The Festival 2017
In its 11th year, the International Wildlife Film Festival GREEN SCREEN absolutely continues to attract the public and has again confirmed its position as the largest film festival of its kind within German-speaking countries. It is headed by the new festival director and science journalist Dirk Steffens, who took over the office from his predecessor and festival founder Gerald Grote in the beginning of 2017. And again, with 18100 viewers and 164 accredited visitors, new records were set. Adding the audience numbers of numerous events throughout the year, for example the screenings in Sonderburg (Denmark), the school film week and the sh:z film tour, the festival was again attended by around 30 000 wildlife film enthusiasts in all of Schleswig-Holstein and from Denmark. And for the first time, the festival had a motto - „Protecting the Seas". In 2018, the concept of a festival theme will be continued with the topic "Biodiversity".
- Awardees & Nominations
Awardees & Nominations
Best Independent ProductionDonator: Stiftung Natur im Norden
Endowment: 2.500 Euro
Best CinematographyDonator: Schleswig-Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag
Endowment: 1.000 Euro
GREEN REPORTDonator: Abfallwirtschaft Rendsburg-Eckernförde GmbH
Endowment: 1.000 Euro
Speacial Award for the Best SceneDonator: .
Film No. Main Title Director Country Year Duration Summary 19 The Man who waits for Animals - Jan Haft Werner Schuessler Deutschland 2017 44 Min.
A film portrait about a nature film maker: Werner Schüssler joins Jan Haft on his travels and at home to learn more about his secret to success.Film-Details anzeigen
33 The Secret Life of Snakes Kurt Mündl Österreich 2016 55 Min.
They are among the most feared animals on the planet - few people recognize their beauty. This documentary features some of Europe's most stunning species: the European adder, the nose-horned viper,...Film-Details anzeigen
23 The Swabian Alb Klaus Weißmann Deutschland 2015/16 43 Min.
The Swabian Jura is a biodiverse upland in the heart of Baden-Württemberg. The chalky soil, undermined by rain and frost, was transformed into extreme habitats: spring holes, waterfalls, cave systems,...Film-Details anzeigen
24 The Tiger Mafia Dr. Klaus Sparwasser Laos 2017 60 Min.
Worldwide only 3.000 tigers are left in the wild. Commercial tiger breeders in South East Asia are betting on their extinction. Breeding tigers is a multi-million-dollar business - and it´s illegal....Film-Details anzeigen
66 Tier im Visier Angela Graas Deutschland 2016 43 Min.
In Germany, rare birds of prey are threatened despite their protection status. There is a market for stuffed raptors supplied by trophy hunters and taxidermists. The Bavarian Forest appears to be a...Film-Details anzeigen
KK Tiger Kariem Saleh Deutschland 2015 4 Min.
A happy little tiger on a plate: When left alone and hungry, he leaves the plate.Film-Details anzeigen
68 Turtle Hero - A Cold Blooded Passion Jeremy Hogarth Österreich 2016 52 Min.
Like any young boy, Peter Praschag loved animals and wanted a pet. Not a cat or a dog, because his passion was for cold-blooded reptiles, only interested in turtles. Today he is a world expert...Film-Details anzeigen
69 Unser Trinkwasser in Gefahr Andreas Orth Deutschland 2016 44 Min.
Experts find ever rising levels of pollutants in Northern German wells, from carcinogenic nitrates to toxic pesticides. If pollution increases it will soon affect our drinking water. Once groundwater...Film-Details anzeigen
KF Until the last drop Katja Becker Deutschland 2017 12 Min.
The desert lake Turkana is in danger and a musician travels to find the reasons.Film-Details anzeigen
JFP Versiegelt - Ware Fisch und Umweltsiegel 2016 15 Min. JFP Von Zaunkönigen, Waldläufern und Waldohreulen 2017 15 Min. KF wayfaring wanderer of the worlds Anna Mahendra Deutschland 2016 11 Min.
A collective of fantastic dreamlike sequences in which mythical creatures wayfare through time and dimensions. Inspired by the close collaboration with shamans and the culture of the Ainu this...Film-Details anzeigen
KK We live underwater Hendrik S. Schmitt Deutschland 2015 7 Min.
