Our selection panel sifts through all submitted films and nominates a shortlist in the different categories for the main jury, which then chooses the winners. The jury is recast every year with experts in the relevant fields.
The winner of the NaturVision Youth Jury Award is chosen from the nominated films by a jury of young people. In an independently worded statement, they explain what particularly appeals to them about the winning film, their concerns as the young generation, what they like about nature and wildlife films, and what thinking and acting sustainably means to them.
For the NaturVision Audience Award, all festival visitors have the opportunity to vote for their favourite film from the competition programme. This can be done for each block of films.