The Greenmotions Film Festival is a call to action aiming to raise awareness in people around sustainable thinking! The fifth edition will take place at Kommunales Kino im Alten Wiehre Bahnhof in Freiburg (Germany) on November 15 – 18, 2018.With the presentation of solution-oriented, constructive and positive films we would like to convince the audience of the need for active participation.

Inspiring documentaries and feature movies will be presented at the festival weekend along with the best short films of our international short film competition. Save the date and do not miss our Greenmotion Film Festival 2018 so that you can experience the inspiring movies of this year.

We are looking forward to have you there.

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KLAK Bicycle Cinema at the Agrikultur Festival on 21 July 2018: Screening of “Wastecooking” in Co-operation with Greenmotions e.V.

The KLAK-Fahrradkino is touring Germany this summer and will be coming to Freiburg in the context of the Agrikulturfestival at Escholzpark on 21 July 2018. Bring your bicycle and produce the electricity for your cinema experience

The Greenmotions Filmfestival receives the “Solidarenergie Förderpreis” for the second time!

We are very happy to receive the “Solidarenergie Förderpreis” for the second time in a row.This award represents continuous support and appreciation for our volunteer work.The ceremony of the Solidarenergie e.V. took place at

Submit now and win our special prize “Millennials in Motion”

This year our special prize will revolve around the “Millennials”(born between early 1980s and later) that have grown up constantly connected to the world on a global scale (through digital technology, social media and


Click the button to know the programme of previous editions!

Program Brochure 2017
Program Brochure 2016
Program Brochure 2015

Film Competition

Dear FIlmmaker!

Our submission period for this year’s festival is over. We are looking forward to review all your submissions on the topics of environment and sustainability that tell a positive or solution-oriented story. We will get back to you in October, when we finalized our program. The submission period for next year’ s festival will start in spring 2019.

Short films from our international short film competition and selected documentaries will be shown on the festival weekend. In addition, we will organize again our popular bicycle cinema in Freiburg schools, where the students themselves will produce the electricity for the projector by biking.
We have different prizes, this year including the special award for “Millenials in Motion”. We want to show our audience what today’s youth thinks about climate change and its consequences, as well as their creative solutions for sustainability.

The rules for our competition are:

  • Positive, solution-oriented films on sustainability
  • Short films: up to 20 minutes, long films: 20 – 120 minutes
  • Deadline: June 30, 2018
  • All genres are accepted
  • Publication after 31 December 2016
  • Prizes: 4000 € in total (jury prize for short films, audience prize and jury prize for feature films, special prize for the theme “Millenials in Motion”)

Before you submit your films, please read our Terms and Conditions. Submissions via our website are free.

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