The Festival 2015
With Record Attendance In its 9th year the Green Screen International Wildlife Film Festival at Eckernförde/Schleswig-Holstein has yet again reached a record attendance. During the 5 days of the festival 16,000 visitors watched more than 100 wildlife productions from around the world. An additional audience of more than 10,000 visitors attended screenings outside the festival including screenings in Denmark. Green Screen has thus reinforced its position as the annual European nature film festival with the highest public attendance
- Awardees & Nominations
Awardees & Nominations
Best FilmDonator: Stadt Eckernförde
Endowment: 2500 Euro
Best ScoreDonator: Green Screen Festival
Endowment: 500 Euro
Best Independent ProductionDonator: Stiftung Natur im Norden
Endowment: 5000 Euro
GREEN REPORTDonator: AWR
Endowment: 1000 Euro
Wild LaughDonator: Ralf Lüttmann
Endowment: 1000 Euro
Audience Award Best Short FilmDonator: Tierarztpraxis Dr. trede
Audience Award Best Short Film for KidsDonator: Gemeinde Damp
Endowment: 500 Euro
Film No. Main Title Director Country Year Duration Summary D6 TICKS – HIDDEN THREATS OF THE FOREST Berndt Welz Deutschland 2014 28 Min.
The invasion of German forests by ticks results in up to 200,000 cases of Lyme disease each year. The documentary looks into the causes behind the problem and future implications.Film-Details anzeigen
D2 Toxic waste in Italy - A Maf ia key witness and the track to Germany Mike Lingenfelser Deutschland 2014 20 Min.
A film about illegal dumping of toxic and potentially nuclear waste on Italian fields, children dying of cancer and the notorious ex-Mafia boss Schiavone who speaks exclusively on German TV. ...Film-Details anzeigen
16 WALKING UNDER WATER Eliza Kubarska 2013 43 Min.
The Badjao people have always been fishermen, but they can no longer compete with big fishing vessels. Still, Sari wants to become a fisherman, and goes on initiation trip with his uncle. ...Film-Details anzeigen
FN Wer trägt die Kosten? Daniel Nocke Deutschland 2015 4 Min. 63 WHAT ARE THE REASONS BEHIND BEE MORTALITY? Christoph Würzburger Deutschland 2014 44 Min.
European bees are seriously endangered with a mortality rate of 20 % or more. Bees are an important economic factor and contribute to 30 % of our food. The film examines the reasons behind the demise...Film-Details anzeigen
KK WHEREFROM DO PLANTS HAVE ALL THEIR POWER Jens Hamann Deutschland 2014 6 Min.
Again and again cyclists trundle over bumpy spots on the cycle tracks. Responsible are the roots of trees and bushes, that can lift the tarmac.Film-Details anzeigen
49 WHITE-TAILED EAGLE Jan Haft Deutschland 2015 44 Min.
The film shows the life of this most impressive bird of prey. The surprising stories of the creatures who share their habitat in Europe´s wilderness with the White-tailed Eagle form a fascinating...Film-Details anzeigen
15 WILD AUSTRALIA - KOALA FOREST Jens Westphalen, Thoralf Grospitz Deutschland 2014 48 Min.
In the vast, dramatic forests of Eastern Australia the cuddly Koala shows a not so cuddly side, while below the canopy some of the continents strangest creatures can be found, from a bird juke-box to...Film-Details anzeigen
72 WILD CANADA: ICE EDGE Sacha Mirzoeff Österreich 2014 53 Min.
Ice defines the Canadian Arctic, and it suits one creature more than any other – the polar bear.Film-Details anzeigen
69 WILD GERMANY - ALPINE FOOTHILLS Marion Pöllmann Deutschland 2015 43 Min.
Unexpected encounters at the foothills of the Alps: The rare and shy Northern bald ibis, little bittern and even flamingos! Never seen pictures of the kingfisher in super slow motion show the...Film-Details anzeigen
70 WILD GERMANY – LAKE CONSTANCE Jens-Uwe Heins Deutschland 2015 44 Min.
Lake Constance, the largest water reservoir north of the Alps, is characterized by a mild climate, historic towns along the lakesides and rare plants and animals in the remoter areas. The film tries...Film-Details anzeigen
