Moving Baltic Sea

During this environmental and film festival, Moviemiento and its partners travelled with the Lovis, a traditional sailboat from Rostock, via Gdansk, Kaliningrad, Riga and Narva-Jõesuu up to St. Petersburg. The idea was to foster discussion, especially amongst young people, about the Baltic Sea as a geographical, cultural, and ecological space.
The international partners organized the festival events in the seaports, afterwards setting sail to next city. Each event lasted several days, with a total of over 10,000 visitors. In two months, 120 sailers covered a total distance of 2,342 nautical miles on the Baltic Sea and got to know the intense life on a ship.

The Film Programmes

Stories from the Seaside and Colors of Green

Moviemiento took two short film programmes on tour, each with animated films, documentaries, fictional films, and music videos. Colors of Green was full of impressive environmental topics, and Stories from the Seaside was a collection of films from the Baltic states dealing with the topic water.

Moviemiento thoroughly documented the entire journey and produced a new video for presentation at each stop, thus taking the audience on a cinematic journey.

The Festivals

Four Days of Events

Aside from film presentations there were over 100 different events like concerts, 48-hour film contests, performances, and workshops. The results of the writing, comic, graffiti, and photography workshops were subsequently published in the magazine Plotki – Stories from the Seaside. Panel discussions were also organized in each country, bringing together young activists, experts and political decision-makers. All events were free of charge and many times Open Air.




(Photos: Nadja Bülow)

Moving Baltic Sea Film

Short documentary of the project (4min).

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Moving Baltic Sea


2008, 2 months, Germany, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Russia


A film and environmental festival traveling by sailboat

  • Moviemiento (Germany)

  • Plotki (Germany)

  • Ökohaus e.V. Rostock (Germany)

  • f.i.s.h.-festival (Germany)

  • Centrum Informacji i Edukacji Ekologicznej w Gdańsku (Poland)

  • Kulturalny Kolektyw (Poland)

  • Ecodefense! (Russia)

  • The Guide (Russia)

  • Museum of the World Ocean (Russia)

  • Foundation for Environmental education (Latvia)

  • 2ANNAS (Latvia)

  • Kinobuss (Estonia)

  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia)

  • Center for Applied Ecology (Estonia)

  • Keep Saint-Petersburg Tidy (Russia)

  • Deutsch-Russischer Austausch (Russia)

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