is an exemplary member of the Hungarian scientific education community. After doing reseach work for 15 years as a geologist his main pursuit became scientific education. He was director of TIT Stúdió – an Agency of Natural Sciences – for 16 years and then for more than a decade Editor in Chief of the Sciece Department of the Hungarian Television. He published 25 books. Various television channels currently broadcast more than 70 of his ducumentaries
Film reviews 2019
Nowadays the International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő has become an outstanding nature and environmental conservation event in the region. With the support of the profession and the media, we have managed to draw the attention to Gödöllő, to the values of the nature and their importance during the Festival. In 2019 more than 1500 films were submitted!
Two Filmreviews are announced every year:
International Nature Filmreview in 6 categories
Carpathian Basin Filmreview in 3 categories.
During the Festival last year 160 films were screened freely, in 6 different spots and approximately 40 000 people visited the Festival, Gödöllő and watched films.
Thematical screening spots are the followings: Riding Hall, Royal Palace, Gödöllő - naturefilms; two section room, Royal Palace, Gödöllő - documentaries; Animations tent, Alsópark; Main stage, Led-wall, Alsópark – highlighted films every evening and movies from the partners, supporters of the festival during afternoons.
At the same time of the festival in 27 different locations – besides them in 6 national parks – films were screened about nature and environmental conservation, protection in the frame of the National Nature and Environmental Protection Film Days where thousands of visitors participated.
Thanks to everyone who visited to the Festival and took part in the programs or just followed the events.
Dear filmmakers, we are waiting for the films for two filmreviews until 28 of February.
We believe that the film is the first among the arts, which uses time and space at once directly. Nowadays it has been one of the most popular informative, entertainment and artistic medium. The Festival is built around this, but not only for this purpose. The films’ messages should be seen and felt.
The main patron of the Filmreviews and the Nature and Environmental Protection Festival is János Áder, the president of the republic of Hungary. Many thanks for this support!
The date of the VI. International Nature Film Festival is 29-31 May, 2020.
Let’s meet at this time, too!
International Nature Film Festival 2020
VI. International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő
Nature and Environmental Protection Film Review
Carpathian Basin Film Review
Festival place: Gödöllő
Festival date: May 29–31, 2020
Application dates: November 15, 2019 - February 28, 2020
The mission of the International Nature Film Festival is to raise the awareness of the public regarding to the protection and conservation of biological diversity, natural resources, values and beauties of the world with a special emphasis on Europe and the Carpathian Basin through the display of films connected to the topic. The festival brings a good opportunity for filmmakers, professionals and the public to meet and initiate conversation on these important issues through different meetings and conferences within the framework of the event and to enjoy nature films at the same time.
Within the framework of the 2020 Festival two different Film Reviews will be organized.
1. International Film Review
- Nature Films (films introducing our natural resources, wildlife, landscapes and the changes)
- nature films
- short nature films (max. 26 minutes)
- Documentaries on nature protection and conservation (films introducing the themes of biological diversity, the effects of climate change and people who protect the environment and live in harmony with nature)
- television productions/ independent films
- short films, videos, independent short films (max. 26 minutes)
- Scientific documentaries (educational documentary films, the role of science in the protection of natural resources, in the adaptation of man, opportunities and ideas that nature provides to scientists)
- Travelogues and expedition documentaries (the adventure that must be seen, “know your world” documentary films)
- Animations (focusing on nature conservation and protection and ecological footprint)
2. Carpathian Basin Film Review
- Natural resources and the heritage of the Carpathian Basin (the Carpathian Basin is one of Europe's special climatic and geological place with a wealth of treasures and values. Protecting and preserving them is a very important mission.)
- Nature films
- Cultural values (rural life, life in the countryside, traditions)
Application dates: November 15, 2019 and 24.00 pm (CET) February 28, 2020
In the case of both competitions films produced exclusively in or after 2018 can be submitted - which were not submitted to the 2018-2019’s festivals. If the film was produced before 2018, or it was submitted, but it was significantly modified or updated it can also be submitted
Films submitted to the International Film Review can be submitted to the Carpathian Basin Film Review as well if the film meets the requirements listed below.
For the Carpathian Basin Film Review only and exclusively those films can be submitted which are about the Carpathian Basin’s natural and cultural values!
