Tirana, Shkodra, Korça, Pogradec, Elbasan and Vlora are the six Albanian cities that will present 28 screenings of environmental films in Albania, from 22 to 25 May 2013. This First Environmental Film Festival is organised by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Water Administration of Albania and the Delegation of the European Union to Albania, in collaboration with IUCN and numerous partners.
Opening the Festival, Mr. Fatmir Mediu, Minister of Environment, Forests and Water Administration of Albania stressed that “It is our duty to preserve and promote environmental values for a better life, for today and tomorrow. The first edition of Environmental Film Festival is one of the different paths towards a better future.” It is expected that this festival would raise public awareness of the many environmental challenges the world and the country are facing. “I am confident that this film festival will help us make the public our strongest ally, “ Mr. Mediu concludes.
Films play an important role in educating people. Promoting the idea that "the right to a healthy environment is a right for everyone", the first Environmental Film Festival in Albania puts the spotlight on ecology, culture, economics, migrations, wars, forests’ destruction and social issues, aiming to present a realistic image of the world today.