Short Eco Film Festival - SEFF
The first edition of the Short Eco Film Festival (SEFF) is taking place in Sighetu-Marmației, Maramureș, on 5-8 October, 2017.
The event will be organized as part of the project “Focusing through the Lens: Sustainable Development”, co-financed by a grant from Switzerland through the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union and implemented by Valea Verde Association.
SEFF wants to celebrate the eco film, to spread awareness towards wildlife and nature conservation through the power of visual media, to tell the story of valuable natural habitats and places of rich biodiversity.
31 productions from 21 countries have been selected to be part in the first edition of our festival. There are videos about pristine wilderness, coral reefs, places of great natural beauty, films about outdoor adventurers and eco heroes, about environmental concerns, about disappearing forests and species, films about beekeepers, and about the fragility and mystery of nature, screened within the three categories of the festival:
  • Micro Eco (films up to 1 minute)
  • Super Eco Short (films of 1-5 minutes)
  • Eco Short (films of 5-30 minutes)


These are the members of the jury who will decide which SEFF films receive an award in 2017:


Jury Member

Has spent half of his life working as a cameraman in television. He was 18 when he first had a job at a TV station. He is based in Baia Mare, Maramures County but travels for video projects around the globe. Australia, Italy, France, UK, India were just a few of his shooting locations. Flavius has made a goal to be as creative as possible in regard to every shooting in which he takes part, so that he can make the best out of it. His ambition is always to capture moments of lasting value.


Jury Member

Graduated from the Faculty of Geology and Geography – University of Bucharest, in 1983. After 1989, he specialized in communication in environment protection, following journalistic training at Romanian Freedom Forum Chicago, University of Culture&Science Bucharest, Reuters Oxford Foundation, the World Bank in Romania etc. He has an uninterrupted experience of 27 years as a specialist in communication in connection with the environment, as part of NGOs and also business associations. He is a founding member of The Romanian Association of Environmental Journalists and he is active in different environment networks.
Starting in 1998, he has made his contribution through organizing and/or he has been a member of the jury in national and international environmental journalism competitions. In recognition to his contribution in the area of environment protection, Alexandru-Radu Săvulescu has received several distinctions in Romania and abroad.


Jury Member

Is a television presenter, journalist and TV author from Cluj-Napoca, known mainly for the travel reports he has been making since 2002. His TV programs address all nature lovers, the best known one being the “Nature and Adventure” series, broadcasted on TVR 2. He also presents a series of programs dedicated to Romanian culinary traditions, under the title of “With my back pan”, broadcasted on TVR 3 and TVR Cluj.
He is coauthor of several documentary films. His many reports have covered geographical areas stretching from the peaks of the Carpathians to the Black Sea. Dan Păvăloiu has received several awards for his documentaries and travel reports.


Jury Member

Dr. Ioan Coroiu started his academic career in 1987, as assistant at the Zoology department within the Faculty of Biology of Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca. He acquired his Phd in Biology at the Al. I. Cuza University in Iași. In 1994, he became associate professor at the current department of Taxonomy and Ecology, Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj Napoca and between 2012 and 2016, he was the dean of the Faculty of Biology and Geography, at the same university.
He is an expert in micromammals and chiroptera, but has made scientific contributions also in the study of birds and butterflies. A very knowleadgeble university teacher, Dr. Ioan Coroiu is also passionate about life, history and arts. Since 2006, he is a member of the Commission of International Union for Protection of Nature, as an expert in mammals.

SEFF will also be the place for discussions and presentations on environmental issues (SEFF TALKS), as well as the opportunity of networking among the film directors, environmental organizations and eco-activists.

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