Underwater adventurers and filmmakers of The Jetlagged are giving threatened coral ecosystems a new chance by building an artificial reef in Indonesia. The structure will be enhanced with a special...Film-Details anzeigen
70 Whales in misery Torsten Mehltretter Deutschland 2016 50 Min.
When in 2016 30 sperm whales ended up along the coast of the North Sea a group of German scientists started to research the matter. What were the reasons for the giants of the sea dying on a beach?...Film-Details anzeigen
71 What Makes Us Human Miho Nakamura Japan 2016 52 Min.
What are humans, really? The “Ai-Project” led by Dr. Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University compares humans with our closest living mammal, the chimpanzee. The project has...Film-Details anzeigen
72 Wild Baltic Sea - From Denmark to Latvia (part 1) Christoph Hauschild Deutschland 2016/2017 44 Min.
From Kattegat to Riga, the Southern shorelines of the Baltic Sea consist of endless beaches, spits and dunes. Sand dominates the landscape and makes the coastline dynamic with cliffs shedding braking...Film-Details anzeigen
73 Wild Baltic Sea - From Estonia to Finland (part 2) Christoph Hauschild Deutschland 2016/2017 44 Min.
Wie Sterne am Himmel, gibt es Inseln in der zentralen Ostsee. Die Ålands und das Schärenmeer bilden eine Brücke zwischen Finnland und Schweden. Und es werden immer mehr. Jährlich hebt sich das Land um...Film-Details anzeigen
74 Wild Baltic Sea - From Finland to Sweden (part 3) Christoph Hauschild Deutschland 2016/2017 44 Min.
Je weiter nördlich man schaut, desto fremder die Namen, geheimnisvoller die Küsten und süßer das Wasser. Nirgends sonst münden so viele gewaltige Ströme und Flüsse in die Ostsee. 58 in Schweden und 35...Film-Details anzeigen
78 Wild France: Between Jura and Bretagne Yannick Cherel, Frédéric Fougea, Benjamin Fontana, Christian Gaume, Samuel Guiton, Samuel Toutain Österreich 2016 51 Min.
Von den malerischen Schluchten des Jura über die sturmumtosten Klippen der Bretagne bis zu den manikürten Gärten des Schlosses Chenonceau – diese zweiteilige Dokumentation zeigt Frankreich so wild,...Film-Details anzeigen
75 Wild Germany - The Hainich Frank Koschewski Deutschland 2017 44 Min.
Im Hainich streben 30 Laubbaumarten zum Licht. Die Buche dominiert alle. Wenn ein alter Baum umstürzt, darf er langsam verrotten. Er schafft Lebensraum für Pilze, Moose, Insekten und kleine Säuger....Film-Details anzeigen
76 Wild Germany - The Isar Jürgen Eichinger Deutschland 2015-2016 44 Min.
In ihrem Oberlauf rauscht die Isar in einem weiten Bett zwischen den steil aufragenden Bergen des Karwendels dahin. Hier hat sich eine Flusslandschaft erhalten, die in Deutschland einzigartig ist....Film-Details anzeigen
77 Wild Germany - The Rhön Heribert Schöller Deutschland 2016 45 Min.
Als das Land der offenen Fernen wird die Rhön oft bezeichnet. Das Biosphärenreservat beheimatet Schwarzstörche in urigen Buchenwäldern, Kathedralen von Basaltfelsen, Moore und eiszeitliche...Film-Details anzeigen
KK Wild parrots in Germany Jens Hamann Deutschland 2016 7 Min.
Wild parrots in Germany? We see parrots feeding plants and a lot of them sleeping in a tree in the City of Cologne near the Rhine river. We learn why parrots are really wild now in Germany along the...Film-Details anzeigen
82 Wild Ruhr Christian Baumeister Deutschland 2016 43 Min.
Auf den ersten Blick wirkt die Landschaft an der Ruhr wie ein kleines Paradies. Doch nirgendwo sonst in Deutschland hat der Mensch die Natur so gründlich seinen Interessen geopfert. Tiere führten über...Film-Details anzeigen
KF Wild Seve Prakash Matada Indien 2016 11 Min.
