Neuseeland

Award Categories

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

Filmlength> 25 min

All entries with a run time over 25 minutes will be automatically considered for this not choosable category

Endowment: 5.000,- Euro

Filmlength > 25 min

For the best German wild life film, concerning topics around nature, species protection and diversity in the German-speaking countries

Endowment: 7.500,- Euro

Filmlength > 25 min

For an outstanding production filmed in the Baltic region, featuring natural local habitats as well as individuals shaping and maintaining local landscapes or depict problematic developments where individuals, society and politicians are tasked to take on more environmental responsibilities.

Endowment: 2.500,- Euro

Filmlength > 25 min

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

Endowment: 2.500,- Euro

Filmlength > 25 min

For an outstanding self-financed non-commissioned documentary that was produced independent from tv stations or other third parties. All genres are welcome.

Endowment: 2.500,- Euro

Filmlength > 25 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

Endowment: 1.000,- Euro

Filmlength > 25 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

Endowment: 1.000 Euro

Filmlength > 25 min

 

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

  • Creativity supporting the visuals -
  • Sensitive support of content

Endowment: 1.000,- Euro

Filmlength > 25 min

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

Endowment: 1.000,- Euro

Filmlength > 25 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 25 minutes will be automatically considered for this not choosable categoriy

Endowment: 1.000,- Euro

Filmlength > 25 min

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

Endowment: 1.000,- Euro

Filmlength > 25 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.

Endowment: 1.000,- Euro

Filmlength > 25 min

For the best marine film.

Endowment: 1.000,- Euro

Filmlength > 25  min

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

Endowment: 600,- Euro

Filmlenght < 15 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.

Endowment: 500,- Euro

Filmlength < 15 min

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

Endowment: 500,- Euro