64 WILD INDONESIA Land of Dragons Charlie Luckock Großbritannien 2014 52 Min.
This iconic and landmark series is a celebration of Indonesia’s most spectacular locations and incredible wildlife.Film-Details anzeigen
73 WILD KARELIA - LAND OF BROWN BEARS AND WHOOPER SWANS René Kirschey, Dr. Axel Gebauer Deutschland 2014 44 Min.
The chants of whooper swans announce a short summer. Karelia‘s unique nature is veiled in light. Black grouse display and brown bears range the taiga for food. Four months later, the swans leave...Film-Details anzeigen
65 WILD SLOVAKIA Jan Haft Deutschland 2015 44 Min.
Brown bears, wolves, lynx, eagles…, where within the European Union are these carnivores still regular inhabitants? In Slovakia, in the eastern part of Middle Europe untouched wilderness and an...Film-Details anzeigen
75 WILD SRI LANKA - COAST OF GIANTS Mike Birkhead, Joe Loncraine Österreich 2015 51 Min.
A journey from the deep ocean to the shore, exploring how natural forces have shaped Sri Lanka itself, and the species that live along the coast and in the seas that surround this island. ...Film-Details anzeigen
74 WILD SRI LANKA - FOREST OF CLOUDS Mike Birkhead, Joe Loncraine Österreich 2015 51 Min.
Sri Lanka‘s forests harbour an incredible diversity of wildlife - this episode explores how that diversity came about, presenting many of Sri Lanka‘s most remarkable animals.Film-Details anzeigen
76 WILD VENICE Klaus T. Steindl Österreich 2014 50 Min.
Who would have thought Venice has its own beautiful reefs? The Lagoon is a hot-spot for exotic birds heading north in spring - year after year, more than 60 species stop at the Lagoon, their first...Film-Details anzeigen
77 WILDEST INDOCHINA Cambodia - The Water Kingdom James Hemming Großbritannien 2014 52 Min.
Cambodia is one of the most bio diverse countries in southeast Asia, whose wildlife and climate is ruled by the monsoon cycle. It is a wild land of extreme rains, raging rivers and flooding lakes that...Film-Details anzeigen
78 WILDEST INDOCHINA Vietnam Colin Collis Großbritannien 2014 52 Min.
Vietnam is the easternmost country of the Indochina peninsula. Around 10% of the world’s species live here, with tropical jungles fit to burst with wildlife.Film-Details anzeigen
52 WILDEST SPAIN – GORGES OF THE WOLVES Bernhard Rübe Deutschland 2014 44 Min.
The Cantabrian Cordillera in the North of Spain rises up to 2600 meters high in the sky. Shy and withdrawn Iberian wolves live here in small packs. An incentive to welcome them in other parts of...Film-Details anzeigen
FN WILDLAUGH 2015 0 Min.
The funniest nature-films of the world WRAPPED THE PRESENT WER TRÄGT DIE KOSTEN OPOSSUM HERR PETERS UND DAS HUHN FEUER, WASSER, LUFT UND ZEIT TAGESAKTUELL - DRAMATISCHE EREIGNISSE IM...Film-Details anzeigen
79 WILDLIFE: Crossing the Cliffs - Nubian Ibex Toshiyuki Ichihara, Minako Harada Japan 2013 49 Min.
Cliff-dwelling Nubian ibexes are some of the hardiest animals on Earth. This program reveals the drama as they climb down in search for food, as males use huge horns to fight over females, and as...Film-Details anzeigen
80 WILDLIFE: Secrets of the Stag - Hokkaido Sika Deer Harutaka Yano Japan 2012 49 Min.
Hokkaido sika deer thrive on Japan´s Shiretoko Peninsula. This program follows them over a year, revealing how stags fight for mates, how the stags fend for themselves while new antlers grow, and how...Film-Details anzeigen
D1 WINTER OF SWANS Christian Ehrlich Deutschland 0 28 Min.
Thousands of swans come to hibernate in the western part of Lower Saxony to escape the freezing cold. And they find perfect conditions: commuting from harvested fields by day to the safe lakes at...Film-Details anzeigen
D4 WORLD‘S WILDEST CITY Manaus - Monkey City Charlie Luckock Deutschland 2014 20 Min.
Situated in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, Manaus is teeming with wildlife, and its very own species of monkey.Film-Details anzeigen
FN WRAPPED Falko Paeper, Florian Wittmann, Roman Kaelin Deutschland 2014 4 Min. KK ZORRO Guido Haesen Luxemburg 2014 9 Min.
