Director Biography – Cristiana BONTEMPS (ARTIC ENCOUNTERS)

Cristiana Bontemps is a creator of documentaries and short films about nature and underwater environments. Cristiana shares her love of nature, wild animals, and unspoiled landscapes through her movies, and uses her art to raise awareness of the need to protect the natural wonders of the world.
Several of Cristiana’s films have been showcased at festivals, and she has collected an array of awards.
Cristiana discovered the Arctic during a 2014 trip. Captivated by her first sights of the majestic polar bears, she embarked on a personal mission to better understand these remarkable animals and their fragile environment.
Between 2014 and 2019, she participated in more than ten journeys to the Arctic and captured hundreds of hours of rushes, which in itself testifies to the urgency to protect this magnificent world. Her efforts and observations ultimately gave birth to the film “Arctic Encounters.”

Director Statement

My goal in life is to shares my love of nature, wild animals, and unspoiled landscapes through my movies, and to raise awareness of the need to protect all of those natural wonders.

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