Baikal International Film Festival PEOPLE AND ENVIRONMENT

The film festival "PEOPLE AND ENVIRONMENT" is conceived by the organizers as a platform to make people think about inter-relations between mankind and nature.
The Festival aims at raising environmental awareness by means of cinematography.
Submission of films for the Festival contest programme will finish on the 1st of June 2018. The framework of the Festival an Environmental Forum will be organized to discuss the most urgent environmental problems and the role of non-feature films in their solution.

Awards & Prizes
The jury of the Festival evaluates films and decides on the winners and awardees of the Festival in the following categories:
• Festival Grand Prix n.a. V. Rasputin (including 200 000 Russian rubles award);
• The best documentary film n.a. M. Romm;
• The best popular-science film n.a. I. Cherskiy;
• The best full-dome film n.a. A. Don-Otello;
• The best feature film L. Gaidai;
• The best social-ecological video;
• “Baikal” Prize – for acuteness of the problem (film on the most actual ecological problems).

Festival jury reserves a right to add any other nomination and award a film with corresponding diploma.

There are special awards as well:

• Youth Jury Award;
• Mass Media Award;
• Audience Award;

State, public, educational entities and other organizations can give optional awards on the Festival. There are personalized awards as well.

Rules & Terms
17th Baikal International Film Festival "PEOPLE AND ENVIRONMENT" n.a. V.G. Rasputin that will take place in the city of Irkutsk on the 21th-25th of September 2018.
Full-length films and shorts from different countries can participate in the contest program. The films must correspond with the Festival subject and be created not earlier than in 2016, running time from 15 minutes on. (for fulldome films not earlier than 2013) from all over the world and complying with the theme of the Festival.
Festival has traditionally provided board and accommodation for one representative of each film selected for the Festival contest programme. Travel costs to Irkutsk can be reimbursed within available funds of the Festival (fully or partially).
Submission of films for the Festival contest programme will finish on the 1st of June 2018.


Films from the Washington Film Festival screening at the World Film Fair