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WildlifeVaasaFestival2012:BOOKOFENTRIES(part2) PART1.ChildenandYouthfilmcompetitionandmediaeducationprojects Overview


DearFriendsandColleagues,

Overthelasttenyears,animationandmoviemakingatschools hasbeendevelopinginaveryfastpaceandinmanycountries, with new audiovisual technologies allowing nowadays high definition picture quality with easy to use equipment. Furthermore, new publishing media have now been available and free to use for anyone in order to publish films online. Under such circumstances, media education has started to integratemoreeasyinsidetheschools,whereschoolclassesare nowwellequippedwithvideocamerasandvideoprojectorsavailable,allowingmediaeducators toteachvideoeditingandimplementsoundrecordingsessionsintotheclassroom.Inaddition,the number of film festivals hosting such films have increased, hosting and circulating media educationprojectworks,onaglobalscale.

Wildlife Vaasa Festival has been active in that field from year 2004,whentheFinnishMinistryofEducationlaunchedaproject called Filmihillo, which aimed to promote media and film education for children and young people across Finland. Our festival responded positively to that call, by adding a Children and Youth Film day in the festival program and a second film competitioninitscompetitivesectors,whichaimedtohostonly filmsmadebychildrenandyoungpeople.Asaresult,inthisvery firstcompetitionparticipated44films,mostofthemfromFinlandandSweden.

Two years later, in 2006, Children and Youth film competitions numberofentriesandthenumberofcountriesstartedtoincrease, reflecting a positive development in the field of media education, until 2008, when our festival launched its own media education project,startingtoimplementfilmmakingprojectsatschoolsinthe south Ostrobothnian towns of Kristinestad, Metsl and Skaftung, producingthere2documentariesand6shadowtheatreanimations. The project continued in 2009 in Vaasa with the production of 4 documentary films in cooperation with primary schools and the citys young foreigners department. The same year, the project received a significant financial support from the Finnish Culture Foundation, in order to expand film production at schools in the wholeregion.

Therefore, in 2010, thanks to our participants motivation, the projecthasbeenmostsuccessfulwithatotalproductionof16film projects that year; in Vaasa, Seinjoki, Isokyr and Korsns, while the festivals Children and Youth Competition in 2010 hit a new record hosting 49 films from 12 countries, including films from Armenia,GreeceandTaiwan.Meanwhile,someofthesefilmswere subtitledinEnglishtobesendtofestivalsinChina,Armenia,Greece andTaiwan,whilesupportfromtheSwedishCulturalFoundationin Finland and the Regional Council of Ostrobothnia allowed us in 2011 to start making films at schoolssituatedintheSwedishspeakingcoastalareaofourregion,withthehelpofFinnishauthor andpoetMrs.CaritaNystrm,whogladlyjoinedourprojectandourproductionteamfrom2010, Carita Nystrm did a fantastic work in creating motivation among pupils, planning and coordinating shootingdaysandeditingsessionsandassistingwith the school pupils to create very interesting film stories using her professional techniques. The combination of such dynamics brought up nature films floating with culture traditions and rich information transfer from the old generation to the new.Inaddition,activeinvolvementbyteachersand adults has helped a lot to add more strong content andmessageintotheseproductions.

Apart from production of the above mentioned films, our media education also includes film screenings and film production workshops for adults who wish to develop their audiovisualskillstoahigherlevelallcoursesare'handson' andtaughtbyprofessionalfilmmakersandteachersas Nik Van Eckmann who has more that 30 years experience in filmproduction.Allthosesuccessfuloperationsduringthelast 6 years were made possible by financial support from the Finnish Culture Foundation's, South Ostrobothnian Foundation, The Swedish Cultural Fund in Finland,theRegionalCouncilofOstrobothnia,ChildandNatureFoundation,theOstrobothnian museum and Vaasa City andwe are very grateful for their support which make this project successful.

Lastyear,in2011anotherfilmprojectwithyoungimmigrants from Vaasa was very successfully implemented. The film Mission Possible is reflecting young immigrants and their teachers opinions concerning their integration to Finnish society. The film also stresses the role of local environment awarenessthroughnaturetripsasanintegrationtool.Forthat, thefilmincludedanaturetriptoKvarkenarchipelago.

All these new films produced during the last 2 years during our project, together with 100 more, taking part in this years competition, will make another record of 104 films from 11 countriesparticipatingthisyear.Mostofthem,willbescreenedand presented at Ritz Theatre on Sunday 25th November, during the Children and Youth Film Day day when we will also announce the resultsandthewinnersofthisyearsfilmcompetition. Theawardcategoriesinclude: Naturefilmsmadebychildren812years Naturefilmsmadebyyoungpeople1325years Animationfilmsmadebychildrenandyouth

Finally,wewouldliketothankallourfestivalparticipants,especiallyourfestivalpartnersCamera ZizanioFestivalfromGreece,SunChildFestivalfromArmeniaandShortShortsFestivalinJapan whoareallveryactiveinthefieldofmediaeducationandwhosenttheircontributionsthisyear. We are very proud to present their works, because apart from integrating and disseminating media education throughout the world, their films also depict and reflect the new generations points of viewing their future within the functioning of their own societies, including the social aftermathofthelatesteconomiccrisisinEurope,acrisisthataffectstheirdreamsandtheirfuture togetherwiththefutureofourplanet,asaresultofhumaninteractiontowardsmotherNature andthewellbeingofourplanetEarth.

WelcometoWildlifeVaasaFestival2012 VesaHeinonen WildlifeVaasaFestivalproducer

IliasMissyris WildlifeVaasaFestivalprojectmanager

CHILDREN AND YOUTH FILM COMPETITION


LIST OF ENTRIES
REF TITLE/ production year

NR
1. KIERRTTMISEN ILOT / 2010

PRODUCTION ORGANISATION /SCHOOL Nivavaaran koulu (Rovaniemi) /Mediabus/ Maikki Kantola

COUNTRY FINLAND

min 1

2.

ROSKAT POIS / 2010

Rajakyln nuorisotila (Oulu) Mediabus/ Maikki Kantola Terva-Toppilan koulu (Oulu) Mediabus/ Maikki Kantola Kodisjoen koulu (Kodisjoki) Mediabus/ Maikki Kantola Tohmajrven kunnankirjasto (Tohmajrvi) Mediabus/ Maikki Kantola Palokan koulu (Jyvskyl) Mediabus/ Maikki Kantola Savonlinnan kaupunginkirjasto / Savonlinnan Normaalikoulu Mediabus/ Maikki Kantola Savonlinnan kaupunginkirjasto / Savonlinnan Normaalikoulu Mediabus/ Maikki Kantola

FINLAND

3.

EKOLOGISET ELMNTAVAT / 2010

FINLAND

4.

LHIRUOKA ON PARASTA / 2010

FINLAND

5.

YMPRIST ON YHTEINEN ASIA / 2010

FINLAND

6.

PYSYT ILMASTONMUUTOS / 2010

FINLAND

7. SIRPALEITA JA ROSKIA / 2011

FINLAND

8. HERMINEN / 2011

FINLAND

9. KAIPUU / 2011

Savonlinnan kaupunginkirjasto / Savonlinnan Normaalikoulu Mediabus/ Maikki Kantola

FINLAND

10. KANKAAT KIERTOON / 2011

Savonlinnan kaupunginkirjasto / Savonlinnan Normaalikoulu Mediabus/ Maikki Kantola

FINLAND

11. PULLOTYTT / 2011

Savonlinnan kaupunginkirjasto / Savonlinnan Normaalikoulu Mediabus/ Maikki Kantola

FINLAND

12. LENNOKKI / 2011

Savonlinnan kaupunginkirjasto / Kumpurannan koulu Mediabus/ Maikki Kantola

FINLAND

13. LUONTO KIITT / 2011

Savonlinnan kaupunginkirjasto / Kumpurannan koulu Mediabus/ Maikki Kantola

FINLAND

14. PIENIST ASIOISTA SUURI VAIKUTUS / 2011

Savonlinnan kaupunginkirjasto / Kumpurannan koulu Mediabus/ Maikki Kantola

FINLAND

15.

KULUTUS / 2011

Varkauden kaupunginkirjasto / Kuoppakankaan koulu Mediabus/ Maikki Kantola

FINLAND

16.

ROSKIEN HAITAT / 2011

Laihian kunnankirjasto / Laihian keskuskoulu Mediabus/ Maikki Kantola

FINLAND

6 17. DE MAYOR QUIERO SER ABUELA

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
18. 5 DE JUNIO, DA MUNDIAL DEL MEDIOAMBIENTE

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
19. CAMPAMENTO PASARN DE LA VERA

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

16

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
20. MSICOS DER MUNDO

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

SPAIN

10

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
21. VIDA DE STA. JOAQUINA CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA SPAIN 11

forExhibitionNotinCompetition

22.

EL ASESINO AUTMATA / 2008

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
PASEANDO POR MI CIUDAD

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

23.

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
COMO HICIMOS EL NIO INVISIBLE

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

24.

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

25.

FBULA PARA ANIMALES

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

26.

DEPURACIN DE AGUAS

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

27.

DA DE LA PAZ / 2009

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
28. EVITA DISTRACCIONES

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
29. FUMAR ACORTA LA VIDA

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

<1

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
30. EL ALCOHOL TE NUBLA LA VIDA

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

<1

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
31. DESFILE MILITAR

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
32. DI NO A LA VIOLENCIA

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
33. PIENSA!

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
34. EST EN TUS MANOS

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
35. NOSOTROS LEEMOS, Y TU?

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

<1

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
36. ADICCIN

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
37. ESCONDITE INGLS

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

<1

38.

EFECTO DOMIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
39. TU INDEPENDENCIA ES TU LIBERTAD

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
40. COLORES

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

<1

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
41. EDUCA TU FUTURO

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

<1

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
42. CAMBIA TU VIDA

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
43. LECTURA

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
44. SI BEBES NO CONDUZA

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
45. ELLOS S TIENEN UN ROSTRO

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
46. FELYGUAL

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
47. DISFRUTA DE LA LECTURA

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
48. SOMOS LO QUE COMENOS

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
49. CINTURONES

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

<1

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
50. LA CUERDA QUE NOS UNE

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

<1

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
51. NO AL TABACO!

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
52. CLO

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

<1

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
53. DA LUZ A TU VIDA

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

<1

54.

NO TE CONTAMINES

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

55.

MINI CINTURN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
56. AM-ARTE

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
57. VIOLENCIA DE GNERO

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
58. NO ES UN JUEGO EN INGLS

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

59. MI CORAZN CON MSICA

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
60. FIGURAS GEOMTRICAS ANIMADAS

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
61. LIB DUB CON SUBTTLOS

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
62. RULETA EN TU MIRADA

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
63. PRODUCTORES DE COMIDA EN CADENA

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
64. DESFILE MILITAR 6

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
65. LA INDIA CON SUBTITLOS EN INGLES

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition
66. WATERGATE KIEL 2005

CENTROS EDUCATIVOS DE EXTREMADURA

SPAIN

forExhibitionNotinCompetition

Kulturelle Filmfrderung Schleswig-Holstein Regional Council of Ostrobothnia Kulturelle Filmfrderung Schleswig-Holstein Regional Council of Ostrobothnia

GERMANY/ FINLAND

67.

