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G-FEST is a cultural bound between Porabje and Goričko regions, between film and nature, between people and landscape.

G-FEST is dedicated to nature films in all of their diversity and technical expressiveness. The film program will be complemented by numerous accompanying events. The main theme of the festival as a whole will be raising the awareness of sustainable development.

From the very start, the festival aims to become the central nature and environmental event of the region, and at the same time a referential nature-themed film festival in the wider geographical area. Naturally, it will take many years of endeavor, constant program growth and upgrading, and last but not least also the traditional placement of the event into local environment. We will do our best to systematically raise our visitors’ and general public’s awareness of the cultural and natural resources of our region and global ecological trends. By doing so, we are hoping to upgrade regional endeavors for ecological coexistence with nature, encourage sustainable development and strengthen a healthy pride of cultural and natural resources of the region.

The program will consist of three days which will mark the European Day of Parks, Day of Youth and Day of Celebration. The site of the festival will be the largest baroque castle in Slovenia, in a landscape which could be described as heaven on earth.


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  • G-Fest at Animateka 2012

    04/12/2012
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    On Wednesday, the 5th of December, G-Fest will be present at the Animateka festival in Ljubljana with a selection of films from Eco Anima section.

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  • Green Fest Approaching

    05/11/2012
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    The International Green Culture Festival Green Fest starts on Wednesday, November 14th at Belgrade, Serbia, and will also feature a selection of animated films from the G-Fest.

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  • G-FEST 2012 Awards

    28/05/2012
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    At the closing ceremony of G-FEST, the following awards were given:

    Tree of Eden for Best Nature documentary  film: WWW-H / Why, Where, When - How?, directed by Jasna Hribernik.
    Special mention: Mura: The Cradle of Life, directed by Jože Glažar.
    The Honorary Tree of Eden for Lifetime Achievement was solemnly given to Mako Sajko.

    Award for Best Film in the Junior category went to Murska Sobota Elementary school No.2 for Štraf.
    Audience award was given to Elementary school 1 Murska Sobota for Who Stole the Eggs.

    Jury consisting of  Tomo Jeseničnik, Karel Holec and Lado Klar decided that the first prize of photo contest "Human and Nature. Do We Cooperate?" goes to photography entitled Fragile yet strong enough, made by Katja Prem from Elementary school Puconci in the Elementary School Category and to Zoran Norčič for "Morning Mist" in the Adults Category. Zoran Norčič also received the Tree of Eden Award.

    The awards for the Best Touristic Videos of mTV Festival went to Elementary school Puconci, Elementary school Apače, Highschool of tourism and Hospitality Izola and Highschool Ivančna Gorica.

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  • Day of Celebration and Award Ceremony of G-FEST

    26/05/2012
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    Vsi po vrsti ste danes vabljeni na Dan slavja, zaključni dan G-FESTa, ki bo s prekipevajočim slavnostnim programom poskrbel za navdušenje! Filmski program bo še enkrat ponudil filme iz tekmovalnega programa, osupljivi 3D film o krajinskem parku Nockberge, animirane filme iz Eko anima sekcije ter ekošokerja Crude režiserja Joeja Berlingerja (Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) in Tapped, zgodbo o senčni plati posla z ustekleničeno vodo.
    Po večerni podelitvi nagrad pa se obeta prava poslastica, saj bomo v prečudovitem ambientu grajskega dvorišča predvajali izbor dokumentarcev dobitnika častnega Rajskega drevesa za življenjsko delo Maka Sajka, ki bo filme tudi napovedal in se občinstvu prestavil na posebnem pogovoru.
    Vabljeni ste tudi na revijo pevskih zborov Pesem ne pozna meja, pokušino vin in koncert Dominika Bagole, pri tem pa se ne pozabite oglasiti pri stojnicah Eko tržnice in v pravljičnem Vilinskem parku.
    Day of Celebration and Award Ceremony of G-FEST
    Everybody is invited to the Day of Celebration, the final day of G-FEST, offering a mind-blowing program that will leave you wanting for more! In our film program we will once screen the films from competition program, the amazing 3D film on Nockberge Nature Park, animated films from the Eco Anima section and eco-shockers Crude and Tapped.
    After the award ceremony a very special treat awaits you: selected retrospective of our Honorary Tree of Eden award receiver Mako Sajko, who will also personally introduce each film and tell us more about his work at a specila Q&A session.
    For your listening pleasure, there will also be the 44th "A Song Knows No Border" choir contest and a live concert by Dominik Bagola. And that's not all, for there will also be a magnificent wine tasting, a selection of finest culinary goods at our Eco Fair, while kids of all ages can visit the Fairytale park

    Everybody is invited to the Day of Celebration, the final day of G-FEST, offering a mind-blowing program that will leave you wanting for more! In our film program we will once again screen the films from competition program. After the award ceremony a very special treat awaits you: selected retrospective of our Honorary Tree of Eden award receiver Mako Sajko, who will also personally introduce each film and tell us more about his work at a special Q&A session.

     

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  • G-FEST invites to Day of Youth

    25/05/2012
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    G-FEST vabi na Dan mladih!
    Medtem ko se iz Vilinskega parka sliši veselo rajanje gozdnih bitij, vas tudi danes vabimo na Grad na Goričkem, kjer boste v drugem dnevu G-FESTa lahko uživali v poslasticah filmskega programa, ki danes med drugim ponuja tekmovalne filme iz kategorij Rajsko drevo in G-Junior, prav tako pa vas vabi naš spremljevani program. Ogledate si lahko tudi slike iz galerije.
    Se vidimo na gradu!
    G-FEST invites to Day of Youth!
    Second day of G-FEST is upon us, calling you with delicious film program offering films from the Tree of Eden and G-Junior competitions, as well as an exquisite accompanying program with something for everyone! Also feel free to check out our new photos in the gallery and see just how much fun is to be had at G-FEST!
    See you at the Grad castle!

    Second day of G-FEST is upon us, calling you with delicious film program offering films from the Tree of Eden and G-Junior competitions, as well as an exquisite accompanying program with something for everyone! Also feel free to check out our new photos in the gallery and see just how much fun is to be had at G-FEST!

    See you at the Grad castle!

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