The Festival 2013
- Awardees & Nominations
Best Marine FilmDonator: Waldemar Behn GmbH
Best Independent ProductionDonator: Stiftung Natur im Norden
Best PostproductionDonator: Witschaftskreis Eckernförde
Audience Award Best Short Film for KidsDonator: Gemeinde Damp (Horst Böttcher)
Best ScoreDonator: Milli&Mulli (Hans Nissen)
Best FilmDonator: Stadt Eckernförde
Endowment: 2.500 Euro
Heinz Sielmann AwardDonator: Heinz Sielmann Stiftung
Endowment: 5.000 Euro
Best CinematographyDonator: Schleswig-Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag
Endowment: 1.000 Euro
Film No. Main Title Director Country Year Duration Summary 1 A Wild Dog's Tale Brad Bestelink, Richard Matthews Südafrika 2012 52 Min.
The amazing true story of a lonely female African wild dog that is helping to raise jackal pups in the Okavango. She is not only friends with hyenas and jackals but hunts with them and provides food ....Film-Details anzeigen
3 Adopted by Dolphins Ulf Marquardt Deutschland 2012 44 Min.
Wild dolphins in the Red Sea tolerate a group of scientists and filmmakers as if they were dolphins and allow to film behaviour which has never been watched before.Film-Details anzeigen
5 Atomic Africa Marcel Kolvenbach Deutschland 2013 52 Min.
The film reveals the hidden agenda of the nuclear industry in Africa and the alarming consequences for people and the environment.Film-Details anzeigen
D3 Baltic Bombcemetery Stefan Bomhof, Karlo Malmedie Deutschland 2012 27 Min.
Bombs, crumps and chemical agents - all this was sunk into the Baltic sea after World War II. Experts assume that a third of the Baltic Sea ground is contaminated with hazardous waste. ...Film-Details anzeigen
FN Bear Nash Edgerton Australien 2011 10 Min. 6 Big Cat Odyssey Dereck & Beverly Joubert 2010 50 Min.
Over 30 years ago Dereck and Beverly Joubert went out on a quest to understand big cats and what makes them unique in their environment.Film-Details anzeigen
FN Black and White Riding Hood Regina Haselhorst 2012 5 Min.
An extra-silly reinterpretation of Red Riding Hood - in glorious black and white!Film-Details anzeigen
7 Blood Ties Stefania Muller Südafrika 2012 52 Min.
Africa‘s most formidable predators live in family groups. We follow the lives of three of these - lion, wild dog and hyena – as they cross paths in Timbavati, South Africa.Film-Details anzeigen
62 Blue Miracles - Mysterious Alpine Lakes Carolin Darschin Österreich 2012 52 Min.
They look like abysmal quietly eyes, but they are the coldest and most extreme waters: lakes of the high mountains, mysterious jewels of the Alps. Scarcely anybody supposes life in these waters. ...Film-Details anzeigen
18 Bluefin Tuna Christopher Gerisch Deutschland 2012 52 Min.
Bluefin tuna is considered one of the most intelligent predatory fish but is himself prey to the tuna industry. For the first time, scientists in Europe and Australia have successfully bred the...Film-Details anzeigen
9 Bruno, the Bear Without a Passport Herbert Ostwald Deutschland 2012 44 Min.
Brown bear Bruno caused quite a stir with his cross-border wandering: first a celebrated hero, he was later declared a problem. Finally, bullets closed the chapter on the return of wild brown bears. ...Film-Details anzeigen
10 Butterfly Stories Christoph Schuch Deutschland 2012 88 Min.
Butterfly Stories is a magical trip to butterfly people all over the world. The main story is a witty road trip with the songwriter Wanderin´ Star on the famous butterfly trail from Chicago to Mexico....Film-Details anzeigen
FN CAPACITIES Kuesti Fraun Deutschland 2011 0 Min.
