10 days full of environmental documentaries in their national premiere, meetings with foreign directors, debates with journalists and environmental activists and children’s workshops, all starting October 15 when Pelicam, the only film festival in Romania dedicated to the environment will start.

The film program includes the latest environmental documentaries, carefully curated, presented for the first time in an online edition, each film of the festival can be seen online at the time scheduled on online.pelicam.ro Some screenings will be accompanied at the end by discussions or debates. The full program of screenings, workshops and related events is available on the pelicam.ro website.

The opening film

The documentary Once upon a time in Venezuela will officially open the Pelicam festival on Friday, October 15, screened in it’s national premiere at 9PM. Once upon a time in Venezuela is Venezuela’s Oscar nomination in the best documentary film category and is in competition for the Pelicam Features trophy.

Defending tomorrow” – the main theme of the tenth edition

The theme of this edition reflects the reality of recent years and brings to the public’s attention what international environmental law organizations have been trying to tell us for a long time. People die fighting for the right to healthy waters, forests and ecosystems. According to the latest Global Witness report, 212 deaths were reported in 2019, with people defending their land and environment. Two of them were forest rangers in Romania.

Pelicam Talks:

Pelicam Talks, our discussions on environmental issues with the Pelicam audience have become an essential part of the festival in recent years. 2 major topics will be debated at this year’s edition.

Pelicam Talk # 1 Environmental Journalism Guests: Anca Iosif (DOR), Oana Racheleanu (Green Report), Ioana Moldovan (Documentary) and Andrei Ciurcanu (Rise project, OCCRP)

Saturday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Pelicam Talk # 2 Mobilization and Resistance

Guests: Roxana Pencea-Bradatan (SRM, Declic) and Loredana Pană (Mai Mult Verde)

Saturday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m.

The debates will be screened at online.pelicam.ro at the set times.

Children’s workshops 

Unique in their approach, the children’s workshops organised in partnership with Seneca EcoLogos will return in 2021. Five workshops with 17 participants each are available for children between 7 and 12 years old. They will be able to discover five topics that are also discussed in this edition’s films. The workshops will take place in Bucharest at the Seneca Anticafe and participation is free Email registration is required.

Pelicam – International Film Festival is organized by Les Herbes Folles Association and co-financed by the National Cultural Administration Fund (AFCN).

The main sponsor of the festival : Orange

Sponsor: Saga Film

Partners: Seneca EcoLogos, Digidemat, Editura Seneca, Green Film Network

Institutional partners: Dutch Embassy in Bucharest, Swiss Embassy in Romania, Swiss Sponsors’ Fund, French Institute, Royal Danish Embassy Bucharest, Spanish Embassy in Bucharest, Austrian Cultural Forum.

Media partners : Radio Guerilla, DOR, Scena9, EduPedu, Hotnews.ro