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Environment and Ecology in Focus do not miss these great festivals calling with a theme. (Thanks and tribute to Rob Stewart's Sharkwater for his fantastic legacy and this poster)



VIDEO: On earth Day Pope Francis honored the planet Bono and Zuchhero sang

   Earth Day Live Starts at 9am ET TODAY @EARTHDAY.ORG In honor of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, Earth Day Network  and Earth Day Italia announce today in Rome, His Holiness Pope Francis celebrated Earth Day with a message to the global community. His message was one of hope for the planet. A few hours earlier, in honor of today being the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, world-renowned musical artists Zucchero “Sugar” Fornaciari and Bono sang “CANTA LA VI...

SiciliAmbiente film festival Calling for your green films

  April 30, 2020 Final Deadline SUBMIT NOW   The 12th annual SiciliAmbiente Film Festival will take place in July 2020: July 3 – 10, 2020. The aim of SiciliAmbiente Festival is to promote independent documentary cinema and to encourage creative exchange and networking among the directors. This Festival is organized and sponsored by Demetra Produzioni SAS and CANTIERE 7 Cultural Association, with the support of the City of San Vito Lo Capo and many other sponso...

BIFED2020 Open for entries!

Submissions are opened for the Competition Section of Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary! #BIFED2020 We started the preparations for the Bozcaada International Ecological Documentary Festival, which will be held for the seventh time in Bozcaada between October 7-11. BIFED, born in Bozcaada in order to create an independent space f...

2020 Matsalu Nature Film Festival calling

  REMINDER!   If uou haven´t submitted yet: there are only a few weeks left to submit your films to the 18th edition of MAFF | Matsalu Nature Film Festival! Read more and submit here:  SUBMISSION ENDS MAY 1  We are looking forward to seeing your films at MAFF 2020! Thank you for your interest and collaboration! Thank you if you already submitted! Stay safe! ????     Heli Tetlov Head of Programming   MAFF ...

The sixth editon of The Netherlands' main wildlife film festival is now open for entries!

Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam (WFFR) is the first and largest wildlife festival in The Netherlands. WFFR focuses on the screening of wildlife, environment, sustainability and conservation documentaries. The next edition will take place from 27 October - 1 November 2020.   The 2020 festival takes place in beautiful Rotterdam, The Netherlands and will feature some of the best wildlife films from all over the world. We will be screening all of our Official Selections in the hear...

COVID-19 update: The International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő is postponed to 11-13 September 2020

Dear Filmmakers, NEW DATE: 11-13 September 2020. International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő   Besause of the global health emergency the Festival has been cancelled to        11-13. September 2020. All of the Festival's programs will be held on this new date. However, every projects and processes of the Festival are still going on like the rating of the submitted films. We will notify every submitters with the selection results until 15 of...

Innsbruck Nature Film Festival calling till june 1st

INNSBRUCK NATURE FILM FESTIVAL 2020 Amidst the richness and magnificence of nature, the INNSBRUCK NATURE FILM FESTIVAL will take place for the 19th time between the 6-9th October 2020. The film programme will be decided in the next few weeks.           ...

Submit to the Green Screen 2020 fim competition

Only a few days left to enter your films in the GREEN SCREEN competition! Submit now: Noch nicht eingereicht? In ein paar Tagen endet die Einreichfrist! Filmanmeldung und Infos unter: ...

Heli Tetlov, Matsalu Nature Film Fest programmer invites your films to the festival

  Next edition (18th) will run from 16th to 20th September 2020 SUBMIT The Matsalu Nature Film Festival (MAFF) is an annual nature film event held in Estonia. It has been named after the nearby Matsalu National Park, which is one of largest bird sanctuaries in Europe. MAFF is organized by the Matsalu Nature Film Festival non-profit organization in cooperation with the Lääneranna municipal government. The festival promotes nature-oriented and sustainable ways of life and ...

Matsalu grand prix Award goes to Sharkwater Extinction

MAFF 2019 AWARDS   Grand Prix Sharkwater Extinction, USA Director Rob Stewart  JURY: This film has a clear and strong conservational message, showing emotional dedication and fearless approach of one particular outstanding person. It has been done in a very good investigational journalistic way, showing an example of a rare guerilla-style nature documentary and bringing the focus to the real picture of rude and greedy human behavior ruining the biodiversity...

Last chance to submit your work to New York WILD 2020

Final Deadline for Entries: September 30, 2019     Last chance to submit your w...

Award Winners of the 18th NaturVision filmfestival 2019

  Congratulations to the winners! German Conservation and Sustainability Film Award   A Plastic Surgery: Coca Cola's Hidden Secrets France 2018 – 53 min Author, Director: Sandrine Rigaud Camera: Mathias Denizo, Christophe Barreyre, Pierre Tailliez, Eric Nappi Production: Premières Lignes Télévision German Wildlife Film Award ...