The Ultra Short Film CAPACITIES shows a bizarre, but still not uncommon situation of urban life. An experimental description of capacity, as it exists in general, in its un/limited nature for man and...Film-Details anzeigen
11 Chemical Water Pollution Peter Podjavorsek Deutschland 2012 52 Min.
Increasing amounts of drugs and chemicals are polluting our drinking water resouces. The documentary investigates causes and effects of the ongoing contamination of water supplies. ...Film-Details anzeigen
D1 Commitment for Seals Christina Walther Deutschland 2012 28 Min.
A mammal species which had just about disappeared is now reconquering its original habitat: the Grey seal. Although a sensation for scientists, the development is still vulnerable. ...Film-Details anzeigen
KF1 Crossover Fabian Grodde Deutschland 2010 6 Min.
Pictures of a elaborately designed miniature setting of a forest, were filmed solitary and combined with 3D animations of firebugs and gardenspiders in post-production. Accompanied with sound effects ...Film-Details anzeigen
25 Danube Europe‘s Amazon (1) - From the Blackk Forest to the Black Sea Dr. Michael Schlamberger, Rita Schlamberger Österreich 2012 50 Min.
No river is as international as Danube, it is even more: Europe’s lifeline. Due to a many different cultures and a bunch of climatic extremes this river controls Europe’s nature and people’s lives. ...Film-Details anzeigen
26 Danube Europe‘s Amazon Forest (2), Flood and Frost Dr. Michael Schlamberger, Rita Schlamberger Österreich 2012 50 Min.
Due the climatic extremes the Danube is in constant motion. Floods and drought determine life just as much as the seasons.Wherever the Danube flows, it impacts nature and people‘s lives. ...Film-Details anzeigen
D2 Death in the Beehive Berndt Welz Deutschland 2012 30 Min.
The documentary shows the powerful coalition between german scientists and the pesticide industry, which causes the loss of life for billions of bees. But one brave beekeeper strikes back. ...Film-Details anzeigen
19 Der Stechlin - Im Reich der klaren Seen Christoph Hauschild Deutschland 2013 45 Min.
The northern Brandenburg lies an enchanted lake chain. Rich in animals, the area has retained its original appearance today. Many lakes are crystal clear-an unusual universe of light. Called:...Film-Details anzeigen
21 Desert Dreams - Celebrating The Five Seasons in the Sonoran Desert Thomas Wiewandt 2012 52 Min.
Four years in the making, this immersive multimedia showcases 182 species of Sonoran Desert plants and animals in a kaleidoscope of visuals, music and natural sound, with no narration. ...Film-Details anzeigen
22 Die Lena und der Ruf der Arktis Vasili Sarana Deutschland 2012 44 Min.
Two Russian friends are facing a siberian adventure by crossing the estuary of River Lena in a tiny boat. Their aim: Finding themselves by getting lost. At the end they face the Master of the Arctic. ...Film-Details anzeigen
FN Drei Experten treten auf Volker Heymann Deutschland 2013 5 Min. 55 Earth and Water/TIERA Y AGUA“ - España salvaje Gerardo & Pedro Poveda Spanien 2012 60 Min.
Over four years running, have been required to capture the stunning images of the most varied animal species living in the iberian peninsula, revealing unpublished sequences never before filmed. ...Film-Details anzeigen
86 Earth flight (making of) 2011 43 Min.
The 6. episode of "Earth Flight" discloses the secrets around the making of this fantastic series. The combination of modern techniques and sophisticated technologies allows us to see the earth from...Film-Details anzeigen
KF7 Epoca Baixa Jola Wieczorek Portugal 2013 7 Min.
Época Baixa shows places left behind by tourists during the Off Season in Portugal.Film-Details anzeigen
FN Exercise Andrew Brand Großbritannien 2013 1 Min.
Two excitable fox cubs find a new way to keep fitFilm-Details anzeigen
28 Flight of the Rhino Steve Greenwood Großbritannien 2013 58 Min.
Natural World: a daring plan to save rhino by moving a population to a secret location. But the only way out is dangling the rhinos under a helicopter!Film-Details anzeigen
KF3 Flooding no problem When tide goes up Andreas Orth Deutschland 2012 6 Min.