FERRYMAN 2005

forExhibitionNotinCompetition

GERMANY/ FINLAND

68.

WIND ENERGY PLANT 2005

Kulturelle Filmfrderung Schleswig-Holstein Regional Council of Ostrobothnia

GERMANY/ FINLAND

69.

SHEPARD 2005

forExhibitionNotinCompetition

Kulturelle Filmfrderung Schleswig-Holstein Regional Council of Ostrobothnia

GERMANY/ FINLAND

70.

MEETING OSTROBOTHNIA 2005

forExhibitionNotinCompetition

Kulturelle Filmfrderung Schleswig-Holstein Regional Council of Ostrobothnia

GERMANY/ FINLAND

71.

SCULPTOR 2005

forExhibitionNotinCompetition

Kulturelle Filmfrderung Schleswig-Holstein Regional Council of Ostrobothnia

GERMANY/ FINLAND

72.

ACTOR/FARMER 2005

forExhibitionNotinCompetition

Kulturelle Filmfrderung Schleswig-Holstein Regional Council of Ostrobothnia

GERMANY/ FINLAND

73.

FISHERMAN 2005

Kulturelle Filmfrderung Schleswig-Holstein Regional Council of Ostrobothnia

GERMANY/ FINLAND

74.

GO AWAY 2011

ZAZA Art & Design Studio Bao Jian

CHINA

75.

FOREST 2011 SPIRIT OF THE WOODS 2011

Animation Studio DA Misha Safronov, Ira Grudina Animation Studio DA Misha Safronov, Ira Grudina

RUSSIA

76.

RUSSIA

77.

MISSION POSSIBLE 2011

WILDLIFE VAASA FESTIVAL Ahmed Jama, Ilias Missyris

FINLAND

24

78.

ADVENTURE IN STORHOLMEN 2012

WILDLIFE VAASA FESTIVAL Dagsmark school, Siv Bergman, Carita Nystrm, Vesa Heinonen, Ilias Missyris WILDLIFE VAASA FESTIVAL Kaskinen school, Carita Nystrm, Vesa Heinonen, Ilias Missyris

FINLAND

79.

TIME TRAVEL IN KASKINEN 2011

FINLAND

15

80.

TIME TRAVEL IN KORSNS 2011

WILDLIFE VAASA FESTIVAL Carita Nystrm, Vesa Heinonen, Ilias Missyris Ilias Missyris

FINLAND

15

81.

ISOKYR BLUES 2010

WILDLIFE VAASA FESTIVAL High school of Isokyr Esa-Mattias Heinonen

FINLAND

10

82.

BEAUTIFUL RIVERS ARE BEAUTIFULLY POLLUTED 2012

5th PRIMARY SCHOOL OF HOLARGOS Panagiotis Mitsis

GREECE

10

83.

GRNGLINGEN LEVER INGEN 2012

WILDLIFE VAASA FESTIVAL Malax skola Carita Nystrm, Ilias Missyris SunChild Eco Club of Urtsadzor Ruben Khachatryan

FINLAND

25

84.

LIVING WITH DUST 2011 FESTIVALCONTRIBUTION SUNCHILD FESTIVAL SOS SEVAN 2011 FESTIVALCONTRIBUTION SUNCHILD FESTIVAL MOLYBDENUM FLOWER 2011 FESTIVALCONTRIBUTION SUNCHILD FESTIVAL

ARMENIA

14

85.

SunChild Eco Club of Noratus Ruben Khachatryan

ARMENIA

25

86.

SunChild Eco Club of Sisian Ruben Khachatryan

ARMENIA

15

87.

KHACHQAR 2011 FESTIVALCONTRIBUTION SUNCHILD FESTIVAL UNDERTONES 2012

SunChild Eco Club of Yeghegnadzor Ruben Khachatryan

ARMENIA

15

88.

Bezalel Academy of Arts Ori Wirzberg, Avishag Biton

ISRAEL

89.

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR 2012

Mr Blob Pictures Wendel Brooks

CANADA

90.

KAV 3132 2011 FESTIVALCONTRIBUTION CAMERA ZIZANIO TV (AN)AESTHETIC 2011 FESTIVALCONTRIBUTION CAMERA ZIZANIO THE TIME-TRAVELLING BALL 2011 FESTIVALCONTRIBUTION CAMERA ZIZANIO

Neaniko Plano workshops Cinema Club of Konitsa (collective work)

GREECE

91.

Camera Zizanio
2nd EXPERIMENTAL GENERAL HIGH SCHOOL OF ATHENS

GREECE

92.

Camera Zizanio 1st PRIMARY SCHOOL OF PAPAGOU

GREECE 10

93.

THE CORNFIELD 2011 FESTIVALCONTRIBUTION CAMERA ZIZANIO

THE VIDEO AND ART WORKSHOP OF MAK Sofianos Santatsoglou, Gesthimani Roumpani, Kallirroi Taroudaki (Greece), Patrik Hatfaludi 2ND HIGH SCHOOL OF PREVEZA Loukas Lelovas

HUNGARY / GREECE

94.

TAKE A LEAP FASTER THAN DECAY 2009 FESTIVALCONTRIBUTION CAMERA ZIZANIO LIGHT 2012

GREECE

10

95.

Istituto Comprensivo di Ponte San Nicol Raffaella Traniello & 70 pupils Istituto Comprensivo di Ponte San Nicol
Raffaella Traniello
st 1 Highschool of Orestiada Environmental group Dimitris Kefalas, Georgia Barkoglou

ITALY

96.

LITTLE ANIMATED PAPERS 2011

ITALY

97.

3 MINUTES JOURNEY 2011

GREECE

10

98.

THE BIG BELLY 2011 FESTIVALCONTRIBUTION CAMERA ZIZANIO

ANIMASYROS WORKSHOP Christina Depian, Ad Axem

GREECE

13

99.

THE WOLF AND THE RABBIT 2011 FESTIVALCONTRIBUTION CAMERA ZIZANIO

Camera Zizanio 2nd HIGH SCHOOL OF ARIDEA Artemis Vlahopoulou

GREECE

100.

SHORT MUSIC STORIES IN THE CRISIS ERA 2011 FESTIVALCONTRIBUTION CAMERA ZIZANIO THE SAD DOG 2011 FESTIVALCONTRIBUTION CAMERA ZIZANIO DREAMS UNDER PRESSURE 2011 FESTIVALCONTRIBUTION CAMERA ZIZANIO MATOMKI SCHOOL IN THE WOODS 2012

Camera Zizanio

GREECE

15

112thPRIMARYSCHOOLOF ATHENS
5th PRIMARY SCHOOL OF HOLARGOS Panagiotis Mitsis

101.

GREECE

2nd High School of Preveza

GREECE

15

102.

Lukas Lelovas

103.

Matomen koulu, SEKK / MEKA TV Ari Impola

FINLAND

104

SPECIAL AHLASTE STORM AND FLOOD NEWS 2012

Ahlaste tuupi
SEKK / MEKA TV Ari Impola

FINLAND

CHILDREN AND YOUTH FILM COMPETITION


LIST OF FINALISTS 2012
REF TITLE/ production year PRODUCTION COMP. COUNTRY min

NR
1. KIERRTTMISENILOT/2010 3. 4. 6. 10. KANKAATKIERTOON/2011 EKOLOGISETELMNTAVAT/2010 LHIRUOKAONPARASTA/2010 PYSYTILMASTONMUUTOS/2010 TervaToppilankoulu(Oulu) Mediabus/MaikkiKantola Kodisjoenkoulu(Kodisjoki) Mediabus/MaikkiKantola Palokankoulu(Jyvskyl) Mediabus/MaikkiKantola Savonlinnankaupunginkirjasto /SavonlinnanNormaalikoulu Mediabus/MaikkiKantola Savonlinnankaupunginkirjasto /SavonlinnanNormaalikoulu Mediabus/MaikkiKantola Savonlinnankaupunginkirjasto /Kumpurannankoulu Mediabus/MaikkiKantola Varkaudenkaupunginkirjasto/ Kuoppakankaankoulu Mediabus/MaikkiKantola FINLAND FINLAND FINLAND FINLAND 1 1 1 1 Nivavaarankoulu(Rovaniemi) /Mediabus/MaikkiKantola FINLAND 1

11.

PULLOTYTT/2011

FINLAND 1

14.

PIENISTASIOISTASUURIVAIKUTUS/2011

FINLAND 1

15.

KULUTUS/2011

FINLAND

25. 26. 60. 68.

FBULAPARAANIMALES DEPURACINDEAGUAS FIGURASGEOMTRICASANIMADAS forExhibitionNotinCompetition WINDENERGYPLANT2005

CENTROSEDUCATIVOSDE EXTREMADURA CENTROSEDUCATIVOSDE EXTREMADURA CENTROSEDUCATIVOSDE EXTREMADURA KulturelleFilmfrderung SchleswigHolstein RegionalCouncilof Ostrobothnia FISHERMAN2005 KulturelleFilmfrderung SchleswigHolstein RegionalCouncilof Ostrobothnia
GOAWAY 2011 ZAZAArt&DesignStudio BaoJian

SPAIN SPAIN SPAIN GERMANY/ FINLAND GERMANY/ FINLAND


CHINA

7 8 2 3

73.

74.

75. 76. 77. 78.

FOREST 2011 SPIRITOFTHEWOODS 2011 MISSIONPOSSIBLE 2011 VENTYRPSTORHOLMEN 2012

AnimationStudioDA MishaSafronov,IraGrudina

RUSSIA

81. 82. 83. 84.

ISOKYRBLUES 2010

BEAUTIFULRIVERSAREBEAUTIFULLYPOLLUTED 2012 GRNGLINGENLEVERINGEN 2012 LIVINGWITHDUST 2011 FESTIVALCONTRIBUTIONSUNCHILDFESTIVAL

AnimationStudioDA MishaSafronov,IraGrudina WILDLIFEVAASAFESTIVAL AhmedJama,IliasMissyris WILDLIFEVAASAFESTIVAL Dagsmarkschool,SivBergman, CaritaNystrm,Vesa Heinonen,IliasMissyris WILDLIFEVAASAFESTIVAL HighschoolofIsokyr EsaMattiasHeinonen 5thPRIMARYSCHOOLOF HOLARGOS PanagiotisMitsis WILDLIFEVAASAFESTIVAL Malaxskola CaritaNystrm,IliasMissyris SunChildEcoClub ofUrtsadzor RubenKhachatryan

RUSSIA 9 24

FINLAND

FINLAND 9

FINLAND

10

GREECE FINLAND 10

25

ARMENIA

14

85. 86. 87. 89. 95. 96. 97.

SOSSEVAN 2011 FESTIVALCONTRIBUTION:SUNCHILDFESTIVAL MOLYBDENUMFLOWER 2011 FESTIVALCONTRIBUTION:SUNCHILDFESTIVAL KHACHQAR 2011 FESTIVALCONTRIBUTION:SUNCHILDFESTIVAL ABREATHOFFRESHAIR 2012 LIGHT 2012 LITTLEANIMATEDPAPERS 2011 3MINUTESJOURNEY 2011

SunChildEcoClub ofNoratus RubenKhachatryan SunChildEcoClub ofSisian RubenKhachatryan SunChildEcoClub ofYeghegnadzor RubenKhachatryan MrBlobPictures WendelBrooks IstitutoComprensivodiPonte SanNicol RaffaellaTraniello&70pupils IstitutoComprensivodiPonte SanNicol,RaffaellaTraniello st 1 HighschoolofOrestiada Environmentalgroup DimitrisKefalas,Georgia Barkoglou ANIMASYROSWORKSHOP ChristinaDepian,AdAxem 2ndHIGHSCHOOLOFARIDEA ArtemisVlahopoulou

ARMENIA ARMENIA ARMENIA CANADA ITALY

25 15

15

ITALY GREECE

3 10

98.

