VONA: Inside Ecocide
Global Kick-off
@Cannes Marché du Film

Environmental Stories from the Frontline
The documentary project that sparks a global movement!

Solutions Shortlist


Biochar production and deployment to regenerate farmland.


Smart farming solution for sustainable and cost-effective agriculture in Ukraine.

KappaZeta Ltd.

AI-based analysis of satellite data to detect forest clearcuts.


Instant non-IP controlled physical network kill switch & segmentation.


Long-endurance, hydrogen drone mounted GPR against soil contamination and UXO


A contactless de-mining system where UAV-mounted modules identify, destroy through burning, and collect mine remains

From Frontline to Film: War Time Journalism and Filmmaking

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Our Ambassadors

Yevhenii Fedorenko

Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine for European Integration

Kaja Kallas

Prime minister of Estonia

Oleksandra Matviichuk

Ukrainian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Hackathon Program

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May 16, 2024 16:00

GRANDE FINALE: Pitching Solutions

Innovating for a Sustainable Future

Start-Ups and Companies

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May 16, 2024 15:00

Climate in Conflict

Understanding the Impact

Anna Ackerman

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May 16, 2024 13:00

From Frontline to Film

War Time Journalism and Filmmaking

Danylo Mokryk, Director / Journalist - Kyiv Independent
Nick Stuart, CEO - Nick Stuart Films
Yelyzaveta Strii - War Journalist / Director - Agence France Presse United 24 Media
Mstyslav Chernov - Director of 20 Days in Mariupol

Looking for Solutions
Under four Domains:


Development of scalable localized solutions to ensure clean water access in conflict zones, incorporating water testing, purification technologies


Targets the assessment and mitigation of soil toxicity through innovative technologies such as satellite imagery and machine learning. The goal is to create comprehensive datasets for evidence and action, facilitating the restoration of safe and fertile land.


This domain emphasizes the use of technology to accurately measure radiation levels and implement safety protocols, aiming to minimize health risks and environmental impacts associated with radiation.


Addresses the assessment and improvement of air quality in conflict zones, focusing on identifying sources of air pollution and implementing measures to reduce harmful emissions. It involves leveraging advanced monitoring technologies and developing innovative solutions to protect public health and the environment from the adverse effects of degraded air quality.

We are looking for companies who can adapt their solution to fit one of these challenges:

Map Environmental Damage

How can we accurately map and assess environmental destruction in conflict zones using integrated technologies such as satellite imagery and machine learning? 

Objective: This challenge focuses on analysing hard-to-reach areas while adhering to stringent international and environmental standards.

Restore Ecosystems

How can we develop methods to reverse environmental damage in conflict-affected areas, utilising scalable, sustainable technologies and nature-based solutions? 

Objective: This challenge targets reversing water and soil pollution, reviving biodiversity, and restoring wildlife habitats to ensure the ecosystem's health and sustainability.

Propel the Investigation

How can we enhance our methods and understanding to support the pursuit of justice for environmental damage due to conflicts? 

Objective: This involves refining assessment and documentation techniques to accurately attribute responsibility, consistent with international judicial standards.

Engage Global Audiences

How can we effectively leverage the film and communication sectors to raise global awareness about the impact of conflict and ecocide on the environment? 

Objective: This challenge aims to use innovative media strategies, unique messaging, non-traditional financing, and co-production partnerships to reach audiences unfamiliar with or desensitised to these issues.

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