For the first time an ECFA Doc Jury gathered at the Zlin Film Festival and nominated WILDER THAN WILDERNESS, a Czech nature documentary by Marián Polák, not focussing on wild exotic adventures, but on the miraculous stories from a wilderness just around the corner. The jury stated that “enchanting images bring the young audience in touch with nature and wildlife that surrounds us – sometimes in unexpected places like factories, train stations and army ranges. Who would have thought that a tank could finally be good for something?! Nature finds its own ways, but we have to treat it with care and respect.”
In the ECFA Jury were Margret Albers (ECFA President), Ekaterina Bordacheva (Russian Film Market) and Josep Arbiol (MICE Festival).