THEBIGBELLY 2011 FESTIVALCONTRIBUTION:CAMERAZIZANIO THEWOLFANDTHERABBIT 2011 FESTIVALCONTRIBUTION:CAMERAZIZANIO SHORTMUSICSTORIESINTHECRISISERA 2011 FESTIVALCONTRIBUTION:CAMERAZIZANIO THESADDOG 2011 FESTIVALCONTRIBUTION:CAMERAZIZANIO MATOMKISCHOOLINTHEWOODS 2012 SPECIALAHLASTESTORMANDFLOODNEWS 2012 VALENTINE'SDAY 2012 FESTIVALCONTRIBUTIONSHORTSHORTSFESTIVAL

GREECE

13

99.

GREECE

100. 101. 103. 104. 151.

112thPRIMARYSCHOOLOFATHENS 5thPRIMARYSCHOOLOF HOLARGOS PanagiotisMitsis Matomenkoulu, SEKK/MEKATV,AriImpola Ahlastetuupi SEKK/MEKATVAriImpola YuriDeguchi ShortShortsFilmFestival

GREECE

15

GREECE 4

FINLAND FINLAND JAPAN

6 4 10

CHILDREN AND YOUTH FILM COMPETITION ENTRIES 1-16

MEDIABUS PROJECT

A series of 16 short environmental films by Children around Finland produced by Maikki Kantola and her team

TheOrganization:Videootitry VIDEOVANKKURI(Videowagon)project

Videovankkuri (Video wagon) is a national hands-on media education project. It offers both video and photography workshops, whose aim is to teach children and youngsters to use media equipment. Videovankkuri also trains teachers and others who can apply these skills and knowledge in their work. Besides letting kids and young people have their voices heard, the project records Finnish folklore and local history through photography, video and animation. According to a fixed schedule, Videovankkuri visits Finnish schools, libraries, youth and culture centres, child welfare institutes, nursery schools and museums. Workshops last from 1-3 days. The instructors bring the equipment with them, but they also show how to use the existing equipment on location. The instructors are all qualified professionals from the registered association Videootit, which is an organisation consisting of people with long working history with children and youngsters and art and media education. Videootit thanks The Ministry of Education and Culture for their significant support.

ThefunctionofVideovankkuri Thepupilshaveanopportunitytolearnaboutmakingdocumentaries,drama,animationand musicorartvideos.Theycanalsoexplorebothdocumentaryandstagedphotos,andlearnabout contentanalysis. Othersubjectsofthevideoandphotographyprojectsbesidestheones youngstershavethoughtofthemselvescanbebasedonlocalstories,beliefsandoldtales. Youngpeoplesownthoughts Theprojectoffersamediumtoyoungsterstoexpressthemselves.Throughthefilmsthe participantscantellaboutthingsthatmattertothem.Thetopicscanbefunnyorsad,buttheaim istodealwithpersonal,subjectiveissues.

Recordingfolklore InsomeplacesVideovankkuriproducesvideosandanimationsaboutFinnishfolkloreandlocal history.Thefilmscantellaboutlocalstories,beliefsandoldtales.Ifthereisamuseumora buildinginvolvedinthestorynearby,itispossibletomakeafictionalfilm.Wecanalsocollect documentarymaterialorcreateananimationbasedonthesubject.Wehopetocooperatewith localculturalservicesandmuseums. Specialthemesandcooperationalpartners Videovankkuriworksincollaborationwithvariousorganisationsandpartners.Theworkshopscan bemodifiedaccordingtotheirwishes;forexample,theworkshopparticipantscanmakefilms aboutnatureandenvironmentalconservation. Executionofaworkshop Themaximumnumberofparticipantsinaworkshopis25people.Ifpossible,aguidelineandaset oforientationexercisesaresenttothegroupinadvance.Itiseasiertomakedocumentariesand fictionalfilmsiftheircreatorshavehadtimetothinkaboutasubjectinadvance.Whenworkingin animation,thedirectorsaregivenmaterialbothforplanningthestoryandmakingthecharacters. Aworkshopwilllastonetothreedaysdependingonthesizeofthegroupandthegenreofthe films.Animationstakelongerthandocumentaries. Thedaybeginswiththediscussiononthe subject.Wewillexamineeither: A)Film Wewillplanthefilms,writescreenplaysanddrawstoryboardstogether.Thenwewillget acquaintedwithcameras,pedestals,soundrecordingandlightning.Thepupilswillbeinstructed onshootingthefilmandthegeneralprinciplesoffilmmaking.Attheendoftheprocesswewill watchthefilmsandgothroughtheprocessinafeedbackdiscussion. B)Photography Wewilltalkaboutideasforthephotosandmakethemmoredetailedbydrawing.Toorientate ourselvesintheworldofphotography,wewillstudythesubtledifferencesofstagedand documentaryphotographsbylookingatexamplesofboth.Thenwewillexaminehowthecamera andthepedestalworkandwhatfeaturestheparticipantsowncamerashave,andcarryoutsmall photographyassignments.Ifneeded,wewillbuildasmallstudioandlearntouseit.Thepupilswill carryouttheirphotographyproject,dependingonthesubjectandstyle(documentary/staged), eitherinoroutdoors.Aftertheshootthepupilsaretaughtphotomanipulation.Whenfinished, thephotographswillbeputondisplayanddiscussed,aswillthewholeprocess.

Equipment: Videootitwillbringthenecessaryequipmentforthemakingofthefilmswiththem (fourunitsofcamerasandlaptopswitheditingprograms).Ourcollaboratorsneednotworry aboutequipment;however,itwouldbepracticaliftherearecameras,editingsoftwareetc.that canbeused.Itwouldbehelpfulforthephotographyassignmentifthepupilsbroughttheirown cameraswiththem. Aim: Theaimofmakingthefilmsandphotos,besidesmediaeducation,istohelptheyoungsters tosearchfortheiridentityandfindtheirbearingsinconnectionwiththeirowncultural background.Theprojectcanalsobeconsideredasasocialartproject.Theintentionistoofferkids andyoungpeoplenewinstrumentsforselfexpressionandfacingnewexperiences.The participantsaregivenskillsfordealingwithmediaandinformationaboutphotographyand differentgenresoffilm.Asaresultoftheprojecttheyoungsterswilltelltheirownstory.Other subjectswillbebothFinnishandforeignfolklore.Theworkshopssuitallgroupsofchildrenand youngpeople.Immigrantsandspecialneedsgroupsareespeciallyimportantforus. Distributionoftheworks:TheorganisersofVideovankkurikeeptheireyesopenforfestivals, competitionsandevents.Theintentionistodistributethefinishedworksboththroughthe VideootitFacebookpagesandvariouseventstothegeneralpublicandasmanyviewersas possible. Collaborators Videovankkuriishappytocollaboratewithbothnationalandlocalmediaeducators.Itwouldbe idealtoplantheoperationstogethersothatthroughworkingincooperationwitheachotherwe couldcoverasmuchofFinlandaspossible.Ourcollaboratorsarethechosenschools,other educationalinstitutesandculturalorganisationsweworkwith.Theyprovidethespaceneeded, andtheinstructorsbringtheequipment.Itwouldbeusefultoknowinadvancewhatsortof equipmentourcollaboratorshave,asthatwouldfacilitatemoreeffectiveinstruction. TheMinistryofEducationandCulturehasgreatlysupportedourwork,butwearealsolookingfor sponsorswhowouldassistusfinanciallywhenwearevisitingtheirarea. Videovankkuri: ThepeoplebehindVideovankkuriareVideootitaregisteredassociation. Videootitarepedagogicallyskilledmultitaskprofessionalsinmediaandart.

Contact: MaikkiKantola Videootitry Ilomentie2B2 33230Tampere +358405074487 videootit@gmail.com maikki.kantola@gmail.com

ENTRIES 17-65

CENTROSEDUCATIVOSDEEXTREMADURA
A series of 49 short films of all kinds of themes made by children and young people and produced in the Spanish region of Extremadura. Some of them included a environmental theme.

ENTRIES 66-73
AninterregionalyouthfilmcooperationbetweentheFinnishregionof OstrobothniaandtheGermanregionofSchleswigHolstein An8filmsseries:

ENTRY NR 74
Go Away
Country: China Language: English subtitles Length: 7 Completion date: 2011
Synopsis:

Becauseofhumangreedandfollyresultingconstant destructionofourplanet,onedaylivingonearthwill starttobecomeunbearableandpeoplewillthentryto escape,butwheretheycanreallyescapeto? ProductionOrganization(s):ZazaArt&DesignStudio Producer:BaoJian Director:BaoJian Photographer:BaoJian PictureEditor:BaoJian,LeiLiYun Sound:ChenYa ScriptWriter:BaoJian MusicComposer:ChenYa Distributor:ZazaArt&DesignStudio Baojian,(BaoGuanLu),wasborninZhejiang,China,andnowlivesinShanghai.Asheloved paintingsincehischildhood,helaterreceivedprofessionalformaleducationstudyingatChinas AcademyofArts,whichisthebestFineArtsInstituteinChina.Healsostudieddesign.Afterhis studies,in2005hebegantorunhisowncompanycalledArtisticimageZAZAandthenhe startedalsotomakeindependentanimationfilms.Hekeepstryingtoexpresstheconfusedstate ofspiritandlifeofmodernyouthsocietyinChina,whoarenowadaysgettingalsoinfluencedby thewesternculture.Baojianworkswereinvitedtojoinvariousfestivalsathomeandabroad, suchasinTaiwanandHongKong,Tokyo,Greece,NetherlandsandLondonUK.

