For the 23rd time Khanty-Mansiysk became the center of attraction for representatives of “green journalism”. Directors, journalists, cameramen, documentary filmmakers from fifty-five countries of the world presented nearly four hundred works to the jury. Long-hour screenings
Nine nominations. And now - the final: on the stage are the treasured “Loons”. There are ten of them. The tenth “Golden Loon” is the main one. Experts note: each work is unique. The main theme is inherent in all of them - the ecology of the soul. The film by Nika Belyanina from Canada is just about that. And it gets the award for the best camera work.
Nika Belyanina, winner of the XXIII International Ecological Film Festival “To Save and Preserve”, Toronto, Canada: “I am from Moscow initially, but live in Toronto. This short film about the Kukama Indians was shot in Peru. Such a beautiful, slow, meditative film”.
The film "Other stones. A mountain made of seashells ” brought victory to the creative group of the State TV and Radio Company “Bashkortostan”. Viewers can see it in the Internet. this festival was the first big movie premiere for the film.
Elsa Temirgaleeva, winner of the XXIII International Ecological Festival “To Save and Preserve”, Ufa, Russia: “Coral reefs are endangered. We did our best to save these mountains, and told the story of Mount Toratau, which has magical powers”.
In the nomination “Journalisticstic Program”, the winner is the director from Abakan, Yuriy Kurochka, for the film “Glaciers of Black Iyus”: “There is a wonderful legend about this bird (a loon). We have a similar legend, only about a duck. Let this loon and our duck together preserve the earth. ”
Four loons flew to Armenia, Canada, Belarus and Moldova. Six - scattered across Russia. As the expert jury says, went on a world tour