The submission for the 2019 edition of Pelicam – International Film Festival on Environment and People, the only cinematic event in Romania devoted entirely to the environment, has finished. The films that will end in the final selection will be have their national premiere at the 8th edition of the festival, which takes place between 20-23 June in Tulcea.
Film directors, producers and distributors from 36 countries have submitted their films at one of the three international competitions: Long Features Competition, Black Sea Docs – the competition dedicated to documentaries from Black Sea neighboring countries, with themes from this area, and Fresh Perspectives: dedicated to documentary films created especially for young audiences who propose or present solutions for a sustainable lifestyle.
The programmers of the festival will watch the 150 submitted films, and the official selection for each competition will be announced by the end of April.
The proposed environmental documentaries come from filmmakers from various parts of the world: Israel, Germany, Austria, Sweden, France, Italy, UK, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Albania, Lithuania, Russia, Turkey, Crimea, Macedonia, Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Canada, USA, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador and Chile.
The filmmakers whose films will be included in the Official Competition will compete for the $ 2,500 Grand Prize offered by Tulcea City Hall, while filmmakers whose films will be part of the Black Sea Docs competition will be able to win a prize of 3,000 euros to be used in post-production services offered by Cinelab Romania. The films from the Fresh Perspectives competition will have the chance to get a 500 euro prize offered by the Partnership Foundation – Polgár-Társ Alapítvány.
In 2018, Pelicam brought to Tulcea, for the seventh consecutive year, more than 30 national premieres, award-winning filmmakers, environmental organizations, and journalists.