and her son Jovan leave their urban place Belgrade and go to a remote mountain. Over there they spend three months in a lonely house, with no inhabited village at sight, with no electricity, TV, internet etc… Far from so called civilization, they experience what the life is like when you live a natural way. They prepare food from what they find in the nature, they drink water from clear springs, they walk on bare foot, they swim in a fresh mountain river, etc… Mira wrote “The Cook-book of edible indigenous vegetables”. With serenity of the people sincerely devoted to something, with deep persuasion, she explains her philosophy of the nature and of mankind’s place in it…

CONCRETE
BULGARIA/2009/28min./MINI DV
Category: Documentaries
Director: Nikolay Vassilev
Camera Borislav Georgiev


Concrete is the sadly story of a bagpipe... about the fire... the rubish... and the power. Forest of embers, mountain of tins and people who possess the willingness to fight up against the drub mind.

CORK - FOREST IN A BOTTLE
BBC NATURAL HISTORY UNIT/MIKE SALISBURY PRODUCTIONS
UK/2008/50min./DVD
Category: TV programmes dedicated to ecology and environmental preservation
Script: Mike Salisbury
Director: Mike Salisbury, Paul Morrison
Camera: Graham Horder, Hugh Maynard
Music: Ben Salisbury
Producer: Mike Salisbury, Paul Morrison
Distributor: BBC Worldwide
Every time we weigh up which bottle of wine to buy, we hold the fate of nightingales, rare black storks, secretive wild cats and one of the world’s most remarkable trees in our hands. It’s all to do with the stopper. If it’s cork, it probably came from the bark of one of the ancient cork oak trees from the Montados, in the Alentejo region of Portugal. The cork oak is the only tree in the world whose bark can be periodically removed without killing it. But this tree is amazing in other ways. It survives in poor soil and searing heat and provides not only nesting places for Booted Eagles but also space for some of Europe’s rarest wildflowers. This exquisitely-filmed portrait of the Montados reveals one of the last places in Europe where a sustainable local economy still dovetails harmoniously with nature. Cork producer and wildlife enthusiast, Francisco Garrett explains what will be lost if cork stoppers are replaced by plastic or screwtops.
Prizes: Merit Award for Conservation message

CRANE MIGRATION OF THE HORTOBAGY
A CAMERA IN THE BACKPACK PRODUCTION
Hungary/2007/53min./Betacam SP Pal
Category: Documentaries
Script: Zsolt Cseke
Director: Zsolt Cseke
Camera: Zsolt Cseke, Attila Linzenbold, Peter Kery
Musics: 7 steps
Producer: Zsolt Cseke
Distributor: A camera in the backpack production

One of the greatest treasures of the Hortobagy’s special fauna is beyond doubt the water avifauna, which is admired and surveyed by ornithologists from all over the whole world. It is mainly at the time of the birds’ migration in spring and autumn that the wetlands of the park spring into commotion, wild geese and mallards arrive in their thousands, but the greatest spectacle is to be provided by to the first crane flocks appearing on the horizon with flutelike calls. As they draw closer, the news spreads over the plain like wildfire: The event attracting the largest amount of animals in Hortobagy, the autumn migration of the cranes, has begun.
Awards: Special Enviromental Award

DANDELION, WATER - THIRSTY IN BAERSTADT
ZDF
Germany/2008/24min./DVD
Category: Scientific and Educational films
Script: Andreas Steinhoefel
Director: Klaus Gietinger
Camera: Martin Meyer
Music: Hosenfeld/Denis
Producer: Studio TV for ZDF
Distributor: ZDF Enterprises

What a heat! The entire town of Baerstadt suffers from thirst. Only Fritz’ neighbour Paschulke does not have a water shortage. He is bathing in a sparkling source. But in Fritz’ garden the flowers go limp. He does not have any water left: His little well has dried up and the water tep is empty. Not even Yasemin has left any water in her kiosk. Fritz wants to intervene, but in the waterworks of Baerstadt there is no machine running. How can Baerstadt get water again? Is the town going to be a desert soon? How do human beings, animals and plants handle a long time without water? Following the example set by nature Fritz develops an ingenious idea how to get water.

THE DEAD AND THE LIVING ONES
BELSATTV/LARYSSA KABERNIK
Belarus/2008/33min./ Mini DV
Category: Documentaries
Script: Laryssa Kabernik
Director: Laryssa Kabernik, Pavel Bandzich
Camera: Laryssa Kabernik
Producer: BelsatTV/Laryssa Kabernik
Distributor: Laryssa Kabernik

After the flood, God tells to Noah and his sons that now every flash is their food. Everything was easy from the very beginning: animals lived side by side with the men, they gave food, protected, they were friends or otherwice they filled with consternation... Being more complicated and improved, our civilization produces new possibilities and new problems of coexistence. But until today, there is no excuse of human’s cruelty against animal, regardless of whether it is wild, domestic or laboratory.
Awards: XIII International Environmental Film Festival Green Vision 2008, Prize for the Courage in making an Enironmental film.