Contact: BaoJianAddress:RoomD,19thfloor,No.3Building,lane1251, JiangningRd,PutuoDistrict,Shanghai,China,Phone:+8613917358369 Email:zazabao@163.com

ENTRIES 75-76
2stopoveranimationsfromamediaeducationprojectin St.Petersbourg,Russia
Organization:AnimationStudioDA

Forest&SpiritoftheWoods
Completiondate:August2011 Runningtime:9min,9min Countryoforigin:Russia Originalprogramformat:DVDAVI Credits:
Producer:MishaSafronov Director:IraGrudina Photographer:childrenparticipants PictureEditor:collectivework Sound:IgorYakovel ScriptWriter:collectivework Narrator:KsenijaRodionova,NikitaDavydenko MusicComposer:MariaDubrovina(song),usedmusicKingKrimson,J.S.Bachetal.

synopsis: AnanimatedfilmForestwascreatedinavillagesVarvarino nearKhoperskiynaturereserve.Thefilmwascreatedbya teamofschoolchildrenfrom4upto13yearsoldunderthe guidingofprofessionaldirectorsandteachersofStudioDA (SaintPetersburg,Russia).Duringaweeklongworkshop learnedaboutecology,howtheecosystemsfunctionand interact,whatistheroleofhumansinthissystemandwhatis ourpersonalresponsibilityandhowithappensthatsometimes peoplearesoindifferenttotheenvironmentwheretheylive. WithanimportantsupportofVladimirDavydenko,our consultantfromKhoperskiynaturereservewerealizedthat savingecologyisliterallylikesavingourselvesandourown livingareas.TheimageoftheInnerForestappearedduringthe workingprocesswiththechildren. contact:Address:197022,Russia,SaintPetersburg, Kamennoostrovskiy40,office508 Phone:(812)3372733 Fax:+7(901)3088728 Email:berezkarik@gmail.com Website:www.studioda.info

ENTRIES 77-80
Media education projects in 2011-2012
(4 documentary films)

77.MissionPossible,FINLAND2011,24min
CooperationbetweenWildlifeVaasaFestivalwithVaasaForeignersOffice
Producers:IliasMissyris,AhmedJama, Synopsis: A film project implemented with young immigrants from Vaasa which reflects their opinions concerningtheirintegrationprocessto Finnish society and culture, in various levels.Moreover,thefilmstressesthe role of the local environment and the awareness of it as an important integration tool by including a nature triptoKvarkenarchipelago.

78.AdventureatStorholmenFINLAND2012,9min
CooperationbetweenWildlifeVaasaFestivalandDagsmarkschool
Synopsis:A pupil of Dagsmark school Finds one day her grandmothers old herbarium at the cellar of her home. She thenshows ittoherfriendsandtherestofherschoolmates andthentheyalldecidetogotogethertothenearbyriverpark named Storholmen, to pick up flowers and create their own herbarium.Butwhentheyarrivethere,theyfindoutthatthey cant pick any flowers after seeing a sign writing: unpicked flowersbloommoreandalivebirdssingmoreso,theyhaveto change their plans but what they can really do to find a solution? Productionmanangers:SivBergman,CaritaNystrm,VesaHeinonen Producer:IliasMissyris Director:SivBergman Scriptwriter:Dagsmarkschoolpupils,SivBergman Photographers:.IliasMissyris PictureEdit:IliasMissyris,SivBergman,Dagsmarkschool pupils. Sound::IliasMissyris,VesaHeinonen,Dagsmarkschoolpupils. MusicandNarration:Dagsmarkschoolpupils

79.&80.TimeTravelinKaskinen&TimeTravelinKorsns
CooperationbetweenWildlifeVaasaFestivalwiththetownsofKaskinenand Krsns
Productioncoordinators:CaritaNystrm,VesaHeinonen Projectmanager:AnninaYlikoski Camera,Editing&Postproduction:IliasMissyris Synopsis: This2filmsarethedocumentationof2timetraveleventswhichtookplaceatthe FishingmuseumofcostalbilingualtownofKaskinenandatthelocalmuseumoftheSwedish speakingtownofKorsns.Thefilmsdepictinauniquewaytherichculturetraditionsin thoseareasderivingfromthepeacefulandprosperousculturalcoexistenceofthepeople wholivedintheseareas.Thefilmsincludevariousperformancesaswellasfolkmusicand dancing.

Contactinformation: WildlifeVaasaFestival/IliasMissyris Address:OstrobothnianmuseumTerranova Museokatu3,65100Vaasa,Finland Tel.+358400800303,+358500333221 Email:ilias.missyris@vaasa.fi Web:http://wildlife.vaasa.fi

81.IsokyrBluesTheRivergetsFree,FINLAND2010,11min
CooperationbetweenWildlifeVaasaFestivalwiththe9thclassoftheHigh schoolofIsokyr
Director:EsaMatiasHeinonen Camera:9thclassoftheHighschoolofIsokyr Music:EsaMatiasHeinonen Editing&postproduction: EsaMatiasHeinonen,IliasMissyris Synopsis:Thisfilmdepictstheawakeningprocessof the Ostrobothnian mighty river of Kyrjoki which everyspringcomestolifeandcausesfloodingalarm toitssurroundinghabitats,afterbeenfrozenforabout56monthsduringthelongFinnish winter. The film is accompanied by a bluesy background music which adds to the noir moodofthefilm.

82.BeautifulRiversAreBeautifullyPollutedGREECE2012,10min 5thPRIMARYSCHOOLOFHOLARGOS/Athens,PanagiotisMitsis
Synopsis:Thisisaanimationfilmprojectabouttheenviromental problemsofKalamariverinEpirus,Greece Director,Producer,EffectsEditor,Sound:MitsisPanagiotis Photographer:M.Pasiakos PictureEditor:MitsisPanagiotis ScriptWriter:6thgradeofthe5thPrimarySchoolofCholargos, MitsisPanagiotis Narrator:6thgrade5thPrimarySchoolofCholargos,MitsisPanagiotis ScientificAdvisor:SpyrosSiakas MusicComposer:AmandaIliopoulos,MitsisPanagiotis Distributor:MitsisPanagiotis Contact:MitsisPanagiotis Tel/Fax:+302106526765 Email:panamitsis@gmail.com Website:http://5dimcholarg.wordpress.com/

83.GrnglingenLeverIngenFINLAND2012,25min
CooperationbetweenWildlifeVaasaFestivalwithKpingsschoolinMalax,

Synopsis: An informativedocumentaryfilm aboutboatsinrelationwithcultureandlocal traditionatthecoastaltownofMalax,near Vaasa.Kpingsschoolpupilsafter demonstratingeachotheratschoolphotosand objectsfromdifferentboatdesignstheydecide togotoKvarkensBoatMuseumtolearnmore aboutboatsbyinterviewingGranStrmfors, theplannerandmanagerofthislocalmuseum whichisuniqueinScandinaviawithitslarge collectionofboats,includingtheboatofthe famousFinnishpoetZachariasTopelius.During Thefilmingsessionsthepupilswereverymotivatedtolearnhowtousethecamera,howto recordsoundbutmostofalltheyenjoyedusingtheclapperboard,properlymarkingeachofthe scenes. Productionmanangers:CaritaNystrm,VesaHeinonen Producer:IliasMissyris Director:CaritaNystrm,VesaHeinonen Scriptwriter:PupilsofKpingsschool,CaritaNystrm Photographers:.IliasMissyris,PupilsofKpingsschool PictureEdit:IliasMissyris,pupilsofKpingsschool, VesaHeinonen,CaritaNystrm Sound:IliasMissyris,VesaHeinonen,StefanSjholm MusicSoundtrack:"Fiskarensjungerisinbtom kvllenphavet"Composer:StefanSjholm Scientificadvisor:GranStrmfors Narration:ThepupilsofKpingsschool

Contact: WildlifeVaasaFestival/IliasMissyris Address:OstrobothnianmuseumTerranova Museokatu3,65100Vaasa,Finland Tel.+358400800303,+358500333221 Email:ilias.missyris@vaasa.fi Web:http://wildlife.vaasa.fi

8487:SUNCHILDINTERNATIONALENVIRONMENTALFILMFESTIVAL ARMENIA

SunChildFestivalwasestablishedin2007bytheFoundationforthePreservationofWildlife andCulturalAssets(FPWC).Thefestivalisabiennialeventandtheonlyenvironmentalfestivalin theentireSouthCaucasusregion.SunChild3rdInternationalEnvironmentalFestivalisscheduled forOctober1418,2011.Thefestivalwilltakeplaceatdifferentvenuesthroughoutthecitycentre ofYerevan.TheFestivalisimplementedbyFPWCanditsgeneralpartnerVivaCellMTS.Wildlife VaasaFestivalcooperateswithSunchildFestivalfromtheyear2006.Thisyear,thefestival submttesthefollowingentries:

84. LIVINGWITHDUSTbySunChildEcoClubofUrtsadzor,RubenKhachatryanARMENIA2011,
14min Synopsis:TodayDusthasbecomeaproblemnotonlyin citiesbutalsoinvillageswerehasalwaysbeenfreshair andpeoplelivedinpeacewithnature.Dustwhichis producedbycementfactoryfillsupouryardsandhomes. Araratiscoveredbydust.SunChildEcoClubmembers ofUrtsadzortriedtofixtheproblem,bytakinginterviews andstrugglingfortheirrighttobreathfreshair,butitis notsoeasyforchildrenoftheiragetogetunderstanding andsupportfromthegovernmenttheyarepushedaway fromeverywhereandeventheresimplequestionsaregettingnoanswers.Howlongthisisgoing tobecontinued?Howlongwearegoingtocontinuedestroyingourmothernature? Producer::RubenKhachatryan Director::SunChildEcoClubofUrtsadzor Photographer::GevorgGasparyan PictureEditor::GevorgGasparyan Sound::LianaGrigoryan ScriptWriter::SunChildEcoClubOfUrtsadzor Narrator::HripsimeKhachatryan Distributor::VarvaraHovhannisyan UrtsadzorSunChildEcoclubhasbeenoperatingsince2006.FilmsshotbytheEcoclubmembers haveparticipatedandwonprizesinmanyenvironmentalfilmfestivals.

85.SOSSEVANbySunChildEcoClubofNoratusRubenKhachatryan
ARMENIA2011,25min Synopsis:LakeSevanisoneofthelargesthighaltitudelakesin theworld.Teens,wholivenearLakeSevanhaveheardmany timeshowcleanandfulloffishitusedtobemanyyearsago. Thesurfaceofthelakeisnowrisinginfrontoftheireyeswhile atthesametimethewaterqualityisdeteriorating.Theteens aretryingtofindtheanswertothecausesofstagnationand goonshorttripleadingthemtopeopleandplacesaroundthe lake. Producer::RubenKhachatryan Director::SunChildEcoClubofNoratus Photographer::GevorgGasparyan PictureEditor::GevorgGasparyan Sound::LianaGrigoryan ScriptWriter::SunChildEcoClubOfNoratus Narrator::HripsimeKhachatryan Distributor::VarvaraHovhannisyan

86.MOLYBDENUMFLOWERbySunChildEcoClubofSisian,RubenKhachatryanARMENIA
2011,15min Synopsis:Aghostcity,whichliveswithnoncicatrized deepwoundsandmemories.Acity,whichhasnow turnedintoavillagethathasneitherapresencenora future.Onlyapastanditsleftover:atoxictailingdump. Producer::RubenKhachatryan Director::SunChildEcoClubofSisian Photographer::GevorgGasparyan PictureEditor::GevorgGasparyan Sound::LianaGrigoryan ScriptWriter::SunChildEcoClubOfSisian Narrator::HripsimeKhachatryan Distributor::VarvaraHovhannisyan

SunChildEcoClubofSisianwasfoundedin2008byFPWCasa partofSunChildEcoClubNetworkintheframesofSunChild EnvironmentalEducationProgram.Kidsoftheageof1316 attendthiscenterofenvironmentaleducationwheretheylearn themostdiverserangeofenvironmentalsubjects.Underthe supervisionofprofessionalfilmmakers,photographersandartists theyoungmembersoftheEcoClublearntocreatenatureand wildlifephotosaswellastoshootfilmsonthelocalenvironmentalproblems.

