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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Greenmotions at the Schwarzwaldcrowd

Greenmotions at the Schwarzwaldcrowd Since yesterday our crowdfunding campaign for the festival in 2022 is up and running at Schwarzwaldcrowd! Check it out along with the different surprise gifts you may receive varying from a

The winners are …

On Sunday, 14.11.2021 the Juries announced 3 film prizes for this year's Festival during the short film evening and award ceremony. For the prize winners will receive an amount of 1000€ each and also

Special Topic “Our Water”

This year the Greenmotions Film Festival is setting a special example with the special topic “Our Water”. We think that the topic of water will bring great challenges for our society in the future!


The venue is unless stated differently Kommunales Kino, Urachstraße 40, 79102 Freiburg.

Admission is organized according to the Pay After System: after the screening you pay as much as the event was worth to you.

For reservations please send us an email to reservation@greenmotions-filmfestival.de

The 3G+ rule (vaccinated/ recovered/ tested – PCR test, not older than 48h) applies at the venue. Children and students are exempt from this rule. Here we will inform you about adjustments in case of a changed incidence rate. The current Corona regulation of the state of Baden-Württemberg applies.

Thursday 11.11.2021

Time Program Filmmaker Details

Pre-film: Swimming Lessons


Dimitris Giouzepas GR 2020 | OmeU | 5min

Opening film 1: Coral Woman


Priya Thuvassery IN 2019 | OmeU | 50min

Opening film 2: Waterproof


Daniela König D 2019 | OmU | 87min

Friday 12.11.2021

17:00 Special Topic “Our Water” – Short films

Plastic River

Manuel Camia It 2019 | OmeU | 15min
Kokoly Garth Cripps, Paul Antion MG, GB 2019 | OmeU | 15min
Until the last drop Tim Webster PS 2020 | OmeU | 20min

Das Forum


Marcus Vetter D 2019 | OmU | 92min



David Klammer D 2020 | OmeU | 85min

Saturday 13.11.2021


Workshop: Bereit für den Wandel?!

together with Eine Welt Forum Freiburg e.V.




Marc Pierschel D 2020 | dt. OF | 81min

Special Topic “Our Water”: One Word


Viviana Uriona D, MH 2020 | OmU | 83min
18:00 Human Nature – Die CRISPR Revolution Adam Bolt USA 2019 | OmU | 94min

Pre-film: What life should be about (World premiere)

Film discussion

Sarah Moll D 2021 | dt. und engl. OF | 13min
Push – Für das Grundrecht auf Wohnen Fredrik Gertten SE 2019 | OmU | 92min

Sunday 14.11.2021


Anders Essen – das Experiment


Foodsharing-Buffet from 10:30

Andrea Ernst, Kurt Langbein AT 2020 | dt. OF | 84min
14:00 Honeyland Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov MK 2019 | OmU | 84min

World premiere: Die Welt sind wir

Film discussion

Andreas Frickinger D 2020/21 | dt. OF | 96min

International Short Film Competition 

  ca. 90min
20:30 Award Ceremony   ca. 60min
21:30 Afterparty with Live Music    

Our Program as pdf-Brochure:

Program 2021

Click the button to know the programme of previous editions!

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

Film Competition

Dear Filmmakers!

Thank you very much for the inspiring submissions! We have received more than 200 submissions and are in the process of watching your works.

However, we bring unfortunate news for the 7th Greenmotions Film Festival scheduled in November. As much as we would have loved to showcase your works this year, we would have to postpone until next year due to the cancellation of the festival.

Respectfully, the competition will also be postponed until next year in which the terms and conditions remain the same and all submitted films for the 7th edition will automatically participate in the 2021 selection.

All filmmakers with whom have taken part in our competition will be contacted by email shortly and will be kept updated. In the upcoming months, we have in planning an individual feature film screening as well as bicycle cinema screenings in schools, in which selected short films will be played. In any case, you will be contacted personally.

We will publish the date of the next festival on our website and social media channels as soon as possible.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us at the following addresses:
films@greenmotions-filmfestival.de  for the feature movies
competition@greenmotions-filmfestival.de for the short movies

Thank you for your understanding!

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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