Innsbruck Nature Film Festival, the International Film Competition on Nature and Environment, has opened the call for entries for 2016.
As an international nature film competition, the Festival offers motivated filmmakers a platform for presenting their latest work. The call is open for documentary and short films produced in 2014 or later, which deal with the topic of nature and/or environment, with a special category dedicated to young filmmakers.
This year the Innsbruck Nature Film Festival will award prizes worth more than 18,000 Euro in a total of six different competition categories.
Four film festival days with film presentations and a high-quality side program — from 18th to 21st October 2016 — are the framework for an on-topic, ecological, and artistic discourse at the Innsbruck Leokino Cinema in Austria.
The Innsbruck Nature Film Festival is presented by the Tiroler Umweltanwaltschaft [Environmental Ombuds Office Tirol]. Since 2001 Landesumweltanwalt Johannes Kostenzer [Environmental Ombudsman] has organized the Innsbruck Nature Film Days – a cinema event lasting several days, which has become established as one of the fixed points in the event calendar of the City of Innsbruck. One of the central tasks and integral part of modern nature conservation work is to make people aware of special attractions and phenomena in nature, of its beauty and diversity.
In 2013, the Film Festival was developed to become more supraregional, international and open for participation: from Film Days to Film Festival. From theme films to International Film Competition.
The Tiroler Umweltanwaltschaft has continuously co-operated with the Innsbruck Leokino Cinema not least because the film medium is uniquely suitable for appealing to the spectators’ emotional side – an extremely important aspect in nature conservation. Additionally, the spectators’ perspective is to be sensitized, and their increased awareness should generate more interest for preserving nature.