87.KHACHQAR,bySunChildEcoClubofYeghegnadzor,RubenKhachatryan
ARMENIA2011,15min Synopsis: ThevillageYeghegisintheVayotsDzorregionisnotasimpleplace..Manycenturiesagothe AzeriesmovedtoliveintheChristianareasandhavebeenlivingtheresincetheSovietUnion times.Inearly90thAzerisleftthevillage,andnowtheirhousesareinhabitedbyArmenians.From whatandhowweretheAzerishousesbuilt?Todaythemostpartofthesehousesarenational treasures,becauseAzerisusedcommemorativecrosstonesandsacredstonesduringthe construction.Thosestoneshaveahistoryofthousandsyears Producer:RubenKhachatryan Director:SunChildEcoClubofYeghegnadzor Photographer:GevorgGasparyan PictureEditor:GevorgGasparyan Sound:LianaGrigoryan ScriptWriter:SunChildEcoClubOfYeghegnadzor Narrator:HripsimeKhachatryan Distributor:VarvaraHovhannisyan YeghegnadzorSunChildEcoclubwasestablishedin2008.TheEcoclubregularlyorganizes cleaningofhistoricalandculturalsites,garbagecollectionandtreeplantingintheregion.In2009 theEcoclubmemberscleanedthegorgeofYeghegisbringingtogethertheyouthandschool childrenofYeghegnadzor.

contact:
FPWC/BarbaraSiebert,VarvaraHovhannisyan 20Myasnikyan,0025,Yerevan,Armenia. TEL:+3741055209 Email:film@sunchild.org Website:www.sunchild.org

88.UNDERTONESbyOriWirzberg,AvishagBiton,BezalelAcademyofArts
ISRAEL20125 Synopsis:Inthedepthsofthesea,twosquidsperformacolourfulcourtshipdance,whenasudden exposuretolightfromabovedisruptstheirdance(Animation).

Animationartists,directors:OriWirzberg,AvishagBiton MusicComposer:DanBarYaakov,AssafRapaport contact: OriWirzberg,BezalelAcademyofArts Address:Drezner6,69497TelAviv,ISRAEL Tel.Nr.+972524869689 Email:limpingfish@gmail.com FacebookLink::http://www.facebook.com/ori.wirzberg

89.ABREATHOFFRESHAIRbyMrBlobPictures,WendelBrooks,Canada20124
Producer::WendelBrooks Director::WendelBrooks MusicComposer::AlastairCameron Synopsis A short film about a teenager and how his decisions change the world around him.

contact:
Organization:Mr.BlobPictures,WendelBrooks Address::8463rdAveWest,OwenSound,Ontario,N4K4P5, Canada Tel.Nr.:+5193750777 Email:wwbrooks@sympatico.ca,Website:www.mrblobpictures.piczo.com YouTubeLink:http://www.youtube.com/user/virtualwenrog

9094:CAMERAZIZANIOFESTIVAL GREECE

FULLNAME:EuropeanMeetingofYoungPeoplesAudiovisualCreationCameraZizanio. ORIGIN:TheEuropeanMeetingofYoungPeoplesAudiovisualCreationCameraZizaniobegan in2001asaninitiativeofYouthPlanintheframeworkoftheOlympiaInternationalFilmFestival forChildrenandYoungPeopleactivities. SPECIALCHARACTERISTICS:Camera Zizanio shows


films created by children and young people under 20 years of age. However, Camera Zizanio is not a Festival. As our name states, it is a Meeting which we believe is more important. For us to come together, see creations by young people, chat, have fun, make friends and plan for the future; a future common to all the people on this planet.

CAMERAZIZANIOhasgraduallydevelopedintoavery importantEuropeanmeetingofyoungpeoples audiovisualcreation,withtheoverallaimtocreatea dynamicareaforcommunication,artisticcreationand exchangeofideasamongyoungpeoplewithsimilar interests.Today,CameraZizanioisthebiggestEurope wideMeetingfortheaudiovisualcreationofyoung people.Hundredsofchildrenandeducatorsfromall overEuropeandGreecemeeteveryyear,inorderto presenttheirwork,madeinschoolorotherworkshops orinprivate,toexchangeideas,tocollaborateandtocometoagreementsforcommonactivities.

contact: CameraZizanio/NikosTheodosiou,director
Address::18Rodoustreet,11252Athens,Greece Tel.Nr.::00302108664470 Email::camerazizanio@gmail.com Website::http://camerazizanio.net YouTubeLink::http://www.youtube.com/user/camerazizanio FacebookLink::http://www.facebook.com/camera.zizanio.1

CAMERAZIZANIOENTRIES(PART1) 90.KAV3132byNeanikoPlanoworkshops,CinemaClubofKonitsa(collectivework)
GREECE,2011,6min Producer:NeanikoPlano Director:CinemaClubofKonitsa(collectivework) Distributor:NeanikoPlano Synopsis: ThisfilmshowshowyoungGreekpeoplefacetodays harshrealityaftertheeconomiccrisiscreatedfortheminGreecea verystressfulenvironment.Youngpeopletrytodealwiththis problemandthentryingtofindawayout.

91.TV(AN)AESTHETIC,bythe2ndExperimentalGeneral HighSchoolOfAthensGREECE,20119min
Producer:2ndExperimentalGeneralHighSchoolOfAthens Director:collectivework Synopsis:TVasamemberofourfamily

92.THETIMETRAVELLINGBALL,by1stPrimarySchoolOf
PapagouInAthens GREECE2011,10min Producer:1stPRIMARYSCHOOLOFPAPAGOU Director:collectivework Synopsis:Agroupofkidsarelosingtheirballsomewherebetween past,presentandfuture.Theywilltrytofindit.Anadventurefullof action,suspense,terribledinosaurs,outragingrobots,seriouschase andlotsoffunforthefuturesfuture

93.THECORNFIELD,byTHEVIDEOANDARTWORKSHOPOFMAKSofianosSantatsoglou,
GesthimaniRoumpani,KallirroiTaroudaki,PatrikHatfaludi, HUNGARY/GREECE2011,3min Producer:TheVideoandArtWorkshopofMak Director:SofianosSantatsoglou,GesthimaniRoumpani, KallirroiTaroudaki(Greece),PatrikHatfaludi Synopsis:Twohitchhikersareagirl'sstrangeadventuresin Transylvania.

94.TAKEALEAPFASTERTHANDECAYby2ndHighSchoolOfPrevezaLoukasLelovas,
GREECE200910min Thefilmbeginswithfootageofthenaturalenvironment,mountains, rivers,seaandvariousotherplaces.Theyfollowbyshotsfrom contaminatedwater,exhaustsfromcarsandfactories,citieswith overconsumptionandothersimilarimagesaimingtoshowthe uglinessofthehumaneffectedenvironment.Thelastpartofit presentsthevariousrecyclingandotherwaysthatshowushowwe cansaveourplanet,butmostlyourhopeisbasedonyoungpeoplesefforts

ENTRIES9596:2STOPOVERANIMATION
FROMISTITUTOCOMPRENSIVODIPONTESANNICOL byRaffaellaTraniello,ITALY

95.LIGHTbyIstitutoComprensivodiPonteSanNicolRaffaellaTraniello&70pupils
ITALY20127min ProductionOrganization(s):IstitutoComprensivodiPonteSanNicol Producer:RaffaellaTraniello Director:RaffaellaTraniello Photographer:RaffaellaTraniello&70pupils PictureEditor:RaffaellaTraniello Sound:RaffaellaTraniello&70pupils ScriptWriter:RaffaellaTraniello&70pupils Narrator:Pupils EffectsEditor:RaffaellaTraniello ScientificAdvisor:RaffaellaTraniello MusicComposer:RaffaellaTraniello,70pupilsandpublicdomain Synopsis:Ananimateddocumentaryaboutlight,studiedfromdifferentpointsofview:emotional, natural,artificial.Thefearofthedark,dayandnight,animalsinthedarkness,historicaldiscoveries andinventions(fire,torch,candle,electricbulb). Thefilmisdedicatedtothebulbinventor AlessandroCruto,forhisinspiringdesiretoknow.Electriclightispresentedstartingfromthe electriccircuit,studiedduringaclassworkshop.Closingtopicsarelightgames(photography, shadowtheatre,fireworks)andathoughtofourenvironment.Theanimationusesmany experimentaltechniqueslikelightpaintingandbatterytorchlighting.

96.LITTLEANIMATEDPAPERSbyIstitutoComprensivodiPonteSanNicolRaffaellaTraniello
ITALY2011,3min Synopsis:Ananimationfilmaboutrecycling.Apieceof paperenterstheforest.Apieceofrecycledpaperalso enterstheforest.Treesdiscoverthetwopiecesofpaperare different.Thelittlepapersgotoschool,asusual.Thewell recycledpaper(fromusedpaper)willbeagoodpupil,but thewronglyrecycledpaper(fromgenericwaste)willnot. Recycledpaperishandmadebythechildren.

contact:RaffaellaTraniello
IstitutoComprensivoPonteSanNicol Address:viaDonOrione1,35020PonteSanNicolPD, ITALY Tel.Nr.+39049717449 Fax:+390498961270 Email:pdic84400b@istruzione.it Website:http://www.scuolepontesnicolo.it

CAMERAZIZANIOENTRIES(PART2)Greece REF97.3MINUTESJOURNEYby1stHighschoolofOrestiadaEnvironmentalgroup
DimitrisKefalas,GeorgiaBarkoglouGREECE2011,10min Synopsis:Aschoolclassisbeenacceptedtoparticipatein anenvironmentalactivity.Everyoneisreallyexcited. EveryonebutAris,whothinksthatthesekindsofactivities areboringandmeaningless Producers:KefalasDimitrios,BarkoglouGeorgia,Anastasiadis Pashalis. Script:KaradimouChrysa Editing,specialeffects:SotiriosSkerlidis. Music:IoannisSkerlidis Contact:http://1gumnasioorestiadas.blogspot.fi/p/blogpage_01.html

REF98.THEBIGBELLY,ANIMASYROSWORKSHOPChristinaDepian,AdAxem
GREECE2011,13min Synopsis:Onceuponatime,agangofanimalfriendswere playinginameadowontheirislandwhentheydecidedto takeaboatridewithLittleRedRidinghood.Everything wasperfectuntilanominousblackdragonappearedflying towardstheboat.Theskybecamedark,theseabecame veryrough;bigwavessunktheboatandourfriendshadto swiminordertosavetheirlives.Fortunately,theywerein whatseemedtobeamagicalisland.Theywerewelcomed bytwoverydifferentfigures:afriendlyfairyandaterriblemagician Contact:AnimasyorsPLATFORMA,EtairiaAstikouPolitismou6,Kaisariasst,11257AthensGreece el:+302107487890,+302107253704,programme@animasyros.grhttp://www.animasyros.gr christina@depian.com

REF99.THEWOLFANDTHERABBIT,by2ndHIGHSCHOOLOFARIDEAArtemisVlahopoulou
GREECE2011,5min Synopsis:Onawinterday,ahungrywolfspotsafemale rabbitandwantstoeather.Buttherabbitmanagesto convincehimthatitsnottherighttimeforthis

REF100.SHORTMUSICSTORIESINTHECRISISERA,2thPrimarySchoolOfAthens,
GREECE2011,15min Animation/screenplay:Thepupilsofthe112thPrimaryschool ofAthens Inchargeoftheworkshop:SpyrosSiakas Headmaster:AndreasGrilias Synopsis:Intheseshortstorieswepresentthe creativeprocessofmakingmusicinstrumentsoutof recycledmaterials;acreativeprocessthatappearsasa solutiontodifficultsituationsthatmayoccurin periodsoffinancialcrisis.Inotherwords,transforming rubbishintoinnovativepiecesofart,intheeraofGreekfinancialcrisis.

