Hot ideas for a cooler planet

The Greenmotions Film Festival is a call to action aiming to raise awareness in people around sustainable thinking! It will take place at Kommunales Kino im Alten Wiehre Bahnhof in Freiburg (Germany) on November 11 – 13, 2016. Sustainability and the environment are the main themes of the festival. With the presentation of solution-oriented, constructive and positive films we would like to convince the audience of the need for active participation. Beyond that we show movies about climate refugees who had to migrate due to destruction of the environment in their home countries.

Inspiring documentaries and feature movies will be presented at the festival weekend along with the best short films of our international short film competition. A bicycle-cinema will be organized in schools; students will run the projector for the films by paddling their bikes.

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Friday November 11th

Friday Program
17:00  Normal is over by Renée Scheltema 101 min, english
19:00 Beyond the red lines – Systemwandel statt Klimawandel von Luciano Ibarra 91 min, german
21:00 Time to choose by Charles Ferguson 98 min, english
ab 22:00 Afterparty with Bicycle-Disco at Jós Fritz Café

Saturday November 12th

Saturday Program
10:00 – 14:00
Bicycle-Cinema-Workshop at Galerie (Koki) with Solare Zukunft e.V.
12:00 The man who wanted to change the world by Mariette Faber 90 min, english
14:00 There will be water by Per Liebeck 58 min, english
15:30 Wastecooking- Kochen was andere Verschwenden von Georg Misch 82 min, english
17:30 Homegrown Garden by Cecilia Engels

100 miles and 2 mouths by Holly Black and Jo Barker

55 min, english

28 min, english

19:30 Hope for all. Unsere Nahrung – Unsere Hoffnung von Nina Messinger 101 min, german
21:30 How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change by Josh Fox 127 min, english

Sunday November 13th

Sunday Programm
11:00 Bicycle-Cinema at Waldhaus: Power to Change von Carl-A. Fechner
94 min, german
13:30 Woman are the answer von Fiona Cochrane 91 min, english
15:30 Passion for Planet von Werner Schuessler 94 min, german
18:00 Flucht vor dem Klimawandel von Bernd Reufels 29 min, german
19:00 Short film competition
ca. 20:30 Award Ceremony
Program Brochure 2016

Film Competition

The submission deadline for this year’s competition is over and we are very happy having recieved so many films about sustainability. We thank all filmmakers who take part in our film competition and our program for this year. Selected movies will be published mid-October in the program.

A new submission period for Greenmotions Film Festival in 2017 will start in March 2017. We will keep you up to date with our newsletter.

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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. For a more indepth view of the team take a look at our bios page!


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