Special Events

Eckernfoerde talks

Tue, Sep 11th 2018 Stadthalle Eckernförde

DOORS OPEN: 6:30 pm

BEGINNING: 7:00 pm


This year’s Eckernfoerde Talks revolve around the festival focus question: “Extinction of Species – Do we destroy the basis of our existence?”.

“We witness the largest extinction of species since the disappearance of the dinosaurs”, says festival director Dirk Steffens. “The loss of biodiversity is possibly the biggest challenge to humanity in this century. As an important wildlife and nature festival, GREEN SCREEN has a responsibility to make as many people as possible aware of this matter.”

The Eckernfoerde Talks feature film footages and offer a forum for discussions. Members of the panel are: Professor Dr. Volker Mosbrugger, director general of Sneckenberg research institute in Frankfurt, Detlef Hack, organic farmer at Demeter farm “Lämmerhof” in Panten/Manhagen, science journalist and tv anchorman Dirk Steffens as well as a political and agricultural representative.





Wednesday, September 12th 2018, Stadthalle Eckernförde

DOORS OPEN: 7:30 pm

BEGINNING: 8:00 pm

ENTRANCE FEE: 20 € (incl. Snacks and Beverage)

This event will be simultanously translated into English. Headsets are available at the entrance. 

GREEN SCREEN is not least a celebration of the makers of the festival’s film productions. Filmmakers face extreme conditions and adventures in order to bring us fascinating stories and images as is evident in this year’s opening film:


In the far north of Canada lies one of the most inhospitable regions of the world. Few animals have survived here year-round: Ellesmere Island. Filmmakers Oliver Goetzl, Ivo Nörenberg and Alain Lusignan go on several trips to capture unique footage of these rare animals and their family lives on the island near the North Pole.

Film music composer Oliver Heuss will open the evening with a live performance of the new GREEN SCREEN trailer music.

Guest speaker: Schleswig-Holstein´s Prime Minister Daniel Günther.

GREEN SCREEN festival director Dirk Steffens will host the evening. Following the opening film, guests are invited to a cold buffet with regional food and drinks in the adjacent Stadthallenrestaurant Luzifer.



Fri, Sep 14th 2018, 06:00 pm, Galerie 66

Entrance Fee: 6 €/4 €

A journey through the microcosm of a lime tree that shows its inhabitants such as gall mites, psocoptera, stink bug eggs, caterpillars, the lime-tree aphid and its natural enemies, turns into a special experience when observed through a stereomicroscope.

Sun, Sep 16th 2018, 10:00 am, Stadthalle

Entrance Fee: 6 €/4 € 

Oscar®-winning director Louie Psihoyos (THE COVE) assembles a team of artists and activists on an undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction. Spanning the globe to infiltrate the world’s most dangerous black markets and using high tech tactics to document the link between carbon emissions and species extinction, RACING EXTINCTION reveals stunning, never-before seen images that truly change the way we see the world.




100 Years Sielmann (S 3)

Sun, 16th Sept. 2018, 02:00 pm, Carls Eventlocation

Entrance 6,-/4,- €


Welcome to the Green Zone

During the festival, the town hall lobby will be transformed into a green zone for visitors and accredited professionals alike. It's a place to meet, greet, exchange ideas or just relax on the comfortable GREEN COUCHES.

There will be stands belonging to WWF, AW-ERLE (a regional youth education provider in the field of sustainability), GREENPEACE or „Stop Finning Germany“, all providing information and material on current environmental issues. The GREEN SCREEN information desk will offer advice and info regarding the festival and on the advantages of becoming a member of the promotion society.



Award Ceremony

Saturday, September 15th 2018, Stadthalle Eckernfoerde

DOORS OPEN: 7:30 pm

BEGINNING: 8:00 pm

ENTRANCE FEE: 20 € (incl. Snacks and Beverage)

This event will be simultanously translated into English. Headsets are available at the entrance. 

The green carpet is rolled out, the trophies are waiting. Today, the winners of the 12th International GREEN SCREEN WILDLIFE FESTIVAL are announced. Tension is rising while filmmakers and guests enjoy a glass of sparking wine and some snacks. Dirk Steffens, TV presenter, filmmaker and GREEN SCREEN festival director, is tonight’s host. The ceremony is followed by drinks and a buffet in the “Stadthalle” foyer. The ALBATROSS After Show Party in the Stadthalle Restaurant opens at midnight. Join the party!