REF101.THESADDOG5thPRIMARYSCHOOLOFHOLARGOSPanagiotisMitsis,
GREECE2011,4min

Synopsis:Adogtravelsaroundtheearthinorder findingsomebodytolovehim.Despitehis disappointmentofthehumanbeingshemanagesto showhisownaffection.

REF102.DREAMSUNDERPRESSURE2ndHighSchoolofPrevezaLukasLelovas
GREECE2011,15min Synopsis:Theteenagersfaceexcessivepressure nowadays,sothattheydonthaveanychancesto followtheirownobjectives.Thatpressureoftenmade themlookingforwaysofhittingtheroof;waysthat oftenhavebadimpactsontheirhealth.

REF103104:FILMWORKSHOPSBYSEKK/MEKATV,AriImpola SEKK(SFC)isprovincialfilmandmediaassociationinWest
Finland.Itoperatesasaculturalfilmcentreintheirregion. Theiraimistoimproveandelaboratemediaculture,media educationandcitizenjournalismpursuitintheprovince.SFC alsoelaboratesoperationbyseveralkindsofEUprojects. SFCalsodevelopsmediaeducationasasocialculturalworkingtool foryoungpeoplewhoareindangertobemarginalized.

ENTRIESSUBMITTED: REF103.MATOMKISCHOOLINTHEWOODSbyMatomkischool46SEKK/MEKATV Finland2012,6min Producer:AriImpola Director:Collective Photographer:TopiMitikka PictureEditor:HermanMenp Sound:AriImpola ScriptWriter:Collective Distributor:SEKK/MEKATV Synopsis(inEnglish):activitydayintotheforestbypupilsofthe5thgradeofMatomkischool Synopsis(inFinnish)Matomenkoulullapidettiinmetspiv,jolloinoppilaatistuttivatpuitaja tutustuttiin4Hseurassamuihinkinmetsnominaisuuksiin.Pivndokumentoinnistavastasi Matomenkoulun5luokkalaistenomaelokuvaryhm.

REF104. SPECIALAHLASTESTORMANDFLOODNEWSbyAhlastetuupi,SEKK/MEKATV
FINLAND2011,4min ProductionOrganization(s):Ahlastetuupi Producer:AriImpola Directors:NeaAulapalo,MillaKivel,IidaMarjamki, MerituuliaWittsberg Sound::AdaWessberg ScriptWriter:NeaAulapalo,MillaKivel,IidaMarjamki,Merituulia Wittsberg EffectsEditor:AriImpola Synopsis(inEnglish):Astormandfloodnewsbulletinby SpecialAhlastepublishedjustaftera realstormhappenedthereafterChristmas2011 Synopsis(inFinnish)TapaninpivnmyrskypyyhkisilpiSuomenjanuortenomaAhlastetuupin uutistoimitusseurasitarkkana,mitkaikkeatuhoailmastonmuutosvoikaansaadaaikaan Ahlaisissa.Tmvhnhuumorillakinhystettyuutislhetysjulkaistiinhetimyrskypivnjlkeen. contact:AriImpola,SEKK/MEKATV Address:Katariinankatu18,28100PORI Tel.Nr.:+358505178011 Email:impola@meka.tv Websites:http://meka.tv,http://meka.tv/pro/matomakihttp://meka.tv/ahlastetuupi YouTubeLink:http://www.youtube.com/MEdiaaKAikilleTV FacebookLink:http://www.facebook.com/mediaakaikille

Festival Contributions

1. China - Yaan Panda Animal & Nature Film festival

1 Elephanting :
RunningTime:79 Completedyear:2009 Director:XiaoWei Synopsis: Whilebeingavolunteerforforestsprotection, MrXiaoweiwenttothetropicforestsofthePacific OceanIslands.WhenhearrivedintheEcoFeeling sitebelongedbytheBoongpeople,hefeltan unexpectedhorrificshock.Although,everyone knewthatthis100yearoldtreewillfall,forMr Xiao,thedeathisnotasterribleaswaitingtodie..

2, Out of the Rock comes the life


RunningTime:53 Completedyear:2010 Director:LuoXiaoyun
Synopsis:

Thefilmtellsthestoryoftwopandababieswho survivedthegreatearthquakeinSichuanprovince backin2008,Thefilmdepictstherelationship betweenfeedersandpandababies,showingalso howPandasgobacktothenatureforthefirsttime. However,UncleZhang,whousedtoliveinWolong, thehomeplaceofGiantPandaandwholivedwith GiantPandasinthenature,hestillpreferstostayin themountains.InordertomovetoanewhouseandgiveuphislandtoPandas,UncleZhang proposed3conditions

3, Home
RunningTime:38 Completedyear:2008 Category:Documentary Director:Qiaoqiao

Synopsis:
Thisisastoryabouttherelationshipbetween humanandnature.Aswallownestwasbuiltonthe electricwire,nearWangshouse.Therainhas causedtheshortcircuit.Inordernottodisturbthe swallow,Wangmanagedtorepairthelinedespitethedarknessatnight.Aswallowbabythenwas born,asWangconsidersitashisownfamilymember,creatingharmoniousenvironmentand spacefortheswallow.

4, FeiFeis Story
RunningTime:1435 Completedyear:2009 Category:Documentary Director:LinYizhou Synopsis: Thisfilmtellsusastoryaboutthegrownup experienceofaThamin,calledFeifei.TheThamin isthenationalprotectedanimalinChina.InHainancity,thereisanaturalreserveareaofThamin. Thefilmalsoraisestheawarenessofwildlifeprotection,stimulatingthegeneralpublictopay attentiontowildlifeconservation.

5, The story of Yaya and Anan (animation)


RunningTime:230 Completedyear:2011 Category:Animation Director:LiuZhong Synopsis: ThestorystartswiththefairytaleNvwa MendingtheSky.Amagicstoneturnsintoacute panda,whoguidesustoaseriesofbeautiful sceneryinthecityofYaan.Wecouldseealltheseplaces,andgettheopportunitytoknow furtherabouttheTeaandRaincultureinYaan.

6, Moonbear RunningTime:46 Completedyear:2012 Director:Xiongjunhui,Chenyuanzhong Synopsis:


ThefilmisthefirstdocumentaryinChinathatreveals thebrutaltruthbehindthepracticeofextractingbear bile.Itbringstotheforethetragicplightofthemoon bearwhichhasenduredsuchimperceptibletorturein China.Itpresentsinturnrescueoperationsandcruel behaviours,andunitesthethoughtwiththefact,faithfullyrecordinghumanitysruthlesspractice oftakingthingsfromanimalsfromahumanisticperspective.Thefilmischaracterizedbyitstheme ofanimalprotection,thrillingundercoverinvestigationandsolemnexploration.

2. India -CMS Vatavaran Environment&Wildlife festival

LIST OF WINNERS 2011 1.Kosi:InjusticewithMillionsofVillagersandRevoltbyKosiRiver


byVishaalNityanand,(INDIA2011)27min
FilmSynopsis ThefilmtellsthestoryoftheRiverKosiandtheissuesassociatedwithit.ThehistoryoftheKosi barrageanditsembankmentsisthehistoryoftheproblemsassociatedwiththeKosi.Thepremise isaproposalmadein1953whichstipulatedthatembankmentswouldbemadeonbothsidesof theKositheIndianandtheNepalregion.Thecanalsexist.Buttheembankmentsresultedin restrictingtheflowofwaterinasmallerareaascomparedtoawiderareaearlier.Around15lakh people(fromtheIndiansideandNepalregion)livewithintheembankments.Fiftyfivefamilies werepromisedreliefland.Theysaynonehavebeengiven.Whentheriverisinflood,thepeople mustbearitswrath FilmmakersBiography Vishaal Nityanand signed his first Hindi feature film "Aarambh" as lead actor directed by Hyderabadbased director Smitha Sashidharan in 2006. He is chief executive in Cinematic Arts ProductionsPvtLtd,Delhiandinvolvedinseveralcinematicprojectsasproducer/director/artist.

2.RajajiAForestbytheGangesbyPraveenSingh(INDIA2009)28 min
FilmSynopsis "Rajaji:AForestbytheGanges"exploresthebiodiversityofthelittleknownRajajiNationalPark situatedintheDehradunandHaridwardistrictsofUttaranchal.CommissionedbytheUttarakhand ForestDepartment,thefilmseekstobringtoviewerstheamazingbiodiversityofRajajiNational Park,thechallengestheparkfacesforprotectingitswildlifeandforestcorridorsandtheurgent needtoconservethishavenofauniqueandrichecosystem,vitalforpeoplelivingintheplainsof northernIndia.Thefilmmakersspentover150daysintheparkoveraperiodofayearandahalf tofilmtheparkinallitssplendourandbeauty,acrossdifferentseasons. FilmmakersBiography PraveenSinghstartedoutasareporterwiththePandawinningseries,"LivingonTheEdge"and hassincedoneextensiveproductioncoordinationfortheParamountTelevisiondistributedreality wildlifeseries,"WildThings".Hisworkprofileincludes"IndianLeopardsTheKillingFields",his firstindependentdocumentary.Asproducer/directorandcameraperson,hemade'ScienceSafari". Asfieldproducer,hisdocumentary"TheFutureBeneathourFeet"receivedtheUKEFF.Hisother majorworksinclude"TheAsiaticLionOnaRollCall","RajajiAForestbytheGanges"and"Living fortheDead".Themultipleawardwinningdirector'sphotographsandvideosarepartoftheAsia TrailExhibitonRedPandasattheNationalZoo,Smithsonian,Washington,D.C.SinghisDirector, SignatureInfotainmentPvt.Ltd.

3.EarthWitness:ReflectionsontheTimesandtheTimeless byAkankshaJoshi(INDIA2011)60min
FilmSynopsis Fourpeopleateacher,afarmer,ashepherdandafatherfindthemselvesonthefrontlineof Earth'sbiggest,mostcomplexcrisis:climatechange.BelongingtoIndia'sancienttribes,theybear witnesstothesciencebehindthechangesthataffectstheirdaytodaylife.Livingindiverse climaticregionsthemountainsofNagaland,thegrasslandsofKutch,theGangeticdeltaandthe forestsofcentralIndiatheyusethischallengetobattlecourageously,makingweaponsof wisdomandcompassion,andthestrategydeployedinanyrespectedbattlefieldflexibilityto adapttochangingsituations.Theirlivesjourneythroughthedarklabyrinthsofthemulti dimensionalcrisis,reflectingstoriesofourtimes:oftrees,mining,monkeys,logging,rivers,seeds, waterfalls,flowers,andthespiritofthetimeless. FilmmakersBiography AkankshaJoshiisanindependentfilmmaker.Herworkrangesfromshortfilmsmadefor televisiontolongdocumentaries."Passengers",acriticallyacclaimedfilmmadeduringandafter the2002Gujaratcarnagewasoneofherfirstfilms.HershortfilmontheriverGangaaddressing theglobalissueofclimatechangeisregularlyfeaturedonnationaltelevision.Joshi'sfilmonIndia's largestcoastallake,"ChilikaBank"hasbeenappreciatedandawardedinmanyfestivals,including theLivelihoodAwardinthe5thCMSVatavaranfestival.ForhighlightingtheissuesinChilika,Joshi hasbeenhonouredwiththeKarmveerPuruskar,NationalPeople'sAwardforSocialJusticeand CitizenAction.