In the future we expect higher floodng on the German North Sea coast. Scientist say, people have to prepare for this with unconventional ideas.Film-Details anzeigen
kk Glacier meltdown Jola Wieczorek Deutschland 2012 9 Min.
The Schneeferner is located at the Zugspitze. It is the highest glacier of Germany. Scientists fear that the Schneeferner will disappear within the next 20 years, as the ice of the glacier melts. ...Film-Details anzeigen
31 Grandmother and the Wolve Andreas Schnoegl Deutschland 2012 42 Min.
This film tells the story of Grandmother and the wolf living in a German lunar landscape with imaginary and magical pictures. A film about winners and losers, a film on the eternal wheel of the time. ...Film-Details anzeigen
FN Green Gold Barbara Marheineke Deutschland 2012 13 Min.
Barbara Marheineke`s short film deals with media manipulation and uses media coverage of the Iraq wars as an example: truth and lies are sometimes closely tied...Film-Details anzeigen
FN Herbstbaumgeister Sherryl Burgard Deutschland 2013 3 Min. D2 Highway Wildlife Tom Fischer Deutschland 2013 28 Min.
Beside the highways where nobody expects it, next to queues of cars, roaring motors and tons of exhaust, we document an inimitible reservoir of nature.Film-Details anzeigen
54 Hot Tuna Rick Rosenthal 2012 45 Min.
HOT TUNA plumbs the secrets of the legendary bluefin tuna, on a quest for the last refuge of a giant among fish.Film-Details anzeigen
KF4 Houseflies: Savior of our oceans? Katja von Eisenhart-Rothe Deutschland 2013 6 Min.
The global problem of overfishing is common knowledge. But most of the fish doesn't end up on our plates. It is processed as fish meal in animal feed. Now there is a revolutionary alternative. ...Film-Details anzeigen
KK How the tide arises Jens Hamann Deutschland 2012 6 Min.
At the North Sea Coast, water disappears periodical! As far as you can see there is no Sea anymore! And all the boats in the harbour are left stranded. All this happens every day because of the tide. ...Film-Details anzeigen
61 Ibex in the Allgäu Mountains Gerhard Baur Deutschland 2012 45 Min.
For over a year filmmaker Gerhard Baur observed the ibexes near the „Mindelheimer” Mountain Hut in the Allgäu Mountains in Bavaria.Film-Details anzeigen
33 Invisible Nat ure - Colonising Plants Thierry Berrod Frankreich 2012 50 Min.
To succeed this extraordinary colonization, the lords of green have developed many strategies that could be qualified as “vegetal genius.Film-Details anzeigen
34 Jacques Cousteau‘s Legacy Ulf Marquardt Deutschland 2012 44 Min.
The film tells how Jacques Cousteau turned from a reef destroyer to a fighter for nature and radical environmentalist, whose biggest achievement was the inspiration he gave to millions of people. ...Film-Details anzeigen
27 Jungle Under Water Thomas Weidenbach, Serge Dumont, Frank Nischk, Sarah Zierul Deutschland 2012 44 Min.
The film carries the viewer away into a former gravel pit. For decades, excavators removed gravel and sand, resulting in the formation of a magical underwater landscape.Film-Details anzeigen
35 Killer in the Caves Dennis Wells Deutschland 2013 52 Min.
America’s bats a dying by the millions and researchers apply groundbreaking methods to save a little understood species, granting astonishing insights – hopefully before it is to late. ...Film-Details anzeigen
FN Klops Daniel Leyva Deutschland 2012 1 Min. 46 Land of the Chamois Franz Hafner Österreich 2013 50 Min.
