Competition categories and awards

The productions submitted in the categories shown here are reviewed by a selection panel and the best ones are nominated.

Deutscher Umwelt- und Nachhaltigkeitsfilmpreis

German Conservation and Sustainability Film Award

This award goes to the film that promotes sustainable handling of our environment in a memorable and outstanding way, presents ecological relationships in a way that we can understand, and is considered to be the best self-contained complete work.
Worldwide submissions welcome.

Prize money expected: €10,000

Deutscher Wildlife Filmpreis

German Wildlife Film Award

This award goes to the film chosen by the jury as the best self-contained complete work on nature and wildlife themes.
Worldwide submissions welcome.

Prize money expected: €10,000

Deutscher Filmpreis Biodiversität

German Biodiversity Film Award

This award goes to the film that highlights the issue of biodiversity most impressively and intelligibly.
Worldwide submissions welcome.

Prize money expected: €10,000

NaturVision Short Film Award: The (In)Finite Nature of Plastic

NaturVision Short Film Award

Our Short Film competition entitled "Forest Whisperings", supported by Audi’s environmental foundation Audi Stiftung für Umwelt GmbH, is open to all films that deal with the theme of the forest. Potential topics range from the challenges facing forests today, right through to the question of how modern technology can be used to help the forest. The subject of trees or woods as a starting point for artistic works or as a symbol for protest actions is another possibility. We also welcome animations.

Prize money: € 5,000 sponsored by Audi Stiftung für Umwelt

NaturVision Kamerapreis

NaturVision Camera Award

This award goes to the film in which the camera work contributes most uniquely to the artistic and aesthetic quality of the film.

NaturVision Beste Story

NaturVision Best Story Award

This award goes to the film with the most exceptional narrative perspective and unconventional dramatisation.

NaturVision Filmmusikpreis

NaturVision Film Music Award

This award goes to the film whose specially composed and produced score stands out most impressively through its dramatic and emotive arrangement.

Prize money expected: €1,000

NaturVision Filmpreis Bayern

NaturVision Bavarian Film Award

This award honours the best Bavarian competition entry – either a Bavarian production or a film made by a Bavarian filmmaker or exploring a genuine Bavarian theme.

NaturVision Kinderfilmpreis

NaturVision Children’s Film Award

This award goes to the film that best introduces children to the complex relationship between nature and the environment and raises their awareness of the issues.

Prize money expectation: €2,000

NaturVision Newcomerfilmpreis

NaturVision Newcomer Award

This award goes to a newcomer whose work is considered especially innovative and convincing. Films of any length or genre are considered. The award is aimed at students/trainees in media professions, or graduates/career-changers during their first two productions.

Prize money expected: € 1,000

NaturVision Preis der Jugendjury

NaturVision Youth Jury Award

A jury of youngsters select their favourite film. It is not possible to apply for this competition category; the youth jury selects its winners on its own.

Prize money expected: € 2,000

NaturVision Publikumspreis

NaturVision Audience Award

All visitors to the Festival have the opportunity to vote for their favourite film from the competition programme.

Prize Money expected: 1,000€

NaturVision Ehrenpreis

NaturVision Honorary Award

This award goes to a person or organisation that has made a significant contribution – normally in the media – to the subject area people/nature/environment/conservation over a long period.

The award is not given regularly and cannot be applied for.