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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
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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 even simply beautiful. That describes the 49 nominated films that will be shown to the public from 8 to 11 October 2019 in the Leo Cinema. 

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 3 main categories  – Documentaries, Short Films and Young Talents – and gives 3 Special Awards and 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 holders of the Freizeitticket Tirol (Tyrol Leisure Ticket)
€ 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.

Individual tickets for visiting a film block

€ 9.00 standard
€ 7.20 for holders of the Freizeitticket Tirol (Tyrol Leisure Ticket)
€ 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)

TICKETS

Available at

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

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.

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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, 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
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 especially 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

Tiroler Umweltanwaltschaft

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

Nika Šaravanja

Nika Šaravanja

FIlmmaker and winner INFF 2017

Nika Šaravanja is a Croatian documentary filmmaker and visual artist. After studies on the Zagreb School of Economy and Management in Zagreb, she spent many years traveling, 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 attending a British school in Milan, she graduated in Political Sciences, got her Masters in Screenwriting and Production and studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York and Los Angeles.

Andreas Baumgarten

Andreas Baumgarten

Biologist

born in 1962 in Vienna, he studied biology at the University of Vienna, finishing his PhD with a dissertation on soil microbiology. Apart from his work in the fields of soil analysis and management of plant nutrients as well as several national and international research projects, he is intensively working to raise the public soil awareness.

Heribert Insam

Heribert Insam

Microbiologist

born in Zell am See, is Full Professor of Microbiology and Head of the Department of Microbiology at the University of Innsbruck, where he also did his PhD in 1985. He has been working on soils for 30 years, ranging from basic to applied research. His current major research areas are environmental biotechnology, ranging from composting and anaerobic digestion to wastewater treatment.

Thomas Peham

Thomas Peham

Soil Expert

grown up on a farm in Zelking (Lower Austria), he passed a vocational ecological year at Arche Noah (Schiltern) and his conscientious objection service with Jugend Eine Welt at a Vocational Training Centre in Ghana (West Africa). Later he studied agriculture at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU), focusing on soil science – his master thesis dealed with soil microorganisms.

THE

PRIZES

3 categories and 3 Special Awards

I.N.F. FILM is giving 5 commendations in 3 categories and 3 Special Awards and this year once again expresses its sincere gratitude to the sponsors that make it possible to award the winning films with prizes totalling € 16,000.00.

GRAND PRIZE OF THE CITY OF INNSBRUCK
The cultural offer is diverse and varied in Innsbruck. Part of it is the I.N.F. FILM that found a great supporter with 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!

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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 underpreciated. Mostly, 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 the print and online media 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 as well as for the TT as it is for our youngsters with 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 “International Year of Soils 2015” proclaimed by the United Nations, the land as a resource remains an important issue. In close cooperation with the University of Innsbruck and the province of the Tyrol (Department Agricultural Education, hunting and fishing), donated by Fröschl, this special prize worth 2.000 € will again be awarded in 2019.
All films submitted to the I.N.F. FILM will in addition be assessed to the following priorities: function, use, consumption, threats and protection of soil, food security, soil biodiversity, soil ecology.

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VISIONS SPECIAL AWARD 2019

For the first time I.N.F. FILM awards the VISIONS SPECIAL AWARD amongst all films that have been submitted to the festvial in 2019. In awarding this prize the Jury pays attention to visionary ideas, solution finding and to creativity in trying to form a better future and a better world. With this award I.N.F. FILM wants to put filmmakers who give attention to visionary thoughts into the spotlight.

* Prizes 2019 are still under negotiation and will soon be fixed.

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