Pelicam International Film Festival – about people and the environment – is organized by “Les Herbes Folles” Association. Founded in 2012, Pelicam is a unique event in Romania – during its three festival days it touches upon a problem that is ever so present – the environment.
Pelicam Film Festival has been a member of the Green Film Network since 2013. Twenty-two film festivals around the world are part of the network, and they share one goal: raising awareness for the environment. The network offers festivals a platform that allows them to coordinate their activity, promote and distribute films and encourage projects and initiatives that raise public awareness for problems related to the environment.
Pelicam Film Festival is the only international film festival in Romania dedicated to the environment. We have chosen the city of Tulcea to organize this unique event on the Romanian cultural scene due to its proximity to the Danube Delta. The ultimate goal of a festival that focuses on the environment is to inform and come up with possible solutions for a sustainable development. Our Festival is set on attracting a large public interested in films and concerned about the environment, a public that can be found in Tulcea and the Danube Delta area, as well as on a national and international scale.
The entrance is free of charge for all the screenings and events that take place during Pelicam Festival.
The Festival consists of film screenings, open-air concerts, workshops, photo exhibitions and discussions/seminars that all focus on the environment. Most of the films in the competition are premiered in the Festival, and they are shown within the four categories. Starting with its 3rd edition (2014), the Festival has added two new categories to its existing ones (feature films documentaries and short film documentaries): “Black Sea Docs” – a competition open to documentary movies produced in the neighboring Black Sea countries: Romania, Ukraine, Moldavia, Russia, Georgia, Turkey and Bulgaria; “Fresh Perspectives” - a competition open to films that present or propose sustainable alternatives for a viable future.
The first two editions have brought to Romania for the first time films like “Gasland” (USA, 2012) Josh Fox director, winner of the first Pelicam trophy in 2012, “More Than Honey” (Switzerland, 2013) Markus Imhoof director – winner of the Berlinale Silver Bear in 2013, “Pig Business” directed by Tracy Worcester, “La Soif Du Monde” directed by Yann Arthus Bertrand, “The End Of Time”, 2012, directed by Peter Mettler, “Aral, The Lost Sea” directed by Isabel Coixet and nominated for the Cannes Palme d’Or and the Berlinale Golden Bear, “Nos enfants nous accuseront” directed by Jean Paul Jaud, invited for the second edition of Pelicam and “Gone Wild” (Romania 2012) by Dan Curean.
Pelicam’s public grows each year.
The fifth edition of the International Film Festival about the environment and the people, “Pelicam” will take place in Tulcea from the 16th to the 19th of June 2016.