NaturVision Film Festival

NaturVision Film Festival
Arsenalstraße 4
Ludwigsburg, Germany

Tel: +49 7141 992248-0

2019, Finished
Thu 11th Jul to Sun 14th Jul

Festival Overview

NaturVision is THE most outstanding film festival in Europe, focusing on nature, wildlife, environment and sustainability. With our film festival in July in the heart of Baden-Württemberg and several Best Of events and projects throughout the year NaturVision has shown how film can make a difference.
A perfect mix of spellbinding pictures, emotional moments and critical information are the secret recipe. With our international film competition, each year we showcase the latest films around nature, wildlife and the environment, honouring the best among them with prestigious awards. NaturVision brings the beauty of nature to the big screen, shows the vulnerability of our world, and reports on new and promising solutions for environmental issues. NVision the future!


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: "Recycle, not ruin. Nature leads the way*
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. Submission ends 15 March 2019.

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.


Animation Documentary Experimental Natural History

Known festival contacts Contacts
Martina Edin
Recent Festival News News
29th Jan 2019 NaturVision international competition


Open to the public


Films dealing with nature, animals, the environment and sustainability and completed after 1 January 2018 are welcome.
For our short film award any film can be submitted that is not longer than 30 min.


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 Award”, there is no submission fee. Written proof of this status must be enclosed.
No submission fee for "NaturVision Short Film Award".

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