Ministry of the Environment

Ekofilm 2016

Winner of 42nd MFF EKOFILM is a movie about indian environmentalist

The overall winner of the 42nd annual EKOFILM International Film Festival is the Indian documentary The Man Who Dwarfed the Mountains directed by Ruchi Shrivastava and Sumit Khanna. The film about the most important contemporary Indian ecologist, Chandi Prasad Bhatt, not only won in the ENVIRO category, but also took the main Prize of the Ministry of the Environment.

The prize in the HERITAGE category went to the Russian film Small People. Big Trees, which tells the story of South African pygmies from the Baka tribe.

The nine-minute Bolivian film Historias contaminadas (The Toxic Tales), which ironically describes the destructive behaviour of man as the greatest threat to the human race in five short tales, won the short film category.

The EKOFILM President’s Prize went to Žalieji muškietininkai (Green Musketeers), the story of a group of young people in Lithuania who established a leading ecological and ethnographical organisation known as Atgaja at the end of the 1980s.

The Audience Prize went to the German film Everglades about the life of the national park of the same name in the American state of Florida. The film about this strange, but restless watery wilderness is told in the form of the stories of the animals to whom this area is home.

The winning films can be seen within the framework of the Echoes of EKOFILM, an event which mainly takes place in schools, but also in cinemas, at various training and educational facilities and within the framework of cultural events and festivals. 

26. 10. 2016