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 Film 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 66 War of the Whales - Orca Attack! Shiro Kagawa Japan 2012 49 Min.
This program shows the viewers for the first time the titanic battle between whales and orca whales as it plays out on the largest.Film-Details anzeigen
KF9 WEIGHTLESS - Emotional Freediving Christian Arp-Hansen, Toni Martin Dobrzanski Dänemark 2011 5 Min.
A man from our world travels through an emotional journey in the world of underwater creatures. Trying to find balance inside - a state of weightlessness - he experiences to get knocked down....Film-Details anzeigen
4 Wild Africa - Kalahari James Honeyborne, Mike Gunton Großbritannien 2011 60 Min.
The series trades on ‘newness’, the filming style takes you ‘out of the 4 x 4’ offering truly intimate, eye-to-eye encounters with extraordinary wildlife.Film-Details anzeigen
69 Wild Bavaria Jan Haft Deutschland 2012 44 Min.
A portray of the nautilusfilm - Crew whilst producing their two part series „Wild Bavaria“.Film-Details anzeigen
70 Wild Berlin Rosie Koch, Roland Gockel Deutschland 2013 52 Min.
Germany’s capital is an urban jungle, providing a habitat for thousands of racoons, foxes, bats, squirrels, hedgehogs and beavers – Berlin is wild in more ways than one.Film-Details anzeigen
58 Wild Faces of the Andes Hans Schweiger, Ernst Arendt Deutschland 2013 43 Min.
The team Arendt/Schweiger takes us again to very close animal experiences. Shy Turkeys, dancing Prairie Chickens, nocturnal visitors in the camp. The wild nature of the prairie, next to the highway. ...Film-Details anzeigen
71 Wild Germany - Lusatia Henry M. Mix Deutschland 2013 44 Min.
Since the former GDR big coal mining machines dig enormous holes in the landscape of Lusatia. Other regions are used as artillery ranges for decades. But all armors couldn’t stop wildlife coming back....Film-Details anzeigen
72 Wild Munich Markus Schmidbauer Deutschland 2013 44 Min.
Munich is situated at the foot of the Alps. In this city animals and humans live side by side in a unique way. The film narrates exciting stories the wild animals experience in the capital of Bavaria....Film-Details anzeigen
73 Wild Poland Hans-Peter Kuttler, Ernst Sasse Deutschland 2013 45 Min.
From “Polands Amazonia” between Biebrza and Narew up to the high mountains of the Tatra and into “Polands desert” close the Baltic Sea: “Wild Poland” is full of natural wonders.Film-Details anzeigen
63 Wild River Gail Thomas Wedmann Deutschland 2012 52 Min.
At all times the river Gail has been presumed to be an elemental force and threat. Until Peter Unterluggauer came up with the idea of conquer the Gail by boat.Film-Details anzeigen
75 Wildest Islands - Galapagos : Darwin‘s Edge Colin Collis Großbritannien 2012 52 Min.
The Galapagos archipelago wilderness is so pristine and rich in life it altered our entire view of the natural world and just some of bizarre and unique creatures are found here. ...Film-Details anzeigen
74 Wildest Islands - Vancouver Island: Rivers of Life Colin Collis Großbritannien 2012 52 Min.
Each year, half a billion salmon leave the sea to return to their orginal spawning grounds, and Vancouver Island is the destination for millions of these determined fish. ...Film-Details anzeigen
76 Wildest Latin America, Venezuela: The Wild Treasures of El Dorado Bill Markham Großbritannien 2012 52 Min.
The Orinoco, the rumoured route to El Dorado. Orinoco‘s future is uncertain, but for now it still bonds some of Latin America‘s most spectacular natural wonders- the real treasures of El Dorado. ...Film-Details anzeigen
FN Wildlaugh 0 55 Min. FN Wind Robert Loebel Deutschland 2012 3 Min.
WIND is an animated short about the daily life of people living in a windy area who seem helplessly exposed to the weather. However, the inhabitants have learned to deal with their difficult living...Film-Details anzeigen
68 World Natural Heritage Hawaii Norbert Vander Deutschland 2012 51 Min.
Born of fire and water: A reflection of the primordial chaos from which everything evolved, yet nevertheless remains one of the most fascinating places on earth - Hawaii.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.
The Festival 2013
Naturfilmcamp Eekholt 2013