WE ARE THE
INNSBRUCK NATURE FESTIVAL
INNSBRUCK NATURE FESTIVAL
The festival is supported mainly by people with a wealth of big and small ideas. It started back in 2001 with Johannes Kostenzer’s Innsbruck Nature Film Days, followed in 2013 by the Innsbruck Nature Film Festival, culminating in 2018 in the INNSBRUCK NATURE FESTIVAL.
Over the years, a number of people have gathered around Johannes and today as a team they manage a festival like no other. The idea is that film is both a perfect and central medium but not the only medium for making people aware of the environment and nature. So “modules” such as ART, GUSTO, MARKET and SENSES have been and will continue to be developed to reach even more people. The strategy of putting the focus on nature, the environment, regionality and good living during one week in the city of Innsbruck is, in any event, defined until 2021. Here cooperation between like-minded people and major cultural institutions is important to long-term success.
To this end, the VEREIN NATURE FESTIVAL (Nature Festival Association) has now been set up to organise the festival from this year on and to secure its future growth. Head Thilo Bohatsch shares with Johannes the idea of making a major contribution to the future. This experienced event manager, tourism and company consultant is aware of the noble task of generating great attention and securing sound funding in a sensitive area.
The non-profit NATURE FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION founded in 2019 is the organiser and manages the organisation, funding and running of the INNSBRUCK NATURE FESTIVAL. It intends to achieve greater appeal and to actively contribute to ensuring that this unique festival will continue to grow.
The I.N.F. organisation committee consists of experts from the fields of film production, film festival management, nature films, the protection of nature and the environment, event and campaign management, public relations and social media expertise and is supplemented by two trainees and many voluntary helpers during the busy implementation phase.
Johannes Kostenzer, the State Environmental Ombudsman, monitors the quality criteria in all areas and contributes his expertise and many years of experience.
…the pulsating heart of the Alps.
After work, a quick round on your mountain bike up to alpine huts. Before the sun sets, taking a deep breath and then refreshing yourself by diving into one in one of the natural lakes in the surroundings of Innsbruck. One minute you hear cow bells and the next you find yourself sitting in one of the street cafes in the medieval old town of Innsbruck and meet friends. Down in the valley, a vibrant shopping and university city and up in the mountains – solitude at 2,000 meters of altitude. That’s what we call quality of life!
For more details about Innsbruck – home of the Innsbruck Nature Festival FILM – please visit www.innsbruck.info