The official languages of the Festival are English and Hungarian. The participants are required to upload or send any information in English.
For the International Film Review the submitted films must be in English language or have English subtitles.
For the Carpathian Basin Film Review English language is not obligatory if the film is Hungarian. In case of films not in Hungarian language, filmmakers must provide the films with English voice or subtitles.
Entries can be made in the following ways:
- Our official entry form available from 15 November, 2019 (most preferred way)
Submissions are valid on all platforms mentioned before, but please, one film submit only on one platform! If you submit the same film on several platforms, we accept only the latest one. We prefer the festival’s official entry form.
The submission to our Festival is free of charge.
Requested information for valid entry:
For valid entry you should add all the requested information and materials!
Entries must contain the category in which the film is submitted.
The requested information:
- submitter: name, e-mail address, telephone number
- submitted film’s basic data: original title, English title, completion date, production country, running time, language, English synopsis (max. 500 characters)
- director(s): name, year of birth, nationality, e-mail address, biography in English (max. 500 characters)
- credits: director(s), animation director(s), director(s) of photography, editor(s), music editor(s), producer, distributor
Please, pay attention to the maximum number of characters!
The requested materials:
- the submitted film (upload it or add an online link for it)
- photo of the director (min. 300 DPI quality and with min. 800x600 resolution)
- 3 stills from the film (min. 300 DPI quality and with min. 800x600 resolution)
- trailer (optional)
- English text (in srt format or in a Word document with in-out timecodes – can be required if the film is selected for screening and it is not in Hungarian language)
Please, upload or send the biography in doc or in txt file, not in PDF. Do not use upper case with any of the information added.
REQUESTING SCREENING COPY
The submitted films will be first evaluated by the pre-jury and selected films will be evaluated by the Festival Jury. If the film is not submitted to the appropriate category, the Jury has the right to move in the right category. The filmmakers of the selected films will be informed by 15 April 2020 whether their film was selected for the competition. Until 20 April we will provide you a link accessibility where you will be able to upload your screening copy.
The screening copies of the selected films must arrive by May 1, 2020.
The screening copy – if it has not been sent with the submission - should be uploaded with the following min. quality:
- File format: Mpeg4, mov, mxf, M2ts etc.
- Resolution: min. 1920x1080 (full HD)
- Bit rate: min. 20 Mbit
You can also post the screening copy on DVD or Blu-ray disk (we prefer the online sharing):
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The entrants must cover the shipping costs of all materials entered.
With the entry of a film to the Festival the filmmaker agrees that the organizer of the Festival can screen the submitted film during the festival at different locations of the Festival. Film parts (max. 3 minutes) may be used by the International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő during different events and demonstrations (educational and exhibition screenings) and in the different fields of media (with reference to the filmmaker) to propagate the Festival for non-commercial purposes.
The Festival is able to translate the films and screen them with Hungarian voice or subtitle. All festival documents will be published in Hungarian and English.
The festival does not pay any screening fee to the filmmakers.
All Festival programs are free of charge.
The decisions of the pre-Jury and the Jury are final and cannot be changed, there is no opportunity for appeal.
Please note! Entries with missing information will not be accepted! The organizers will ask the participants to complete documents only once. If the participants do not respond and provide the relevant information within the deadlines, their entry will not be accepted.
At the 2020’s Festival Gala the total sum of the prizes will amount to €17.000. The Gala will be held on 30 May 2020 in the Royal Palace of Gödöllő. Special thanks to the supporters of the festival.
The organizers will provide accommodation (1 night, maximum 2 people) for the filmmakers for the day of the screening of their film and also the opportunity to participate in the professional activities (conferences, meetings) of the event (preliminary registration is required).
PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
The organizers of the Festival will handle all personal data given to them in connection with the Festival entry confidentially; they will use them only for the registration and for festival publications and will not hand them over to any third party. In case of data and files uploaded to Filmfreeway the same data protection rules will be applied. The films uploaded to this site mentioned before will be used exclusively for preliminary selection. The films not selected by the jury for screening in the festival program will be deleted.
