Die Namib Wüste

The Festival

Since 2007, the idyllic town of Eckernförde on the Baltic coast hosts the International Wildlife Film Festival GREEN SCREEN each year in September. Meanwhile, it has grown to become the largest annual wildlife film festival in Europe.

In 2016, 17 100 visitors saw nearly one hundred spectacular nature related films and met with important representatives from commerce and politics as well as numerous international filmmakers, producers and many braodcasting commissioners.

GREEN SCREEN has established itself as an international meeting place for natural history filmmakers and offers a unique symbiosis to both professionals and public viewers: In a familiar and casual atmosphere, moviegoers can ask questions, give feedback and make suggestions to attending filmmakers. On the other hand, the filmmakers receive more than just audience ratings: here, they are able to experience the viewer's reactions to their productions first hand.

The five day festival programme includes numerous premieres at different venues as well as official opening festivities and a glamorous awards ceremony. Hundreds of productions are submitted each year and must convince both the pre-jury and the prize- jury in order to be nominated for one of the 16 awards categories and to win one of the coveted trophies made of Baltic sand from Eckernförde.

From the beginning, GREEN SCREEN is highly committed to supporting youth education. In 2016 alone, about 3 000 students watched various wildlife films and then took the opportunity to discuss with the filmmakers.

GREEN SCREEN has realised that the conservation of species in a healthy environment can only succeed if young people not only see the beauty of nature but also understand its growing endangerment.

Green Screen Festival 2017: Poster focuses on the main 2017 topic “Future of Our Oceans”

This year’s international Green Screen Festival Eckernfoerde has a new poster animal: a blue shark.

Green Screen has added a new category „Nordic Nature Film Award”

Exceptional documentaries on Baltic region subjects qualify for the Green Screen Nordic Nature Film Award.

TV Host Dirk Steffens To Become New Green Screen Festival Director

Hamburg based science journalist and TV host Dirk Steffens to become the new director of Green Screen International Wildlife Film Festival. Steffens (48) is widely known to German TV audiences through...

It was a Festival of Tears

Green Screen Management Draws Positive Balance – Seating Capacity and Venues are at their Limit - Kieler Nachrichten September 9. 2016