The enviornment is the protagonist in Europe's biggest environmental film festival, Ecovision
From the Ecovision Press Release:
55 films in competition, selectioned among the 1020 arrived, representing 70 countries of the world. 10 world premieres, 3 European premiers confirm the EcoVision’s growing trend, one of the most important European film festival about environment which will take place from 3 to 9 of June in Palermo at Palazzo Chiaramonte (Steri), in a few steps from the biggest European exotic tree, inside the “Univercittà” project. To the winner will be awarded the Fondazione Banco di Sicilia Prize.
The Festival is patronized by Italian Committee of the UNESCO, by Unicef and sponsorized by Regione Siciliana and by Ministero dell’Ambiente e della tutela del territorio e del mare.
“EcoVision – says Tonino Pinto, chairman of the jury – proposes itself as comparison and meeting chance for the author cinema, for the great majors’ cinema, for the courageosuly independent cinema that more and more develops, you can see the last results of 2009 Oscar”.
The 2009 festival marks also the birth of a South American edition that will take place in Brazil, in Fortaleza, from 18 to 24 of July. The agreement between Brazil and Italy borns to reawaken in the audience and in the media both the importance to preserve the environment and the sustainable development. Hundreds the emergent directors in competition in the two big parallel sections, Shortfilms and Special Section, divided in 3 genres: Fiction, Documentary and Animation. The artistic director Daniele Ottobre affirms: “This agreement awards our efforts t ogive voice to the emergent directors involved in the environmental and sustainable development safeguard”.