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Didn’t you make it to Ekofilm? Visit its echoes (20.10.2014)

The Centre of Culture Průhon in Prague 6 is returning to this year’s 40th International Festival Ekofilm 2014. Between 23rd and 25th October the centre will organise Echoes of Ekofilm. “The festival offers a wide range of interesting films. The main theme is in particular responsible consumption. Viewers will learn tips how to live being more considerate towards the environment. The Ekofilm programme will be suitably complemented with fun and educational activities which can be joined by visitors of any age,” invite event organisers, adding that the admission fee to the Echoes of Ekofilm is voluntary.

Ekofilm will bring several exhibitions (01.10.2014)

The program of Ekofilm film festival includes several interesting exhibitions. In the foyer of the Akord culture house, an interactive exhibition Water and its Animals will take place. In the foyer of the Vesmír cinema, not only boys will certainly be intrigued by the exhibition called Man and Nature Influence Each Other, or: From the Slide Rule to a Supercomputer. It is organized by the VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava. “This exhibition is actually a brief history from human-conducted arithmetic to a supercomputer that is able to calculate things we cannot even imagine. There you will be able to see a supercomputer model as well as six information panels. The exhibition will be on display throughout the festival and it is intended for general public – visitors of all ages,” said the co-organizer Bohuslava Dostálová. The Ostrava Museum is organizing the exhibitions Year of Farming Families and Year of Crystallography (with crystals, minerals and photos of crystals). The Amos Family Care Center has prepared an exhibition called Birds on Land and Water. And last, but not least, the Faculty of Science of University of Ostrava invites all nature lovers to the exhibition Water in a Thousand Forms.

The jurors are ready to pick the Ekofilm winner (01.10.2014)

 The jurors, who will pick the winning shots of the Ekofilm festival, today met for the first time at an organizational meeting. Immediately afterwards, they sat down in a small room in the premises of the Ostrava Museum and got down to work. They only have time until Wednesday to watch all of this year’s documentaries competing at the festival.

The juror’s role was kindly accepted by: the former environment minister and present president of the jury Juraj Hraško; last year’s winner, the filmmaker Peter Heller; the vice-dean of the Faculty of Science of University of Ostrava, Roman Maršálek; the film director Vladimír Mráz; the Portuguese screenwriter and director Antonio Pedro Nobre and the environmentalist Mirek Jašurko. In addition to selecting the winning film, they must appraise ten more of them. The twelfth prize will go to a creator younger than 26 years, who will be selected by a jury made up of students. The jury’s verdict will be announced at the Saturday evening gala party.

Ekofilm also brings a movie by Jakub Vágner (30.09.2014)

You know him from TV screens. Jakub Vágner, an enthusiast, who is travelling around the world with the objective to catch and let go the most interesting fish; and of course, to make a movie about it. Therefore, you will be definitely pleased that Ekofilm will be showing his film, Fish Legends of Jakub Vágner: Russia-Siberia. Come and see it to learn how to catch giant pikes on the frozen river in Siberia. Many stories are told about these gigantic fish, so Jakub wanted to find out himself whether they are correct. His Siberian expedition was exceptionally challenging as temperatures can drop to minus sixty. Many adventurers consider Siberia as one of the toughest regions. Frozen rivers serve as paths and roads and fish are caught in a special way. Jakub tried it with a Siberian old resident, peculiar Prokopyč, who has experience with giant pikes. In addition to fishing, Jakub took part in local reindeer races and a moose hunt, and tried to harness the reindeer sleigh. He got to know a hard life of indigenous nations of Siberia. His dreamed-of giant Siberian pike, for which he travelled to this area almost seven thousand kilometres and slept at the fire in the middle of a frozen river, is still waiting for him…

A body full of happiness (Tělo plné štěstí) (29.09.2014)

Why do we often feel fat and ugly even if we are not? Is it the current media reality which constantly presents a person as an extremely beautiful individual as well as perfect in every way? Come to Ekofilm to see A body full of happiness. The author of the movie decided to place himself for half a year in hands of appearance care experts to find out whether a human being of flesh and blood is able to match his airbrushed idols. Against his own story he, through experts and well-know media representatives, uncovers a growing social problem that often has fatal consequences. Will he manage to become a ‘poster boy’? What are the consequences? And is perfect beauty the true path to happiness? Let’s find out!

How is a movie born? (26.09.2014)

Ever wondering how a movie is born? The film festival Ekofilm will give you an opportunity to take a look in the filmmakers’ kitchen. During discussion sessions you will hear funny and thrilling stories from the set, issues with which a documentary filmmaker struggles and experiences from exotic destinations or from the nature a few steps from a house. A discussion will always take place after the movie projection. On Friday 3rd October from 10.00 in the Vesmír cinema you can listen to a chat with the filmmakers of A body full of happiness (Tělo plné štěstí), Jiří Vávra and Matěj Jankovský. At 18.30 join a discussion with Žofie Milatová, the author of If the world put all the lights out (Kdyby zhasnul svět). The same day in the Akord House of Culture at17.20 Peter Heller, a judge and winner of the last year’s Ekofilm, will be waiting for you. At 18.40 Kateřina Mikulcová will talk about filming Adventures of tropical ecology (Dobrodružství tropické ekologie). And at 20.00 Jan Svatoš will present his movie Wilderness (DivoČINY).

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The organizers:

The Citizen Association
Perseus

Chelčického 531/3
702 00 Moravská Ostrava

Tel.: +420 777 890 271
Email: produkce@ekofestival.cz

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Didn’t you make it to Ekofilm? Visit its echoes

The Centre of Culture Průhon in Prague 6 is returning to this year’s 40th International Festival Ekofilm 2014. Between 23rd and 25th October the centre will organise Echoes of Ekofilm. “The festival offers a wide range of interesting films. The main theme is in particular responsible consumption. Viewers will learn tips how to live being more considerate towards the environment. The Ekofilm programme will be suitably complemented with fun and educational activities which can be joined by visitors of any age,” invite event organisers, adding that the admission fee to the Echoes of Ekofilm is voluntary.

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Ekofilm will bring several exhibitions

The program of Ekofilm film festival includes several interesting exhibitions. In the foyer of the Akord culture house, an interactive exhibition Water and its Animals will take place. In the foyer of the Vesmír cinema, not only boys will certainly be intrigued by the exhibition called Man and Nature Influence Each Other, or: From the Slide Rule to a Supercomputer. It is organized by the VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava. “This exhibition is actually a brief history from human-conducted arithmetic to a supercomputer that is able to calculate things we cannot even imagine. There you will be able to see a supercomputer model as well as six information panels. The exhibition will be on display throughout the festival and it is intended for general public – visitors of all ages,” said the co-organizer Bohuslava Dostálová. The Ostrava Museum is organizing the exhibitions Year of Farming Families and Year of Crystallography (with crystals, minerals and photos of crystals). The Amos Family Care Center has prepared an exhibition called Birds on Land and Water. And last, but not least, the Faculty of Science of University of Ostrava invites all nature lovers to the exhibition Water in a Thousand Forms.

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