Baikal International Festival of Popular-Science and Documentary Films "People and Environment" named after V.G. Rasputin has finished receiving contest applications. In total the organizing committee received 387 works from 93 countries of the world. 40 works were presented by the Russian authors, other films came from India, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Hungary, the United States, Canada, Brazil, Hungary, South Korea, New Zealand, Iran, Syria, Mexico and other countries. The Selection Committee will choose the best of the submitted works, and viewers will see them at the Festival this autumn.
"Like last time, we were pleasantly surprised by the number of directors who want to show off their films at the international festival in Irkutsk. Feature of the program this year - the realization of the past era of the XX century. Every second author uses newsreel as the artistic technique, we find ourselves in a time machine and we're transported to a completely different world. We were surprised by the loads of musical films received this year. The filmmakers use the latest technologies and respond to the current issues, while maintaining a personal interest in human history, family, society, "- says Maria Keltchevskaya, the director of the Irkutsk Regional Film Foundation, a member of the selection committee of the Festival "People and Environment".
In early July, the contest program and the non-competitive program of the festival will be known. Festival "People and Environment" shows documentaries which draw public attention to the problems of the relationship between people and environment. The current Film Festival will be the fifteenth and will be taking place in Irkutsk from 22 to 26 September 2016.