Documentary films from all around the world will be presented at the Ekotopfilm – Envirofilm festival and compete in following categories:

A | Explore Nature – Nature and Natural Science – Nature and natural 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – Films explaining the necessity of global sustainability, inspiring and encouraging to change our attitude and acting towards our Planet Earth.

F | Kids – 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 will announce winners on Saturday May 25, 2019.

Take a look at the 2019 Official selection.


Festival will be held from 27th to 31st May 2019.