The International Environmental Film Festival (FICMA) was founded in Barcelona, Spain, in 1993 and has been held every year since then without exception.
The FICMA is the longest running environmental film festival in the world. It is the only environmental film festival to hold competitions which do not accept productions that are more than a year old. This places it ahead of other festivals of this type. The FICMA is an internationally recognized festival and in the year 2000 received the Princes' Award (a European Community prize awarded by the European Agency for the Environment of the EC and the Princes' Award Foundation).
The FICMA has given the cinema an important role in educating, raising awareness and informing, at the same time as entertaining. The FICMA up-holds and defends the idea that "the environment is a human right", a common good that has a great relevance and importance for our life and that of the planet. Ecology, culture, economics, migrations, wars, the widespread felling of forests and social issues, amongst many many others, are the essence of why this festival was created and continues to thrive until the present day.
Festival Internacional de Cinema del Medi Ambient / Festival Internacional de Cine del Medio Ambiente / International Environmental Film Festival (FICMA)
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