Documentarians whose work addresses science and ecology can participate in an international festival.
The Baikal International Festival for documentary and popular-science films, founded by the Russian Filmmakers Union, will take place in Irkutsk, Russia, from Sept. 25-29. The festival’s theme is “People and Environment,” and it aims to foster environmental awareness through cinema.
The festival includes an international competition and other special programs. Awards will be given in the following categories: best documentary film, best popular-science film, best camerawork, best directing. A grand prize award of RUB100,000 (US$2,790) will also be given.
The deadline to submit films is May 31.