Deep ravines crying out to be climbed, lush alpine meadows for cycling trails in the forest and some of the swiftest and blackest ski runs. Schladming is the epitome of a spectacular Alpine wildlife. ...Film-Details anzeigen
38 Latvia‘s Coast - Slitere Maris Maskalans, Beatrix Stoepel Deutschland 2013 43 Min.
The Slitere National Park comes up with various landscapes: swampy woods, lakes, heather, beaches. They are home to rare animals like lynx and black stork, to beaver, elk and European brook lamprey. ...Film-Details anzeigen
FN Legacy Bryn Chainey Deutschland 2011 4 Min.
Directed by Bryn Chainey, the video for “Legacy” chronicles the loss of a beloved pet mouse, and a young girl’s fascination for death and eclectic funerals.Film-Details anzeigen
37 Legends of the Deep - The Giant Squid Yasuhiro Koyama Japan 2013 52 Min.
Our film crew finally succeeded in capturing the previously unseen, shimmering beauty of a giant squid.Film-Details anzeigen
39 Life Size Memories Frederique Lengaigne, Klaus Reisinger Österreich 2012 90 Min.
Two former photojournalists bring a large format camera to South-East Asia to portray Asian elephants living in captivity and to record their biographies.Film-Details anzeigen
FN Lord Cry Cry - Bright Lightnin' Floor Francis Kamprath Deutschland 2012 4 Min.
For this new track "Blind Ligthnin' Floor" Lord Cry Cry ordered a special band to perform on stage: Vocals: daffodil Guitar: guernsey lily Bass: hyacinth Percussion: freesia Synths:...Film-Details anzeigen
kk Lots of Water - 11.000 liters for one Jeans Stefan Brand Deutschland 2012 9 Min.
Do you know how much water you use up each day? For the production of one jeans even 11.000 liters are required.Film-Details anzeigen
40 Making Of - Jungle Book Bear Oliver Goetzl Deutschland 2012 44 Min.
In 2012 Oliver Goetzl and Ivo Nörenberg have been the first ones to present a film about Indian sloth bears. The humorous „Making Of “ reveals much about the huge effort and dangers of this...Film-Details anzeigen
KK Man on Fire -Fighting chemical Flames Andreas Orth Deutschland 2012 6 Min.
Fires in Chemical Factories are among the gravest dangers for the environment.In the harbour of Rotterdam firefighters practice how they can prevent catastrophies.Film-Details anzeigen
64 Meerkats - How they sleep, dream and cuddle Christian Herrmann Deutschland 2012 44 Min.
Meerkats: we all know them from the zoos at daytime. What happened that night? They are all huddled together or sleep individually? Do meerkats dream, and do they cuddle?Film-Details anzeigen
KF5 Mercury Bird Ina Findeisen Deutschland 2009 9 Min. 8 Messengers from the Past – Horseshoe Crabs Migrate to Mate Sigurd Tesche Deutschland 2012 44 Min.
Every year in spring an enourmous natural spectacle takes place on North America‘s East Coast, when 2 million horseshoe crabs mate within a short time span.Film-Details anzeigen
41 Mission „Frog Prince“ Herbert Ostwald Deutschland 2012 44 Min.
The thumb-sized Tree frog had almost become extinct as he was believed to predict the weather or be an enchanted prince. Only recently has the little guy with the friendly grin become more numerous. ...Film-Details anzeigen
32 Moksgm´ol - The quest for the Spirit Bear Dr. Angelika Sigl Kanada 2012 51 Min.
A forest that lives off fish, a white bear that is not a polar bear, and wolves that feed off the ocean… Canada’s Great Bear Rain Forest is a strange and pristine world, a land that time almost...Film-Details anzeigen
42 Nahanni Jean Guillemot Frankreich 2013 46 Min.
Located in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the Nahanni River is known as the man-eater. In 2009, a French/Canadian expedition covered the 750 km of the Nahanni aboard canoes. ...Film-Details anzeigen
KF6 Nano: Vertical Windturbines Ingolf Baur Deutschland 2012 7 Min.