4.APesteringJourneybyKRManoj(INDIA2011)66min
FilmSynopsis AvoyagethroughtwopesticidetragediesinpostIndependentIndia,"APesteringJourney"isan attempttointerrogatethelegitimateformsandtechnologiesofkillingavailableinaculture.The journeyblurstheboundariesofnatureandculture,ofselfandtheother,oflifeanddeathand manyothercomfortablebinariesweinhabit.Ittriestoaskhowmuchregardforlifeaculture shouldhavetoponderoverthequestion,"whatisapest?"Thefilmunravelstheinterwoven layersofcultureandagricultureandforegroundsthelogicofthegreenrevolution.Itchallenges andchangestheidiomsofpesticideandgenocideandrevealstheclaimsoverknowledgeand expertisewhichpushesapesticidelikeEndosulfantoadubiouspositionbetweenpoisonand medicine. FilmmakersBiography KRManojstartedhiscareerasajournalistandgraduallymovedtotheworldoffilms,underthe influenceofFilmSocietyMovementinKerala.Heisapassionatefilmsocietyactivistwhothinks it'scrucialtokeepthenonmetropolitannatureofthemovementaliveinthecontemporarytimes. Hewaseditorofthejournal,Drisyathalam,whichintroducedthelanguageofcriticalfilmstudies toMalayalamreaders.HisfirstproductionventurewasatelevisionseriesonKathakalimusicfor Doordarshan.HehascoproducedanddirectedtheshortfilmAgni(fire),2003andthe documentary"16mmMemoriesMovement"and"AMachine"in2007.Bothwoncriticalacclaim onseveralplatformsincludingInternationalFilmFestivalofIndia,(IFFI),andGoa.

5.TheMiracleWaterVillagebyRintuThomasandSushmitGhosh (INDIA2010)14min
FilmSynopsis Astheworldreelsunderthethreatofunrelentingclimatechange,erraticmonsoonsandfast depletinggroundwaterreserves,"TheMiracleWaterVillage"narratestheinspirationalstoryof theimpoverishedfarmingcommunityinIndiathatreverseditsfortunesthroughitsvisionary modelofwatermanagement.LyinginoneoftheworstdroughtproneregionsofIndia,thevillage ofHiwareBazarbattledmanydecadesofsparserainandfailedcrops.However,20yearsago,the entirevillagecametogethertoscriptasilentrevolutionbydesigningarainwaterharvestingmodel thatsavedeverydropofthescantyraintheyreceived.Today,thevillageisliterallyanoasisinthe middleofthedesert,boastingofbumperharvests,dairycooperatives,millionairefamiliesand visionaryfarmers. FilmmakersBiography RintuThomasandSushmitGhosharedocumentaryfilmmakerswhorunanindependentmedia outfitBlackTicketFilmsandhaveproducedanddirectedawardwinningfilmsthatexplore issuesofgenderandsexuality,HIVAIDS,disability,streetchildrenandclimatechange.Theirfilms havebeenscreenedinfilmfestivalsacrosstheworldandalsopremieredontheNational GeographicChannelandNDTV.Theyalsoconductfilmappreciationandfilmmakingworkshopsin variouseducationalinstitutionsinDelhi.Theirindependentfilmsinclude"TheMiracleWater Village"(2010),"InSearchofMyHome"(2010),"ChildrenoftheNight"(2009),"FlyingInsideMy Body"(2008),"BulletsandButterflies"(2007)."TheMiracleWaterVillage"wontheBestFilm Awardatthe4thCineWatertoDrink/4o.CineguadeBeber,Amazon,2010

6.ThePack5EpisodesbySenaniHegde(INDIA2010)50min
FilmSynopsis AsiaticwilddogsordholeareoneofthemostfascinatingpacklivingpredatorsintheIndian forests.Untilafewdecadesago,theywerebrandedasbloodykillersandweremercilessly slaughteredtonearextinction.Senani,awildlifefilmmakerandnaturalist,trackedadholeinthe NilgiriBiosphereReserveofsouthIndia,foroverfifteenyears.Hefinallymanagestoentertheir privatelives,andunraveltheirsecrets.ThisisthestoryofKennai,thereddog,whobecomeshis particularfascination.WhenKennaiwasveryyoung,hermotherwaskilledbyatiger.Kennai decidestoleavehernatalpack,insearchofherfuture.Thisfascinatigseriesisagrippingstoryofa greatsurvivor,backedbyaseveralhairraisingsequences,hithertounknownpackdynamicsand neverbeforefilmedbehaviour. FilmmakersBiography SenaniHegdeisawildlifefilmmaker/director/cameramanbyprofession.Hehastohiscredit morethan40photoessaysonnaturalhistory,inKannadaandEnglish.Hehascontributedover onethousand35mmcolourtransparenciestoleadingbooksonbirds,worldover.Hisfilm"The Pack"becamethefirsteverIndianfilmtowinAnimalBehaviourPandaawardatWildscreenFilm Festival2010,Bristol,UK.Hispreviousfilm"WildDogDiaries"haswonmultipleinternational awardstheBestofFestivalGrandAwardatJapanWildlifeFilmFestival(2007),BestofFestival AwardatCMSVATAVARAN,India(2007),BestNatureDocumentaryAwardatFestivaldel'Oiseau dellaNature,France(2008).In2006,HegdewasawardedKarnatakaRajyothsavaAwardandin 1999,theKarnatakaSahityaAcademyAwardforthebook"JeevaJala".

7.HomeOurGardenofEdenbySureshElamon(INDIA2011)29min
FilmSynopsis Thefilm"HomeOurGardenofEden"revealsthewondersofnaturewhichexistinthebackyard ofourhomes.Thefilmtellsthestoryofafatherwhoisawildlifeenthusiastandhistwochildren. Inspiredbytheseveraljunglestoriestheyhaveheardfromtheirfather,theypesterhimtotake themtoasanctuary.Heagreesontheconditionthattheyshouldfirstlookoutforthenatural worldintheirgardenandbackyard.Theyreadilyagree.Whentheylearnthatoneoftheunusual gardenspiderstheysawintheirbackyardhappenstobeanentirelynewspeciesoftheComb footedspider,theyrealisetheirbackyardisindeedaveritableGardenofEden! FilmmakersBiography SureshElamon,writer,naturalist,wildlifephotographerandfilmmaker,hasbeenstudying, photo/videodocumentingandwritingaboutthebiodiversityofsouthernWesternGhatsforthe pastthirtyyears.Hehaspublishedphotographsandwrittenarticlesinseveralmagazinesand journalslikeTheIndianExpress,TheHindu,TheFrontline,Reader'sDigest,Swagat,Namaskar,etc. Hisbookforchildren,Butterflies,baggedtwostateawardsforbestpopularsciencebook.Hehas alsopublishedBirdsofPeriyar,abookillustrating150birdspeciesofPeriyarTigerReserve.His film"InQuestoftheFrogmouth'sNest"wasfinalistatBBCWildscreen2002.Anotherfilmonthe butterfliesofPeriyarTigerReserve,"AngelsinTigerland",baggedawardforBestCinematography, CMSVATAVARAN2007.ItalsowonBestFilmAward,VasundharaWildlifeFilmFestival2009.

8.TheFallofJataayubySiddharthMPandKyriakosStylianopoulos, (INDIA2009)25min
FilmSynopsis AsintheHindumythologyRamayana,Jataayu,thegreatvultureking,andhiskindhavebeenonce again,inmoderntimes,dealtacruelblow.Canhiskinsmenclimbbackfromthedepthsof uncertainty?FromthecaptivebreedingcenteratPinjore,allthewaydownsouthtothelast strongholdofvulturesinWynad,"TheFallofJataayu"isajourneythroughbelief,culture,andthe struggleofafewdedicatedscientistsintheirattemptstosaveadyingspecies. FilmmakersBiographies SiddharthMP Siddharth'sinterestinwildlifegoesbacktothetimewhenhewasjustaninquisitive5yearold, followinghisfatherCSashikumar,arenownedornithologist,onhisornithologicalexpeditions.As hegrewolder,hecombinedhisinterestinwildlifewithhispassionforfilmmakingtopromote natureconservation.HenowworksattheNaturalHistoryNewZealand(NHNZ)companyand FortunetheatreinDunedin,NewZealand. KyriakosStylianopoulos KyriakosStylianopoulosisaskilledcinematographerandatraineddeepseadiverfromAthens, Greece.Kyriakoshaslearnttosuccessfullycombinethetwotocreatemagiconscreenwithhis underwaterfilmsequences.Henowworksascodirectorandcinematographerataproduction houseinAthens.

9.ShelterbyRaghuGopalan,(INDIA2010)4min(Animation)
FilmSynopsis Thefilmtellsthestoryofamanisinsearchofshelterfromtheheavydownpour.Hefinds protectionunderatree.Theneedformorecomfortleadshimtocarveaspacewithinthetree trunk.Later,hecarvesaroom,inordertobemorecomfortable.Hisfamilyexpands.Henowhasa wifeandchildren.Withthemgrowstheneedasalsothedesireforgreaterluxury.Thehome expandswithinthetrunk.Asitgrowsbeyondthecapacityofthetree,theshelter,finally,gives way.Onceagain,theyareexposedtothevagariesfonature.Thefamilygetssoakedintherain, nowdeprivedofashelter.Thefilmeffectivelyconveyshowourgreedformaterialisticcomfortsis destroyingthenaturalworld. FilmmakersBiography RaghuGopalanwasgreatlyinterestedinlinesandcoloursasachild.Hegrewuptobecomean illustratorinaleadingMalayalamdaily.Hisprofessionexposedhimtoahugeuniversewaitingto beexplored.Theseexplorationstookhimtonewfrontiersandheendedupinaleadinganimation companyinthecapitalcityofKerala,Thiruvananthapuram.Gopalanwasamazedatthe possibilitiesandopportunitiesthatanimationpresentedtohim.GopalanischiefVisionaryOfficer andCreativeDirectorofVygaAnimationSystemsPvt.Ltd.

