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23rd Innsbruck Nature Film Festival

6th – 10th November 2024
Metropol Cinema, Innsbruck, Tyrol

Winners 2023

THE FILM FESTIVAL

INNSBRUCK NATURE FILM FESTIVAL (INFF) is THE film festival with focus on nature and the environment in Austria. In 2023, the INFF will take place for the 22nd time.

The INFF hosts an international film competition and became important cultural event in the Tyrol and the city of Innsbruck.

In addition to the high-quality cinematic art aspect, it simultaneously raises important aspects on the topics of nature, ecology and sustainability to an international stage.

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.  In the spirit of multilateral cultural exchange, the Innsbruck Nature Film Festival cooperates with IUCN CEC (Commission on Education and Communication), the Alpine Convention and the Green Film Network.

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TICKETS

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Single ticket for a film session 9,-

Festival pass 49 ,-

Book and pay online at www.metropol-kino.at

Reductions: 50% for Club TT, GEO & Ö1 Clubmitglieder on

normal price

Young people under the age of 15 free, teens and pupils older

than 15, students, unemployed persons, customers of the Spar-

kasse upon presentation of the IDcardsingle ticket for a film

session € 7,-

 

Only a few minutes walk from the METROPOL cinema there stop

almost all IVB lines: At the Innrain terminal, at Marktplatz, at Marktgraben and in Museumstraße.

Innsbruck Ticket

 

Valid as part of the Innsbruck Nature Film Festival 60 minutes before and after the event. The general terms and conditions of carriage and fare regulations of the Innsbrucker Verkehrsbetriebe und Stubaitalbahn GmbH apply. Valid in Innsbruck (core zone), except “The Sightseer”.

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 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,-

„GRAND PRIZE FOR THE BEST MID-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY”
worth € 2.000,-

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:

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,–

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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 € 2.770,-
Swarovski Optik Pure NL binoculars

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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„BEST SHORTFILM FOR KIDS 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 filmmakers who tell visual stories for young people – whether with a professional camera or a smart phone.

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

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 2023

Felicitas Schwarz

Felicitas Schwarz

TV Editor Department Wissen, arte
Rickey Welch

Rickey Welch

Director of Production at WaterBear Network
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)
Birgit Skulski

Birgit Skulski

TV Editor at ORF Universum
Ruskin Hartley

Ruskin Hartley

Conservationist & Executive Director Dark Sky International
Max Bale

Max Bale

Head of RFI Planète Radio, Radio France International
Stefanie Pontasch

Stefanie Pontasch

Biologist
Ivana Jovčić

Ivana Jovčić

Green Fest Festival, Executive director Environment Improvement Center Belgrad
Yaz Ellis

Yaz Ellis

Wildlife Filmmaker and Cinematographer
Victor Santos

Victor Santos

Sustainability Officer European Film Academy
Patrick Centurioni

Patrick Centurioni

Wildlife Filmmaker & Cinematographer

SPECIAL JURY FOR BEST FILM ON THE TOPIC OF SOIL 2023

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 2023

Christian Berger

Christian Berger

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

„BEST SHORTFILM FOR KIDS“-Audience voting TIROLER TAGESZEITUNG 2023

SELECTION JURY 2023

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fltr: Manuel Stabentheiner (Naturführer), Manon Megens (INFF), Silvia Prock (Universität Innsbruck), Verena Doskar (WWF), Christina Schmölzer (Ferrarischule), Carsten Loeb (natopia), Ana Valero (WET), Andreas Hudler (INFF), Elisabeth Stark (INFF), Alexander Kröll (Innsbruck Marketing), Manuela Mariacher (Tiroler Umweltanwaltschaft), Julia Ecker (INFF), Katja Trippel (INFF), Daniel Labach (Land Tirol), Nina Feistmantl (INFF), Christian Anich (Tiroler Landesmuseen), Ramona Steixner (Naturführerin), Markus Knitel (OeAV), Juliane Mayer (Universität Innsbruck), Johannes Kostenzer (INFF) (not on the photo: Amber Catford (INFF), Andreas Jedinger (natopia), Eva Müller (Universität Innsbruck),  Andre Costa (Filmmaker), Nina Genböck (genböck PR)

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