ZAGREB, Sept 9 – A new film festival has been launched to mark 70 years since the declaration of the Plitvice Lakes as a national park and 40 years since their inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
The Plitvice Film Festival will take place at the Korana campsite on September 19-22, focusing on nature and its conservation. Its aim is to raise awareness among children and young people about the importance of nature and its conservation for the generations to come. The festival will feature films by established directors and new talent.
The programme includes a film by the British natural historian and pioneer of nature documentaries, Sir David Attenborough, who has announced a visit to the Plitvice Lakes to shoot a new BBC project, which could coincide with the festival.
Also screened will be films by Oscar winners or nominees such as Wim Wenders, Louie Psihoyos, Luc Jacquet and Frederic Back, as well as Leila Conners’ Ice on Fire, The Green Bloodstream of Croatia by biologist Goran Safarek, Honeyland by Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska, which won three awards at the Sundance Film Festival, and the German documentary Intelligent Trees.
The only feature film to be shown will be the 1971 masterpiece Walkabout by the recently deceased British director Nicolas Roeg.