AGGRESSION – HUMANITY – CINEMA
The seventeenth edition of the International Festival of Red Cross and Health Films is organized in October 12th till 15th 2017 in Varna, Bulgaria, under the patronage of the vice president of the Republic of Bulgaria Ms. Iliana Iotova. The motto of this year’s Festival is “Aggression – Humanity – Cinema”.
The seventeenth edition of the International Festival of Red Cross and Health Films has a competitive character, as the participating films are competing in the following categories:
- Red Cross and Red Crescent films, revealing the activities of the Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies all over the world;
- Documentary and health films covering the topical issues in the spheres of medicine, health care, ecology, migration, human rights, disasters;
- Feature films presenting humanity issues.
The competing films have been selected by a commission, chaired by prof. d-r Temelko Temelkov among the record-breaking number of 1890 films from 107 countries submitted to take part in the Festival. The international jury to assess the films comprises of Beppe Cino (Italy) – Chairman, and members: Armagan Pekkaya (Turkey), Carla Ronga (Italy), assos. Prof. Emanuela Mutafova (Bulgaria), Pavel Vasev (Bulgaria).
The competition film program is paralleled by a rich program comprising of more than 130 documentaries, short-length and feature films from 47 countries. The special accent in the Festival is the Retro Films Panorama, screening Red Cross films, formerly awarded in Festivals. Other special Festival sections are the panoramas from the festivals “Cinema on Palm” and “Turin Underground Festival”.