Years running: 20 (since 1999)

People and Environment

Baikal International Festival of Documentary and Popular-Science Films.


The film festival "PEOPLE AND ENVIRONMENT" is conceived by the organizers as a platform to make people think about inter-relations between mankind and nature. 

The Festival aims at raising environmental awareness by means of cinematography. 

The framework of the Festival an Environmental Forum will be organized to discuss the most urgent environmental problems and the role of non-feature films in their solution.


The jury of the Festival evaluates m films and decides on the winners and awardees of the Festival in the following categories: 

  • Festival Grand Prix n.a. V. Rasputin (including 200 000 Russian rubles award);
  • The best documentary film n.a. M. Romm;<
  • The best popular-science film n.a. I. Cherskiy;
  • The best full-dome film n.a. A. Don-Otello;
  • The best feature film L. Gaidai;
  • The best social-ecological video;
  • “Baikal” Prize – for acuteness of the problem (film on the  most actual ecological problems).

Festival jury reserves a right to add any other nomination and award a film with corresponding diploma.

There are special awards as well:

  • Youth Jury Award; 
  • Mass Media Award; 
  • Audience Award;


Full-length films and shorts from different countries can participate in the contest program. The films must correspond with the Festival subject and be created not earlier than in 2016, running time from 15 minutes on. Social-ecological videos for contest program should be from 1 to 5 minutes long. The year of production is defined by copyright.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and Irkutsk oblast government.




Official website



Management Board of Film Festival “People and Environment”, Mukhina street, 2а, Irkutsk, Russia, 664056

Phone: +7 (3952) 42-20-77


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    June 01, 2018
  • Notifications
    July 01, 2018
  • Event dates
    14 — 18 September 2018
Categories & Fees

The Festival program includes contest screenings of documentary and popular-science films, feature and full-dome films over 15 minutes in length.

  • Deadline — free

Social-ecological videos for contest program should be from 1 to 5 minutes long.

  • Deadline — free
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