Green Screen

International Wildlife Filmfestival Eckernfōrde


Each year in September, GREEN SCREEN International Wildlife Film Festival Eckernförde attracts more than a hundred international professionals from the wildlife film industry and up to 20.000 visitors. Since 2007 it has grown to become the largest annual wildlife film festival in Germany.

The five day festival programme offers more than one hundred screenings at different venues, often with filmmakers present to offer insight into their work, also there are workshops and panels.

A glamorous award ceremony celebrating the winners in the 16 categories is the final highlight of the event.

This year the festival is set from September 12th – 16th.


Submission for 2018 is closed!

You want to present your project to a panel of editors and producers? Then this is your chance! Submit your idea for the PITCHING SESSION 2018 until May, 30th!

The Pitching Session 2018 is hitting the next round!
On Friday, September 14th 2018 during the GREEN SCREEN International Wildlife Filmfestival, you have the chance to present new projects.

To Participate, the following must be submitted:
1. An Exposé, not more than 2 pages. This should describe the project, time of filming, places and persons involved.
2. A brief curriculum vitae of the lecturer
3. An approximate short estimate or at least one budget presentation.
4. If available, a trailer or other material.

As the promotion of emerging talent in naturefilm has always been a concern of GREEN SCREEN, submissions by newcomers and ambitious young filmmakers are expressly encouraged.

A pre-selection panel will select 6 to 8 participants for the pitching session from the submitted projects by 1st August 2018.


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GREEN SCREEN is on tour in Germany! The “GREEN SCREEN TOUR – The Best Wildlife Films of the Year” premieres on 23rd of March 2018 in Berlin. 16 cities all over Germany are on the list and a special movie will be presented, a crossover from the best wildlife films that ran in the festival programme of 2017.

TV-Presenter and festivaldirector Dirk Steffens selected films and scenes. He is going to open the first show in Berlin. Presented by Heinz Sielmann Stiftung.

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The deadline for the next festival edition is set for: Friday 15 March 2019

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