Have you shot a documentary? Submit it to the 45th jubilee edition of the International Film Festival EKOTOPFILM – ENVIROFILM 2018.

We would like to invite you to submit your films on the environment, ecology and sustainable development to the International Film Festival EKOTOPFILM – ENVIROFILM 2018. This popular festival has been held in Slovakia every year since 1974 and is typically attended by over 10.000 people.


Films can be submitted from October 1st, 2017 until December 31st, 2017. Please review the Festival Statute carefully before submitting.

You can enter via FilmFreeway platform for easier and more effective submission process. You only have to sign up, upload the film and necessary information as a project and submit the project to the festival linked below. 

There are six categories in the competition, you can submit your film about:

A | Explore Nature (max 60 min) – Nature and nature science films intended to inform and entertain by creatively exploring ecological systems and their inhabitants (people, flora, fauna). The goal of these films is to show viewers how earth’s inhabitants interact within their environment and how each one attempts to maintain their position and continue to thrive.

B | Success Stories (max 60 min) – Films about how individuals (or groups) have addressed sustainability issues through changes in the attitudes, behaviors of the people involved or technological solutions. Entries should explore any new activities, processes or new technologies that are successfully resolving ecology and quality of life.

C | Current Affairs (max 60 Minutes) – Films about contemporary ecological sustainability issues and crises, and their impact on global or local environment or culture. These issues can be the result of natural events such as climate change, drought, storms, floods, or earthquakes; or the result of human activity, such as population growth, habitat destruction, misuse of natural resources, or waste mismanagement, etc.

D | Shorts (max 15 Minutes )– This category is for short films addressing ecology, natural science, environmental issues and sustainability in thought-provoking and inspiring way. We do not accept public service announcements.

E | Features: Sustainability and Us (60 min and longer)  – Films explaining the necessity of global sustainability, inspiring and encouraging to change our attitude and acting towards our Planet Earth.

F | Kids (max 15min) – Films for school age children, those focus on environmental education (recycling, endangered species, endangered environments, nature protection etc.) and develop caring and respectful relationship towards our Planet.

The International jury consisting of film and environment professionals decides on winners.


Should you need further information, please contact: Tereza Gemeranová at info@ekotopfilm.sk

We look forward to your films and wish you luck in the competition!