The core of the festival is the international film competition for the GREEN SCREEN Nature Film Awards. Industry experts from film, conservation and science serve on various juries to evaluate all films submitted for the competition. The winners take home generously endowed awards and gain attention in the nature film industry and beyond and are awarded with.

226 films from 57 countries are competing for the 2021 Green Screen Film Awards. The nominated films will be announced at the end of May. The Green Screen Film Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 11th 2021 at the Stadthalle Eckernförde and will also be available to watch online.

More info on film competition and film submission can be found here.

Award winners & nominations of past festivals can be found in review.

Awardees & Nominations

Best Film
Donator: Stadt Eckernförde
Endowment: 10.000 Euro

Alle nominierten Langfilme

sh:z Audience Award
Donator: Schleswig-Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag
Endowment: 2.500,- Euro

Die Moldau
Natur am Königssee
Die Reise der Pelikane

Best Independent Production
Donator: Stiftung Natur im Norden
Endowment: 2.500,- Euro

There Is A Place On Earth
Wurzeln des Überlebens

Donator: Stiftung Natur im Norden
Endowment: 2.500,- Euro

The Caretakers
Between the Trees
Wilde Heimkehrer

Best Marine Film
Donator: Waldemar Behn GmbH
Endowment: 1.000,- Euro

Ocean Super Predators
The Sharks of Hawaii
Perfect Planet: Oceans