IFF Ekotopfilm - Envirofilm 2015 came into being as a result of a successful cooperation of two popular and traditional film events with the same environmental mission such as nature conservation. The merger of the 42th International Festival of Sustainable Development Films Ekotopfilm and 21st International Environmental Film Festival brings the audience a broader scope of films at two festival venues at the same time. The event shall showcase top-notch film documentaries on sustainable life style, nature conservation, change on our attitude towards the environment, and last but not least technology and process innovations for effective resources' management.
The aim of the festival is to introduce, confront and encourage the production of films and TV programs with the intention of nature and environment protection in a worldwide scale, to broaden the horizons of people and to increase their activity in resolving those issues, and also to assist with the education and care for the nature and environment at the same time.
The International Film Festival Ekotopfilm - Envirofilm 2015 is about new technologies, science, research, environment and ecology
The Ministry of the Environment of Slovakia and 11 government departments are the professional guarantors for the IFF Ekotopfilm - Envirofilm 2015. The joint festival event shall be held under the auspices of the President of Slovakia Mr. Andrej Kiska.
The IFF Ekotopfilm - Envirofilm 2015 shall offer numerous accompanying events such as discussions, talks with film directors, workshops, exhibitions, presentation, lectures and “outdoor“ activities with the objective to connect, educate, bring new solutions and entertain both old and young on the theme of sustainable development.
The films entered into the Contest must deal with sustainable development, and are evaluated in the festival categories (see above).
Participation at other festivals is not a limitation. The number of submitted entries is not limited.
Audio language: original
Subtitles language: English
No premiere requirement
Jury and Organizers
Ekotopfilm ltd. in cooperation with Agency Tristan ltd., Civic Association for SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMEN, non-profit org. and other partners – professional guarantors – 13 Ministries of the Slovak Government, capital city of Bratislava, town of Kosice and other NGOs.
Peter Lím - FESTIVAL DIRECTOR
Tereza Gemeranová - DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING
Bruce Bucklin - CHAIRMAN OF THE JURY
Zadunajská cesta 12
Phone: +421 2 635 30 333
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Max 15 Minutes – Films for school age children, those focus on environmental education (recycling, endangered species, endangered environments etc.).
max 60 Minutes – 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.
max 60 Minutes – Films about individuals (or groups) who have used science or technology to successfully address a specific ecological problem. These films should describe the technological activities that are improving local sustainability issues, and that may have global applications.
max 60 Minutes – 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.
Films explaining the necessity of global sustainability, inspiring and encouraging to change our attitude and acting towards our Planet Earth (60 minutes and longer).
max 15 Minutes – This category is for short films addressing ecology, natural science, environmental issues and sustainability in thought-provoking and inspiring way.