From October 6th to November 5th SunChild International Environmental Festival has been organized by the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets for the 4th time. The biennial event takes place since 2007 and is a joint effort of FPWC and its General Partner VivaCell-MTS.
The 4th edition of SunChild Festival succeeded to reach out to thousands of people without increasing its ecological footprint. This has been possible because SunChild Festival for the first time utilized Armenian TV channels and Web TV as a venue for film screenings. Twelve international films dedicated to wildlife and environmental issues have been presented during the festival in a non-competitive program. The films were screened in various venues as well as in TV Channels (ArmNews, Shorakat TV) and Web TV (CivilNet) and reached high audience ratings all over the country.
The film program also included six films made by the young members of FPWC’s SunChild Eco-clubs and SOS Culture Youth Clubs. These films focus on environmental problems and cultural issues in remote Armenian communities. A jury headed by Hermine Stepanyan, coordinator of Shorakat TV Children program, evaluated the films and honored them with awards during the Children Film Award Ceremony on October 18th. The first prize was given to the film “Vash-Vish” made by the young members of the SOS Culture Youth Club in Alaverdi.
During the festival month the six films made by youth were also broadcasted by Kentron TV and presented in special school screenings not only in Yerevan but also in the regions. Approx. 500 children from 19 schools watched the films and discussed the topics raised by the young film makers.
As in the previous editions SunChild Festival reached out to the public not only with films but also with colorful events like the Painting Day, the Animal Carnival Parade and a photo exhibition. In particular the Animal Carnival Parade which brought on October 27th more than 500 children and youth in colorful self-made animal costumes to the streets of Yerevan attracted highest attention not only among the citizens but as well among media.
On November 5th SunChild International Environmental Festival 2013 finalized with the opening of a photo exhibition about the amazing biodiversity of Madagascar in the Museum for Natural History. We are now already looking forward to the 5th SunChild Festival in 2015!
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The water is rising and 63 villages on the way of a green Valley will be flooded and their residents must leave. There is a holy shrine in one of the villages and people are waiting for a miracle from the holy shrine.
Built to kill, the jaguar is the third largest feline in the world. It is one of South America’s most beautiful and iconic animals, but it is rarely seen, let alone filmed. Stunning HD images capture the grace and majesty of this relatively unknown b
The film explores the amazing variety of Madagascar’s biodiversity. But instead of focusing on lemurs - as most films about Madagascar do – this documentary dives deep into the microcosms of tiny animals like insects and frogs. For every group of lem