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ART: Fourth edition of Green Montenegro International Film Festival on Zabljak from August 4th to August 8th

After three festival editions by the decision of the GMIFF Council, the festival moves into one of the most beautiful natural entities in Europe, to the National Park Durmitor. The films will be shown in an attractive outdoor area, at night, next to the Black Lake, below the very top of Durmitor, in front of a large number of foreign tourists, guests and locals, with a large number of accompanying programs, during the five days of the festival, which will complement the tourist and cultural offer Zabljak. Yesterday, in the hall of the Municipality, the 8th session of the GMIFF Council was held in Zabljak, where the new Council of the Festival was established, in addition to already significant names in the field of science, culture, ecology, tourism, art, diplomacy as Prince Nikola Petrović, Branko Lukovac , Vukic Pulevic, Nikola Medenica, Damir Davidovic, Blagota Marunovic, Zeljka Kukavicic-Radak and others, elected Vesko Vukicevic, President of the Municipality of Zabljak, Miroje Jabasan, Director of the Center for Culture, Slađana Knežević, Secretary of the Secretariat for Social Affairs, Vanja Krgović -Sarovic , director of TO Zabljak and Slobodan Tomic. Ms. Ivana Vojinović, Director General of the Directorate for Environment at the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, was elected unanimously for the new President of the GMIFF Council.

The session began with a minute of silence that honors the recently deceased director Gojko Kastratovic, one of the founders of the international film festival and a member of his Council. The organizer's idea that the fourth edition of the Green Montenegro International Film Festival (GMIFF) will be held in the summer season in the high season of the UNESCO region on Black Lake in the Municipality of Zabljak in the period from August 4th to 8th, was fully supported by the representatives of the local self-government unit Žabljak . The country's guest of this year's festival will be Costa Rica as a country that has a dominant focus on green economy and sustainable development. After the exceptionally successful third edition of the GMIFF, which took place in the Cultural Center Danilovgrad, the Nikšić Theater, the Gonja Gorica University in Podgorica, the King Nikola Castle in the framework of the Barski ljetopis in the period from 14 to 16 December 2017, Hotel Splendid in In Vienna, as well as in numerous Montenegrin primary and secondary schools in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, a great recognition has been received these days. GMIFF has been officially admitted to the Green Film Network Association and mapped Montenegro to the world list of environmental events, with its headquarters in Italy, which gathers some of the most important world film festivals, thereby making GMIFF internationally recognized with the aim of creating a kind of image and exclusivity defined in the first Constitution ecological countries on the planet.


The Executive producer of this year's IV edition of GMIFF will be the Center for Culture Zabljak in cooperation with CEZAM, supported by the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, the Ministry of Culture, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Education, the National Tourism Organization of Montenegro, UNDP, media sponsor of RTCG and others.


Source: MNE Magazine