Fish in schools move very energy efficient using vortices. Caltech researcher Robert Whittlesey has set up vertical windturbines according to the principles in a school of fishFilm-Details anzeigen
43 News from Shark-Ville Sigurd Tesche Deutschland 2012 44 Min.
Pyjama shark, Carpet shark or Epaulette shark: their names are as extravagant as their lifestyles. But they shy away from publicity – some have only been discovered recently.Film-Details anzeigen
15 On The Trail Of Nature Ilona Riehl, Martin Bilfinger Deutschland 2013 44 Min.
The film gives insight in the work of Andreas Schulze, a filmmaker who takes any risk to get rare birds in front of his camera. It is told with a very personal narration and with a touch of...Film-Details anzeigen
FN Ovulution Loretta Arnold Schweiz 2011 4 Min.
What came first, the chicken or the egg? New theories on an ancient question with a wholesome conclusion.Film-Details anzeigen
14 Owl‘s Odyssey Istvan Nadaskay Österreich 2013 50 Min.
This documentary features the possibly most mystic ones among the birds: owls, who have been revered as symbols of wisdom for centuries, but who are becoming increasingly rare in Central Europe. ...Film-Details anzeigen
44 People of a feather Joel Heath Kanada 2013 90 Min.
A unique Inuit culture reliant on birds for food and clothing reveals how hydroelectric developments are impacting sea ice ecosystems.Film-Details anzeigen
29 Plastic - The Real Seamonster Max Mönch, Friedemann Hottenbacher Deutschland 2012 52 Min.
About 6 million tons of plastic enter the oceans each year. Scientists around the world caution against the consequences of our thoughtless actions and the effects on our ecosystems. ...Film-Details anzeigen
45 Pygmies - The Children of the Jungle Pavol Barabáš 2011 52 Min.
The Adventurer, Ivan Bulík, travelled all through Africa and he desired to capture the life and customs of the smallest people on Earth, to find the undisturbed civilization of Pygmies. ...Film-Details anzeigen
67 Raccoons – Immigrants From The Wild West Heiko De Groot Deutschland 2012 43 Min.
Once raccoons were needed in Germany. Today many people wish them gone. Plenty of horror stories circulate. The film „Raccoons – Immigrants From The Wild West“ explains what can be believed. ...Film-Details anzeigen
60 Redemption Impossible Claus Strigel, Christian Rost Deutschland 2013 93 Min.
40 chimps, 4 women and the moral challenges of our civilization: guilt, responsibility and redemption.Film-Details anzeigen
24 Return of the Hoopoe Stefan Polasek, Florian Berger Österreich 2012 50 Min.
Across Europe Hoopoes are struggling. But amidst the vineyards of the Wagram region near Vienna this strange bird with the spectacular ‘crown’ of feathers thrives.Film-Details anzeigen
D1 Rheas on the Run Heinz Galling Deutschland 2012 28 Min.
They drive cattle mad, attack dogs running free and disturb brooding cranes. But are these flightless birds resembling ostriches really as bad as their reputation?Film-Details anzeigen
16 River Rhine I Jan Haft Deutschland 2012 44 Min. 17 River Rhine II Jan Haft Deutschland 2012 44 Min. 36 Rural Europe - Modern Farming on Traditional Ground - South Tyrol Susann Reichenbach Deutschland 2012 53 Min.
Alp meadows in blossom, endless orchards, romantic villages - this is what tourists know and love about South Tyrol. But this agricultural dream is the product of hard work... ...Film-Details anzeigen
D3 Sardinias Deadly Secret Dr. Birgit Hermes Deutschland 2012 29 Min.
Sardinia with its sandy beaches keeps a dark secret. The military training ground for troops from all across the world. But people from Sardinia as well as soldiers come down with cancer. ...Film-Details anzeigen
FN Schneewitchen: Apfelkalypse Janina Putzker Deutschland 2012 2 Min. KF8 Shackleton's paradise Guido Haesen Luxemburg 2011 11 Min.
