The Festival 2021
- Festival Pictures
Photos: Carsten Füg, Anna-Lena Herzmann, Ina Jedamzyk, Lina Kastl, Anja Ketelsen, Gernot Kühl (sh:z), Michael Packschies, Philipp Schüller, Antje Spitzbarth
- Pictures of Awardees
- Awardees & Nominations
Nordic Nature Film AwardDonator: Ministerium für Energiewende, Landwirtschaft, Umwelt, Natur und Digitalisierung
Endowment: 2.500,- Euro
Best Science FilmDonator: Stiftung Naturschutz Schleswig-Holstein
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
Fische mit Superkräften - Der Hai und der Clownfisch
GreenScreen Region: Eckernförder Bucht
Wie lebt ein Gartenschläfer?
Wo die Natur aufhört
Das Geheimnis der Miesmuschelbank
Warum ist der Apollofalter selten?
Recording of the award ceremony of September 12th, 2021
Dr. Judith Ascher-JenullMicrobiologist
Dr. Judith Ascher-Jenull
Judith Ascher-Jenull is a microbiologist, Univ. Ass. Senior Researcher at the University of Innsbruck (Working Group Microbial Resource Management), and the University of Applied Arts, Vienna (FWF Co-Corporeality project). Her expertise is in Molecular Environmental Microbiology with focus on soil and deadwood-dynamics within the context of climate change. She did her Master in Microbiology at the Dept. of Microbiology at the University of Innsbruck, and her PhD in Agricultural Chemistry at the University of Milan (Italy) and worked for 15 years as PostDoc Researcher at the Dept. of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition at the University of Florence (Italy). She is further involved in the Science Centre project MikrobAlpina - Mikromondo and since 2014 active as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Applied Soil Ecology.
Michael BeierManaging Director of the Heinz 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.
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”.
Dr. Rudolf DieselKameramann
Dr. Rudolf Diesel
After training as a mechanical engineer, Rudolf Diesel studied zoology, behavioral research and ethnology and taught and researched at various research institutes and universities in Germany and abroad for over 20 years. Since 2000 he has turned to his great passion, nature documentary film, with ScienceMedia and has since participated in many international, award-winning nature film documentaries.
Alexander Lahl studied cultural sciences in Berlin, Breslau and Frankfurt (Oder). Aside from working as a science journalist for the production company “werwiewas”, he is the author of many animated films and graphic novels.
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.
Simon Riedel, born in Munich in 1983, has been a producer at Doclights / NDR Naturfilm since 2015. There he oversees films about all regions of the world. After working at ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion for several years, he studied biology in Kiel to get closer to his dream of making nature films. Already as a child, Simon Riedel was fascinated by animals and nature - his fascination ranges from underwater worlds to mountains, from tiny creatures to elephants. Today, he has the opportunity to pursue this passion professionally. For him, it is also worth taking a look at the supposedly "familiar", because even here there are surprising and exciting stories to tell.
Boas is a filmmaker with more than 10 years of professional experience in the field of animal and nature films. He has been with Altayfilm since 2017. As a producer and cameraman, he was involved in the production of numerous high-quality blue-chip documentaries. In addition, his expertise extends to the production of cinema-like reports and science films with references to nature and the environment.
Natali Tesche-RicciardiOwner of the Tesche Documentary Film Production
Natali Tesche-Ricciardi was born in Germany in 1971, and lived in Leichlingen, a town near the famous “Henkel Knife” city Solingen. Natali grew up in one of Europe’s most renowned underwater documentary production families. She spent her entire childhood traveling with her father and his team to many countries and continents, producing underwater documentaries. This instilled a deep love for our planet, different cultures, the environment and the many creatures that live in it. In 1992 Natali moved to New York to attend the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and studied acting and directing. She graduated with a degree in both. During her breaks she attended courses in underwater photography. After that she moved back to Germany to work as a coordinator and director on a 65 episode animal veterinarian series for her father’s company. In 1995 she returned to the US to study Broadcast Journalism. During her time as a student she won several awards, one of which being the renowned John Bent award for excellence in radio and TV journalism, an award that the press club in Atlanta bestows to only one student each year. After graduating she began working with the Cartoon Network in Atlanta as production manager of her own series and later managed the entire programming block “Adult Swim”. In 2003 she left Cartoon Network to become the co-producer in her father’s company, Tesche Documentary Film Production, and has since been producing, writing and hosting award winning documentaries for an international audience. She has also co-authored two books about a German river that is located near where she grew up. In January of 2020, Natali’s father, Sigurd Tesche sadly passed away at the age of 79. Natali is now the owner of the Tesche Documentary Film Production, and will continue to produce nature documentaries. She resides in Marietta, Georgia in the United States with her husband and two children.
