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21st Innsbruck Nature Film Festival

15 – 18 October 2022
Innsbruck, Tyrol

Nominees 2022

21st Innsbruck Nature Film Festival 

15 – 18 October 2022
Innsbruck, Tyrol

Nominees 2022

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 2022!

2022 the Festival will mark the 21st editon of INFF 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 15 – 18 October 2022.

As an environmental film festival in the middle of the Alps, the INFF pays special attention to European networking and values in the sense of the European Green Deal. It sees itself as a European platform for the exchange of filmmakers, production companies and broadcasters from all over the world and has been acknowlegded by IUCN CEC (Commission on Education and Communication) in 2022.

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THE FILMS 2022

DEVIL PUT THE COAL IN THE GROUND

WOLVERINE – ONE TOUGH MOTHER

THE RECYCLING MYTH

THE VELVET QUEEN

Nominated films 2022

TICKETS

Get your ticket

Tickets for a film session are available for € 6.
To book and pay online please visit www.metropol-kino.at

Reduction: 50% for Club TT, GEO | 20% for Freizeitticket, Sparkasse clients

Please check possible COVID-19 measures to enter the cinema on www.metropol-kino.at/corona

We are looking forward to your visit and wish you a safe journey. If possible please use the varied offers of public transport to support the goals of sustainability the festival is trying to implement.

Four categories and five Special Awards

INFF is awarding commendations in four categories and six 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 2022 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,-
sponsored by IVB

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

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,–

CHRISTIAN BERGER CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD”

Personally selected by Christian Berger, Academy-Award nominated cameraman and producer.

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„CHRISTIAN BERGER CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD”
Non-cash-prize worth € 1.500,-
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SPECIAL AWARD „BEST FILM ON THE TOPIC OF SOIL 2022“

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 2022“
worth € 2.000,-
donated by Fröschl, province of Tyrol and University of Innsbruck

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„YOUNG TALENTS SHORT FILM 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 up to the age 0f 26 who tell visual stories  – whether with a professional camera or a smart phone.

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„YOUNG TALENTS SHORT FILM AWARD”
by TIROLER TAGESZEITUNG
worth € 1.000

NEW: „BEST FILM ON THE TOPIC OF AGRICULTURAL BIODIVERSITY“

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BEST FILM ON THE TOPIC OF AGRICULTURAL BIODIVERSITY“
worth € 2.000

“GREEN FILM NETWORK AWARD”

The Green Film Network (GFN) is an international organization of the major annual film festivals that focus on environmental issues.

In 2022 GFN will award outstanding cinematic works for the 8th time. The awards honour the most inspiring and impactful environmental films of the past year, exploring critical issues such as climate, food, energy, wildlife, and oceans. The winners will be screened for the public during the 2022 INFF edition.

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 and last year’s INFF jurys.

AWARD JURY 2022

Benedikt Narodoslawsky

Benedikt Narodoslawsky

Head environment department „Falter“, Vienna (AT)
Lisa Eder

Lisa Eder

Director & producer, "Der wilde Wald", INFF Wild Women Award 2021, Munich (D)
Johannes Kostenzer

Johannes Kostenzer

Tyrolean Environmental Obudsman, Festival director INFF, Innsbruck (AT)
Diana Garlytska

Diana Garlytska

IUCN Commission on Education and Communication, Regional Vice Chair Western Europe, Vilnius (LTU)
Juliette Gramaglia

Juliette Gramaglia

Editor (Chargée de Programme) Dept. Science, French-German public TV channel arte, Strasbourg (F)
Wolfgang Knöpfler

Wolfgang Knöpfler

Executive Producer TERRA MATER Studios GmbH, Wien (AT)
Roos van de Weerd

Roos van de Weerd

Patagonia Event & Content Marketing Manager, Amsterdam (NL)
Birgit Grossmann

Birgit Grossmann

Patagonia Enviro & Marketing Manager D & AT, München (D)
Lia Furxhi

Lia Furxhi

Cinemabiente Film Festival / GreenFilmNetwork, Torino (I)
Tomfoolery

Tomfoolery

Poet, Filmmaker, Content Creator, London (UK)

SPECIAL JURY FOR BEST FILM ON THE TOPIC OF SOIL 2022

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 2022

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 2022

SELECTION JURY 2022

Ann-Kristin Winkler

Ann-Kristin Winkler

WWF, Alpine Policy Officer, Innsbruck (AT)
Jakob Winkler

Jakob Winkler

Atelier für Zeitreisen, Illustrator, Innsbruck (AT)
Judith Ascher-Jenull

Judith Ascher-Jenull

University of Innsbruck, Senior-Scientist Microbiology, Innsbruck (AT)
Markus Knitel

Markus Knitel

Austrian Alpine Club, IKT & digitalization, Innsbruck (AT)
Andreas Jedinger

Andreas Jedinger

Verein Natopia, CEO, Rum (AT)
Christian Quendler

Christian Quendler

University of Innsbruck, Department of American Studies, Chair & Film Studies, Innsbruck (AT)
Fabian Oswald

Fabian Oswald

University of Innsbruck, editorial staff & media services, Innsbruck (AT)
Bernhard Holzhammer

Bernhard Holzhammer

Eutopiafilm, CEO & Executive Producer, Innsbruck (AT)
Alexander Knapp

Alexander Knapp

University of Innsbruck, Transferstelle Wissenschaft Wirtschaft Gesellschaft, Innsbruck (AT)
Jean Bernard Herzog

Jean Bernard Herzog

Fridays For Future Innsbruck, Innsbruck (AT)

AWARD JURY 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)
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