of the Third International Environmental Film Festival in St. Petersburg
Green Vision-98

The Third International Environmental Film Festival "Green Vision" St. Petersburg is completed. More than 300 films from 18 countries were submitted for the competition programme.
During the Festival, environmental film-makers and environmental experts visited St. Petersburg to discuss different approaches to reflecting environmental issues by means of the cinema.
International Jury of the Festival headed this year Sven Jansson (Sweden), the the director of the International environmental film festival Wildlife Europe and Filmmaking School with students from 7 countries. His colleagues were: Pierre Beaudouin, France, chairman of FRAPNA,, which is the most active of the environmental regional NGO's in FRANCE,( organises the Festival du Film Nature and environment de Grenoble), Bettina Kocher, Germany, festival manager from Hamburg, Audrone Alijosiute, Lithuania, the key person for contacts on Public Awareness and Environmental Education  issues in ECAT-Lithuania and Alexander Kiseljov, Russia, a director at the St. Petersburg Documentary Films Studio
A jury awarded prizes for the best films in the following nominations:

  • Grand Prix : THE TURTLE WORLD, Director Nick Hilligoss, Australia
  • The Best Film for Children: BILLY, AN ADVENTURE IN THE WORLD OF WASTE, director Daniel Calderon, Switzerland
  • The Most Original Approach to Reflecting Environmental Issues: NORMAL NEWS, Director Ivan Stehlik Czech Republic,
  • The Courage in Making an Environmental Film: SENDING OUT WAVES, Director Carl-A. Fichner; Germany
  • Prize of the Audience: THE TURTLE WORLD, Director Nick Hilligoss, Australia

Special prize For the beauty and humanism was awarded by the magazine “North West” to SINHALA TAMIL RURAL WOMEN'S NETWORK, Director Anoma Rajakaruna, Sri Lank
Besides, the Jury mentioned Russian TV programme HABITAT, director Natalia Velikodnaya as the best TV programme on environmental problems