Gijs van AmelsvoortComposer
Gijs van Amelsvoort
Gijs van Amelsvoort (1990) is a Dutch film and television composer. His music has been serving as a score & underscore for numerous TV programs, varying from BBC docs such as Gordon Buchanan's Cheetah Family & Me and Grizzly Bear Cubs & Me, NHU's Earth's Great Rivers and Planet Earth UK, all the way to popular TV shows like Top Gear, First Dates and Countryfile. Gijs's work is also licensed for advertising campaigns for international brands like Land Rover and Opel. Gijs started out as a classical trained pianist, and graduated Composition and Music Production at the HKU University of Arts Utrecht in 2013. After working as a composer-assistant for Oliver Davis in London he continued writing music for documentaries, short films, and advertising, as well as writing library/production music for several labels and publishers. In 2016 he co-founded the music & sound design company Foxhole Music. His work was nominated at i.a. the Soundtrack Cologne European Talent Award in 2012, and in 2020 he won 3th place at the Film Music Festival (FMF) Young Talent Award in Krakow, being judged by i.a. Richard Bellis, Yati Durant, Martin Phipps, Michael Todd. The same year he won 2nd place at the GEMS ScoreLive competition, being judged by i.a. Gary Schyman, Pete Anthony, and Christopher Young. "I love it when music brings another layer to what's happening on screen. There is something magical about how music can transform a scene and bring the audience even closer to the very essence of the story."
Christoph WürzburgerTV Journalist
Born 1967 in Wiesbaden. 1988-97 Studies of geography, meteorology, oceanography and journalism in Mainz and Kiel, postgraduate studies in journalism in Tübingen. Since 1993 own films as author and filmmaker. Freelancer at SWR Mainz and WDR Cologne as well as with film production companies. SWR training as video journalist. Production of 700 magazine features for SWR and more than 40 feature films for feature films for documentaries.
Dr. Claudia ZenkertExecutive Producer
Dr. Claudia Zenkert
Claudia Zenkert is a multiple award-winning Executive Producer and the Managing Director of SeeTree, a production company focused on a more holistic project approach, including distinct multi-media packaging. Zenkert, originally a molecular biologist, has been working in the media industry for almost ten years. Seven of those she worked for taglicht media, developing, and financing a multitude of projects. Among them were several limited series, such as CRIME SCENE ANTIQUITY (ZDFinfo, ZDF Enterprises), THE BORDERLESS SKY (ZDF/arte, Universum Film), and REWILDING (Blue Ant Media, Smithsonian Channel); as well as the award-winning NAKED MOLE RAT (ZDF/arte, Smithsonian Channel, National Geographic Channels International) and the wildlife-mystery MYSTERY IN YELLOWSTONE (WDR, Arte France, Smithsonian Channel). For Zenkert SEETREE was a natural next step and she and her team aim to become the bridge between the brilliant creatives and the broadcasting entities.
Gernot LercherResponsible for the broadcasting series "Universum ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation
Gernot Lercher heads ORF's "Universum" nature editorial department. Whether Nature & Wildlife, Adventure, Contemporary History or Human Rights. As a director and author, he has for decades taken on topics all over the world that are as moving as they are visually stunning in his own documentaries, and is now developing and realizing new film ideas together with the best nature filmmakers.
