Dear Participants of the XXVII International Ecological TV Festival “To Save and Preserve”, Russia!
The org. committee is glad to announce the Start of The XXVII Festival (May,31-June,4 2023).

The Festival "To Save and Preserve" includes:
— The competitive program of creative TV/film works on environmental topic;
— Socio-educational program: round tables discussions on environmental topics, meetings with scientists, environmentalists, social activists, travelers, etc., presentation of environmental projects and festivals;
— Educational program: workshops with Russian and international TV and cinematography professionals, creative laboratories, workshops for participants of the children's competition,online media school;
— Cultural program: screenings of the competitive works of the festival, exclusive screenings of films-winners of previous years, excursions to the sights of Ugra,
— The Organizing Committee of the festival annually awards the Honorary title of “Festival Ambassador” to one of the participants for an active life position in the field of environmental journalism.
— Every year, the festival chooses a partner country to confirm its international status. In 2023 the partner country of the Festival is Belarus.

Aims of TV Festival:
1. Identification and promotion of creative approaches and forms in the disclosure of the environmental topic;
2. Limelight existing environmental problems for public and authorities;
3. Widespread of information about environmental policy of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Yugra in Russia and abroad.

The TV Festival organizers take upon expenses, connected with the stay of 1 competitor (or representative) (accommodation, meal, excursions) and transport expenses of the nominees (laureates and winners),the Jury members and honorary guests as well.

Competitors do not pay funds earmarked for participation in the festival.

- Festival winner in the main creative competition is awarded with the main prize - the "Golden Loon" Statuette, Grand Prix Diploma and a targeted grant for the creation of a television work on the topic of ecology.
- Winning works in the main nominations of the creative competition are awarded with the statuette "Bronze Loon" and the Diploma of the winner in the nomination;
- The 2nd and 3rd place laureates in the main creative competition are awarded by Laureate Diploma.

Special awards:
- «Overcoming» - a special prize for work in extreme conditions;
- «Flight of the Loon» - a special prize for the largest number of “likes” of the work posted on the official account of the festival on the video hosting YouTube;
- «For loyalty to the topic” - special prize of the festival partner.

In the children's creative competition in each nomination and each age category, Commemorative plaques, Winner's diplomas and valuable gifts are awarded.

The jury and partners of the Festival, by their joint decision, reserve the right to establish additional special awards in the main and children's creative competition.

All the participants receive the «Diploma of Participant» of the XXVII International Ecological TV Festival «To Save and Preserve» in digital form.

1. Fill out an entry form on the official website of the festival for each competitive work (attach a scan of a signed and sealed form).

2. Send the original signed and stamped entry form to the festival address.

* The submission of the application confirms the consent of the applicant for the non-commercial use of the work submitted for the competition in TV programs about the festival on the air of the State TV and Radio Broadcasting Company "Ugoria" on the TV channels "Russia-1", "Russia-24", in the events of the festival, as well as for posting on social networks and the official account of the festival on the video hosting YouTube.

3. Competitive works are provided in MPEG4 format, extension not less than 1920 x 1080; sound format - MPEG-1 Layer II audio/AAC /MP3 Stereo, by posting on a cloud server, the download link is indicated in the application. (Works submitted with the application of logos and abbreviations are NOT ALLOWED for the competition.)

* The applicant is solely responsible for the work submitted to the Organizing Committee for inclusion on the festival platform (YouTube). Works added with the consent of the applicant (hereinafter referred to as the Content) are automatically checked by the YouTube system for compliance with the rules of the platform: the prohibition of the distribution of spam, malware, illegal materials and the prevention of other illegal activities. Content must not contain the intellectual property of third parties, unless the applicant has the permission of the relevant person or other legal reasons.

Works created after January 1, 2021 by international, national, state, departmental, private film and television companies, Internet publications, as well as independent authors who are the copyright holders of the submitted films are allowed to participate in the creative competition.

Films in a non-Russian language must necessarily contain subtitles in Russian or English, with extended annotations in Russian or English.

Works that have defects in image or sound are not allowed to participate in the competition.

All works submitted for the competition form the video library of the festival.

Entries are opened from the moment of publication of this Regulation on the official website of the festival and until April 15, 2023.

* One competitive work can be presented in no more than two nominations. Timing of competitive films and programs is up to 52 minutes.

Overall Rating
  • One of my favorite festivals!!! It's always a tremendous pleasure to be part of it. Great program and great people. Thank you very much for having us! Thank you very much for the award ! (Bo and Trash)

    October 2023
  • Vighnesh Gukhool

    It was a good experience for at least getting a selection but I didn’t got any further feedback

    July 2023
  • ¡Buen festival!, se mantuvo siempre la comunicación a pesar de hablar idiomas diferentes. Muchas gracias a la organización del festival por la oportunidad.

    June 2023
  • nasser rabie

    مهرجان رائع
    كنت سعيد بالمشاركة

    June 2023
  • Thank you so much for selecting our film Echoes From the Blue Meadow. We were very excited to be a part of the festival.

    June 2023