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About the Festival

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Baikal International Festival of Documentary and Popular-Science Films “People and Environment” n.a. V. Rasputin has been held in Irkutsk oblast since 1999 (annually since 2007). It happens on the occasion of Baikal Day celebration and was created as a film stage that gives an opportunity to reflect on complex relations of people and nature. The aim of the festival is to form ecological awareness by the means of film art.

Every year more than 200 authors and art unions from Russia and all over the world apply to participate in the competition. The screenings are held on five stages of Irkutsk City and are attended by more than 7000 citizens of Irkutsk Oblast.

The facts

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Over 15 years more than 2000 films from 78 countries took part in the competition program of the festival «People and Environment»

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Various meetings and discussions with the authors, workshops of experienced documentalists, panel discussions, public events are traditionally held in the framework of the festival.

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On the festival seven awards are presented. They are Grand Prix, Baikal Award for the acuteness of the presented issue, Best Documentary Film, Best Popular-Science Film, Best Fulldome film, Award of the Youth Juri and the Media, there is also a number of other awards like ones from state, non-profit, educational and other organizations, and personal awards.

 

Jury of the festival

EVGENIY GRIGORIEV 

Theatre and cinema director-producer, producer, scriptwriter. A president of the Guild of Non-fiction cinema and television of Russia, a member of the Board of Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation, a member of the Public Council of Ministry of Culture of the RF, a founder of “Pervoye Kino”film company. Graduated from the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (directing department, scientific film class), Moscow Academic Art Theater School-studio (directing department, master degree), School of Theater Leader in Center n.a. Meyerhold. Evgeniy shot nine documentaries that won almost every national award. He directs music videos, TV ads, series; also directeda theater play “Pavlik is my God”,which was nominated for the Golden Mask.Won Grand Prize forhis theater play “Kolyada-plays” in 2011.

RUSSIA – MOSCOW
PRESIDENT OF THE JURY

GEORGIY MOLODTSOV

Director, producer. Graduated from the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (directing department, nonfiction film class of S.V. Miroshnichenko), Berlinale Talent Campus (2007),Wordshop Academy of communication (2007). He is a vice-president of the Guild of Non-fiction cinema and television of Russia, one of the programmersof documentaries selection at the Moscow International Film Festival, a director and a creative director of the "Laboratory for Social Advertising"which develops social and educational programs with foundations and non-profits. Co-founder, director and creative director of VRability project – production of social innovative spherical movie 360-degree project that uses virtual reality. Buyer, line producer for weekly TV-show "Watching and Discussing" for Kultura Channel.Conduct master-classes on creation and production of social advertising, usage of new media and social media in social advertising, on film editing and documentary.Juryman at many social advertising festivals.Creative and executive producer of the 16th Open Students festival “Svyatata Anna”, Head of international department of 27-29 International Russian State University of Cinematography Festival,  programming director of the competitions “Kino glazamimolodyh”, “Father land – my land”, "Freskisevera".Teacher of “Basic film editing” in Russian State University of Cinematography (2009-2010) in V. Menshov and I. Grigorevclasses.Lecturer in “Basics of movie and video” in National Research University - Higher School of Economics (2009-2010), faculty of media and communication.


RUSSIA – MOSCOW
A MEMBER OF AWARD PANEL

YURI DOROHIN

Director, cameraman. In 1991 started as a cameraman at “AIST” TV company, became a director-producer, a principal director, Adviser Director General. Oneoftheestablishersof«REC. production» studio (2004).Director of “Nastroenieuluchshilos”, “Satisfaktsiya” and more than thousands of promotional videos and documentaries.

RUSSIA – IRKUTSK
A MEMBER OF AWARD PANEL

JENNIFER SUTTON

One of the founders (1990) and an activist of environmental NGO “Baikal Wave”. Cooperates with the film festival “People and environment” form the very beginning. For many years has been a member of the jury of the Festival as an environmental social activist. Worked as a teacher in a Linguistic Institute and after that in a department of foreign languages of Irkutsk Scientific Centre.

RUSSIA – IRKUTSK
A MEMBER OF AWARD PANEL

VICTOR KUZEVANOV

The adviser of the mayor of Irkutsk, a Scientific director of the Irkutsk Botanicalgarden, Candidate in Science (Biology); chairmanof the Public chamber of Irkutsk of the thirdconvocation, ex-chairman of the InternationalNetwork of Botanical Gardens of Eastern Asia, lifemember of the International Dendrological Society;author of more than 150 scientific articles andbooks on ecology, biology, botanics.


RUSSIA – IRKUTSK
A MEMBER OF AWARD PANEL
 

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