Timely compensation for losses to crop, livestock, and human injury is the most effective way to reduce retaliation on wild animals by villagers in the Indian state of Karnataka, believe the team at...Film-Details anzeigen
12 Wild sisters of bee "Maja" Jan Haft Deutschland 2016 44 Min.
Most people associate honey producing insects with the name ‘BEE’. Few realize that there are over 560 different species of bees - most of them live their lives ‘busy as a bee’ but some ‘abuse’ other...Film-Details anzeigen
83 Wild Spain - The Atlantic North Hans-Peter Kuttler Deutschland 2016 44 Min.
From the Basque Country to Galicia: This is the North Spanish wilderness. The Cantabrian mountain range is habitat for around 140 Cantabrian brown bears. Above the timberline is the Kingdom of the...Film-Details anzeigen
84 Wild Spain - The Mediterranean South Hans-Peter Kuttler Deutschland 2016 44 Min.
From Andalusia to the expanses of the Extremadura - the South of Spain is rich in wildlife: Genets hunt for prey and within a fraction of a second the European Chameleon shoots out his tongue. ...Film-Details anzeigen
84 Wildlife - The Caiman Hunters: Jaguar, Brazilian Wetlands Motohiro Amano Japan 2016 52 Min.
The carnivorous and ever wary jaguar is usually hidden deep in the forest, never revealing its true nature. However, during recent dry seasons, they have been spotted in the Pantanal wetland in...Film-Details anzeigen
KK Wolf Julia Ocker Deutschland 2015 4 Min.
<p>Sneaking through the night, a wolf looks for a spot to pursue his secret hobby. </p><p></p>Film-Details anzeigen
46 Wolf Ece Soydam Türkei 2016 52 Min.
Wolves have been an important part of the Turkish wildlife for thousands of years. With the expansion of human settlements, their habitats are diminishing. The documentary is the one-year story of how...Film-Details anzeigen
D 2.2 X:enius Jochen Nitsch Deutschland 2016 26 Min.
Die Sendung „Xenius“ ist das werktägliche Wissensmagazin auf ARTE. 26 Minuten Sendezeit sind einem Thema aus dem Alltagsleben, der Welt der Naturwissenschaft oder neuen Forschungsansätzen gewidmet....Film-Details anzeigen
Oliver Heussfreelance Composer and Producer
Oliver Heuss works as a freelance composer and producer. He was born in Sao Paulo (Brazil) in 1961 and has lived in Hamburg with a stopover in Cologne since 2007. He studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston (USA), at the jazz school of the pianist Amilton Godoy in Sao Paulo, with Walter Norris in Berlin and at the Cologne University of Music with Rainer Brüninghaus. There he passed the artistic maturity exam with top marks. As a songwriter and keyboardist for the band "Trio Rio" he achieved an international charter success with "New York-Rio-Tokyo" in 1986. He has worked with jazz musicians like Toots Thielemans and artists like Randy Crawford and Jack Radics. Today he focuses on the composition of film and TV music.
Britta KiesewetterExecutive Producer NDR Naturfilm / Doclights GmbH
Britta Kiesewetter has been part of the team at NDR Naturfilm - the largest German production company for nature films - and has produced more than 200 hours of nature film for the national and international market for over 20 years. Two of her most important projects are the nine-part series AMERIKAS NATIONALPARKS and the seven-part series WILDES SCANDINAVIEN. Britta worked as a series producer with the partner BBC on the three-part series WILDES NEUSEELAND. She has also produced successful films such as the three-part series WILD AMAZON or the documentary WILD YUKON, which won the Presenter Award at the Wildscreen Film Festival 2008. She was responsible for the film HELGOLAND - INSEL IM STURM, which won the Jackson Hole Newcomer Award in 2011. In addition to other television productions, Britta produced the film DIE NORDSEE - UNSER MEER.
