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20th Innsbruck Nature Film Festival

19 – 22 October 2021
Innsbruck, Tyrol

Winners 2021

20th Innsbruck Nature Film Festival 

19 – 22 October 2021
Innsbruck, Tyrol

Winners 2021

THE FILM FESTIVAL

Short or long, documentary or story, thought-provoking, factual, shocking, fascinating, or just simply beautiful: These words describe the films that we are happy to screen at Metropol Kino in Innsbruck in October 2021 – as a live festival, a real highlight during these Corona-times!

2021 the Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary and we are already looking forward to new fantastic films about nature, our environment and sustainablilty. It will take place in Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria from 19 – 22 October 2021. INFF is the key event of the INTERNATIONAL NATURE FESTIVAL.

TEASER 2021

Join the 20th anniversary edition!

October 19 to 22, 2021
Innsbruck, Tyrol, live at Metropol Kino

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THE FILMS 2021

CEPHALOPODS: CONQUEST OF THE SEAS

DÛR

DAS JAHR DES SCHNEELEOPARDEN

ORGIASTIC HYPER-PLASTIC

More Films
Five categories and four Special Awards

INFF is awarding commendations in five categories and four 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 € 18.000,-.

THE

PRIZES

GRAND PRIZE FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

Innsbruck is the capital of Tyrol and deeply committed to a careful approach to nature. In this respect, we are also very pleased in 2021 to have reliable partners in the City of Innsbruck and Innsbruck Tourismus, who will award the main prizes for the two categories Nature Documentary and Environmental Documentary.

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„GRAND PRIZE FOR THE BEST NATURE DOCUMENTARY”
worth € 3.000,-

„GRAND PRIZE FOR THE BEST ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTARY”
worth € 3.000,-

SHORT FILMS

We very much value this cinematic art form and therefore nominate short films to let them take their rightful place on the big screen.

„AWARD FOR THE BEST SHORT FILM
worth € 1.500,-

„AWARD FOR THE BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM
worth € 1.500,-

„YOUNG TALENTS AWARD” by TIROLER TAGESZEITUNG 

Our long-standing partner, the Tiroler Tageszeitung, has the strongest reach in the country as a print and online medium. With this award, it promotes young filmmakers who tell visual stories  – whether with a professional camera or a smart phone.

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„YOUNG TALENTS AWARD”
by TIROLER TAGESZEITUNG
worth € 1.000

The jury will award the following special prizes to selected films from the Short List:

NEW: „WILD WOMEN AWARD”

We celebrate women directors and/or cinematographers in the field of nature/environmental documentary with this new award.

„WILD WOMEN AWARD”
worth € 2.000,–

NEW: „PROTECT OUR PLANET AWARD”

The jury honors a creative cinematic realization in presenting visionary ideas and proposals for a more respectful treatment of our planet.

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„PROTECT OUR PLANET AWARD”
worth € 2.000,–
donated by UNIQA

CHRISTIAN BERGER CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD”

Dedicated to and personally selected by Christian Berger, Oscar nominated cameraman and producer (The White Ribbon, The Piano Teacher, By the Sea).

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„CHRISTIAN BERGER CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD”
Non-cash-prize worth € 1.400,-
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SPECIAL AWARD „BEST FILM ON THE TOPIC OF SOIL 2021“

A healthy soil is the basis of a healthy life –  for plants, humans and animals. This award, which is being presented for the sixth time this year, shall remind us of this.

SPECIAL AWARD „BEST FILM ON THE TOPIC OF SOIL 2021“
worth € 2.000,-
donated by Fröschl, province of Tyrol and University of Innsbruck

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THE
JURY

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 INFF jury.

JURY MEMBERS 2021

Johannes Kostenzer

Johannes Kostenzer

Tyrolean Environmental Obudsman, Festival director INFF & INF
Tom Synnatschke

Tom Synnatschke

Executive Producer NDR Naturfilm / Doclights GmbH, Hamburg
Andrea Walji

Andrea Walji

Head of Content & Production Waterbear Network, Amsterdam (NL)
Eleonora Isunza de Pech

Eleonora Isunza de Pech

Board Member GreenFilmNetwork, Founder Festival Cinema Planeta, Mexico City
Paula Iglesias Rodriguez

Paula Iglesias Rodriguez

Director „It‘s just Fish“ (Award Winner Short Film 2020)
Marta Gómez

Marta Gómez

Co-Juror with Paula Iglesias Rodriguez, Al Borde Films, Bilbao
Stephanie Pocklington

Stephanie Pocklington

Modeling Supervisor Animal Logic, Sydney (AUS)
Sean Lin

Sean Lin

Producer / Co-Founder Studio Birthplace, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) / Amsterdam (NL)
Yann Leroy

Yann Leroy

Composition Supervisor Fortiche Productions, Paris (F)
Juliette Gramaglia

Juliette Gramaglia

Editor (Chargée de Programme) Dept. Science, French-German public TV channel arte, Strasbourg (F)
Uwe H. Martin

Uwe H. Martin

Visual Storyteller, Hamburg (D) / USA
Lia Furxhi

Lia Furxhi

GreenFilmNetwork / Film Research/Programming Cinemambiente Film Festival, Torino (Italy)

SPECIAL JURY FOR BEST FILM ON THE TOPIC OF SOIL 2021

Thomas Peham

Thomas Peham

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

Heribert Insam

Head of the Institute for Microbiology, University of Innsbruck
Judith Ascher-Jenull

Judith Ascher-Jenull

Scientific Associate at the Institute of Microbiology / University of Innsbruck
Maria Gomez-Brandón

Maria Gomez-Brandón

Senior Researcher for Microbiology, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
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

SPECIAL JURY FOR CHRISTIAN BERGER CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD 2021

Christian Berger

Christian Berger

Director of photography, producer, director and professor, Oscar nomination for director of cinematography for DAS WEISSE BAND (2010), Vienna

„YOUNG TALENTS“-READERS VOTING TIROLER TAGESZEITUNG 2021

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