10.LandofWidowsbyAartiShrivastava(INDIA2011)21min
FilmSynopsis 'LandofWidows"focusesontheunsustainableworkingconditionsofmineworkersinthestateof Rajasthan,India.SetintheBhilwaradistrictofRajasthan,thisfilmcapturestheexploitationthe workershavetogothroughonadailybasistoworkinillegalminesadollaraday.Blending investigativejournalismwithhelplessnessanddarkhumour,thefilmtellsthestoriesofaverage sandstoneminersvictimisedbycorporategreedandpoliticalcorruption.Itexamineshow sandstonemininghasaffectedlocalcommunitiesadnalsopeopleoccupiedwiththisoccupation. Thestoriesofstruggleandvisionsofhopeopenadoortothecomplexissuethatisthreatening thefutureofmineworkersandtheirfamilies. FilmmakersBiography AartiShrivastavaisayoungemergingentrepreneurfocussedonmediaforsocialchange.She startedhercareerasanewsreporterandanchorforlocalcommunitynewsnetworkinMumbai, bringingsocial,politicalandeconomicissuestolargeraudiences,workingwithCNBC.Herpassion forcinema,artsandcultureledhertocreatetelevisionshowsaroundhumanstoriesandtheir emotionsandaspirations.Shrivastavahascoveredanddocumentedissuesofpoverty,illiteracy, unemploymentandinhumanconditionsthatengulfRajasthananditsminingcommunities,issues regardingwater,continuingtodedicatehercareertothecauseandchangeofsocial infrastructuresandsupportsystemsintheseareas.Shehasworkedwithmultinational organisationssuchasCNBC,Worldbank,UNICEF,BBC,WorldBank,UNICEF,IndianNational Congressandseveralothersaroundtheglobe.

11.PublicServiceAnnouncementsontheProtectionoftheCommons byAmarKanwar(INDIA2011)1min
FilmSynopsis Thisshortfilmispartofaseriesofsevenpubilcserviceannouncementstounderstandcommon propertyresourcesandtheimportanceofprotectingtheminindia.Theemphasisison understandingtheneedtoliveinharmonywithournaturalresources,andnotmerelyseethemas moneyspinning,commercialassets.Thismessage:recognisecommunitieslikemanganiyorfalk musicionsandthardessertsourcommons. FilmmakersBiography AmarKanwarisaDelhibasedfilmmaker.Hisfilmshavebeenscreenedinseveralfilmfestivals.He isrecipientoftheStEdvardMunchAwardforContemporaryArtfromNorway;anHonorary DoctorateinFineArts,ManineCollegeofArt,USA;GoldenGateAward,SanFrancisco InternationalFilmFestival;GoldenConch,MumbaiInternationalFilmFestival;firstprize,Torino InternationFilmFestival,Italy;Jury'sAward,FilmSouthAsia,Nepa;GrandPrixatEnviroFilm, SlovakRepublic;GoldenTreeatthe1stNationalEnvironmentandWildlifeFilmFestival,Delhi.He hasalsoparticipatedinDocumenta11(2002)andDocumenta12(2007),Kassel,Germany.

12.BacktotheRootsbyRishuNigam(INDIA2010)46min

FilmSynopsis India'sNortheasthasarichheritageofsacrednaturalsitesthathavebeenpreservedfor generationsbecauseofthefaithoflocalcommunities.Today,scienceisrecognisingthesesitesas rarehubsofbiodiversity.ThefilmcapturesthebeautifultraditionsoftheKhasisofMeghalaya, theMeteisofManipurandtheVaishnavmonasteriesofAssam,andbringstoforetheancientand increasinglyfragilelinkbetweenhumanculturesandbiodiversity. FilmmakersBiography RishuNigamhasbeenassociatedwithTERI'sfilmandtelevisionunitsince2001.AspartofTERI, Nigamhasspentseveralyearsproducingdocumentariesonissuesofsustainabledevelopment. MostlysetinIndia'scountryside,theyhavebroughttoforethechallengesfacedbymarginalised communitiesandtheirresilienceincopingwiththebusinessoflife.Shehasalsodirectedaseries offilmsonsacredecologicaltraditionsofIndia'stribalcommunities,includingthoseinthecentral Himalayas,theNortheast,theWesternGhatsandRajasthan.Nigamisalsoassociatedwitha children'squizshowontheenvironment,TERRAQUIZ,airedonNationalGeographicChannel.Her workhasalsoinvolvedguidingasmallhillcommunityinMukteshwar,Uttarakhandtoproduce radioprogrammesforKumaonVani,TERI'scommunityradiostation.

3, Japan - Shortshorts Film festival & Asia 2012

Organization:ShortShortsFilmFestival&Asia
Contactperson:Ms.MiwakoKikuchi Email:submission@shortshorts.org web:http://www.shortshorts.org/indexen.php youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9ueemwTs44&feature=player_embedded facebook:http://www.facebook.com/pages/ShortShortsFilmFestivalAsiaforWorldwide /304857699586630

1. LI.LI.TA.AL
Completiondate:2011 Runingtime:7:40 Countryoforigin:Japan Originalprogramformat:HDCAM Awardcategory:Animation Director:AkihitoIzuhara

Synopsis Thisfilmdepictsafalseworldthatisforgedaccordingtothenatureand thebeautythathumansknow.Bornofthewordscrystallizedinthe meaninglesspoem"LI.LI.TA.AL",itisaritualthatsendsusbacktoa formerplace.

2. VALENTINES DAY
Completiondate:2012 Runingtime:9:58 Countryoforigin:Japan Originalprogramformat:HDCAM SubtitledinEnglish Director:YuriDeguchi Synopsis(max100words) It'sValentine'sDay,andalltwohighschoolfriend'sdoisbickerover aboytheybothlike.However,thethirdmemberoftheirgrouphas moreimportantconcerns,startingwithhersolarpoweredcell charger.Herchallengeistomakehertwofriendsseethelight.

3. WELCOME TO KYOTO
Completiondate:2011 Runingtime:5:02 Countryoforigin:Japan Originalprogramformat:HDCAM Director:MayaYonesho Synopsis: ThisisananimationmadebytwocolleaguesinKyoto.AfterdecidingthemotifsthatKyotois famousfor,theydrewinrelayandeachshotthefilm,withdirectorMayaYoneshoworkingonthe editing.Lookingatwhatwasdrawnforeach,thedifferencesinillustrationstylegivesflavourto theattractions.

4. Greece - Athens Digital Short Film Festival


Film selection for WILDLIFE VAASA FESTIVAL 2012

SIX AWARDED FILMS: 1.PotteryPoetrybyDimitrisGouziotis45min,20111stDocumentaryAward 2.MynameisSteliosbyIoannisKaspiris47min20112ndDocumentaryaward 3.MissMiaMeowsbyMaurizioVonTrap11:44min2011International competitionaward 4.MatadorbyMaurizioVonTrap5:49min2011Musicaward 5.ChinaDollbyPizaniaIria6:20min2011FilmdirectionAward 6.HiddenLifebyGkotsisDimitrisRonaldRammul15min2011studentAward
CONTACT:ARTISTICDIRECTOR,ChristosN.Karakassis

Christos N. Karakassis is a Film Director, Script Writer and Producer.HewasborninAthens.HestudiedFilmTheatreTV Direction, Information Science and Music and. He is the founder of both KOYINTA Production Company (www.kouintaproduction.gr)andKOYINTA Cultural Society. He has supervised, technically supported or produced many audiovisualevents,presentations,adverts,videoartprojects,festivals. As a ProducerDirector he is active since 1992. His films have been screened in Greeceandabroad.HeisamemberofGreekDirectors'Guildandalsoamemberof theFilmDirectorsProducersGuildofGreece.HeisaFoundingMemberoftheGreek DocumentaryNetworkandoftheDOCFRIENDSArtisticMovement.HeistheArtistic DirectorofAthensDigitalShortFilmFestivalinAthens(www.shortfilmfestival.gr).

INTERNATIONAL JURY MEMBERS 2012


Mr.NikJ.VanEckmann(Chairman)(SouthAfricaFinland)
Morethan30yearsexperienceinfilmandtelevisionproductionworldwide. Companiesinclude:ORFAustriaMalaysianTelevisionZDFGermanyChannel9 PeruNBCNewYorkRTLFranceNationalGeographicTelevisionandtheBBC. HisfirstdisciplineisinSoundDesignbuthasexpertiseascameramaneditor writerproduceranddirector;otherskillsinclude:actorandnarratorfortelevision andthemusicindustry.HehasuniversitydegreesinScience,Educationand theArtsandiscurrentlyresearching,designinganddevelopingnewtechniquesfor recordingwildlifesound.Thiswealthofprofessionalandacademicknowledgemeansthatheisingreatdemandasa lecturer,teachingtheveryyoungthroughtouniversitylevelatestablishmentsinFinland,Sweden,IndiaandtheUK. HehasalsobeenanimportantpartnerofWildlifeVaasaFestivalandthechairmanofthefestivalsInternationalJury.

Ms.UlrikeReetz(Germany)
Living in Hamburg she did her jobs as a graphic designer, a teacher, a median expert on a scientificexperienceabouttheuseoffilmsinschools.LateronsheswitchedovertovariousTV productioncompaniessuchasStudioHamburg.Herjob:productionmanagement.Atleastshe succeededinbecomingapermanentpartoftheNDRNaturfilmteam.Asafreelancernowsheis still responsible for entries in Wildlife Film Festivals worldwide. Since 2008 she is involved in festivals personally as for example she has been a member of the International Jury of our festivalin2010.

Ms.OksanaLazareva(Russia)
Representingthenewgenerationoffilmmakers,OksanastudiedfiveyearsatSt.PetersburgState UniversityofCultureandArtsandaftergraduationshehasbeenworkingasawildlifeand environmentalconservationfilmproducer,editorandadministratorfrom2001(Documentary FilmStudio"FILMTRANZIT").Since2005shehasbeenworkingatStudio"NikolaFilm"editingfull lengthandfictionsmovies.Since2008sheworksasfilmeditorfreelancerwithdifferentfilm studios(SvarogAfterburnersFilms(jointAmericanRussianfilmproductioncompany),"Pushkin Pictures",''GreenFilm"andothers.Shehasbeenassociatedwithourfestivalsince2004.

Mr.JuhaniKoivusaari(Finland)
Phil.lic.(zoology),workedasaspecialresearcher/forWestFinlandsRegionalEnvironment CentreinVaasa.Anoldschoolbiologistwhohasdevotedhisworkandlifeindevelopingthe conservationandstudyingofthewhitetailedseaeagle.Hehaspublishedalotofresearch materialinhisfieldsofspecialityandhehaswrittenabookaswell.Inaddition,hehasproduced aTVfilmaboutwhitetailedseaeaglestogetherwithhisfellowresearchersandfilmmakersfrom VaaasamakingnaturefilmsintheKvarkenarea.Hehasbeengrantedscholarshipsinthestudyof environmentaltoxinsthreateningthelifeofthewhitetailedseaeagles.Hehasbeenassociated withWildlifeVaasafestivalfromthetimeofitsconceptionin2001,alsoaselfmadehumorist?

MsLenaKarlsson(Finland)
Representingtheaudiencethisyear,LenaisournewInternationalJurymemberspecializedin informationgraphicsandtechnicalillustrationcurrentlyemployedbythecityofVaasa.She startedstudyingArtsduringheruppersecondaryeducationandcontinuedalongthatpathto KensingtonopenCollegeinLondonandlateronatKymenlaaksonOpisto(College),deepeningher skillsingraphicsdesignandfinallyendingupattheUniversityofLaplandinRovaniemi.Although photographywasnaturallymorevitalduringherstudies,manyaspectsoffilmmakingwere includedaswell.Havinggrownupalongsidewithmodernmedia,Lenaisnostrangertothe developmentofaudiovisualcommunicationdominatingourculturetoday.Sheknowswellmediahistoryand respectstraditionbutshe'salsoexcitedaboutnewstylesandmovements.Tobalancehercareeringraphics,Lenais alsoawildernessguideandhasworkedasatouristguideinFinlandandabroad.

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