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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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Submit your films until August 31st!

This is your Chance: If you are a filmmaker you can still submit your movie until August 31st and become part of the Greenmotions Filmfestival!

We are very excited to preview the submissions! Will your story […]

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Award for Greenmotions

We are very happy to be awarded with 1000€ by Solidarenergie e.V.. The award ceremony took place on April 5, 2016 at Vorderhaus in the Fabrik. It was a cheerful evening with good music, many […]

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Review 2015

It was great! In November 2015, the second Green Motions Film Festival was held in the hall of the aka- Film Club e.V.! We are delighted that more than 900 guests joined our screenings and social events!  The best moments and scenes are captured by Thomas Scheibler and placed […]


The program for November 2016 will be published in October.

We will show the latest and greatest films on sustainability and environmental issues. And there will be a lot more: workshops, film competition and bicycle cinema … Stay tuned with our newsletter.

If you are interested, look at our programs of the years 2015 and 2014.

Film Competition

Welcome Filmmakers! Did you produce a positive, constructive or solution-oriented film about sustainability or environmental issues? Would you like to show your work to a dedicated audience and call people to action? Submit your work to Greenmotions Film Festival until 31st August 2016.

There are two main categories for films participating in our festival: Short films and long films. On top of that a special award is offered to movies with the topic climate refugees. According to the World Migration Report 2015 more than 20 million people are climate and environmental refugees and we would like to show films about their stories at our film festival.


  • Short films: up to 20 minutes, long feature movies: 20-120 minutes
  • All genres are accepted.
  • completed after 31st December 2014.
  • We do not charge any submission fees.
  • Total prize money 2500 € (Jury prize for short films, audience award for long movies, special prize for films about climate refugees)
  • It is recommended to submit films via reelport. However, they can also be submitted using our alternative form in our website

Please review our “Terms and Conditions” for more details on the rules for submission.

You can find information about the jury for  2015 and 2014 here. Read more about last years prize winners!

Submit your film here:

Submission via reelport

Alternative application form:

Registration via website


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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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