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Sunchild Festival under VivaCell-MTS sponsorship is concluded

On November 14, the Sunchild 6th International Environmental Festival Closing and Award Ceremony took place.

The winners of Festival’s 3 competition categories – “Wildlife”, “Environmental Issue” and “Children and Youth” were announced.

The winners are as follows:
“Wildlife” category
“Bluebird man”
Dir.: Neil Paprocki, Matthew Podolsky

“Environmental Issue” category
“Poverty, Inc.”
Dir.: Michael Matheson Miller,

“Children and Youth” category
“ZOOsh and Toivo”
Authorized by TUMO Center for Creative Technologies.

This year the festival featured 38 films from around the world in competition and non-competition programs.

The closing event was followed by the screening of Graham Townsley's Landfill Harmonic.

The film is a heartfelt and moving story of “The Recycled Orchestra”, a group of children from a who play instruments made entirely of garbage. It is a beautiful story about the transformative power of music, which also highlights two vital issues of our times: poverty and waste pollution.

During festival 4 days film screenings and discussions, exhibitions and workshops were held in AEON, Mass Media Center, AGBU, TUMO, Alliance Française, Article 3 Club, Ilik Handmade crafts store and cafe.

"The Green Mobility" project demonstration was another key point in the program the SunChild Festival 2016. The project is implemented with the support of UNDP/GEF Small Grants Programme, VivaCell-MTS and the FPWC. The purpose of "The Green Mobility" is to spread the use of alternative vehicles, in particular, the electric bikes, which exclude the emissions of greenhouse gases.

Each year the festival strives to address important environmental issues. All the events in frames of the festival are designed to raise awareness about the growing global challenge of nature conservation.

The festival has been organized with the support of FPWC's General Partner VivaCell-MTS.