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A 1001 tree planted in National Park Durmitor

A symbolic 1001 trees had been planted by 101 volunteers from Hungary in National Park Durmitor, in the area cough by the last year’s wildfires, in cooperation with Tourism Organisation Žabljak.

This reforestation is one of the activities preceding the 4th edition of the Green Montenegro International Film Fest (GMIFF). The activity is supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Montenegro as a part of the project “Towards Carbon Neutral Tourism in Montenegro” which goal is to reduce carbon footprint as well as the reduction of waste and negative environmental impact.

After three editions of the festival, the GMIFF’s Council made a decision to migrate the festival to one of the most beautiful natural environments in Europe – the Durmitor National Park.

During five days of the festival, from 4th to 8th of August, large number of tourists, guests and locals would have an opportunity to enjoy nighttime film screenings in an impressive open space besides the Black Lake (Crno jezero), just under the top of the Durmitor mountain, as well to participate in many other side programme activities. Thus, the festival would be contributing to the tourism and cultural offer of Žabljak and Montenegro.

In addition to the major programme, the screening of films with a subject relating to the natural environment, sustainable development and ecology, GMIFF would organise the cleaning of the shore of the Black Lake (Crno jezero). With the participation of volunteers from Montenegro and the region, GMIFF would organise the smart waste disposal through out the duration of the festival with a goal to properly recycle it, as well as many other environmental protection activities and the carbon footprint reduction.

Organisers of this year’s festival GMIFF are the Cultural Centre Žabljak in cooperation with the Center for Multimedia Production (CEZAM) with a support of the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, Ministry of Culture, Environment Protection Agency, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Montenegro, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education, National Tourism Organisation of Montenegro and others.