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Green Screen 2020



GREEN ICE CAMERA project presentation




A special Green Ice Camera award will be given at Northern Character: Green Screen festival for the first time to the best film made in an environmentally sustainable manner and respect for social, cultural and environmental issues.The award is given by the Green Ice Camera project partners, filmmakers from Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway. The project is supported by the Kolarctic CBC (EU, Finland, Norway, Russia, Sweden) programme and the Norwegian Barents Secretariat.

The media industry is growing rapidly and so does its carbon footprint. More and more productions are drawn to the high north to capture the beauty of these environments and document visible effects of climate change. How can we sustain this growing interest without compromising the health of vulnerable northern ecosystems and communities?

By introducing the Green Ice Camera award, we are hoping to inspire more film-makers to plan their productions in a sustainable way. To make it easier, we are launching the Green Ice Camera guide providing media producers who work in the Barents region with information and resources adapted to the environmental, social and cultural conditions of the region.

To compete in this category, please register your company on the Green Ice Camera platform and submit an evaluation of your film that has been selected for the Green Screen festival program.

In this evaluation you will need to provide some information about your production process in relation to carbon footprint and waste, social and environmental considerations and cultural sensitivity. Not all the questions might be applicable to your production.

The platform is in English and it is now available in beta-version. By registering your project, you are helping us develop free production tools and increase collaboration across the counties of the Barents region. We are happy to provide you support in registering your film on the platform. For Russian and English language support, contact Marina Borovaya by sending an email to with the subject line: GIC support.


Project organizers: 

Antti Haase (b. 1972) grew up in the neighborhood of Santa Claus in Rovaniemi, right on the Arctic Circle. In the late 1990s, he studied and worked in Australian film industry and received Film Australia Documentary Award for his AFTRS graduation documentary Clown Doctors (2000). After migrating back to Finland Antti has directed several documentary films set in Lapland. He has also explored the possibilities of documentary in interactive art form with Portrait of Elli (2009), which won the Main Prize at Luleå International Art Biennial. Monsterman (2014), a film about the Finnish heavy metal band Lordi, won the Main Prize for documentary films at Austin Film Festival and the Finnish State Quality Award. The film was in the top 10 of Finnish films with the most international festival screenings in 2016. The Illuminators (2017) is a family story about Antti’s grandfather Gunnar Haase, who became “the father of light” to Lapland after introducing electricity to the region. Antti lives with his family in an old frontier man’s house on the riverbank of Tornio river.

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Marina Borovaya is a producer and project coordinator at Ice-9, a Tromsø based arts and media organisation. She also works as a freelance consultant for creative and tech industries. Marina has a Master’s in Business Creation and Entrepreneurship and holds a BA in Journalism from University of Wroclaw (Poland) and Volda University College (Norway).

Tamara Sushko - The founder of  WEBBON, was born in Siberia. Graduated as film Director from the Institute of Culture in Russia. She also completed a course ‘The creation of documentary films’ at the LTU University of Sweden. Webbon has been working in the field of media production in the North of Sweden 11 years. During this time Webbon created 7 documentary films, whose main characters are people in difficult living conditions, films about ecology and history.For four years, from 2016 to 2020, Webbon has coordinated the Swedish participation at the film festival Northern character in Murmansk, Arctic open in Arkhangelsk, which is an official meeting platform for the film industry in the Barents region. Has coordinated a project in the framework of cooperation with Swedish Institute.Swedish Institute "Creative Force".


Svetlana Soldatova is an organizer of cultural and media projects. For many years, the global television company TV-21 (Murmansk). Creator and inspirer of the Northern Character International Film Festival and its environmental project in Norway and Russia "Northern Character: Green Screen". Together with his associates, he organizes rock festivals, concerts, exhibitions and multi-element cultural projects in the Murmansk region. Films documentaries and helps Russian and foreign filmmakers navigate the Kola Peninsula.

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