One Earth young filmmakers 2019 Contest announces Winners

  By Lisa Biehle Files This year, the One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest drew a record 157 entries from as close as River Forest, Illinois, to as far away as Hawi, Hawaii, with film topics ranging from plastic pollution to E-waste to fast fashion. Exactly 100 of those entries competed for the top prize, a $1,000 scholarship at the college level (which includes grade 12 of high school). Students from age 8 to 25 were asked to cr...

Sharkwater Extinction, Inventing Tomorrow, The Biggest Little Farm selected Green Cinema at IFF Panama

    Cinema is Life and even more if it is green cinema! As part of its mission, IFF Panama seeks to emphasize the issues that are important to society, returning with the Green Program, which seeks to raise awareness about the environment and create a space for debate with the support of the Ministry of the Environ...

Wild & Scenic Film Festival offers close up views of the environment and amazing adventures Jan. 17-21

      Intriguing storytelling, magnificent cinematography and engaging activities take center stage at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Jan. 17 - 21 in the culturally rich Sierra foothill towns of Nevada City and Grass Valley.   During its 17th annual run, the environmental and adventure film festival will feature 150 award winning films, special guests, activist workshops, intimate chats, speaker panels, outdoor excursions, art shows, a gala and award ceremonies &...

Matsalu Nature Film Festival calling

The 17th MAFF | Matsalu Nature Film Festival will be held on September 18-22, 2019 in Lihula, Pärnu and Haapsalu, Estonia.   THE CALL FOR ENTRIES IS NOW OPEN!   We look forward to creative wildlife and environmental documentaries from all over the world!   SUBMISSON ENDS MAY 1st!   Read more and submit here:   For further information please do not hesitate to visit our website: or email us...

Join the WCFF for a private, ten day wildlife photography trip to Zikomo Lodge in Zambia. June 12-22, 2019 and one of my filmmakers, had a terrible experience dealing with the founder of this festival, but that trip looks great.  Join the WCFF for a private, ten day wildlife photography trip to Zikomo Lodge in Zambia. June 12-22, 2019 NSEFU Foundation & Zikomo LodgeWCFF Partner   WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP Interested in a wildlife photography trip to Africa? Join the WCFF, June 12-22, 2019 to Za...

Don't miss your opportunity to attend the 17th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

        Don't miss your opportunity to attend the 17th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival when it returns to Nevada City and Grass Valley January 17-21, 2019. One of the most inspiring environmental gatherings of its kind, Wi...

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“Make Your Own Legends” speaker series with a powerhouse panel of adventurers, activists and storytellers

    The Adventure Film Festival is grounded in powerful storytelling, showcasing the year’s most compelling films, art and activism. This year, they bring the people behind the work together in an event designed to spark action and empower creation. The panel, presented by Meridian Line &...

17th edition of the Innsbruck Nature Film FestivaL

2018 INFF - Festival   Welcome to the 17th edition of the Innsbruck Nature Film Festival, which takes place from October 09 to 12. 50 films on nature, environment and sustainability; numerous side events; the possibility of exchange between filmmakers and the audience; education and information. We wish you unforgettable experiences and inspiring encounters during this year's INFF: [details]   2018 INFF - Program  Fifty films will b...

Green Film Fest Wraps Up 8th Annual Environmental Film Festival

  San Francisco’s Green Film Fest 2018 ended with the hope-inspiring sneak-peek screening of The Condor and The Eagle, September 13, after hosting over a week of new environmental films from around the globe, expert panels, and audience discussions in theaters throughout the city.  Green Film Fest 2018 was an official Affiliate Event of the Global Climate Action Summit, and partnered with COAL + ICE exhibition, and Bay Area Now 8. Films were accompanied by panels and discuss...

BIFED 2018 Finalists

Finalists of BIFED2018  International Competition and GAIA Student Award   Pre selections for International Competition and Gaia Student Award for the 5th Edition of Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary that will take place between 10 - 14 October are over. Films from all over the globe made the selection very hard on the pre-selection committee watching all the 265 documentaries from 56 countries carefully. Finally...

2018 Green Film Network Award: and the winners are…

It was hard to choose among many beautiful documentary films and short films, selected by our festival members all over the world. Nevertheless, in the end we have the winners of Green Film Network Award 2018! And the winners are… Genesis 2.0 by Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev (Switzerland, 2018, 103’)   On the remote New Siberian Islands in the Arctic Ocean, hunters search for tusks of extinct mammoths. One day, they discover a s...


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