More info on the project

[EN] The Marsican Brown Bear imprinted its legacy in the Central Apennines centuries ago. This endemic species once thrived in the region, but it is now recognised as being endangered. Human interference has greatly compromised the bears’ potential to populate and survive in the area over the years. This film documents the lives and the challenges that the remaining bears face, raising awareness of Salviamo l’Orso’s efforts to preserve them.

[IT] L’orso bruno marsicano è parte dello straordinario patrimonio naturalistico dell’Appennino centrale. Secoli fa questa sottospecie endemica prosperava nella regione, ma ora è considerata in pericolo critico di estinzione. L’interferenza umana minaccia il potenziale di accrescimento della popolazione degli orsi e le loro possibilità di sopravvivere nell’area. Questo film documenta la vita degli orsi marsicani e le sfide che devono affrontare, sensibilizzando sugli sforzi che Salviamo l’Orso compie per preservarli.

Credits

  • A Co-Production of: Salviamo l’Orso & Treehouse Films

  • Director/Editor: Constantinos Christou

  • Production Manager & Coordinator: Mario Cipollone

  • Camera Operator: Constantinos Christou

  • Additional Photography: Ennio Ciccotti, Giancarlo Gallinoro, Dario Rapino & Fabrizio Caputi

  • Original Score: Arsenios Agisilaou, Alessandro Rabottini & Antonio Dell’Oso

  • Sound Mixing: Hook Recording Art Studio

  • Narrator: Milo Valone (IT) & Martin Abbas Hellicar (EN)

  • Narration Recording: Melaesse Recording Studio & Hook Recording Art Studio

  • Script: Mario Cipollone & Constantinos Christou

  • Visual Effects & Colour Correction: Giancarlo Gallinoro

  • Maps: Jan-Niklas Trei

  • Illustrations: Rowena Sheehan

Awards

  • Award Winner (Audience Award) at the “Cinema e Ambiente Avezzano”

  • Award Winner (Nature & Wildlife) at the “Travel Film Festival Albania”

  • Award Winner (Outstanding Excellence) at the “Nature Without Borders Film Festival”

  • Award Winner (Silver Award) at the “Milan Gold Awards”

  • Award Winner at the “Bloomington Indiana Film Festival”

  • Award Winner at the “Monza Film Fest”

  • Finalist at the “Lunigiana Cinema Festival”

  • Official Selection at the “Eco Frames, Cyprus-Canada Film Festival”

  • Official Selection at the “Ferrara Film Corto Festival”

  • Official Selection at the “SCINEMA International Science Film Festival”

  • Official Selection at the “British Columbia Environmental Film Festival”

  • Official Selection at the “Eco Frames, Cyprus-Canada Film Festival”

  • Official Selection at the “Green Film Festival of San Francisco”

  • Official Selection at the “Eugene Environmental Film Festival

  • Official Selection at the “Babul Eco Film Festival”

  • Official Selection at the “GEOFILMFESTIVAL”

  • Official Selection at the “International Migration & Environmental Film Festival”

  • Official Selection at the “S.O.F.A Film Festival”

  • Official Selection at the “Wildlife Conservation Film Festival”

  • Official Selection at the “Metropolis Film Festival”

  • Official Selection at the “Wolves Independent International Film Festival”

  • Nominee at the “MIFF Awards Milan Intl’ Film Festival Awards”

  • Nominee at the “Nature Now Film Festival”

Screening Events

Eco Frames, Cyprus-Canada Film Festival. Ayioi Omologites Cultural Workspace – 24th July 2023

Article from the Cyprus Mail

Article from Philenews

Cinema e Ambiente Film Festival. Avezzano – 16th June 2023

Geo Film Festival. Cittadella – 27th September 2023