13° Environmental Film Festival

Turin
Dal 31 May al 05 June 2010

Moving up from its usual fall to a spring date, CinemAmbiente - Environmental Film Festival comes early this year to join in the celebration of 2010 World Environment Day (5 June), established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972.
Changing a festival’s date is no small matter; the decision was supported in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Agency which has listed the Festival among the events it recognizes. This recognition crowns over a decade of work which has made Turin a major international venue for environmental film festivals. Over the years, CinemAmbiente has evolved: presenting thousands of films and hundreds of filmmakers and guest celebrities; broadening its community base; growing its audience attendance; and differentiating its program. For example, CinemAmbiente Tour organizes events around the country; CinemAmbiente TV enables teachers to access the Festival film archives and show the films in the classroom; Ecokids provides a selection of films for classroom screening followed by discussion with experts in the field.
As always, the Festival offers the best in international film productions: Oscar-winners; films shown at other international festivals (Sundance and the Berlinale to name just two): a sign that environmental films have gained an important place on the world film festival calendar. The Festival has maintained its successful format: competitions for international, Italian and short documentaries; Panorama; Focus; and Ecokids. Judging the films will be seven juries: three official ones; three nominated by environmental associations; and one composed of students. The Focus events will center around a variety of themes: biodiversity; guerrilla gardening and urban greening; the Sondrio Festival, a one-of-its-kind international festival of nature documentaries on natural parks and protected areas.
The Festival will cover a broad scope of topics relevant to energy, land use, pollution and water privatization, overfishing, the Abruzzo earthquake, and lifestyles among others. Scheduled on the side events program are: literary aperitifs; exhibitions; the national meeting of the Guerrilla Gardening movement; Italy’s first Bike Pride; collaboration with Up(stairs) on a series of film screenings on building rooftops; collaboration with the Marcarolo Festival on the creation of a school for environmental documentary filmmakers; collaboration with the AICA on the award of an annual prize for excellence in environmental communication; many the urban green initiatives: Park(ing); the botanical tram; mobile gardens; the green column; green installations at the Regional Museum of Natural Sciences.
CinemAmbiente continues to evolve: this year with a bit more summery feel and an entertaining appeal for all ages, yet no less firmly committed to bringing quality cinema and scientific rigor to its audiences.

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DIRECTOR
Gaetano Capizzi

FESTIVAL SECRETARY
Erica Girotto

FILM RESEARCH
Silvia Taborelli

DOCUMENTATION
Giulio Pedretti
Emilia Sànchez Molina

CATALOGUE
Guglielmo Maggioni

COMUNICATION
Silvana Brunero

LITERARY APERITIFS
Paola Della Valle

PRESS OFFICE
Studio Sottocorno
Valentina Tua e Delia Parodo
con la collaborazione di Marta Franceschetti

FOTOGRAPH
Laura Larmo

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