of the Second International Environmental Film Festival
“Green Vision”
Saint Petersburg
12-15 March 1997





In the content of The Second International Film Festival “Green Vision” Saint Petersburg, 12-15 March 1997 were presented 28 films from 10 countries.

International jury represented by:

  • Hannu Vilpponen, Finland, TV journalist, project manager, Environtnent Project, Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE)
  • Alfred Meyer, Germany, worked as a camerarman/photographer for artists & avantgarde film, director of Kinemathek Karlsruhe this institution.
  • Alla Ivanova, Russia, expert in ECAT-Kaliningrad team dealing with National park, the City Zoo and mass media
  • Liudmila Romanluk, Russia, Secretary for Science, Chief of laboratory of St. Petersburg's Scientific Research Centre for Ecological Safety.Manager of many international environmental projects
  • Arkady Tigay, Russia, Film director, script writer, member of St.Petersburg Union of Filmmakers

awarded prizes for the best films on the following nominations:

  • Grand Prix – QUEST, Germany, by Tyron Montgomery
  • the best film for children - HELMUT OLSEN, Denmark,  by Liller Moller
  • the most original approach to reflecting environmental issues - RETURN OF THE RAPTORES, Sweden, by Bo Landin & Roger Olsson
  • the courage in making an environmental film - METTERS OF NATURE: CLEARCUTS IN SIBERIAN TAIGA,Germany,by Valentin Thurn
  • Prieze of the audience - INGENIOUS BUGS, Germany,  by Karl-Heinz Kaefer
  • Special prize of the information agency “North West” for the Beauty and Humanism - A STORY OF A PEAT BOG, Finland, by Janne Henriksson

Prize-winners of the Festival were screened for the audience and mass-media on Saturday, March 15.

An international round-table discussion on the future of the environmental film festivals was organized during the Festival.