Named after King George III, Shackleton’s paradise in the southern ocean is far from a tropical oasis.Film-Details anzeigen
77 Ships of the desert Georg Misch Österreich 2012 50 Min.
An epic road-movie that follows the routes of camels and humans across three continents, explores our amazing common history and reveals the surprising new role that camels could play for humanity. ...Film-Details anzeigen
KF Shortfilm- programme '13 Deutschland 2012 60 Min. KK Shortfilms for Kids Deutschland 0 0 Min. 47 Tender Killers Stefania Muller Südafrika 2012 52 Min.
This is the true story of two leopard mothers during one of the most challenging periods of their lives. Rockfig and Mbali battle the odds to raise their cubs to adulthood.Film-Details anzeigen
48 Terra X - Kieleing´s Wild Germany Andreas Kieling, Iris Gesang Deutschland 2012 52 Min.
Untouched forests, wilderness, vast and silent nature, but for many Germans our natural resources are as unknown as a foreign continent. Andreas Kieling discovers this wild Germany ...Film-Details anzeigen
23 The Baltic Sea from Above Christian Wüstenberg, Silke Schranz Deutschland 2012 88 Min.
„The Baltic Sea from Above“ that shows spectacular pictures all filmed by the world‘s best helicopter camera makes it crystal clear: the landscape you know is totally different.Film-Details anzeigen
59 The crude facts Inge Altemeier, Steffen Weber Deutschland 2011 45 Min.
Many people suffer from the consequences of the unscrupulous beauty business. Thousands of ingredients are hidden in cosmetic products, although many have not been adequately researched yet. ...Film-Details anzeigen
20 The Empress and the Forest Thomas Rilk Österreich 2012 50 Min.
Once a gift for Austrias Empress Sisi, today a refuge for wildlife: This is the fascinating story about a forest within city limits - a natural wonderland, initiated by man, but kept alive by animals....Film-Details anzeigen
49 The Great Flight Chin Jae-un 2012 93 Min.
The miracle journey of pilgram of the earth. The Bar-tailed Godwit and the stories of humans on their passage.Film-Details anzeigen
50 The Last Lions Dereck & Beverly Joubert 2011 87 Min.
From the lush wetlands of Botswana’s Okavango Delta comes the suspense-filled tale of a determined lioness ready to try anything— and willing to risk everything—to keep her family alive. ...Film-Details anzeigen
2 The Lerchenberg Adventure Andreas Ewels Deutschland 2012 52 Min.
The Lerchenberg Adventure“ tells the story about nature right outside our front door. Where humans and animals live next to each other but often don´t notice each other.Film-Details anzeigen
kk The Lost Devonian Anja Reiß Deutschland 0 2 Min.
400 Million years ago the first underwater creatures inhabited the seas. Fighting for survival. "Jahrmillionen verschollen" (The lost Devonian) is a scientific project that is reconstructing...Film-Details anzeigen
FN The Louse and the Flea Daniel Leyva Deutschland 0 1 Min. 65 The Meadows of Western Pomerenia Christoph Hauschild Deutschland 2012 44 Min.
In Vorpommern lives only 80 pairs of Lesser spotted eagle. Intensive agriculture and the ever-increasing demand for wood have been taken from him largely habitat.Film-Details anzeigen
13 The Moor Jan Haft Deutschland 2012 44 Min.
The film shows the biodiversity of the often rarely recognized habitat - and it is a quiet appeal: SAVE and PRESERVE the last intact MOORS!Film-Details anzeigen
51 The Niyodo River - A Synfony in Blue Taki Nishigawa, Yuki Saito Japan 2012 49 Min.
The Niyodo River possesses an astonishing purity that recalls an age when nature played a larger role in the lives of the Japanese. The program takes viewers along a seasonal journey down the river. ...Film-Details anzeigen
52 The Quest for Inspiration Mathieu Le Lay Frankreich 2012 52 Min.
Guided by the dreamlike and enchanted atmospheres of wild and open nature, Alexander Deschaumes, landscape photographer, attempts to transform his emotions into a certain form of evocative beauty. ...Film-Details anzeigen
D4 The Tears of the Cheetah Angela Graas Deutschland 2012 29 Min.
