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I.N.F. FILM is the established 18th international Nature Film Competition on the subject of “Nature and rhe Environment”

8 – 11 October
Innsbruck, Tyrol
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I.N.F. FILM is the established international 18th nature film competition on the subject of “The Environment and Nature”

8 – 11 October
Innsbruck, Tyrol
Find out more

WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON HERE

Short or long, documentary or story, thought-provoking, factual, shocking, fascinating, reflective and just simply beautiful. This is the description of the 49 nominated films that will be shown to the public from 8 – 11 October 2019 in the LEOKINO. 

I.N.F. FILM is seen as the mother of the entire festival and is being held for the 18th time. This internationally renowned film competition is divided into three main categories  – Documentaries, Short Films and Young Talents – and three additional special awards culminating a prize total of 16,000 Euros.

TICKETS

Available at

Leokino, as well as online from 16.09.2019 at Ö-ticket and every Ö-Ticket partner.

Individual tickets for visiting a film block

€ 9.00 standard
€ 7.20 for of the Freizeitticket Tirol (Tyrol Leisure Ticket) holders
€ 6.00 for students, school pupils and apprentices and members of the Raiffeisen Club
€ 4.50 for TT club members and GEO subscribers

Day tickets

€ 14.00 standard
€ 11.20 for holders of the Tyrol Leisure Ticket
€ 9.80 for students, school pupils and apprentices and members of the Raiffeisen Club
€ 7.00 for TT Club members and GEO subscribers

Festival Pass

€ 35.00 (no discounts!)
€ 30.00 Advance booking price to 6 October (ticket office closure)

The Festival Pass is valid in the Leo Cinema from 8 to 11 October!

Other benefits

Holders of I.N.F. FILM tickets receive the following in the period from 4 to 11 October 2019:

@Nordkettenbahnen: 20% discount for the journey Innsbruck-Hafelekar-Innsbruck

@Tirol Panorama: Free entry for all visitors with a Festival Pass
(excluding Long Night of the Museums on 5 October 2019)

Reservations

Secure your seat!

Reservations for individual films are highly recommended and are only possible via the Leo Cinema (Tel. +43 512 560 470). Please collect your reserved tickets from the Leo Cinema ticket office 30 minutes before the start of the film at the latest. This also applies to holders of Festival Passes, day tickets and free tickets!

Seat tickets for free tickets, day passes and Festival Passes must be obtained from the Leo Cinema ticket office.

Single tickets for a block of films

€ 9.00 standard
€ 7.20 for Freizeitticket Tirol (Tyrol Leisure Ticket) holders
€ 6.00 for students, school pupils and apprentices and members of the Raiffeisen Club
€ 4.50 for TT club members and GEO subscribers

Day tickets

€ 14.00 standard
€ 11.20 for Tyrol Leisure Ticket holders
€ 9.80 for students, school pupils and apprentices and members of the Raiffeisen Club
€ 7.00 for TT club members and GEO subscribers

Festival pass

€ 35.00 (no concessions!)
€ 30.00 advance booking price until 6 October (ticket office closure)

The festival pass is valid in the LEOKINO between 8 – 11 October!

Other benefits

During the period between 4-11 October 2019, I.N.F. FILM ticket holders receive the following benefits:

@Nordkettenbahnen: 20% discount for the route Innsbruck-Hafelekar-Innsbruck

@Tirol Panorama: Free entry for all visitors with a festival pass
(excluding the Long Night of the Museums, 5 October 2019)

TICKETS

Available at

LEOKINO, as well as online from 16.09.2019 at Ö-ticket and every Ö-Ticket partner.

Reservations

Reserve your seat!

Reservations for individual films are highly recommended and are only possible via the LEOKINO (Tel. +43 512 560 470). Please collect your reserved tickets from the LEOKINO ticket office 30 minutes before the start of the film at the latest. This also applies to festival pass holders, day tickets and free tickets!

Seat tickets for free tickets, day passes and festival passes must be obtained from the LEOKINO ticket office.

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THE
FILMS

49 outstanding works
from 30 countries of origin

I.N.F. FILM is extremely proud of the 49 top films that have made it to the shortlist. Varied, exciting, shocking, evocative, brilliant, beautiful, visually stunning, moving – all these attributes and many more apply to these works and we are delighted to be able to offer this established festival as a platform to the filmmakers behind them so that they can show their films and help along the discussion on “Nature and the Environment” a little further.

VIEW THE NOMINEES

THE
FILMS

49 outstanding works
from 23 countries of origin

I.N.F. FILM is extremely proud of the 49 top films that have made it to the shortlist. Varied, exciting, shocking, evocative, brilliant, beautiful, visually stunning and moving – all these attributes and many more apply to these works and we are delighted to be able to offer this established festival as a platform to the filmmakers behind them, so that they can show their films and help along the discussion on “Nature and the Environment” fo that much further.

VIEW THE NOMINEES
It’s in the mix

Comparing artistic works such as films, each one a jewel in itself, evaluating them and in the end choosing the winners is an especially difficult task and requires particularly sensitive and attentive people. Here we present the high-calibre members of this year’s I.N.F. FILM jury.

THE

JURY

Johannes Kostenzer

Johannes Kostenzer

Tyrolean Environmental Obudsman

Johannes has a degree in biology and in 2001 he founded the Innsbruck Nature Film Days, since held annually. In 2013, the event was renamed the Innsbruck Nature Film Festival. Since then, the international competition for movies with a focus on nature and the environment has been growing and has developed into an international event in the capital of the Alps.

Nika Šaravanja

Nika Šaravanja

Filmmaker & Winner I.N.F. FILM 2017

Nika Šaravanja is a Croatian documentary filmmaker and visual artist. After studying at the Zagreb School of Economy and Management, she spent many years travelling, doing social work and collaborating and exhibiting with various artists and NGO’s.

