Applications for SunChild International Environmental Festival-2016 being accepted
From November 9 to 12, Yerevan will host the SunChild International Environmental Festival.

In 2007, the Foundation for the Preservation of Wilderness and Cultural Assets launched the SunChild International Environmental Festival with the purpose of raising public awareness about environmental issues and promoting creative solutions to environmental issues in Armenia and the entire Caucasus.

The organizers of the festival attach importance to the participation of the young generation. For that purpose, the festival will feature exhibitions and environmental events for children.

Applicants may submit applications for films that shed light on environmental issues and are devoted to nature (wilderness, sustainable resource management, environmental protection in the city, ecology and sustainable healthcare, education, etc.)

The deadline for submitting applications is September 30, 2016.

This year there will be three sections, including the following:

“Wilderness Films” international competition

This program is devoted to raising public awareness and “stewarding” the wilderness and its natural environment, as well as appreciating scientific wonders through the application of innovative media tools.

“Environmental Films” international competition

Since the SunChild International Environmental Festival is aimed at raising public awareness about environmental issues and promoting open discussions to enhance creative solutions to environmental issues in Armenia and the entire Caucasus, the “Environmental Films” Program is one of the most important parts of the festival.

Films that shed light on the hottest topics related to environmental issues are encouraged.

“Youth and Children’s Films” Program

Environmental education for the young generation and youth participation in making political decisions on environmental issues are some of the most important factors for control over environmental protection and the surrounding environment. Youth need to be engaged in international studies on environmental issues. That is why our special program is devoted to the films and animated films created and produced by children and youth of the world and devoted to environmental protection and the wilderness.

In addition to the main sections, the festival will also feature an Information Program, which will include the most creative and most awareness-raising films produced prior to December 2014 and raising major environmental issues.

An applicant can submit an unlimited number of films.