Dagny Lüdemannscience journalist, biologist
Dagny Lüdemann is a science journalist and biologist by training. Since 2021, she has been researching and developing major stories from nature, the environment and research as chief reporter for ZEIT ONLINE. In addition to the climate, space travel and news from medicine, the Corona pandemic in particular has been shaping her work for some time. But Dagny Lüdemann prefers to write about wildlife and species conservation, reporting from the Okavango Delta, the rainforests of the Amazon or the barren landscapes in the Arctic Circle. Prior to her work as chief reporter, she was head of the knowledge and digital departments of ZEIT ONLINE for almost ten years. Documentaries such as "Animals on Camera" and the films of Heinz Sielmann, Bernhard and Michael Grzimek have shaped her work. She continues to pursue the dream of her own first nature film. On Instagram @unenouvellejournee, the first of her own recordings can be seen. (From 2018 to 2020, the journalist served on the jury of the NaturVision Festival in Ludwigsburg. This year, in addition to jury work for the GreenScreen Festival, she is also a member of the nomination jury for the German NatureFilm Award). In her spare time, Dagny Lüdemann dives the world's oceans and campaigns for the protection of sea turtles. She lives in Hamburg and Berlin.
Robert MorgensternDirector, Producer
Robert Morgenstern is a director and producer. From 2003 he worked for several years as a cameraman and editor for internationally successful TV productions commissioned by ARD, NDR, ARTE and NatGeo. His directorial debut in nature film "Helgoland - Island in a Storm" followed in 2012 and was awarded best newcomer at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. While studying directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin, he founded the production company ATARA FILM with Alexander Haßkerl. Their documentary and feature film projects take them from the studio halls of Berlin to the pulsating heart of metropolises, to dusty desert trails, icy glaciers and tropical islands. "Wild New Zealand" is her current production, a three-part commissioned by BBC & doclights / NDR Naturfilm.
Lydia Möcklinghoffscience journalist, zoologist
Dipl. Biol. Lydia Möcklinghoff is a science journalist and science slammer, but above all a zoologist. More precisely: anteater researcher. As a tropical ecologist and behavioral biologist, she addresses these strange animals and the important issue of species conservation in her scientific work, books and intensive public relations work. Today, she conducts research at the Koenig Zoological Research Museum in Bonn. For her studies on the giant anteater, she spends many months a year among cowboys and jaguars in the Pantanal, a large swamp area in Brazil's wild west. Other expeditions have taken her to northern Brazil and to Panama's mountain rainforest, where she fought dam projects with the Naso people by documenting endangered species in the region. Her research trips aim to improve conservation approaches for endangered species and habitats. In 2015, she published her travel blog as a book, "Ich glaub, mein Puma pfeift" (Bastei Lübbe). In 2016 followed, with adventurous stories about species conservation projects from around the world, the book "Die Supernasen" (Hanser). In Germany, Lydia works as a science journalist, including for various radio and nature film editors. Her work centers on her enthusiasm for zoological topics and raising awareness for species conservation. Since 2019, she has been working as a freelance writer for WDR. In a radio feature you can accompany her to the Pantanal. For Die Maus zum Hören she is responsible for the series "Kackgeschichten" about pooping, peeing and farting in the animal kingdom. She is currently hosting the second season of the GEO Magazine podcast (GEO. Der Podcast.) on Audible and is realizing two nature film productions about the Pantanal with the nature film production Doclights and Coraxfilm (broadcast of the first film: 19.04.2021). She is a regular interlocutor on television talk shows and radio programs on the topic of "Adventure Species Conservation".
Heinz von MattheyProducer and Head ot the Award Jury
Heinz von Matthey
Jury chair, producer with focus on ecology, biology and ethnography for ZDF, arte, WDR and others
Other supporting jury
Irem CouchouronHead of Film & Live Events SILBERSALZ Science & Media Festival
As the Head of Film & Live Events at the SILBERSALZ Science & Media Festival, taking place annually in Halle(Saale), Germany, Irem is responsible for the curation of the Film screenings, keynotes, panels as well as performing arts programme for the festival, with the aim to render science accessible to the general public, and encouraging the dialogue and collaboration between scientists and media professionals. Irem Coucheron supported the Jury in the category BEST SCIENCE FILM.
