We would like to invite you to submit your films on the environment, ecology and sustainable development to the International Film Festival EKOTOPFILM – ENVIROFILM 2017. 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 November 1st, 2016 until February 20th, 2017. Please review the Festival Statute carefully before submitting.

Newsflash! We have started to use FilmFreeway platform for easier and more effective submission process. Should you need further information, please contact: Tereza Gemeranová at info@ekotopfilm.sk


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

A. Nature and Natural Science – max 60 Minutes – 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. Science and Technology – max 60 Minutes – Films that explain the role of science and technology in maintaining a sustainable environment. These films should inform viewers about new trends, technologies, and materials that are being developed to address the challenges of sustainable development.

C. Technology Success Stories – max 60 Minutes – Films about individuals (or groups) who have used science or technology to successfully address a  specific ecological problem. These films should describe the technological activities that are improving local sustainability issues, and that may have global applications.

D. Human Activity Success Stories – max 60 Minutes – Films about how individuals (or groups) have addressed sustainability issues through changes in the attitudes and behaviors of the people involved. Entries should explore any new activities or processes that are successfully resolving ecology and quality of life issues.

E. 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.

F. Children and Youth – max 20 Minutes – Films for school age children, those focus on environmental education (recycling, endangered species, endangered environments etc.).

G. Short films – max 20 Minutes – This category is for short films addressing ecology, natural science, environmental issues and sustainability in thought-provoking and inspiring way.

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

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