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**A FILM FESTIVAL FOR THE CLIMATE CHANGE**

Denmark is the frontrunner in tackling climate change. As for any other topics, we believe the film industry must also take its part. That is why five years ago, we founded Polar Bear International Film Festival (PBIFF), which, as far as we know, is the first film festival in the world that is solely centered on the subject of climate change.
Our mission is to bring the public closer to the subject through documentaries, fiction, and animated films. (we received over 1800 films from over 100 countries in 2021.) The festival crosses genre and country borders but also generations to illuminate the greatest challenge of our time.
This year in cooperation with the schools in Copenhagen, we also added a category for children/adolescents, where they will have the opportunity to comment on the films in a subsequent debate around the subject. We are hoping children/adolescents worldwide are able to participate in our festival to engage and discuss the subject more and to have a broader perspective on this matter.
In addition to the main program about climate change, climate activist politicians, artists, and poets are invited to contribute to the PBIFF in 2022. It will be talks and discussions, and that in itself becomes a springboard for further discussions and sharing the ideas.

The festival’s primary purpose is thus to establish Copenhagen as a center for international art that is oriented around the environment and climate change.

2022 ORGANIZERS

AZAD KAMALIFAR

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

RAOUF AGHAEI- SASAN

FESTIVAL ART DIRECTOR

SADHIA MENGAL

FESTIVAL MODERATOR

FESTIVAL MEMBER

FESTIVAL MEMBER

BEHROUZ MOHAMMADI

FESTIVAL COORDINATOR


2021 ORGANIZERS

AZAD KAMALIFAR

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

RAOUF AGHAEI- SASAN

FESTIVAL ART DIRECTOR

SADHIA MENGAL

FESTIVAL MODERATOR

FESTIVAL SECRETARY

PIROUZ SHAMEKH

FESTIVAL MODERATOR

BEHROUZ MOHAMMADI

FESTIVAL COORDINATOR

NAWAR EL-HAJ

FESTIVAL CAMERAMAN

ARSALAN CHALABI

FESTIVAL SUPPORTER


2020 ORGANIZERS

AZAD KAMALIFAR

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

RAOUF AGHAEI-SASAN

FESTIVAL ART DIRECTOR

LUQMAN GHASEMI

FESTIVAL TECHNICAL SUPPORTER

BEHROUZ MOHAMMADI

FESTIVAL COORDINATOR

SADHIA MENGAL

FESTIVAL MODERATOR

PIROUZ SHAMEKH

FESTIVAL MODERATOR

ARSALAN CHALABI

FESTIVAL SUPPORTER

MAGNUS VELJESKOV

FESTIVAL CAMERAMAN


2019 ORGANIZERS

AZAD KAMALIFAR

Festival Director

LUQMAN QASEMI

FESTIVAL TECHNICAL SUPPORT

BEHROUZ MOHAMMADI

FESTIVAL COORDINATOR

SOFIA STÆRMISE HARDT

FESTIVAL MODERATOR

FLORA MAHMMODI

FESTIVAL SUPPORTER

ALI DAVARE

FESTIVAL SUPPORTER

MAGNUS VELJESKOV

FESTIVAL CAMERAMAN

ARYAN KAMALIFAR

FESTIVAL SUPPORTER

ERSHAD RASOLI

FESTIVAL SUPPORTER

DARYAN KAMALIFAR

FESTIVAL SUPPORTER

ARSALAN CHALABI

FESTIVAL SUPPORTER

NAWAR EL-HAJ

FESTIVAL SUPPORTER

SADEGH MOLODI

FESTIVAL SUPPORTER

AHMAD QASEMI

FESTIVAL SUPPORTER