Alexander GressTonmeister, Musiker und Sounddesigner
After studying communications engineering in Esslingen, Alexander Gress attended the School of Audio Engineering in Munich. Afterwards he founded the Gress recording studio with his brother Raymond in 1989. Countless music projects followed. Now he works as sound designer and mixing engineer for film and TV projects as well as sound installations. Alexander Gress constantly invents new worlds of sound. Projects in which he has been able to bring his passion to bear have won more than 40 international awards. Alexander Gress supported the Jury in the category BEST MUSIC.
Christina Karliczek Skoglund is a wildlife and underwater filming specialist. She works around the world for wildlife and expeditions series of BBC, NDR/Doclights, Terra Mater and Nat Geo Wild. At the moment, you can find Christina in the chilly dark waters of Scandinavia and the Northeast Atlantic for several productions. Sharks Of The Icy North (Haie Eiskalt!) for Doclights/NDR/CuriosityStream and partners was her debut as producer with her company Black Coral Film. Christina’s camerawork is awarded at prestigious film festivals and has contributed to a nomination for an Emmy in Outstanding Cinematography in 2017. Christina was one of the principal camera people of 2015 Jackson Hole Wildlife Festival Winner ‘Congo - Deep and Dangerous’ . It’s been the passionate photographic interest in aquatic environments that made her initially leave her path as camera operator for tv and fiction on land. Christina has channeled this passion with an eye for evolving technology into bringing engaging storytelling back up from a world that’s hidden to most people. Christina Karliczek Skoglund supported the Jury in the category BEST MARINE FILM
Mirco TribanekFilmmaker/Cutter | BLUE PLANET FILM
After his studies in sports science and the successful graduation as a sports scientist, Mirco Tribanek completed various internships in editing and production, as well as in the sports department of the ZDF Morgenmagazin. For BLUE PLANET FILM, whose co-production "Mythos Kongo EP. 1" was awarded the prize for "Best Wildlife Habitat" at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2015, he is responsible for editing, among other things. Mirco Tribanek supported the Jury in the category BEST POSTPRODUCTION
My name is Thies Hinrichsen and I am 24 years old. In 2014 I took part in the GreenScreen Nature Film Camp and gained my first experience in nature film there. After that I started making nature films on my own and was able to win the GreenScreen Youth Film Award in 2016. In the course of a voluntary ecological year in the Bavarian Forest National Park, my enthusiasm for nature film grew more and more. Therefore, I decided to study biology in Kiel from 2017. In my free time, nature film remained my constant companion. In 2019, I got a taste of nature film editing with Oliver Goetzl, where I cut a scene for "Africa's Mysterious Worlds - In the Heart of the Volcano". During that time, I also began more regularly editing small projects for the Schleswig-Holstein Nature Conservation Foundation, such as a film about moor frog courtship. In 2020, a small film about the GreenScreen Region Eckernförde was made in cooperation with Touristik Eckernförde. In the same year, I filmed for a good two weeks at a badger's den. The footage of the badger family found its way into Christoph Hauschild's new documentary about the Schorfheide, which made me very happy! Also in 2020, I was part of Thomas Behrend's film team for the first time. Together we were on Anholt and Bornholm. This year there are more filming trips with him and for him! I am already very excited about it! At the same time I am about to produce two own films in the course of the year about the Schlei and about a moor! I'm excited to see what the next few months in nature film will bring me! I'm just as excited to be part of the youth jury at the GreenScreen festival this year! I'm looking forward to viewing all the films and hopefully learning a few things myself
Philipp HoyResearch Diver
Philipp Hoy, who grew up in Eckernförde, was already fascinated by everything that happened below the water's surface when he was in kindergarten. From an early age, he took a close look at the Baltic Sea beach in Eckernförde with a mask and snorkel. At the age of 15 Philipp learned to dive and since then he has spent every free minute with his camera in the Baltic Sea. His first short films about the underwater world of Eckernförde Bay followed with "Unter der Mole" and "Kalmare vor der Haustür". In his current short film "The Secret of the Mussel Bank" Philipp takes the viewer on a journey into the surprisingly colorful and wild world on and in a mussel bank. The 23-year-old diving instructor and research diver is now studying biosciences in Rostock.
