Baikal International Film Festival documentary and popular science films "Man and Nature" them. VG Rasputin will be held in Irkutsk for the 16th time from October 5 to 9. 408 films from 71 countries, including Germany, France, South Africa, Japan, Australia, Argentina, Nepal and others, including 33 paintings from Russia, were received this year for participation in the competition program of the festival. In total, the competition program of the festival will be selected 15 films.
Traditionally, the festival jury evaluates films in five categories: Grand Prix of the Festival, Best Documentary, Best Popular Science Film, Best Full-Dome Film, and Baikal Prize for the Acute of the Problem. Special prizes of the festival are also awarded: "Youth Jury Prize", "Media Community Prize" and "Audience Choice Award". In addition, prizes of state, public, educational and other organizations, nominal prizes are awarded.
In addition to the competitive program, there are out-of-competition shows: a film-opening of the festival and a special show. Within the framework of the festival meetings and discussions of films with authors, master classes from leading experts of documentary literature, round tables, public actions are held.
The festival "Man and Nature" attracts the attention of society to the problems of human-environment relations with the help of cinema. Over the past time, more than 500 films from 93 countries of the world participated in the competition program of the "Man and Nature" film festival.
Source: Press Service