Neuseeland

Award Categories 2020

A competition for documentaries focusing on nature, animal and environmental topics.

Filmlength > 30 min

The Award Jury chooses the winner from all nominated films.

All entries with a run time over 30 minutes will be automatically considered for this not choosable category

Donator: Stadt Eckernförde

Endowment: 10.000 Euro

Filmlength > 20 min

This award recognizes the best nature conservation documentary that focuses on the threat and protection of species and ecosystems.

Donator: Heinz Sielmann Foundation

Endowment: 10.000,- Euro

Filmlength > 20 min

For an outstanding documentary on nature in the North of Europe* and/or the stories of the people who care for, shape and defend it.

*(Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, the coastal regions of Poland and Germany)

Donator: Ministerium für Energiewende, Landwirtschaft, Umwelt, Natur und Digitalisierung

Endowment: 2.500,- Euro

Filmlength > 20 min

For an outstanding self-financed, non-commissioned film about nature, environment and/or animals that has been produced independently from tv stations or other third parties.

All genres are welcome.

Donator: Stiftung Natur im Norden

Endowment: 2.500,- Euro

Filmlength > 20 min

For young filmmakers at the beginning of their professional career, that have not yet worked for a broadcaster or others. A filmography is mandatory.

Donator: Stiftung Natur im Norden

Endowment: 2.500,- Euro

Filmlength > 30 min

The selection jury picks three films that are screened in 14 different locations in Schleswig-Holstein. Audiences cast ballots thus determining the winner.

All entries with a run time over 30 minutes will be automatically considered for this not choosable categoriy

Donator: Schleswig-Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag

Endowment: 2.500,- Euro

Filmlength > 20 min

 

For a film with a continuously captivating story

  • Originality of plot and/or concept
  • Dramaturgical plotline, including an intriguing opening, keeping the audience enthralled throughout the production

Donator: Kieler Nachrichten

Endowment: 1.000,- Euro

Filmlength > 20 min

 

For the production that displays the most outstanding cinematography. Criteria: 

  • Visual aesthetics, lighting/atmosphere, continuity
  • Meaningful use of special effects and new cinematographic technology

Donator: Wilhelm Siemsen GmbH & Co. KG

Endowment: 2.500 Euro

Filmlength > 20 min

 

Award for the best original score and its dramatic use. Criterias: 

  • Creativity supporting the visuals -
  • Sensitive support of content

Donator: Allianz Generalvertretung Thomas Grötsch e.K.

Endowment: 1.000,- Euro

Filmlength > 20 min

For the best post production – the interaction of editing, animation, mixing of music, speech, effects and color correction.

Donator: Wirtschaftskreis Eckernförde e.V.

Endowment: 1.000,- Euro

Filmlength > 20 min

For the best journalistic investigative treatment of an environmental topic with a captivating plausible story.

Donator: NABU

Endowment: 2.500,- Euro

Filmlength > 20 min

For the best scientifically based documentation about the complexity of ecological systems. Focus must be on flora and fauna, their dependency on e.g. climate change or human interference and their ability to adapt to changing conditions.

Donator: Stiftung Naturschutz Schleswig-Holstein

Endowment: 1.000,- Euro

Filmlength > 20 min

For the best marine film.

Donator: Waldemar Behn GmbH

Endowment: 1.000,- Euro

Filmlength > 20 min

For the best program targeting a young audience. The Winner will be determined by the Juvenile Jury.

Donator: Rotary Club Rendsburg-Mittelholstein

Endowment: 1.000,- Euro

Filmlength < 20 min

For the best short film – voted on by the audience during the festival. Open to all genres with a focus on nature or animal topics.

Donator: Blickpunkt Brillen

Endowment: 500,- Euro

Filmlength < 20 min

For the best short film for kids – chosen by the audience at the festival. Focus should be on a nature or animal topic.

Donator: Gemeinde Damp

Endowment: 500,- Euro