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Welcome to the 19th international Nature Film Competition 

6 – 9 October 2020
Innsbruck, Tyrol

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Welcome to the 19th international Nature Film Competition 

6 – 9 October 2020
Innsbruck, Tyrol

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THE FILM FESTIVAL

Short or long, documentary or story, thought-provoking, factual, shocking, fascinating, reflective and just simply beautiful. This is the description of the films that will be shown to the public from 6 – 9 October 2020 in Innsbruck. 

INFF is an international nature film competition dealing with the topics nature, environment and sustainability. The 19th edition will take place in Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria from 6 – 9 october 2020. INFF is the key event of the INTERNATIONAL NATURE FESTIVAL.

Covid-19: We observe precisely the ongoing situation of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and we are in close contact with public authorities. The safety of our guests and visitors as well as our team, partners and volunteers takes highest priority!

TEASER 2020

Captured on celluloid: It’s all about nature.

Music: Moving Ahead by Peter McIsaac Music
Produced by: www.bunnybeachfilm.com for INFF

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NOMINATED
FILMS

FISH FOR LIFE

ON THIN ICE – AUF DÜNNEM EIS

RES CREATA – HUMANS AND OTHER ANIMALS

MINI LANDSCAPES 2

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TICKETS

Get your ticket

Cinema tickets are available for € 4 (one film/film block) online and for € 6 (one film/film block) or € 10 (day-pass) at the METROPOL KINO Innsbruck at the box office.

Discount for the day pass buying it at the box office: 20% for Club Raiffeisen, 20% for Freizeitticket, 50% for Club TT, 50% for GEO Abo (providing a proof).

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.

Three categories and three Special Awards

INFF 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 € 15,000.00.

THE

PRIZES

GRAND PRIZE OF THE CITY OF INNSBRUCK
In Innsbruck, the cultural programme is rich and diverse. Part of it is the INFF 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 film
Worth € 2.000

“Award for the best animation short film
Worth € 1.000

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 INFF. 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

CHRISTIAN BERGER CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD

Dedicated to and well-chosen from Christian Berger, Oscar nominated cameraman and producer, selected INFF 2020 films have the possibility to be awarded with this cinematographic performance prize worth € 2,000.

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SPECIAL AWARD „BEST FILM ON THE TOPIC OF SOIL 2020“

Five 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 2020.
In addition, all films submitted to the INFF 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 2020

The VISIONS SPECIAL AWARD will be eligible to all films that have been submitted to the festival in 2020. In awarding this prize, worth € 1,000, the INFF 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, INFF wishes to shine a spotlight on filmmakers with exceptional vision.

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.

Johannes Kostenzer

Johannes Kostenzer

Tyrolean Environmental Ombudsman, INFF & INF festival director, Innsbruck
Adele Kohout

Adele Kohout

Deputy managing director of DOK.fest München, Munich
Katja Trippel

Katja Trippel

Journalist and author, editorial board of “360° GEO Reportage” (arte), Berlin
Pedro Piñeiro Fuente

Pedro Piñeiro Fuente

Producer and director of Ecozine – Festival Internacional de Cine y Medio Ambiente, Zaragoza
Katja Becker

Katja Becker

Environmental filmmaker and activist, Lüneburg
Nuno Escudeiro

Nuno Escudeiro

Author and documentary filmmaker, Zelig Filmschool, Tomar

SPECIAL JURY FOR BEST FILM ON THE TOPIC OF SOIL 2020

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
Judith Ascher-Jenull

Judith Ascher-Jenull

Scientific researcher at the Institute of Microbiology, University of Innsbruck
Johannes Kostenzer

Johannes Kostenzer

Tyrolean Environmental Ombudsman, INFF & INF festival director, Innsbruck
Thomas Peham

Thomas Peham

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

SPECIAL JURY FOR CHRISTIAN BERGER CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD 2020

Christian Berger

Christian Berger

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

Judith Benedikt

Director of Photography, director and art historian, Lienz

SPECIAL JURY FOR THE BEST FILM ON THE TOPIC OF VISION 2020

„YOUNG TALENTS“-PUBLIKUMSVOTING TIROLER TAGESZEITUNG 2020

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