The Festival 2019
The Wildlife Film Festival Green Screen, which ended on September, 15th in Schleswig-Holstein's Eckernförde, set another visitor record with over 22 300 spectators. For this year's topic "Climate Change" Green Screen offered numerous special films and political discussions. On five festival days a total of 119 films were shown. With this viewer interest, Green Screen is the largest nature film festival in Europe. In addition, 220 experts from the natural film industry from all over the world visited the festival, including representatives from the USA and South Africa. Green Screen is on the road in addition to the five festival days twelve months a year: special events throughout Germany and Denmark reach another 22 500 nature-loving visitors. Of the total of more than 45 000 spectators, 8 700 schoolchildren will be attending the festival's nature education programs this year
- Awardees & Nominations
Best CinematographyDonator: Wilhelm Siemsen GmbH & Co. KG
Endowment: 2.500,- Euro
Best ScoreDonator: Allianz Generalvertretung Thomas Grötsch e.K.
Endowment: 1.000,- Euro
Best Marine FilmDonator: Waldemar Behn GmbH
Endowment: 1.000,- Euro
Audience Award Best Short Film for KidsDonator: Gemeinde Damp
Endowment: 500,- Euro
The Coral Gardeners
Das blaue Wunder - Die Moorfroschbalz
Fragile - Why turtle hatchlings need the sea
Why do beavers cut down trees?
Plattdeutsch lernen mit Fiete
Vogel des Jahres - der Star
Wohin ziehen Kraniche?
Film No. Main Title Director Country Year Duration Summary 15 The Invisible River Serge Dumont Deutschland 2019 52 Min.
Not only the Rhine flows between the Black Forest and the Vosges but also a subterranean river: ground water creates unique wetlands. Underwater cameraman Serge Dumont reveals this secret world and...Film-Details anzeigen
66 The Secret Life of Frogs Ajay Bedi, Vijay Bedi Indien 2018 54 Min.
Deep in the swampy rainforests of India, live tiny creatures as old as dinosaurs. Sadly, more than 80% of the 400 species of amphibians found in India are endangered. Some have not been seen from...Film-Details anzeigen
58 The Serval Reinhard Radke Deutschland 2018 51 Min.
The Serval is one of the African Savannah’s most successful predators. The pattern and colour of its fur is very similar to that of cheetahs and because of its stature, it resembles a graceful,...Film-Details anzeigen
18 The Wild Andes: Life in the Clouds Christian Baumeister Deutschland 2018 43 Min.
The Northern Andes are home to a stunning variety of life. Boasting poison frogs, high-flying monkeys, the continent’s only bears, and tropical glaciers, the Northern Andes are unlike anywhere else on...Film-Details anzeigen
17 The Wild Andes: Patagonia Untamed Christian Baumeister Deutschland 2018 43 Min.
Surrounded by mighty glaciers and fortress-like granite peaks, battered by Antarctic winds and icy rain lies the Torres del Paine National Park. A female puma tries to raise its family and tracks its...Film-Details anzeigen
36 The Wild Way of the Vikings Nigel Pope, Jackie Savery Großbritannien 2018/2019 43 Min.
It follows the Vikings’ footsteps from the Norwegian Coast to Newfoundland, visiting each of the magical islands of ‘Fire and Ice’ on the way: the Shetlands, the Faroes, Greenland and Iceland. In...Film-Details anzeigen
69 The Wind Sculpted Land Joosep Matjus Estland 2018 63 Min.
The Wind Sculpted Land is a visually enchanting debut feature documentary by Joosep Matjus that takes us on a thoughtful journey through Estonia's unique, vast and wondrous nature.The primeval...Film-Details anzeigen
67 Tokyo's Lost Islands: Sofugan Yasuhiro Koyama Japan 2018 49 Min.
In Tokyo, there are unapproachable "lost islands" where unspoiled environs cradle rich wildlife. Sofugan is a 100-meter-high solitary rock pillar standing in the ocean 650km south of the...Film-Details anzeigen
68 Trocknen wir aus? Wie das Klima unsere Heimat verändert Martina Treusch Deutschland 2018 45 Min.
Germany is faced with unusual extreme weather conditions: prolonged droughts in spring, heavy local rains causing ravaging floods. What does climate change mean to cities and communities? How can they...Film-Details anzeigen
70 UHD Special -The Secret of the Little Tern Seabird of the Inland Lake Dong-Man Shin, Sang-Seop Yeom Republik Korea 2018 56 Min.
How can the Little Tern, a seabird, survive in an inland lake after its shore habitat is destroyed? Using remote cameras, we captured in 4k resolution its behavior from mating, nesting and parenting...Film-Details anzeigen
71 Uncovered: Illegal trade - The lucrative business with exotic animals Anja Buwert, Caspar Fischer Deutschland 2018 49 Min.