Gamander López-Caparrós JungmannStudent
Gamander López-Caparrós Jungmann
My name is Gamander López, I am 19 years old and I am currently doing my Abitur at the Waldorfschule Aachen. I have always enjoyed observing animals. Since I got my first camera in 2012, I'm actually out in nature every free minute, looking for new encounters with wildlife to capture. I love taking pictures, but my big passion is filming. I was 14 when I first submitted an entry to the Heinz Sielmann Youth Film Award and was invited to the Green Screen Festival. The feedback at Green Screen has always given me motivation to make new films and expand my knowledge. With my film "Der Wald hinter den Bäumen" (The Forest Behind the Trees), which I completed in 2019 after two years of work, I was able to win the Heinz Sielmann Youth Film Award and the Best Short Film for Kids award at Green Screen and the first prize at the German Youth Film Award in the 16-20 year old category, among others. The goal with my films is to show people how beautiful nature actually is and what you can discover even in your immediate surroundings if you look closely. My dream is to continue making animal films after school.
Karin Lorenz became enthusiastic about filming and photographing in nature at an early age. With her short films she won several first prizes at the youth film competitions of the Darß Nature Film Festival and the GreenScreen Festival in Eckernförde. But music has also played a major role since her childhood days. There she discovered her passion for improvising and composing. So she first started to produce music for her own films. Alongside her studies at the University of Music Lübeck, new doors have now opened: for some time now, she has been working on projects with Thies Hinrichsen and composing music for his nature films.
Short Film Jury
Michael J. AndersonFilmmaker
Michael J. Anderson
As one of the Netherlands' top wildlife filmmakers he started his career on the award-winning BBC series Smalltalk Diaries. In 2008, he pioneered the use of Red cameras for wildlife film and was one the first to build/use drones. In 2013 Michael filmed cinema film De Nieuwe Wildernis which is still the biggest Dutch nature film ever. He filmed extensively in Latin America for BBC Planet Earth 2 (spider monkeys & river dolphins) and BBC Natural World. In 2014, he produced, directed, filmed and edited Barbary Macaques: The Paternal Bond for NHK and also filmed vital sequences for sequel to De Nieuwe Wildernis, Holland Natuur in de Delta released in cinemas in Sept 2015. In 2017, National Geographic Channel will broadcast his film Return of the Spider Monkeys in 4K, which he shot, directed, wrote and edited.
Hilco Jansma (1979) is a Dutch biologist and wildlife filmmaker. During his childhood he developed a great interest in the natural world. Studying biology was the most logical next step. After his studies he took up his hobby in filming and eventually switched careers in 2014. With a mirrorless camera and a drone borrowed from a friend, he started filming a park in his city for a full year. In 2015 he released his first documentary ‘The Noorderplantsoen’ which was selected for several international wildlife film festivals, among which Greenscreen, where he received a special mention. Now it was time for another film adventure, one that took longer than expected, because of a shy and mysterious subject; the Dutch otter. Albatross World Sales had by then already offered a contract for international distribution. With the support of Cees van Kempen (Ispida Wildlife Productions), Hilco set out to film and research the otter that had just made a comeback in The Netherlands. After 4 years he gathered enough footage to produce the first documentary on the elusive and rare Dutch otter. Dutch public broadcaster EO signed a contract to air it January 2021 in The Netherlands, at the start of the year of the otter.
Educated as an engineer, now filmmaker and conservationist, Ana started making wildlife and natural history documentaries in 2014 after she helped establish Ateles Films as an independent production company. She then co-produced NHK Japan's Barbary Macaques: The Paternal Bond in Morocco and went on to work as assistant producer on Return of the Spider Monkeys for National Geographic Wild and ARTE as well as working as a camera assistant for BBC Natural World’s Jungle Animal Hospital in Guatemala and Dutch cinema films Holland: Natuur in de Delta (2015) and Wild Amsterdam (2017). In 2018 she co-produced, shot and edited Ateles Films’ NHK production Pyrenees Mountain about the Bearded Vulture in the Spanish Pyrenees. In 2019 she directed and produced A Wild Fox Life, which has been broadcast on NHK in Japan, France Televisions and ServusTV in Austria.
