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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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  • It's Time for G-FEST!

    24/05/2012
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    Hooray! The Day of Parks is finally upon us, the first day of the International Nature and Environmental Film Festival G-FEST! Come and see the first event of this kind in Slovenia, inviting you to the heavenly landscape of Nature Park Goričko and Grad castle with its varied program for all the family. Already from 13:30h you will be able to enjoy the first screenings of our film program which will also be hosting our first film guests: Ferenc Moldovanyi, director of moving documentary Another Planet, extremely talented young crew from studio Vizualist, and representatives of acclaimed Serbian environmental film festival Green Screen Fest.
    Eco-welcome!

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  • Three Days of Exhibitions at G-FEST

    23/05/2012
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    During G-FEST there will be numerous exhibitions: exhibition of photographies from the "Human and Nature. Do we Cooperate?" contest, exhibition of works made in the "Neighbor to Neighbor" project,  "Black", exhibition of sculptures made from black clay, exhibition of the promotional and research materials of the European Green Belt and exhibition "Mandalične" featuring the works of painter Alojz Konec.

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  • Green Screen Fest is Coming to Visit

    22/05/2012
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    Our »Festivals Introduce Themselves« program section will proudly feature Green Screen Fest, an international environmental film festival with multi-sectoral approach. It offers a varied selection of environmental films from all across the world, from amateur films and short films to Oscar-winning documentaries. The Green Screen Festival crew will also be visiting G-FEST, there will also be screenings of selected films from the festival.

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  • Mako Sajko: Receiver of the Honorary Tree of Eden Award

    21/05/2012
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    We proudly announce that this year's G-FEST will be visited by the grand master of Slovenian documentary cinema Mako Sajko. At Saturday's closing ceremony, he will be solemnly given our Honorary Tree of Eden Award for Lifetime Achievement. On the same day you will be able to enjoy a special retrospective of his works and get to know him at a special Q&A.

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  • Film Program is Online

    15/05/2012
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    Atention dear friends! Take a liitle time and browse through the magnificent items of G-FEST's film program. Our numerous program categories offer something for everyone...

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  • Another Planet in Film Program

    09/05/2012
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    As the first of many delicacies of G-FEST's feature film program we proudly announce Hungarian documentary Another Planet, directed by Ferenc Moldoványi. Film was shot in Congo, Cambodia, Ecuador and Mexico in 2008, the International Year of Planet Earth. By depicting the horrible stories of children forced into slave labour, life on the streets, prostitution and warfare, it reveals the hidden face of an unjust global system. Ferenc Moldoványi will be visiting G-FEST where he will offer us an insight into his amazing filmmaking.

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  • Slowind at the opening of G-FEST

    07/05/2012
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    For your listening pleasure, the grand opening of G-FEST will feature a concert by Slowind on the 24th of May at 19:00h.
    Slowind is made up of soloists of the Slovene Philharmonic. The quintet's repertoire includes the (rare) good compositions from the classical and romantic periods, but most of the ensemble's attention is focused on works of the 20th century and new works, which it presents at important festivals at home and abroad. For their work to date, Slowind have received the Župančič Prize, in 1999, and the Prešeren Prize, in 2003.

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  • Introducing mTV Fest

    24/04/2012
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    Youth Festival of Tourist Video (mTV Fest), taking place on May 26, is a new project of the Bogojina Grammar School which will enable the youth from all over Slovenia to present their immediate environment in a short video. 35 videos from 20 grammar schools and 4 high schools will be screened at mTV Fest. The best videos will be selected by an expert jury.

    The winning videos will be on the same day screened at G-Fest, where the award ceremony will also take place.

     

    Youth Festival of Tourist Video (mTV Fest), taking place on May 26, is a new project of the Bogojina Grammar School which will enable the youth from all over Slovenia to present their immediate environment in a short video. 35 videos from 20 grammar schools and 4 high schools will be screened at mTV Fest. The winning videos will be on the same day screened at G-Fest, where the award ceremony will also take place.

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  • Nockberge Nature Park in 3D at This Year's G-FEST

    10/04/2012
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    Our film program will offer a very special treat this year: the first nature and environmental film in 3D which will allow you to enjoy the most beautiful moments shot in Nockberge Nature Park in pure 3D.

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  • Submit Your Nature Documentaries to G-FEST

    26/03/2012
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    All eco-filmmakers are invited to submit your nature documentaries to G-FEST until the 30th of April. The selected films will be screened at the festival. The best films will be awarded.

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  • G-FEST Approaching!

    22/03/2012
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    Welcome to the website of the 1st Slovenian International Nature Documentary and Sustainable Development Awareness Festival!
    G-FEST will be taking place from the 24th to the 26th of May 2012 at the breath-taking scenery of Slovenia’s largest baroque castle in Grad in Goričko Natural Park, in castle’s magnificent rooms, in the picturesque auditorium of the courtyard, the site of a major energy point, where the radiating vibrations are said to be able to cure various ailments, and in the beautiful castle park, a true work of art in itself. 

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