DECIDING TOGETHER
REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER
Bulgaria/2009/2min./DVD
Category: Video spots
Script: Hristina Petrova, Ivan Kojuharov
Director: Hristina Petrova
Producer: Regional Environmental Center

DJEMO, GOAT AND BRUCELLOSIS
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA/2009/19MIN./DVD
Category: Documentaries/Scientific and educational films
Script: Nisvet Hrustic/screenplay associate: Sead Hrustic
Director: Nisvet Hrustic
Camera: Nisvet Hrustic/second cameramen: Teo Agačevic
Music: Amer Sehic
Producer: Nisvet Hrustic
Distributor: Nisvet Hrustic

Brucellosis is a very dangerous disease that affects sheep, goats and other animals. It, also, gets transferred to people and it is very hard to treat. About 500.000 people get affected every year, worldwide. Until year 2004. in Bosnia and Herzegovina, brucellosis was not significantly present. But, with the uncontrolled import of live stock that started this year, brucellosis became highly increased dicease in this country. In 2007 alone, 500 people got affected. In first half of 2008, 12,500 sheep and goats were euthanised slaughtered, when brucellosis got in epidemic proportions.

DRAGONFLIES OF A BACKWOODS STREAM
FINLAND/2009/16min./DVD
Category: Documentaries
Script: Miikka Friman
Director: Miikka Friman
Camera: Miikka Friman
Music: Miikka Friman
Producer: Miikka Friman
Distributor: Miikka Friman

A nature film about damselflies and dragonflies near a small forest stream in South-Eastern Finland. The surrounding of the forest stream hide an entire world into with the variation of dragonfly species from lush settings to rugged rapids. The film has been shot between 2004 and 2008 and it was completed in 2009.

DRIVEN BY WIND
JANNA DEKKER
The Netherlands/2005/13min./DVD
Category: Documentaries
Script: Janna Dekker
Director: Janna Dekker
Camera: Janna Dekker
Producer: Janna Dekker
Distributor: Janna Dekker

Miller Henk Borst lived and worked for more than 50 years on the watermill \’Woudaap\’built in 1651. Henk was 72 years old but refused to retire from his job as a miller. He died unexpectedly because of a heartattack. He was one of the last fulltime millers. Nowadays the waterlevel in the Netherlands is regulated by computers.
Awards: Silver Ebenseer Bear and Special Juryprice in Austria Award for best Cinematography in a Documentary in Seattle, USA, Special Jury price in St. Petersburg, Russia

EARTH HOUR
MAD TV
Bulgaria/2009/30sec./DVD
Category: Video spots
Script: MAD TV
Director: Stoyan Stoyanov
Producer: MAD TV
Distributor: MAD TV

MAD TV made a special campaign to support WWF in their “Earth Day”. A special clock on the web site countdowned the hours to Saturday, 28th of March, when from 20:30 to 21:30 the air of MAD TV was switched on an energy saving regime, which encouraged people to turn off the lights at least for one hour. For this purpose a special 30” trailer was made by the production team of MAD TV in support of the great cause. Started out as a campaign encouraging the citizens of Sidney to turn off the lights, “Earth Hour” has now become one of the most serious and important initiations against the climate changes. “Earth Hour” started in 2007 in Sidney, Australia where 2,2 households shut the lights for one hour. A year later the event went on to became a global phenomenon with more than 100 million followers in more than 35 countries.
Award: Special Diploma from WWF for Best Partnership for the Earth Hour Campaign

ECO-CRIMES: FISHING PIRATES
WESTDEUTSCHER RUNDFUNK, ARTE
Germany/2008/52min./Betacam SP Pal
Category: Documentaries/TV programmes
Script: Heinz Greuling, Thomas Weidenbach
Director: Heinz Greuling, Thomas Weidenbach
Camera: Steffen Bohn
Music: Oliver Keidel
Producer: Thomas Weidenbach, LAENGENGRAD Film Production
Distributor: United Docs, Cologne, Germany

This film tells the story of an unknown war. It’s being waged in the Southern Ocean, in the fish-rich waters around the Antarctic. Its victims are fish, the Patagonian toothfish, to be precise. It’s sold under various names and is highly prized particularly in the USA, Japan and China for its firm, white flesh that has very few bones - white gold to fishermen, because it fetches a thousand US dollars a fish and more. This lucrative business has attracted illegal fishermen who abide by no fishing quotas or laws. These pirates and the men behind them become millionaires on the rich pickings. Their unscrupulous fishing methods threaten not only the livelihoods of legal fishermen but the integrity of the entire marine eco-system. The starting point of the film is the powerlessness of the AFMA, the Australian Fisheries Manage-ment Authority. For years its officers have had to watch while the rich fishing grounds around the Heard and McDonald Islands have been plundered by fishing pirates. They operate large factory ships that stay at sea for months on end and respect no laws or regulations. Using longlines kilome-tres in length equipped with thousands of hooks, they haul the fish out from depths of up to 4,000 metres. They also bring death to countless sea lions and albatrosses. Again and again, the rough seas help the fishing pirates to escape the fisheries inspectors, who lack the necessary equipment for the chase – into waters made treacherous by ice floes, for example. Above all, though, the in-spectors are unarmed so the pirates have nothing to fear. But a courageous fisheries inspector and a dedicated adviser from the Australian Attorney General’s Office are not prepared to accept the situation. They mobilise the government and the armed forces and set a trap for the pirates. The film relates the genuine case of two pirates ships, the Volga and the Lena - just two ships from a whole pirate fleet in the Southern Ocean. After a hair-raising chase they are boarded with the help of the Australian navy. A special unit – armed to the teeth – abseils onto the ships from a naval helicopter and arrests the illegal fishermen. The investigations uncover an international cartel that stretches from Spain to Russia and on to Indonesia. T


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