Since its debut in Turin in 1998, CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival has presented outstanding environmental films in a year-round program of initiatives that promote cinema and green awareness.
Founded and directed by Gaetano Capizzi, the Festival has been jointly organized with the National Museum of Cinema – Maria Adriana Prolo Foundation since 2006.
The CinemAmbiente program features over 100 films screened in the national and international competition categories, as well as in the special categories Panorama, Focus, Retrospectives, and Ecokids. Besides film presentations, the program includes debates, meetings with the authors, exhibitions, book presentations, theater and concerts, and events in and around Turin.
Over the years, CinemAmbiente has gone from strength to strength, consolidating its position on the international film festival scene.
CinemAmbiente is also the first zero-emission festival: its CO2 emissions are compensated and its products are recycled and Ecolabel and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. Coherent with its policies, the Festival complies with Agenda 21 by purchasing eco-sustainable materials.
Complementing CinemAmbiente’s commitment to environmental cinema in Italy are two ongoing educational projects:
CinemAmbiente Tour is a project for the non-commercial distribution of films from the Festival the CinemAmbiente Association selects for screenings held around the country. The Association is now a major source for obtaining environmental films in Italy.
CinemAmbiente TV – Films for Environmental Education is a one of its kind project that offers teachers and educators access to hundreds of environmental films arranged by topic and age group from an internet film database for viewing with their classes.