Thilo Mischke travelled to South Africa and Indonesia where he filmed how animals are abused for supposedly „cute“ videos and rhinos are hunted without any scruples.Film-Details anzeigen
72 Untamed Romania Großbritannien 2018 93 Min.
Deep in the heart of Europe, an unexpected wilderness flourishes. Join us on a journey to reveal a year in the lives of Romania’s diverse and treasured plants and animals. Discover how they endure the...Film-Details anzeigen
KK Vogel des Jahres - der Star Gamander López-Caparrós Jungmann Deutschland 2018 6 Min.
Der Film beschäftigt sich mit dem Vogel des Jahres 2018. Der Star ist selten allein unterwegs, doch das Brüten in einer Kolonie bringt gewisse Probleme mit sich. Auch wenn die Stare im Herbst große...Film-Details anzeigen
74 Wales - Great Britain´s Wild West Hans-Peter Kuttler Deutschland 2018 49 Min.
Amazing habitats and pure wilderness – this is Wales. Along its coast live dolphins, otters, grey seals and tens of thousands of sea birds. Inland, red kites roam the sky, foxes raise their pups and...Film-Details anzeigen
KK Why do beavers cut down trees? Jens Hamann Deutschland 2018 8 Min.
Beavers are true experts in cutting down trees. Along a little stream in a German forest we learn a lot about their very special life in and around a beaver pond. Beavers have more than one good...Film-Details anzeigen
75 Wie bleiben wir mobil? Die Zukunft ohne Autos Jan Tenhaven Deutschland 2018 44 Min.
Motor vehicles cost money, are noisy, cause pollution, are stationary almost 23 hours a day and are an urban problem. This film challenges our relationship to our car and the options to get around...Film-Details anzeigen
50 Wild Austria - Created by Water: White water, Blue water Dr. Michael Schlamberger, Dr. Rita Schlamberger Österreich 2018 50 Min.
Austria’s love affair with water has given her unique and amazing landscapes and biospheres, carved out by Alpine glaciers, ancient seas and mighty rivers, home to iconic animals like eagles, wild...Film-Details anzeigen
76 Wild Edens - Russia Andrew Zikking Großbritannien 2018 44 Min.
Revealing how Russia’s species are adapting to our planet’s most extreme conditions, at a time of global climate change. Wild Edens Russia captures the rare and iconic wildlife that inhabit every ...Film-Details anzeigen
77 Wild Medicine - Animals' Superpowers Heiko De Groot Deutschland 2018 52 Min.
Animals are true superheroes. Their superpowers could help save human lives. But how do animals do that? Scientists are trying to solve their secrets. Filmmaker Heiko De Groot presents another reason...Film-Details anzeigen
78 Wilde Nächte - wenn die Tiere erwachen Uwe Müller Deutschland 2018 44 Min.
When we go to sleep, revellers emerge: Nightingales sing their songs, fireflies send out luminous signs, and badgers or racoons appear. Many animals live close to us and yet we hardly notice them....Film-Details anzeigen
79 Wildes Griechenland Johannes Berger, Stephan Krasser Österreich 2018 45 Min.
Rugged mountain peaks and lonely Mediterranean islands: Greece is a country of unique contrasts with wildlife species extinct in the rest of Europe. The film shows species from squids to lizards,...Film-Details anzeigen
80 Wildes Uganda Harald Pokieser Österreich 2018 50 Min.
Uganda unites all the magic of Eastern Africa from savannah to rainforests. It is home to 5,000 m high snow-covered mountains in the west and to half of Lake Victoria, the world’s second largest...Film-Details anzeigen
81 Wildhunde - Überleben im Land der Löwen Robyn Keene-Young Österreich 2018 50 Min.
The film follows the destiny of a family of African wild dogs in the Malilangwe Reserve in Zimbabwe. We witness a female’s struggle to keep her young ones alive.Film-Details anzeigen
82 WILDLIFE: Battle of the Alphas Mandrills Taishi Inoue Japan 2017 50 Min.
Amid the lush rainforest in Gabon, Africa, live rare monkeys with unforgettable faces. The male mandrill boasts magnificent blue cheeks with a bright red stripe down its nose, a trait used to...Film-Details anzeigen
83 WILDLIFE: Survival Instincts Iguana vs. Basilisk Yuki Tadokoro Japan 2018 50 Min.
The rainforests of Costa Rica in Central America is full of life, where over 70 species of lizards thrive. The 80-centimeter basilisk is a ferocious predator, while the iguana is herbivorous and can...Film-Details anzeigen
KK Wohin ziehen Kraniche? Jens Hamann Deutschland 2018 13 Min.
