Croazia: Speleological Film Festival No.2
Speleological Film Festival No.2 – First announcement
Dear Caving Enthusiasts,
It is our great pleasure to announce the Speleological Film Festival No. 2, organised by the Speleological Section of the Mountaineering Association “Dubovac” from Karlovac, Croatia. This year the festival is going to take place on September 29th. The idea of a speleological film festival was born in September 2011 when we were asked to present our work in a Non Governmental Organisations Fair in our hometown. We believe the best way of introducing the underground world to the people not familiar with it is by taking them there to experience for themselves the excitement of discovery of new places and species never seen by men before. This used to be a privilege of a small number of skillful and specially trained people, but nowadays thanks to a growing number of caving enthusiasts and even professionals showing interest in film making as well as developments in recording equipment, the world of amazing underground spaces is accessible nearly to everyone. During the Speleological Film Festival No. 1 cavers and non-cavers alike could feel the pain of squeezing through narrow cracks in the rocks, tiredness after hours of climbing, perhaps tiny little bit of fear while diving in underground lakes and finally, best of all, the delight of the discovery that the cave “goes on”!
This year we would like to show our work to even greater number of people and in particular to join efforts with our caving friends and colleagues from other countries in hope that this festival will become traditional and a place to share our experiences and perhaps start new collaborations.
We will send you more information (festival details, accommodation, meals…) in the second announcement in July.
For all questions and suggestions you might have, please feel free to contact the project leader Damir Basara, mob: +385 (0)98 890685, e-mail: email@example.com
We thank you in advance for your understanding and support.