NEW!: The Environmental Documentary Film Festival supported by UN agencies opens in Moscow






The Environmental Film Festival, which is organized by 35mm cinema and supported by UNDP, UNESCO, UN Information Center and Resident Coordinator’s Office in Russia, will take place on 27th-30th May, between the UN International Biodiversity Day and the International Environment Day.


The programme of the festival includes international award-winning documentaries on themes related to key environmental issues (screened in the original language with Russian subtitles), discussions with experts on climate change and environment, and side-events such as a Russian award winning photo exhibition, Eco-Fair (presentations of eco-ideas) and organic products movements in the country and abroad.


The opening of the festival will take place on Thursday, 27th May, at the 35mm cinema (47 Pokrovka street, m. ‘Kurskaya’ or ‘Krasnye Vorota’). The festival will be opened by a small reception, followed by a welcome speech by Frode Mauring, United Nations Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative, and the organizers of the festival. The documentary film ‘Climate of Change’ will be screened in English and presented by the film director Brian Hill.


Key side events include two round-table discussions: on how environmental issues are reflected in documentary films and on climate change. The first one will be more of a master-class to be conducted by a prominent Russian documentary film-maker, Evgenia Golovnya, and designed for students of departments of journalism and cinema art. Authors of documentaries on Baikal and Kamchatka, where UNDP implements environmental projects, will present their works there as well.


More detailed information about the programme and films will be available shortly on the websites and


Entrance to all films and events on 28-30th May is free.