Wenn die ersten warmen Sonnenstrahlen Frühjahrsblumen hervorlocken kommen die Kraniche. Aber wo kommen sie her und wo fliegen sie hin? Wir folgen ihnen im Frühjahr Richtung Norden und beobachten die...Film-Details anzeigen
D5.2 Worlds Beyond Our Vision Chris Orr Großbritannien 2019 24 Min.
What does the world look like to other creatures? Delve outside the human visual spectrum to see through the eyes of animals that utilise ultraviolet, infrared and polarised vision to compete and...Film-Details anzeigen
84 Yasuni Thorsten Böhnke Deutschland 2019 64 Min.
Ecuador‘s Yasuní National Park is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth. The park is threatened by oil production. Indigenous peoples and Ecuadorians fight to protect the rainforest. The...Film-Details anzeigen
85 Ziemlich wilde Rinder Herbert Ostwald Deutschland 2018 52 Min.
In the 1980-ies, a German farmer decided to permanently let his nearly 300 bulls, cows, and calves graze outside. 35 years later, their descendants brave all weathers and have begun to resemble...Film-Details anzeigen
Michael BeierHeinz Sielmann Foundation
Since September 2012, Michael Beier has been heading the Heinz Sielmann Trust as executive chairman. As trust manager he is in charge of CSR, is executor of the estate and compliance auditor. He previously worked as marketing, fundraising and trust manager as well as alumni representative at University Hildesheim Foundtion. He headed fundraising and sponsoring at Hamburg University. His cv includes work on the board of Stiftung Baukultur Weimar as well as management work at Architektenkammer Thüringen. He worked as head of Marketing and PR at Radio Antenne Thüringen and as Managing Director of Erfurt Chamber of Commerce.
Born 1966 in Flensburg, producer, director and cameraman Tim Oliver Boehme moved to the US at the age of 10 when his mother decided to emigrate to the US with him and his younger brother. After finishing school he studied ‘Broadcast Production’ at the University of Wisconsin. Having travelled the world ‘romance’ prompted him to return to Europe in 1992. He became a filmmaker dedicated to social and ecological matters. A father of two sons, he and his wife now live in a village close to Kiel.
After her studies at Heidelberg University, Mi-Yong Brehm began a radio internship in 2002 followed by several years of freelance work spanning print, radio and television work. In 2004 she joined Gero von Boehm’s film production company Interscience Film as a producer. She shared responsibilities for numerous productions including Terra-X documentaries “Unterwegs in der Weltgeschichte mit Hape Kerkeling” and “Zwischen den Fronten” featuring Peter Scholl-Latour. Since 2011, she has been working as producer, editor and author for Marco Polo Film AG.
Heike HaedeckeProducer, Cutter
Having worked as a ZDF film editor for 20 years, Heike Haedecke is now film editor and producer of her film production company montage+Filmproduktion GmbH. For the past 19 years she has been producing documentaries and reports for ZDF, SWR, arte, 3sat.
Dr. Petra LöttkerProduction Manager Light & Shadow GmbH
Dr. Petra Löttker
Petra Löttker studied biology at WWU Münster with a focus on behavioural biology. For her doctoral thesis, she researched the behaviour of challitrichidae living in the wild of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest for a year. In 2008, she joined Christian Baumeister’s team at production company Light & Shadow for their three parts documentary “Mythos Amazonas”. Ever since she has been in charge of the organization as well as the scientific supervision of all their film projects and international co-productions. For more than 10 years she has made sure that Light & Shadow productions run smoothly be they film or large cross-border tv series.
Michael PackschiesSpeaker for Nature Protection and Nature Science, head of the nomination committee
A geographer by profession, Michael Packschies is a staunch environmentalist working for Eckernförde municipality for more than 30 years in charge of environmentally compatible town and landscape planning. He is responsible for environmental public relations activities. In that capacity he met up with his school pal Gerald Grote in 2004. On that occasion they first discussed the possibility of a wildlife film festival. Gerald Grote went on to become the first Green Screen festival director and Michael Packschies the interface between Eckernförde municipality and GREEN SCREEN. Michael dedicates a significant part of his personal time to the festival.
- Studies of Civilisation française and history at Paris Sorbonne University - 1974 London Goethe Institute – teacher and lecturer at London Imperial College - 1980 European Business School Rheingau – lecturer for business French - 1983 assistant to culture tv producer Reiner Moritz, London – Munich - 1984 to 2000 Editor at ZDF/3sat/arte - Since 2000 freelance and CEO at tv production company Nima Productions Wiesbaden/Berlin
Jan BiekehörProducer VOX
Jan Biekhor is Executive Producer for a number of different VOX formats and has worked among others. for nine years as editor-in-chief for the formats “tierzeit” and “hundkatzemaus”.
