The International Festival of Green Culture “Green Fest” was founded in 2010, and very quickly became the largest festival in the region of Southeast Europe, which connects activities in the field of environment and culture through film screenings, workshops, lectures, exhibitions, debates, and innovations, and connects people of all profession and age.
The festival is divided into 3 parts:
GREEN SCREEN FEST – film program, is an international film program, divided into two subprograms, feature, and short and medium length films.
GREEN FIELD is an international educational program, a place to open new approaches to education through peer and expert education programs.
GREEN SQUARE is an international exhibition program, representing companies, organizations, artists, social enterprises, and student companies that develop “green” products and initiatives.
In 2010, the festival received the “Stars of Belgrade” award for the best project supported by the City of Belgrade. In 2015, and again in 2017, we received the “EFFE certificate” (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) issued by the Directorate General for Culture and the European Festival Association. Since 2016, Green Fest is a member of the largest global network of green film festivals “Green Film Network”. Also, in 2017, we received the “Green Leaf” award, while the executive director of the festival, Ivana Jovčić, received the City of Belgrade Award for outstanding contribution to environmental protection in 2017.
In the past ten years, over 6,200 films from over 100 countries have applied for film competitions. So far, we have shown more than 750 films, of which 97 have been awarded. We have organized more than 200 workshops, lectures, and panel discussions. We presented 173 green exhibitors. About 86,000 people have visited the festival in previous years. The producer and organizer is Environmental Improvement Centre.