An old bushmen tale tells how the cheetah got tearmarks on it’s face: it happened after a female cheetah was stolen her baby. Cheetabrothers Tearmark and Ayla lost their mother.Film-Details anzeigen
53 The Unlikely Leopard Dereck & Beverly Joubert Südafrika 2012 52 Min.
This is a coming of age story of a young male leopard. The film follows him from a few weeks old, to when he has to leave his mother and learn how to use his instincts in order to survive. ...Film-Details anzeigen
D4 The Wild Stallion of Porlock Hill Marc Lubetzki Deutschland 2012 30 Min.
In the south part of england the wildest national park of the kingdom is located. The enormous tableland borders directly on the atlantic ocean and has provided the exmoor ponies for over 1000 years. ...Film-Details anzeigen
12 The year of the Red Kite - gorgeous griffins in the Lippe region Sarah Herbort, Robin Jähne Deutschland 2012 45 Min.
Sarah Herbort and Robin Jähne worked two years for this documentation about the red kite. They used a high-speed camera as well as special developed techniques to catch scenes never seen before. ...Film-Details anzeigen
56 Touching the Dragon Craig & Foster Foster 2012 52 Min.
Roger Horrocks investigated stories of men “calling” wild crocodiles out of the river and a crocodile shaman who can swim and ride on the back of a giant crocodile without being eaten. ...Film-Details anzeigen
57 Toxic City Christian Bock 2011 49 Min.
Toxic City shows the route of german and other european e-waste from the orign to the slums of Ghana, where children dismantle and burn TVs and computers to gain copper.Film-Details anzeigen
30 Toxic Shoes Inge Altemeier, Steffen Weber Deutschland 2012 45 Min.
Only very few of our shoes are produced nationally. Poor working conditions in India and the use of chromium salts for tanning pose a threat not only for the local workers involved. ...Film-Details anzeigen
Christian HerrmannDirector, former Producer BR natur exklusiv
Christian Herrmann was born in Berlin-Lichtenberg in 1957. After graduating from high school in 1978 he studied Communication Sciences, International Politics and Psychology at the University of Munich, acquiring his M.A. in 1983. In the following years he worked as a press officer at the Consulate General in Munich, before turning to editing and producing international documentaries for ARD/ARTE and Bavarian Broadcastin BR in 1987. His wildlife film production „AL MAHA – IM VISIER DES FALKEN“ about falconry in Dubai was awarded the prize for the Best Short Film at the GREEN SCREEN festival 2007. Besides working as a wildlife and documentary filmmaker, Christian Herrmann gives lectures among others at Munich University's Institute for Communication Sciences. Since 2005 he is further committed to supporting children in need as chairman of the association „Hilfe für Kinder e.V.“. In 2010, he initated the Austrian wildlife film festival NaturFilmTage im Tannheimer Tal.
Dieter HoeseCinematographer, Producer, Head of Jury
After an education at the association for educational film in Munich Dieter Hoese established his own production company “Expo-Film GmbH”. The cameraman and director produces promotion movies and documentations in every corner of the world. For decades he worked together with Heinz Sielmann in the great hideaways of nature and restores invaluable film copies.
Ann-Christin HornbergerZDF/Arte Editor
Ann-Christin Hornberger: After theatre and literature studies in Munich, she has been working for the broadcasting station ZDF for the ARTE programme since 1992 in various functions. As of 2002 she has been in charge of documentaries aired in different timeslots. Many productions edited by Ann-Christin Hornberger have received prizes at international festivals. For example, in 2012 she won the Audience Award of the Marler Gruppe as editor of the biography "Mein Leben - Die Fotografin Sibylle Bergemann" about the East German photographer. This prize is endowed as one of the Grimme Awards, a prestigious German television honour. Currently, the focus of her work lies on scientific themes and the broadcast slots ARTE Wunderwelt (i.e. World of Wonders) and ARTE Entdeckung (i.e. Discovery). In her free time, she is committed to founding an international science film festival for German-speaking countries.
