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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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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


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Program Brochure 2017

Film Competition

Dear FIlmmaker!

Our submission period for this year’s festival has started. Once again, we are pleased to have works on the topics of environment and sustainability that tell a positive or solution-oriented story.

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:  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!

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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