Everglades – a watery wilderness by Zoltan Török

 - Why did you choose this fascinating subject, the EVERGLADES, for your documentary?

This is one episode in a big 8-part series about the national parks of
the USA. I was honored to be asked in 2011 if I want to make it and
though I prefer to produce my own ideas, I just couldn't say no to
such an exciting and challenging project. It took more than three
years to complete this film.

Brazil – a natural history: fragile forest by Paul Reddish

-Why did you choose this enigmatic forest for your documentary?

It was a simple decision. The Mata Atlantica is a very important part of Brasil and in need of help.How long did you stay in Brazil to shoot your film? The cameramen spent months, often returning to a location to complete sequences such as Iguazu falls and swifts and the Blue Manakins.
-Were there any problems?

A few, but there always are !
-What were the most beautiful days/aspects of your journey/work?

Call for nature film entries for Sondrio Festival 2015

Film entries are now open for:
Sondrio Festival 2014 – International Documentary Film Festival on Parks
(XXIX edition, Sondrio, Italy, 2 – 8 November 2015).

Premi / Awards 2014

Primo Premio “Città di Sondrio”, Premio Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio, Premio “Regione Lombardia”, Premio Giuria degli Studenti, Premio “Achille Berbenni” assegnato dalla Giuria del Pubblico
First Prize – “Town of Sondrio” Award, Stelvio National Park Award, “Lombardy Region” Award, Student Jury Award, “Achille Berbenni” Award assigned by the Audience Jury

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Welcome to Sondrio Festival

Sondrio Festival is a unique international film festival, mainly dedicated to nature films, of high scientific and cinematographic level, made in nature parks and protected areas worldwide. It takes place every year since 1987 in Sondrio, Italy, in October, during a week.

The works presented in the competition are selected from the best productions worldwide: among the past festivals winners are film-makers from all over the world and famous personalities in the field of nature documentary.

Further film sections may be set up for documentaries made in natural areas, highlighting problems concerning the environment, its conservation, human activities, agriculture and sustainable development.

The Festival International Jury is composed by film-makers, producers, naturalists, park managers and journalists.

The aims of the Festival are the diffusion of the culture of nature parks, protected areas and environmental protection, environmental education and the promotion of nature films.

In the course of a week, the Festival attracts a large audience and the local school children and students who have the opportunity to meet, learn and interact with filmmakers, naturalists and parks managers.

As well as the film screenings (the evening films are shown again on the following day, in the morning for schools and in the afternoon for the general public) the Festival week hosts conferences, exhibitions, shows, meetings with the film-makers and on environmental education for the schools.