Film No. Main Title Director Country Year Duration Summary 24 What a colourful World PETRA LEDERHILGER Österreich 2020 50 Min.
<b>What a colourful World</b> is a journey through forests and oceans; across forest floor and ocean floor. Even if, viewed from a great distance, our planet wraps itself in the colors blue and green...Film-Details anzeigen
KK Wie lebt ein Gartenschläfer? Jens Hamann Deutschland 2020 8 Min.
Few have ever seen a garden dormouse, although the sweet dormouse sometimes lives right in our gardens. At Heidi and Adam's, they live in an old birdhouse. Around it, the nocturnal dormice find food...Film-Details anzeigen
62 Wild Cuba John Murray Irland 2020 59 Min.
A personal journey into the remotest corners of Cuba, as wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson explores one of the most bewitching islands in the world featuring the wildlife and wild places that...Film-Details anzeigen
53 WILD HORSES - A Tale From The Puszta Zoltán Török Ungarn 2021 88 Min.
<p>Meet Dot, the little wild horse foal! She is a Przewalski’s horse, the only true wild horse species of the world. Although the origin of this endangered species is in Mongolia, Dot lives in the...Film-Details anzeigen
64 Wild und Wunderbar - Chinas unbekannte Natur Österreich 2020 52 Min.
China's wildlife has much more to offer than the world-famous giant panda: Terra Mater discovers China's unknown natural treasures. The animal world of China is as diverse as the natural areas of the...Film-Details anzeigen
65 Wilde Heimkehrer Alexander Sommer Deutschland 2021 50 Min.
They are among the rarest animals in the world: lynxes, European minks, terrapins and gopher tortoises. They all once disappeared from Germany. In an attempt to fill German nature with life again,...Film-Details anzeigen
67 Wildes Deutschland: Der Kaiserstuhl Tobias Mennle Deutschland 2020 45 Min.
In the summer, it's over 60 degrees on the ground here! Many animals find this too hot. Only true heat specialists can withstand these temperatures. Their home is a volcanic hill on the Upper Rhine:...Film-Details anzeigen
68 Windkraft - Fluch oder Segen? Herbert Ostwald Deutschland 2020 44 Min.
Hardly any other topic is as controversial as the expansion of wind energy. Where wind turbines are erected, local residents often fear for their health and for nature. As a result, the energy...Film-Details anzeigen
KF Wo die Natur aufhört Gamander López-Caparrós Jungmann Deutschland 2020 7 Min.
To see nature and wild animals, you usually go out of the house. But is that even necessary? This film shows only footage of animals that I have taken directly at home and deals with the question of...Film-Details anzeigen
KF Worlds Collide Nicholas Rodd Georgien 2020 18 Min.
Across the eastern coast of the Black Sea, through the foothills of the Southern Caucasus Mountains, one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles takes place. Over a million birds of prey pass...Film-Details anzeigen
69 Wurzeln des Überlebens Bertram Verhaag Deutschland 2020 98 Min.
We show a round of people who not only practice but advance the knowledge of organic farming. Each of the farms shown is distinguished by a particular characteristic of the method: Preparation making...Film-Details anzeigen
70 ZDFzeit Deutschland und der Klimawandel Florian Schneider, Daniel Koschera Deutschland 2020 43 Min.
Drought, floods, glacier melt: the climate is also changing in Germany. The documentary collects the facts and asks how life in this country will change. Climate researchers have long been calling for...Film-Details anzeigen
Recording of Seminar 1
Naturfilm aktuell - New exploitation chains
Thursday, Sept. 09th 2021, 10 a.m., Galerie 66
Host: Dirk Steffens (Festival Director)
"ARD online - new presentation possibilities of the nature film"
Speaker: Jörn Röver, Managing Director Doclights GmbH
Since the beginning of the year, the ARD Mediathek has included the section "ARD Natur - Erlebnis Erde" (ARD Nature - Experience Earth), and matching social media presences are being planned. Thus, the demand for additional material to the animal films or for new formats is growing.
