Greenmotions Film Festival takes place every year in November in Freiburg im Breisgau since 2014. The festival has been screening movies about environment and sustainability. Apart from the film screenings, there have been different workshops, bicycle cinema at the event and also in the schools in Freiburg, bicycle disco as the opening party. In bicycle cinema or bicycle disco, the electricity for the projector and for the music is generated by the cyclers.

Greenmotion aims to create awareness, open the eyes of the audience and inspire to take action!

In our time, it is not enough anymore only to sustain the environment as it is by sustainable living. There is also a need to rebuild the destroyed ecosystems by human-based activities. Therefore, this year we have changed our motto as “Going Beyond Sustainability” to point out the need for regeneration of the planet in addition to sustainable living.

So come to our festival and let the solution-oriented, constructive movies inspire you!

We are looking forward to seeing you!

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Call for entries 2020

Dear Filmmakers, We are again accepting inspiring, and motivating submissions related to sustainability and beyond. Greenmotions wants to open eyes, create awareness, and inspire action. During the festival week, short films (up to 20

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Together with the videoblog team of Haus des Engagements we decided to take the camera in our own hands more often and portray committed initiatives from Freiburg. In November 2019, the videoblog team visited

It was grand! – The 6thGreenmotions Film Festival 

The Festival celebrates its 6thtime hosting over 1300 people at various locations in Freiburg with several inspiring films, live video discussions and interviews, a workshop, bicycle cinemas, and the annual bicycle disco. We would


The program for the 2020 edition of Greenmotions Film Festival will be announced in October 2020.

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Program 2019
Program 2018
Program 2017
Program 2016
Program 2015
Program 2014

Film Competition

Dear filmmakers!

Our film competition starts its next round for the jubilee year 2020. Freiburg turns 900 years young and we want to celebrate its birthday with a 9-day film festival in November. We are looking forward to many submissions on sustainability and beyond. In addition, we want to offer our audience a special selection on this years’ special topic “Our Water”. We are curious to watch your inspiring, positive, moving or funny works.

At the festival we will show short films (up to 20 minutes) from our international short film competition and selected feature films (20-120 minutes). Additionally, we will once again host our popular bicycle cinema in Freiburg schools, where students will provide the required electricity for the projector and speakers by pedalling bicycles.

Greenmotions wants to open eyes and raise awareness, but also move and inspire to action! We present solution-oriented, constructive and positive films, with reference to sustainability and the environment around the globe. Sustainability covers a wide range of topics. For example, films on recycling, sustainable agriculture, energy transition, climate change as a reason to flight, eco-feminism, mobility, consumption, health, biodiversity, tourism, activism, post-growth, mindfulness or climate change can be submitted.

The most important rules at a glance:

  • Only solution-oriented films
  • Special award for “Our Water” topic, short-film award and audience award.
  • Submission deadline 30.06.2020
  • Production year from 2018 to 2020
  • Short films up to 20 minutes
  • Feature films between 20 and 120 minutes
  • We also accept “work in progress”
  • English or German subtitles are required for films with a different language.

Before submitting your film please read our Terms and Conditions.

We are grateful to our Expert Jury, that have already supported us for many years. More info about the jury-members can be found here:

Jury for short films

Jury for the special award

If you have any question regarding the submission send your request to:
films@greenmotions-filmfestival.de  for the feature movies
competition@greenmotions-filmfestival.de for the short movies

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About us

In 2014 the Greenstorming Film Festival was first organized by students as part of their Master’s Program in Renewable Energy Management at the University of Freiburg. Greenmotions Film Festival is now organized by a mix of film makers, artists and volunteers who founded the nonprofit association Greenmotions e.V. (articles). The name Greenmotions is registered as trademark at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office.

Our vision is:

A healthy world with vital people who feel interconnectedness among all living beings and take responsibility for their thoughts and actions.

Our mission and strategy is:

  • Inspiring people to rethink their own behavior towards themselves, towards others and towards the world by showing eye-opening and solution-oriented movies.
  • Encouraging people to live the transformation, by initiating discussions and exchange among the audience and offering possibilities to get active with local initiatives.

For a more indepth view of the team take a look at our Bios Page!

Most of us work on a voluntary basis. If you would like to join the team, help planning, networking, organizing, get in touch with us:

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