61 films were screened in «Dom Kino» and «Zvezdny» cinemas, Irkutsk Planetarium, «Belaya Vorona» cinema-cafe and Irkutsk Regional State Universal Scientific Library n.a. I.I. Molchanov-Sibirsky. Roughly about 9000 viewers visited film shows during those days. As part of a competition programme several fulldome popular-science films were shown. They were created specially for screening at planetariums with dome covering the whole venue. A special screening of «Rings of the world» became a real revelation to documentary lovers, as well as meet-the-director event with Sergey Miroshnichenko, president of «People and Environment» Film Festival.
At the festival, as part of the filmschool, two master classes of film-makers members of international jury of the festival took place:
· «Documentary - the journey from idea to the result»
Master class was led by Evgeniy Grigoriev, president of the international jury of the festival, theatre and cinema director, producer, scriptwriter.
· «VR360 – virtual reality is possible in cinema»
The master class was led by Georgiy Molodtsov - a member of the festival jury, vice-president of the Guild of non-fiction cinema and television, director, producer.
Within the framework of the festival the second Baikal pitching of the best film projects of Irkutsk region, the Republic of Buryatia and the Zabaikalsky region was held. The winners have received cash prizes totalling 60 000 roubles to start their film projects from the general partner of the pitching — Irkutsk Regional Film Fund with the support of the Culture and Archive Ministry of the Irkutsk region. Irkutsk Regional Film Fund also awarded certificates for the rental of equipment totalling 60 000 roubles.
Eco-breakfast in culinary studio "Anetti" also became a tradition. Guests of the festival learned to cook traditional buryat pozy and Russian pancakes.
Winners of the XV Baikal International Festival of Documentary and Popular-Science films «People and Environment» n.a. V. G. Rasputin:

1. Tne Grand Prix
24 Snow
Director Mikhail Barynin, Russia, 2015, 90 min.

2. The best documentary film
Orphans [a requiem] 
Director Joel Elliott, Canada, 2016., 60 min.

3. Tne best popular-science film
The Everglades - A Watery Wilderness
Director Zoltan Torok, Germany, Hungary, 2015, 51 min.

4. The best fulldome film
Natural Selection 
Director: Robin Sip, Netherlands, 2011, 42 min .

5. «Baikal» award in memory of V.G. Rasputin
Land of Udehe
Director Ivan Golovnev, Russia, 2015, 26 min.

6. Jury special prize award to animation director Dmitry Geller for the film
Waiting for waves and particles
Director: Dmitry Zavilgelskiy, Russia, 2015, 78 min.

7. Audience award 
Ten centimetres of life
Director Anna Yanovskaya. Russia, 2014, 65 min.

8. Media jury award
Paraiso/ Paradise
Director Nash AngGahan. Philippines, 2015, 60 min.

9. Youth jury award
24 Snow
Director Mikhail Barynin, Russia, 2015, 90 min.

10. Special award certificates of the Russian Filmmakers Union and the Irkutsk regional branch of the Russian Filmmakers Union to the films: 

for the film - action in defense of the Angara river 
The fourth circle 
Director Ekaterina Stytsenko, Russia, 2015, 45 min.

for the camerawork of Nicolas Canton
Waiting for the (t)rain
Director Simon Panay, France, 2015, 25 min. 

for the urgency and seriousness of the environmental problem 
Tragedy of Baikal
Yana Rubanovskaya, Russia, 2015, 26 min.

11. Special award of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Irkutsk region
The fourth circle
Director Ekaterina Stytsenko, Russia, 2015, 45 min.

12. Special awards of the Irkutsk branch of the Russian Geographic society and the V.B. Sochava Institute of Geography of the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

best film about waterbody
Once Upon a Peatland
Director: Céline Malèvre, France, 2014, 32 min.

best geographic film
Making an ancient forest- Kalkalpen national park
Director Rita Schlamberger, Australia, 2015, 52 min

13. Special awards of the Limnological institute of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

for the scientific attitude to life studying 
24 Snow
Director Mikhail Barynin, Russia, 2015, 90 min.

for commitment to traditions of vanishing nature studying
The fourth circle
Director Ekaterina Stytsenko, Russia, 2015, 45 min.

for personal involvement while studying social problems
Ten centimetres of life
Director Anna Yanovskaya. Russia, 2014, 65 min.