One idea - countless possibilities
Speaker: Dr. Claudia Zenkert, Managing Director SEETREE GmbH
TV stations worldwide are expanding their digital strategy and are looking for online outlets for their productions. This is an opportunity for filmmakers to exploit their projects on multiple levels. It's time to think ideas more holistically. What do you need to look out for in contracting and how can you leverage synergies?
Challenges and opportunities of a cross-outlet approach.
Exploitation through international world sales
Speaker: Anne Olzmann, Managing Director Albatross World Sales
In addition to the classic international TV market, an enormous non-linear market has established itself with a multitude of new VOD players.
Which platforms are really interesting? Which rights are licensed? Is it worth it at all?
Aufzeichnung von Seminar 2
Quo vadis environmental reporting - catastrophic or constructive - what can/should films about environmental problems achieve?
Friday, Sept. 10th 2021, 10 a.m., Galerie 66
It discusses: Christian Cools Editor Arte TV), Sabine Holzer (Head of Specialist Factual Terra Mater Factual Studios), Dirk Steffens (TV Moderator), Thomas Weidenbach (Producer Längengrad GmbH)
Climate change, loss of species, destruction of nature - never before have environmental problems been so much in the focus of social debate and in the media. What does this mean for filmmakers, producers and editors who deal with such topics? Constantly painting the catastrophe on the wall? Does that lead to more engagement on the part of the viewer or to disinterest? Or should solutions and visions be pointed out, as the advocates of "constructive" journalism want? The makers of the ARTE film series "Good News from the Planet" have opted for positive examples instead of doomsday scenarios and have met with a lot of response, especially among younger people. Other formats such as „Plan B“ from the ZDF also rely on positive examples. Could this groundbreaking? Or is it greenwashing?
To attend the Zoom Conference of the Pitching Session, you must be accredited and registered. If you are accredited and registered, here you will find the link to the ZOOM conference.
Pitching - Session
Friday, Sept. 10th 2020, 02 p.m., Galerie 66
Moderation: Annette Scheurich (Marco Polo Film AG), Udo A. Zimmermann (former editor-in-chief TIERE UND NATUR, Bayerischer Rundfunk)
International nature, environmental and wildlife filmmakers use this unique opportunity to present their planned project to an audience of a number of editors and producers, to get feedback and, with luck, find a financing partner or deal with a broadcasting station. Projects from previous pitches have already been realized and the event led to several other projects in the making
Anatomy of a Production - Diary of a Bee
Saturday, Sept. 11th 2021, 10 a.m., Galerie 66
Speaker: Jan Stefan Kolbe, Brian McClatchy, Dennis Wells
3 year production period, 16 hives, 4 stations, 148 shooting days, 108 editing days, 50 TB of footage, an orchestra, and probably the most anatomically accurate computer model of a bee. All this to tell the 6-week life of a single bee. Because it's worth it - at least that's what the creative team behind the film "Diary of a Bee" thinks. Director Dennis Wells, cameraman Brian McClatchy and editor Jan Stefan Kolbe talk about the challenge of looking a bee in the eye with a camera, finding the fearful look of a bee in the footage and what to do when the bees don't read the script.
Workshop: Young Filmmakers Meet Professionals - An exchange
Saturday, Sept. 11th 2021, 02 p.m., Galerie 66
Moderation: Michael v. Bürk (GREEN SCREEN)
Young filmmakers and those who want to become filmmakers report on their first projects and exchange ideas with experienced filmmakers about professional opportunities. The workshop offers a conversation between the jurors of this year's youth jury and four filmmakers who have been working for years as producers, cinematographers, directors and writers.
Participating will be young filmmakers Thies Hinrichsen, Philipp Hoy, Gamander López and Karin Lorenz, as well as filmmakers Robin Jähne, Christina Karliczek-Skoglund, Herbert Ostwald and Klaus Scheurich. Visitors to the workshop will be included in the conversation. Young people who are interested in filming or have already made their first films are invited, as well as experienced professionals who would like to engage in conversation with young filmmakers.