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Eckernfoerde talks

Tue, Sep 12th 2017 Stadthalle Eckernförde

DOORS OPEN: 6:30 pm

BEGINNING: 7:00 pm

ENTRANCE FEE: free

Eckernfoerde Talks Every year, eight million tons of plastic end up in the world's oceans, causing a multitude of threats and dangers: marine organisms die by the thousands and microplastic is accumulating in the food web. Currently, the issue of ocean plastic pollution has become the object of increased public awareness.

The „Eckernfoerde Talks“, GREEN SCREEN'S annual panel discussion about a critical environmental topic, will focus on just this problem: „Oceans of Plastic – Marine Debris in our Seas“. The debate will take place on Tuesday, September 12th at the „Stadthalle“ venue at 7 p.m. All those interested are cordially invited.

Although the problem is much more serious in Southeast Asia for example, large amounts of plastic are also washed ashore here on our coastlines of the North and Baltic Seas. And yet, the visible debris drifting on the surface is only the minor part of the problem. The greater share does not even gather in the huge garbage patches: the microplastic is dispersed at sea and sinks to the ocean floor. Plastic concentration there has already been found to be several times higher than at the surface.

The „Eckernfoerde Talks“ will give information about „Oceans of Plastic“, present film material about the problem and serve as a forum for discussion with representatives from environmental organisations and industry, with scientists and politicians.

Opening Night

Wednesday, September 13th 2017, Stadthalle Eckernförde

DOORS OPEN: 7:30 pm

BEGINNING: 8:00 pm

ENTRANCE FEE: 20 € (incl. Snacks and Beverage)

Take a dive into the world of wildlife film at the traditional GREEN SCREEN opening ceremony on Wednesday night. This year's opening film is the premiere of Wild Baltic Sea - From Denmark to Latvia by Christoph and Almut Hauschild. A realm of sand stretches from the Kattegat to the Bay of Riga. The beaches, sandspits and dunes of the southern Baltic Sea seem endless. The dynamics are visible everywhere. In some areas, two metres of the steep coast disappear each year, while a few kilometres further, the beach grows ten metres wider over the same period. The filmmakers will be attending and are sure to have some exciting stories to tell about the making of their project.

The film is nominated for the Nordic Nature Film Award, a new category in this year's film competition. The prize is donated by Schleswig Holstein's Ministry of Energy, Agriculture, the Environment, Nature and Digitalization. The guest speaker will be Minister Dr. Robert Habeck.

Following the opening film, all guests are invited to the adjoining town hall restaurant „Luzifer“ for regional snacks and refreshments in order to get in the right festival mood.

During the festival, all three episodes of the fascinating series WILD BALTIC SEA will be screened: Wild Baltic Sea - From Denmark to Latvia (page 61), WILD BALTIC SEA – From Latvia to Finland (page 61), WILD BALTIC SEA – From Finland to Sweden (page 62). The series is a coproduction by NDR / Naturfilm Doclights, arte, rbb, MDR and Terra Mater.

Fri, Sep 15th 2017, 08:00 pm, Stadthalle

Entrance Fee: 5 €/4 €

1949: Jacques Cousteau (Lambert Wilson) and his wife Simone (Audrey Tautou) are living by the Mediterranean Sea with their two sons. Together, the couple sets out on a marine expedition on the Calypso, leaving the children at boarding school. Years later as a grown man, Philippe (Pierre Niney) returns to his parents on their ship. He barely recognises his father: formerly a pioneer, Jacques has transformed into a global filmstar and womanizer. Philippe on the other hand has realised that man is destroying the oceans. And he sees the Cousteau family as having the responsibility to protect the diversity of life in the seas. On their greatest joint adventure, a dangerous expedition to the Antarctic, father and son manage to reconnect.

Sun, Sep 17th 2017, 10:00 am, Stadthalle

Entrance Fee: 5 €/4 €

 A decade after the release of his Oscar-winning film AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, Al Gore presents the follow-up documentary, AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER. The former US vice president and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize reports where the world stands today in the battle against global warming. The inspiring sequel portrays his continuous efforts as he travels throughout the world in order to document the various impacts of climate change, train climate experts and contribute to international climate politics. Cameras follow him behind the scenes - in private and in public – showing both humorous and touching moments. The documentary vividly illustrates how Al Gore pursues his mission, trying to avert the dangers of climate change with creativity and passion.

 

 

Lockende Wildnis (SP 3)

Thu, Sep 14th 2017, 14:00 pm, Das Haus

Entrance Fee: 5 €/4 €

 

Für den Film "Lockende Wildnis" reiste Sielmann 19 Monate lang durch die Wildbahnen Nordamerikas. Von den Alligatorensümpfen der Everglades bis zu den Brutplätzen arktischer Wasservögel. Insgesamt 18 Monate lang drehte Heinz Sielmann auf dem gesamten nordamerikanischen Kontinent: Der Film wurde mit seinen spektakulären Tier- und Landschaftsaufnahmen zu einem Meilenstein unter Sielmanns internationalen Filmprojekten. Vom subtropischen Florida ging es bis in die kanadische Arktis, Protagonisten sind Alligatoren, Schwarz- und Eisbären sowie Seeotter. Dieser Klassiker ist ein legendäres Filmerlebnis, der seine Zuschauer mit sensationellen Momenten ganz unterschiedlichen Tierverhaltens in einzigartigen Landschaften verwöhnt.