Uwe MüllerCinematographer, Filmmaker
In den letzten 15 Jahren hat Uwe Müller mit seiner Firma Capricornum Film für den nationalen und internationalen Markt Filme, vorwiegend im Bereich Tier- und Naturdokumentation, hergestellt. Für seine Arbeit ist Uwe auf Filmfestivals mehrfach ausgezeichnet worden. Insbesondere seine Filmstorys und die Kameraarbeit mit ihren überraschenden Perspektiven entwickelten sich dabei als sein Markenzeichen. Er hat in dieser Zeit 20 Filme hergestellt und Co-Produziert. Unter anderem für Fernsehsender wie ARD / NDR, WDR, MDR; ZDF; ARTE; ZDF-Enterprises und National Geographic Channel. Uwe drehte und produzierte Filme in Deutschland, Uganda, Kenia, Sardinien, der Antarktis sowie Argentinien und Chile wo er zwischen 2000 und 2010 die meiste Zeit verbrachte. Er ist ein Spezialist für Südamerika, insbesondere für die Region Patagonien.
Michael PackschiesHead of the Jury, Director of Department for Nature Protection and Landscape Planning, City of Eckernfoerde
The Dipl.-Geographer (subsidiary subjects Geology and Oceanography) worked for the Pedagogical University Kiel and the Central Office for Regional Studies of the SHHB before he carried out the Ecological Survey Eckernfoerde in 1984/85 and subsequently became responsible for the ecological development of this city. Eckernfoerde received numerous awards for its success in nature protection and ecological city planning and enjoys recognition even in Japan and the U.S.A. Furthermore Michael Packschies is member of the Advisary Council for Nature Conservancy of the federal government of Schleswig-Holstein and co-initiated the GREEN SCREEN FESTIVAL
Ines PossemeyerEditor for GEO; freelance television author
While studying literature, Ines Possemeyer, born 1968, created her first documentaries (NDR, ARTE); after training as a journalist at the Henri-Nannen-School, she became an editor for GEO in 1999. Her prize-winning print productions focus on scientific themes and country portraits. She dedicates about one third of her time to freelance television work. Recently, she has particularly worked on reports about the mutual relations between man and nature.
Volker Arztgraduate physicist, science journalist, television presenter and author
Volker Arzt (*1941) is a graduate physicist, science journalist, television presenter and author. Among others, he presented the ZDF series "Querschnitte" (i.e. Cross Sections). He first became known for his bestseller "Haben Tiere ein Bewusstsein?" (i.e. Do Animals Have Consciousness?), which he published with co-author Immanuel Birmelin. Arzt was chief editor at Geo-Film from 1984 to 1990 and has been working as a freelance author, mainly for ZDF, since 1990. For his TV-documentaries he has received numerous national and international awards.
Sabine HolzerProducer TERRA MATER factual studios
Sabine Holzer oversees the television documentary output of TERRA MATER Factual Studios. Focussing on the production of blue chip natural history, science and history programs for the national and international market.
Heinz von MattheyProducer and Head ot the Jury
Heinz von Matthey
Heinz von Matthey is film producer, author and director. His Matthey Film GmbH in Waiblingen specialized in TV documentaries an industrial films with focus on biology, ecology and ethnography mostly for ZDF, ZDF Enterprises, WDR and ARTE.
Christina Karliczekwildlife camerawoman
Underwater filming specialist and wildlife camerawoman for NDR Natural History 'Expeditionen ins Tierreich', ZDF and ARTE and international Co-productions with BBC and National Geographic.
Tom SynnatzschkeProducer NDR Wildlife Film
Producer NDR Wildlife Film, is a passionate moviegoer. It makes sense that the biologist looks after the processing of the seven-episode TV hit “Wild Russia” for the big screen. What motivates him? To amaze people.