Klaus MüllerHead of Postproduction Doclights GmbH
Klaus Müller is photo editor and head of post-production at NDR Naturfilm / Doclights. He has cut 65 primetime films for 'Expedition to the Animal Kingdom' and 'Experience Earth', as well as three feature films. Among them "Serengeti" by Reinhard Radke.
Ivo NörenbergFilmemaker Gulo Films
Ivo Nörenberg has been working as a cameraman and producer for Gulo Film Productions for 19 years. The first own film about wolverines won the „Newcomer Award“ in Jackson Hole. This was followed by the „Animal Behaviour Award“ on the wildscreen for Jungle Book Bear and numerous other awards. As a sequence cameraman he works for the BBC and Disneynature, among others. Other film projects include America's natural wonders - Yellowstone, polar wolves - The white wolves from Ellesmere Island, Wild Russia - The Ural Nend and many more.
Ruth OmphaliusEditor ZDF
Ruth Omphalius works as an editor, author and director for the ZDF in Mainz and has developed, produced or supervised a large number of award-winning series and films.
Heinz von MattheyProducer and Head of the Award Jury
Heinz von Matthey
Jury chair, producer with focus on ecology, biology and ethnography for ZDF, arte, WDR and others
Thomas WeidenbachProducer Längengrad FIlmproduktion
Producer Längengrad FIlmproduktion
York Friedrich (Winner Youth film award 2017,2018)
Gamander Lopéz (Nominee Youth film award 2017, 2018)
Karin Lorenz (Winner CAMäleon Green Clip 2016, 2017)
Julia GläskerAide in charge of funding at Film Werkstatt Kiel at Film Board Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
After studying Culture and Media Management in Hamburg and an internship in unit management at ARD, Julia Gläsker joined WDR Cologne before moving to Radio Bremen eventually returning to NDR. Following that, she became head of public-access TV in Kiel. Her focus is on media skills and supporting young talents.
Dr. Angelika SiglAuthor and Producer
Dr. Angelika Sigl
Angelika Sigl can look back on a 30 yrs career as author and producer working continuously for various broadcasters (BR, MDR, WDR, SWR, ZDF, ARTE) and spanning more than 60 documentaries about science, nature and fauna as well as numerous reportages. For the past 3 years Angelika Sigl’s company Text und Bild Medienproduktion has been producing successful kids series “Paula/Anna und die wilden Tiere”, “Anna und die Haustiere”, “Anna und die wilden Lieder”, “Frag Anna” further kids series.
In 2000, Karsten Wiesel initiated Flensburg Short Film Days and has since been in charge of its eclectic programme. Following film studies at Media School, he has been making short films receiving a Schleswig-Holstein film award and a short film award from Schwerin arthouse Film Festival for his film “Hochbrücke Brunsbüttel”. Karsten Wiesel lives and works in Hamburg. Next to his work as film author and curator, he teaches at Europa University Flensburg and at Philipps University Marburg. He also runs media education projects for children and grown-ups at schools and cultural institutions.
Youth Film Award Jury
Oliver Goetzl is a Hamburg based biologist and wildlife film producer (GULO FILM PRODUCTIONS) working as director, author and film editor. GULO documentaries focus predominantly on animal behaviour and on rare charismatic species and those that have never been filmed before. Oliver firmly believes that it is the admiration of their achievements in particular and the fascination of animals in general that provide an important basis for the willingness and endeavours to protect them and their habitats. GULO films have been successful at national and international festivals: They won around 300 awards such as “Best Film” – Green Screen 2018, “Best Animal Behaviour” – Green Screen 2015 and “Animal Behaviour Award” – Wildscreen 2012. Next to his own films and German cinema productions such as “Russland” and “Serengeti” Oliver has participated in major international productions, e.g. as field producer and additional cinematographer for the Disneynature feature film “Monkey Kingdom” and for prestigious landmark series such as BBC’s “Frozen Planet”. Oliver has been asked to act as a member of the jury at more than a dozen national and international film festival, a task that he thoroughly enjoys.
Heike GrebeAuthor, Director und Producer
Born in 1986 on the very day of the huge Chernobyl disaster, Heike’s path has always been defined by the wish to “do things differently”. As a child she collected animals too slow to escape and “nursed” them lovingly. When finishing her studies of journalism and media communication in 2009 she did not realize that her love of animals would lead her to wildlife film. Not until 2011, when the production company Blue Planet Film assigned her to oversee the organization of a large wildlife film project on the Congo River, was her path cemented. Four years after its finalization she went freelance and together with a colleague founded the company “Flying Pangolin Film”.
Boas SchwarzProducer, Cinematographer
Boas Schwarz is producer and cinematographer for Altayfilm. He has been working on wildlife film for more than 10 year and travels widely to capture nature’s wonders on film.
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