Chiara Isabella Spagnoli Gabardi

Chiara Isabella Spagnoli Gabardi

Filmmaker, Journalist & Artist

Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi, is a film critic, culture and sustainability reporter and visual artist. After graduating in political sciences, she obtained her master´s degree in screenwriting and production at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York and Los Angeles.

Christoph Walder

Christoph Walder

Biologist & Filmmaker

Christoph Walder and some of his friends have together established the WWF Tyrol some 25 years ago and strongly influenced the natural conservation in Tyrol. The Biologist is an enthusiastic filmmaker producing documentary films since more than 15 years.

Uwe Agnes

Uwe Agnes

Editorial staff "FILM & TV KAMERA"

Uwe Agnes has studied photo engineering in Cologne and traveled the world as camera and production assistant. Later he co-founded “topas film”. Since 2015 he works as author for the magazine FILM & TV KAMERA and became part of the editorial staff in April 2018.

Eleonora Isunza del Pech

Eleonora Isunza del Pech

author, poducer, presenter & filmmaker

Eleonora started to work from 1988 at the Radio and Television Institute of Morelos as a writer, producer and presenter. In 2009, she co-founded Cinema Planeta, the International Festival of Environmental Films of Mexico. Her documentary THE BURNT SEA had an international impact in 2018.

Verena Saischek

Verena Saischek

Film and Media science

Verena Saischek was born in Tyrol and graduated in Film & Media Studies at the University of Vienna. Back in Innsbruck, she is currently finishing her culture management master’s thesis on environmental film festivals.

Lukas Ladner

Lukas Ladner

Filmmaker

Lukas Ladner was born in Innsbruck and studied directing at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf and finished his studies in 2017 with the short film “Treibgut”. Since then his films have already been shown at festivals in Europe and America. 

SPECIAL JURY FOR BEST FILM ON THE TOPIC OF SOIL 2019

Andreas Baumgarten

Andreas Baumgarten

Chairman of the Pedological Society Austria, Head of Department for Soil Health and Plant Nutrition at AGES (Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety), Vienna
Heribert Insam

Heribert Insam

Head of the Institute for Microbiology, University of Innsbruck
Maria Gomez-Brandón

Maria Gomez-Brandón

Senior Researcher for Microbiology, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Johannes Kostenzer

Johannes Kostenzer

Tyrolean Environmental Ombudsman, festival director of the INNSBRUCK NATURE FESTIVAL
Thomas Peham

Thomas Peham

Soil-Expert (“Soilist”) Government of Tyrol, Innsbruck

THE

PRIZES

Three categories and three Special Awards

I.N.F. FILM is awarding five commendations in three categories and three special awards and this year once again expresses its sincere gratitude to the sponsors who make it possible to award the winning films with prizes totalling € 16,000.00.

GRAND PRIZE OF THE CITY OF INNSBRUCK
In Innsbruck, the cultural programme is rich and diverse. Part of it is the I.N.F. FILM who found a great supporter in the City of Innsbruck. Therefore, in the categories Best Nature Documentary and Best Environmental Documentary, the “Grand Prizes of the City of Innsbruck” are awarded by the Mayor of Innsbruck himself!

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“GRAND PRIZE OF THE CITY OF INNSBRUCK
FOR THE BEST NATURE DOCUMENTARY”
Worth € 3.000

“GRAND PRIZE OF THE CITY OF INNSBRUCK
FOR THE BEST ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTARY”
Worth € 3.000

SHORT FILMS

In cinema, TV and at festivals, short films are very often underrated and underappreciated. Largely, after a short period of festival screenings, they end up on the internet and then vanish completely. We very much value this art form and therefore, nominate Short Films to help them take their rightful place on the big screen.

“Award for the best short documentary
Worth € 2.000

“Award for the best short fiction film
Worth € 2.000

TIROLER TAGESZEITUNG AWARD FOR YOUNG TALENTS

The Tiroler Tageszeitung is a print and online media platform with the strongest coverage in the federal state. To have them on board is very important for the I.N.F. FILM. To spread facts and to draw attention to issues is a concern both for the TT and for our youth and their films. The prize is generously provided by the Tiroler Tageszeitung.

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“TIROLER TAGESZEITUNG AWARD
FOR YOUNG TALENTS”
Worth € 1.000

SWAROVSKI OPTIK SPECIAL AWARD FOR “BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY“

Together with our partner Swarovski Optik, the I.N.F. FILM will award a prize worth € 2,200 for the best cinematographic performance among all films submitted to the I.N.F. FILM 2019.

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SPECIAL AWARD „BEST FILM ON THE TOPIC OF SOIL 2019“

Four years after the proclaimed “International Year of Soils 2015” by the United Nations, land as a resource remains an important issue. In close cooperation with the University of Innsbruck and the province of Tyrol (Department of Agricultural Education, Hunting and Fishing), donated by Fröschl, this special prize worth € 2,000 will once again be awarded in 2019.
In addition, all films submitted to the I.N.F. FILM will be assessed according to the following criteria: function, use, consumption, threats and protection of soil, food security, soil biodiversity and soil ecology.

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VISIONS SPECIAL AWARD 2019

For the first time, the VISIONS SPECIAL AWARD will be eligible to all films that have been submitted to the festival in 2019. In awarding this prize, the I.N.F. FILM Jury pays special attention to visionary ideas, solution finding and creativity in trying to form a better future and a better world. With this award, I.N.F. FILM wishes to shine a spotlight on filmmakers with exceptional vision.

* Prizes 2019 are still under negotiation and are to be confirmed.

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