ECOCUP Green Documentary Film Festival has started in Moscow in 2010 by a group of dedicated volunteers. Since than ECOCUP “travelled” to more than 20 cities across Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Kirgistan. It is an annual and awaited event in some cities, and special thematic screenigs in others. With the slogan “Films that change the future” the festival showcases new world documentaries, introduced film-makers and international film-activists, organised open panels, discussions and workshops. In Moscow festival takes place in cinemas, culture and eco-centers and universities.
For last years ECOCUP has become a meeting place for everybody in Russia interested in environmental issues in the country and abroad. It is a platform for activists, volunteers, ecologists, NGOs, and increasingly – for Russian documentary film makers. As an organisation, the festival doesn’t only show the alternative ways of life and work around the world, but itself prototypes and practices different ways of how the organisation can be structured in “not business as usual” way.
ECOCUP is a member of Green Film Network since 2012.