Herrscher des Urwalds (SP 4)

Fri, Sep 15th 2017, 14:00 pm, Das Haus

Entrance Fee: 5 €/4 €

 

Der Film beginnt mit einer kurzen Darstellung der Entstehung des Urwaldes, der Savanne und der Gebirge. Dann wechselt der Blick aus der unwirklich anmutenden tropischen Hochgebirgsvegetation zu den typischen Tieren der weiten afrikanischen Savanne zu Elefanten, Antilopen, Löwen und den Schreiseeadlern. In der Nacht gehen die Flußpferde, Leoparden und Hyänen auf Nahrungssuche. Ein Erdferkel reißt mit seinen steinharten Krallen die Termitenwälle ein und leimt die Termiten an seiner langen klebrigen Zunge fest. Auf den afrikanischen Vogelsee kommen täglich Scharen von Kronen-Kranichen. Ihre Tänze werden von den jungen Mädchen der Watussis nahezu vollendet kopiert. Jedes Jahr, wenn die große Trockenheit kommt, beginnt eine Zeit der Not für Mensch und Tier. Zauberer versuchen zwar den Regen zu beschwören, doch der fällt hunderte Kilometer weiter im Kongo-Regenwald. Für die Aufnahmen im tropischen Regenwald benötigte das Filmteam mehr als 10 Monate. Prächtige Kongo-Pfauen stolzieren ins Bild, Palmfruchtgeier, Kronenadler, Nashornvögel, das Okapi, das Riesenschuppentier, der Urwald-Waran und schließlich und endlich die Gorillas. Zum ersten Mal wird das Leben einer Gorilla-Familie über sieben Monate studiert und gefilmt. Es ist eine beeindruckende Szenerie: Vor der Kamera steht ein fünf Zentner schwerer und zwei Meter großer Gorilla, der die Bananenstämme wie Streichhölzer knickt. Trotz dieser respekteinflößenden Erfahrungen bezeichnen sich die Menschen in dieser Region - die Pygmoiden - als "Herrscher des Urwaldes". Wie ihre Riten zeigen, ist ihr Leben eng mit der Natur und der Tierwelt verbunden.

Galapagos - Wunder der Schöpfung (SP 5)

Sat, Sep 16th 2017, 12:00 pm, Das Haus

Entrance Fee: 5 €/4 €

 

Heinz Sielmann reiste auf den Spuren von Charles Darwin auf die bizarre vulkanische Inselwelt von Galapagos. Der vielfach preisgekrönte Film zeigt die einzigartige Tierwelt auf der pazifischen Arche Noah. In der Isolation haben sich die vom Festland eingewanderten Arten allmählich an die veränderten Umweltbedingungen angepasst und neue Arten entwickelt. Der Film schildert in eindrucksvollen Bildern die riesigen Brutkolonien der Kormorane, die Begegnungen mit zutraulichen Leguanen, Seelöwen und mit Bussarden oder erklärt die Anpassungsleistungen der drachenartigen Echsen, die aus Nahrungsmangel zu Schwimmern wurden, zu Meerechsen. Er stellt den fluguntauglichen Galapagoskormoran und auch die Darwin-Finken mit ihren verschiedenartig ausgebildeten Schnäbeln vor, die Charles Darwin zu seiner epochalen Lehre vom Ursprung der Arten inspiriert haben.

Welcome to the Green Zone

During the festival, the town hall lobby will be transformed into a green zone for visitors and accredited professionals alike. It's a place to meet, greet, exchange ideas or just relax on the comfortable GREEN COUCHES.

There will be stands belonging to WWF, AW-ERLE (a regional youth education provider in the field of sustainability), GREENPEACE or „Stop Finning Germany“, all providing information and material on current environmental issues. The GREEN SCREEN information desk will offer advice and info regarding the festival and on the advantages of becoming a member of the promotion society.

 

 

Award Ceremony

Saturday, September 16th 2017, Stadthalle Eckernfoerde

DOORS OPEN: 7:30 pm

BEGINNING: 8:00 pm

ENTRANCE FEE: 20 € (incl. Snacks and Beverage)

Curtain up for the award winners 2017! The green carpet is rolled out, the trophies made of sand are all prepared, tension is rising. As we savour an initial glass of sparkling wine and some snacks, there is excitement in the air: not only for the nominees, but for all guests and the entire GREEN SCREEN family. More than 230 nature film productions from 43 countries entered the competition in 15 prize categories.

Who will be the lucky winners at the 11th GREEN SCREEN Widlife Film Festival, who will be able to take home one of the coveted trophies made of Eckernfoerde sand? Be there to join in the party when this year's festival awardees are announced!

The evening will be hosted by our new GREEN SCREEN festival director Dirk Steffens, a popular TV-presenter and wildlife filmmaker himself. Following the presentation of awards, all guests are invited to a buffet and drinks in the foyer of the „Stadthalle“.

After 11 p.m. we will take to the dance floor – at the great Albatross World Sales after show party!