Zorro is a survivalist roaming the edge of his lagoons.Film-Details anzeigen
Christian HerrmannProducer Bavarian Broadcasting Television, editorial dept. Wildlife and Nature - author / director
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
Daniel OpitzFilmmaker | Ocean mind GmbH
Marlen HundertmarkFilmmaker | GREEN SHEEP
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 FESTIVA
Claudia Sewig, born 1972, studied in Hannover and Hamburg biologie and worked in Zoos and at the Durrell Wildlife Conversations Trust of Jersey. In the connection she finished the Axel-Springer-Journalist`s school. Since 2001 Claudia Sewig is chief of the science editorshipat the Hamburger Abendblatt where she serves intensively the subject area Nature and Environment. Her article series about Nature reserves were prize-winning. 2009 her biography about Bernhard Grzimek appeared "Der Mann, der die Tiere liebte" ("The man, who loved animals").
Lodur TettenbornFilmmaker | Media Atelier GmbH
Christian BaumeisterProducer and cinematographer
Christian Baumeister is one of the most successful German animal and nature filmmakers. Born in Münster in 1971 Christian Baumeister stands for breathtaking large landscapes, detailed animal portraits and perfect image compositions. He studied biology in Germany and wildlife photography in England after having experimented with animal photography as a youngster. His subsequent projects took him to South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. In 2001 the award winning filmmaker established the production company Light & Shadow. He has increasingly worked as a producer and has been conceptualising animal series.
Franz FuchsExecutive Producer, Editor
As senior producer Franz Fuchs is responsible for premium documentations for the ORF nature and film series “Universum”. Having joined the Austrian broadcaster in 1996 he has since been working for various tv formats of the documentation and magazine genre. Previously while studying German philology, history and film he worked as a journalist and photographer for various Austrian publishers.
Heinz v. MattheyHead of the jury, Film producer, author and director
Heinz v. Matthey
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.
Klaus ScheurichCinematographer and producer
Klaus Scheurich is a cinematographer and producer at Marco Polo Film AG in Heidelberg in charge of development and production of documentaries. He worked for national and international broadcasters and organisations and on Werner Herzog’s award winning documentary “The White Diamond”. Klaus Scheurich is one of the pioneers of German High Definition cinematography and through working with HD devices has acquired extensive knowledge of the matter.
Susanne LummerCinematographer and producer
After studying biology and science journalism in Berlin Susanne Lummer worked as a freelance writer for various science departments in Munich before joining the broadcaster NDR in Hamburg as a trainee. For the past 8 years she has been working as a producer for NDR Naturfilm/Doclights GMBH on their serial “Expeditionen ins Tierreich”, on the ARD slot “Erlebnis Erde” as well as on international nature documentaries.
Udo A. ZimmermannHead of the editorial department Wildlife and Nature at Bavarian Broadcasting BR
Udo A. Zimmermann
Udo A. Zimmermann studied German language and literature, sociology and geography. He was a research assistant at Munich University and visiting student at the University of Television and Film (HFF Munich). As editor and author for numerous wildlife and conservation series, he gained experience while shooting films in many remote corners of the world. Since 2005, he heads the editorial department Wildlife and Nature, thus being responsible for nature and wildlife series at BR.
The juvenile jury 2015 (v.l.): Thies Hinrichsen, Bjarne Klockemann, Jon Vincent Drewes, Julia Tiedemann, Hannes Pries, Katharina Köhler, Jan Ole Trende (not on the photo)
Saturday, September 12.
Friday, September 11.
Impressions from the meeting of the filmmakers at friday evening at the "Museumsräucherei"
Fotos: Heidi Pachschies, Philipp Schüller
Thursday, September 10.
Fulldome, NDR at the ship of the Helmholtz-Zentrum, Arrival of the filmmakers, Preparations for the opening and opening ceremony. Fotos:Michael Packschies und Philipp Schüller
Co-operation event Green Screen/Förde Sparkasse in the Metro-Cinama Kiel
Schloss Gottorf Panel discussion at August 21.
Panelists (Picture 1) from left to right: Dr. Ralf Bleile (Archäologisches Landesmuseum), Michael Packschies (Green Screen), Jens Sternheim (Umweltministerium) and Uwe Wichert (Expertenkreis Munition im Meer). Fotos: Heidi Packschies Fotos: Heidi Packschies
August 2015 (Kopie 1)
Verlegung einer Ehrenplatte für Jochen Hillers am 18 August, seinem Geburtstag und Bilder vom Strandkino am 14. August.(Fotos: Michael Packschies)