Jürgen MatijevicBiologist, WWF Film
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
Steffen SailerFilmmaker and freelance Cinematographer
Steffen Sailer is a filmmaker and freelance cameraman. Marco Polo Film AG in Heidelberg produced Steffen's first film 'Wild Faces of the Andes' in 2011 and since then he has been actively supporting Marco Polo Film AG with camera, technology and directing work and has played a major role in several nationally and internationally award-winning film productions. These include, among others, 'Carousel of Life - the orchard' (BR), 'Unter Störchen - A Village in Bird Fever' (Arte, ZDF)), 'Polar Bear Summer' (WDR and Smithsonian Channel) and others. Steffen has over 20 years of experience in nature photography. During this time he was regularly awarded prizes at the most renowned nature photography competitions in the world, such as the 'BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year', the 'European Wildlife Photographer of the Year' (GDT) '' and the highlights contests. Before starting his film career, Steffen worked as a graduate engineer in mechatronics in the development department of a medium-sized company as a technical project manager. Steffen is adventurous and has a keen interest in the nature of foreign countries. That is why he and his wife Alexandra traveled around the world in 3 years in their Landrover 'Landy ’Defender, which had been converted into a motorhome. Steffen's first film, 'Wild Faces of the Andes', was made in the last year of the world tour.
Dr. Angelika SiglAuthor and Producer
Dr. Angelika Sigl
Angelika Sigl can look back on over 30 years of continuous collaboration as an author and producer with various channels (BR, MDR, WDR, SWR, ZDF, ARTE). During this time, over 60 documentaries in the field of science, nature and animals, as well as countless reports, were created. Angelika Sigl and her company Text und Bild Medienproduktion have been producing the successful children's series "Anna and the wild animals", "Anna and the domestic animals", Anna and the wild songs "," Ask Anna "and other children's series for 5 years. Awards: Numerous awards at the Naturvision, Greenscreen and the Darsser Filmfest, boarding school. Mountain film festival at Lake Tegernsee, the international environmental film festival in Banska Bystrica etc.
Katrin Dücker-EckloffFreelance editor and lecturer
Freelancer editor for ARD, ZDF, SWR, NDR, WDR, Arte, RTL, ORF, NatGeo/USA, lectorer for Video- and cutting arrangement at the VHS Bremen, Akademie für Publizistik Hamburg u. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Bonn
Ralf FronzEditor MDR
Responsible editor for nature films in the nature department and discoveries at the MDR since 2014. He oversees the development and implementation of nature and animal film projects, including to the series "Wild Germany", for ARD, ARTE and the MDR. In addition, documentation on explorations and discoveries (such as "ARTE Wonder Worlds"). He is committed to the development and creation of high-quality productions with a special content-based approach to flora and fauna and for TV documentaries on nature and species conservation, each with a geographic focus on the broadcasting area or on Eastern Europe. Before that, Ralf Fronz was an editor for children's programs for several years, including numerous MDR films and series and various documentary formats.
Fritz HabekussScience journalist
Science journalist with focus on Bio Science und Medicine, since 2013 working at the ZEIT, responsible as editor and Reporter for the Ressort Science
Heinz von MattheyProducer and Head ot the Jury
Heinz von Matthey
Juryvorsitz, Producer mit Schwerpunkt Ökologie, Biologie und Ethnographie für ZDF, arte, WDR und andere
Birgit PetersEditor of the UNIVERSUM-Editorial department of the ORF
Redakteurin der UNIVERSUM-Redaktion des ORF, für Sendungen wie „Expeditionen ins Tierreich“ (NDR) oder „Erlebnis Erde“ (ARD) stand sie auch als „Wildlife- Presenter“ vor der Kamera
Reisebegeisterter Naturfilmer, interessiert sich sowohl für Luftaufnahmen und Unterwasserdreharbeiten als auch für Reise-, Tier- und Naturfilme, auch für „Terra X - Faszination Erde“ (ZDF) unterwegs
Die Jugendjuryvon links: Jan Ole Trende, Conrad Jaacks, Stella-Marie Gross, Lili Junikiewicz
Dagmar WeinbergerLehrerin i.R.
The Festival 2017
Youth Film Award 2017
Youth Nature Filmcamp Eekholt 2017
GREEN SCREEN Youth Wildlife Filmcamp Wadden Sea 2017