Monday, December 14, 2009
Festival of Underwater Film in “KINOTEKA”
By Li Novak
Belgrade, Dec.10th (Serbia Today) - The 12th International Festival of Underwater Film will be held in the Museum of Yugoslav Film Archive’s cinema, or Kinoteka as it is known locally, from the 12th to the 14th December.
The motto of this year’s festival is ‘Let’s Keep the Waters Clean - Always’. The event is focusing on education about protection of the environment. The festival will be held with the support of the Serbian Ministry of Culture, Belgrade Municipality, The Old Town Municipality and Belgrade Section for Protection of Environment. A number of foreign cultural centers and diplomatic missions are supporting this festival, as well.
A total of 70 movies will be shown in the competition. Several big foreign productions will be holding their premier of their movies in Belgrade.
Two thirds of our planet is covered with water. Watched from space, the Earth is blue. In many ways we live on ‘the water planet’. Do we know enough about what is going on under the surface of the ocean? The International Festival of Underwater Film is giving us some surprising answers.
This festival is included in the United Nations Environmental Program, and the Mediterranean Action Plan as part of its environment protection campaign. It is considered as one of the primary movie festivals for raising awareness on the protection of the earth’s water resources.