NaturVision Film Festival

NaturVision Film Festival
Arsenalstraße 4
Ludwigsburg, Germany

Tel: +49 7141 992248-0

2018, Finished
Thu 19th Jul to Sun 22nd Jul

Festival Overview

NaturVision is Germany’s biggest and longest-running nature film festival, focusing on the natural world, wildlife, the environment and sustainability. Be it epic nature films, small filmic gems, surprises from newcomers, films for children, unusually told stories, critical and informative documentaries on the environment and sustainability, or films with their own unique score – the NaturVision Film Festival thrives on filmic variety and an exciting competition!


German Conservation and Sustainability Film Award
This award goes to the film that promotes sustainable handling of our environment in a memorable and outstanding way, presents ecological relationships in a way that we can understand, and is considered to be the best self-contained complete work.

German Wildlife Film Award
This award goes to the film chosen by the jury as the best self-contained complete work on nature and wildlife themes.

German Biodiversity Film Award
This award goes to the film that highlights the issue of biodiversity most impressively and intelligibly.

NaturVision Camera Award
This award goes to the film in which the camera work contributes most uniquely to the artistic and aesthetic quality of the film.

NaturVision Best Story Award
This award goes to the film with the most exceptional narrative perspective and unconventional dramatisation.

NaturVision Film Music Award
This award goes to the film whose specially composed and produced score stands out most impressively through its dramatic and emotive arrangement.

NaturVision Bavarian Film Award
This award honours the best Bavarian competition entry – either a Bavarian production or a film made by a Bavarian filmmaker or exploring a genuine Bavarian theme.

NaturVision Children’s Film Award
This award goes to the film that best introduces children to the complex relationship between nature and the environment and raises their awareness of the issues.

NaturVision Newcomer Award
This award goes to a newcomer whose work is considered especially innovative and convincing. Films of any length or genre are considered. The award is aimed at students/trainees in media professions, or graduates/career-changers during their first two productions.

NaturVision Short Film Award: The (In)Finite Nature of Plastic*
This award honours the film that best critically examines the use of plastic, its prevalence in the ground and water, and its threat to living creatures – thus highlighting the devastating impact of our lifestyles. The tackling of potential solutions to the problems of plastic waste and alternatives to the use of plastic are also considered. The film can be any genre.

NaturVision Youth Jury Award
A jury of youngsters select their favourite film from those nominated in the competition.
The award cannot be applied for.

NaturVision Audience Award
All visitors to the Festival have the opportunity to vote for their favourite film from the competition programme.

NaturVision Honorary Award
This award goes to a person or organisation that has made a significant contribution – normally in the media – to the subject area people/nature/environment/conservation over a long period.
The award is not given regularly and cannot be applied for.



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Open to the public


Films dealing with nature, animals, the environment and sustainability and completed after 1 January 2017 are welcome.

NaturVision Short Film Award: The (In)Finite Nature of Plastic*:
Films are not required to be after January 2017 completed.


To submit: A preview copy on a USB stick or as a downloadable file (not online streaming) or DVD, without watermark or timecode


Any film can be entered in various categories, which are listed on the application form. The jury reserves the right to change the entrant’s choice of category. The entry fee for the first category is € 40, for each additional category € 20. The entry fee applies per film and must be paid on submission of the film.
The following applies to pupils and students: If a film is submitted exclusively in the category “NaturVision Newcomers and Amateurs Award”, the entry fee is € 20. Written proof of this status must be enclosed.
The entry fee is also 20€ for "NaturVision Short Film Award".

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