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Dear Friends!

I`m happy to welcome you and congratulate with the Opening of the 17th Baikal International Film Festival «People and Environment» n.a. V. Rasputin. Your creative Forum took a special place in cultural life of Russia. Works of filmmakers from different countries are traditionally in the spotlight. I specially note two new nominations – «Feature Film» and «Socio-ecological video». The rich and varied program of the Festival gives the audience great opportunity to look at the most remote places of our planet, to immerse into the unique atmosphere, to realize importance of respect for nature. I`d like to wish the organizers, participants and guests of this Festival success, interesting views, meaningful discussions, brightest impressions!

Vladimir Medinsky Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation

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I`m happy to welcome you to The International Film Festival «People and Environment». Documentary – a special kind of art, undeservedly underestimated by many people. But true connoisseurs understand the significance of similar events for our society. We thank all, who shares this way with us. Every year issues of environmental condition of our planet are sharpened and became the most important for Government decision. More and more disputes flare up around this topic, so more important than ever is to speak to each other in cinema language. The Film Festival «People and Environment» not only raises significant environmental issues and their understanding with the cinema means, but, what is more important, becomes a platform for negotiations in solving problems.

Nikita Mikhalkov Honored artist of Russian Federation, director of Russian Fimmakers Union

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Dear Friends!

I heartily welcome organizers, participants and guests of the 17th Baikal International Film Festival «People and Environment» n.a. V. Rasputin! Over the years your Festival has become a bright cultural and socially significant event not only for Irkutsk Region, but also for all Russia. Sincerity and relevance of the issues related to preservation of ecology and nature of Baikal Lake arouses the interest among filmmakers of different countries. 2018 a record number of entry form for this Festival was filled : more than 600 forms from 45 countries. This year the Festival «People and environment» is certainly an important step in expansion of borders and opportunity to address the audience at a new level. This Festival will be a part of The Second Baikal International Ecological Water Forum, where ecological and water conservation problems are discussed, issues of environmental management are raised. I`m convinced, partnership between the Festival and The Water Forum has a great future, since the idea of education of ecological thinking and conservation of the unique nature of the greatest lake on the planet. I wish you all warm meetings, creative discoveries, unforgettable emotions, good health, happiness and prosperity!

Sergey Levchenko The Governor оf the Irkutsk region

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I heartily welcome guests and participants of the Film Festival «People and Environment». This year the Festival has two the most important changes. The First – Festival became a part of The Second Baikal International Ecological Water Forum, it gives us an opportunity to show our films to the leading experts in the field of ecology not only of our country, but also to foreign guests. Long ago we dreamed about it and this step towards each other of filmmakers, ecologists, politicians, worrying about the nature of our country, finally came to pass. We believe, in some time this platform becomes a place for showing of modern technologies, united with environmental issue, which could help people to save their nature and their life. The Second – thanks to the administration of Irkutsk region and personally to the governor Sergey Levchenko, financing of the most important for Siberia Ecological Forum was increased, it gave opportunity for introducing of two new nominations – «Feature Film» on environmental themes and relationship between people and nature, «Socio-ecological video» about the moral attitude to the environment. Besides, this Festival has prizes named after our outstanding compatriots (Mikhail Romm and Leonid Gayday), who with Valentin Rasputin were born in Irkutsk. I believe, this new impulse will raise the status of the Festival and we begin our way to get in the top three festivals in the world, combined with ecology. This is a hard task, but Siberians are strong, ambitious and proud, so I think we will manage it.

Sergey Miroshnichenko Director, president of «People and Environment» Film Festival

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Dear Friends!

Film Festival «People and Environment» gathers Russian and foreign cinematographers, art workers, audience not indifferent to environmental problems. Presently environmental issues are more urgent, responsibility of citizens is increased. Nevertheless, consumer`s attitude to the nature is not eradicated until the end. Issues of natural resources preservation, careful attitude to resources are in the forefront. The Festival attracts the attention of film industry experts from different countries, representatives of the cultural community and environmental organizations. I hope, today each of us thinks about, what can be done for preservation of the environment. Our life`s quality depends on our ecological consciousness. I`m convinced, from year to year International Baikal Film Festival will get more and more adherents. I wish you creative success, an interesting program and bright impressions!

Dmitriy Kobylkin The Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of Russia

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