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The Greenmotions Film Festival is a call to action aiming to raise awareness in people around sustainable thinking! The fourth edition will take place at Kommunales Kino im Alten Wiehre Bahnhof in Freiburg (Germany) on November 09 – 12, 2017.With the presentation of solution-oriented, constructive and positive films we would like to convince the audience of the need for active participation. This year, on the occasion of the 200th  anniversary of the bicycle’s invention we will have a special prize about sustainable mobility.

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 2017 so that you can experience the inspiring movies of this year.

We are looking forward to have you there.

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Look back 2017

Inspiring film screenings, workshops, video calls, personal discussions with the filmmakers, free pumpkin, exciting bicycle cinemas and a bicycle disco; all this was the fourth edition of the Greenmotions Filmfestival at the kommunales Kino!

And the winner is…

It was a weekend full of interesting films, personal discussions with filmmakers, videocalls, workshops, bicycle-disco and  bicycle-cinema! We are really happy about the 1773 visitors that were part of our festival this year. This year,

Minister President Winfried Kretschmann becomes patron for the Greenmotions Filmfestival 2017

The Greenmotions Filmfestival team is pleased to announce that Mr. Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann will be the patron of this year’s festival. His commitment to the environment and several contributions to the professional and


Thursday 09.11.17

Start time Film/Activity Lenght Language Director
18:00 What are we waiting for? 118 min French (German subtitles) Marie-Monique Robin
21:00 SEED: The untold story 94 min English Taggart Siegel

Friday 10.11.17

Start time Film/Activity Lenght Language Director
17:00 Sustainable 95 min English (German Subtitles) Matt Wechsler
19:00 Code of Survival – Die Geschichte vom Ende der Gentechnik 95 min German Bertram Verhaag
21:00 The Borneo Case
Filmmaker via Skype
74 min English (German subtitles) Erik Pause, Dylan Williams
22:00 After Party: Bicycle Disco in Freizeichen/ArTik ()

Saturday 11.11.17

Start time Film/Activity Lenght Language Director
10:00 Short film workshop
13:00 Wasted Life

Lake Victoria: Ecosystem in Turmoil

26 min

37 min


Various (German subtitles)

Er. Abdul Rashid

Benj Binks

15:00 A simpler way: crisis as an opportunity 79 min English Jordan Osmond
17:00 Gier – ein verhängnisvolles Verlangen 91 min German/English Jörg Seibold
19:00 White Waves (Filmmaker via Skype) 80 min Various (German subtitles) Inka Reichert
21:00 Chasing Coral 93 min English Jeff Orlowski

Sunday 12.11.17

Start time Film/Activity Lenght Language Director

Bicycle cinema at Waldhaus (, Freiburg)


Freiburger Räder

Kesselrollen – Wie rollt die Stadt von morgen?

15 min

7 min

42 min




Emilia Stälhamer

Sigrid Faltin

Roman Högerle & Felix Länge

13:00 Sehnsucht nach Eden 80 min German Bodo Kaiser/Nils Kaiser
15:00 Intelligente Bäume (Kids Program, Filmmaker will be present.) 45 min German (English subtitles) Julia Dordel & Guido Tölke
16:15 Die Aussenseiter – Reise zu den Pionieren des ökologischen Landbaus 43 min German Lorenz Knauer
17:15  Why do we bike? 54 min English (german Subtitles) Francesco Melloni/Elena Diana
19:00 Short film competition and award ceremony
Kara Solar 4 min Spanish (English subtitles) Juan Reece
Madrid Zero 8 min Spanish (English subtitles) Alvaro Llagunes
Wo Leben anders ist 19 min German (English subtitles) Theresa Setzer
Uhrwerk Pupur 4 min German (English subtitles) Manuela Lindig
Save Me! 10 min Mohsen Nabavi
Under the Canopy of Trees 15 min Russian (English subtitles) Ignat Kachan

All Events are in Kommunales Kino (Alter Wiehre Bahnhof, Urachstrasse 40, Freiburg), unless noted.

Click the button to know the programme of the Greenmotions Film Festival 2017!

Program Brochure 2017

Reservations via telephone at (0761)45980022 or per E-mail at . Please add your name, title of the film and amount of tickets desired.

Film Competition

We welcome all filmmakers to take part in our film competition and our program for this year. The submission period for Greenmotions Film Festival in 2017 is open from now until 31.07.2017. We are looking forward to your contribution through interesting and inspirational films. You can see this year’s jury members here.

You can submit your films through Filmfreeway, Reelport or through our website.

We kindly ask you to read our Terms & Conditions before submiting.

If you have any question regarding the submission send your request to:  for the feature movies 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. For a more indepth view of the team take a look at our Bios Page!


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