Television journalist, leading editor of public media until 2016. She edited several public television programmes during her career in the past 25 years, she supervised Channel M2 for kids as an intendant and she was managing editor of the new Petőfi TV from its beginning. She also participated in the launch of several artistic and scientific-educational series as a cultural producer.
He born in 1986, Budapest. He studied in the Eötvös Lóránd University Faculty of Humanities at French-cultural anthropology-Arabic course and finished the Hungarian Radio journalist school. He had scholarships in Nizza, Damascus and Brussels. He won the Great Academic Prize in 2007 and the Golden Pen Prize twice. From 1999 he works in the social media. He has been reporter, editor-presenter in the Hungarian Television, Petőfi, Bartók, Kossuth Radio and in the Duna Television. Between 2012 and 2015 he was the intendant of the Kossuth Radio. At the present, he is the main program consultant of the MTVA, the deputy-director of the Kossuth Channel. He holds lectures at the National University of Public Service and PhD student at the Eötvös Lóránd University Doctoral School of Literary Studies. He speaks French, English, German and Italian. Ha has made interviews with Dalai Lama, Charles Aznavour and Mireille Matthieu chanson singers and Juliette Binoche actress. He has participated in the filmmaking of many movies, like the „Egyharmadország” (2010) or „Sose akartam más lenni, mint katona (2018).
He has been in every continent – including the Antarctic - with the Hungarian Television camera. He has taken part in a wide variety of programs such as programs for children and art programs as operator. Live commentations of musical informatives, TV games and national events. (Mazsola film was his diploma work.) After meeting Pál Rockenbauer he specialised to nature film making. From 30 years he has been making only these programs. As director-operator he made 300 small movies. His most well-known film is the "Másfélmillió lépés Magyarországon" series (One and a half million steps in Hungary). Tamás ha won the Hungarian Heridity prize. Three years ago he has retired, only holds lectures in clubs, libraries trying to bring the focus to the nature, its conservation and to the fresh water. With his son he is the founder of the Pál Rockenbauer prize.
Ágnes is lucky and privileged while her job and passion are coincident. She has made shorter-longer movies for the Hungarian Television for 30 years, and later for different programs of the MTVA. The restless curiosity brought her closer to extraordinary people, landscapes and stories. She aimed that even more feelings and values could be showed to the viewer with the help of the technique. She believes that the filmmaking is responsibility: the pictures preserves the present, helps those people who are not at the present or behind us to improve and learn…or simply they are just beautiful.
He born in Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca), Transylvania and working as a film director, cameraman and producer. He finished the Cinematics University in 1999 as cameraman in János Xantusz class. Parallel to the university studies he participated as a permanent-freelancer colleague at the Duna Television works, where he later becomes director. After finishing the university, he directs documentaries. His main topic is about the destiny of the transborder Hungarian and the process of the determinative historical events. The most important aspect of his work to make these topics easily understandable and enjoyable for the youth. This has a great emphasis on his work as the director of documentary film festival and jury member. He works as a lecturer and communication trainer in film camps. He is the founder and the director of the Film.dok documentary film festival. Nowadays he has been making not only movies for younger generation but also applications within the cultural art field.
He born in 18 January 1961, Barót (Transylvania) on the name day of Piroska. It was Wednesday, market day and strong cold. There have been many things changed. He studied in Barót, Marosvásárhely (Târgu Mureș) and Sepsiszentgyörgy (Sfântu Gheorghe), finished the university at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca). Ha has been renaissance musician, economical director, politician and program organiser. At the present, he is the director of the Vadon Egyesület leading a museum and a horse-riding school, organising exhibitions and scientific lectures and nature-photographer. He likes the baroque opera, the nature films and the books. In the spare time he goes fishing or hunting, and sometimes cooks as well.
Antonin Haddad, Director and programmer since ten years of the "Festival International du Film d'Environnement FReDD" in France. Ingeneer training in rural development of suburbans areas and its links with the urban commercial short supply chain networks. Jury in several green film festival in the past (Ecozine, IIGFF, Cinemare, Life after Oil, GreenFest...). The FReDD festival is permanent member of the Green Film Network.
Peter O’Brien is an environmental media consultant, working with filmmakers and festival organizers to strengthen the impact of films about the environment. He has advised filmmakers and film festivals in the U.S. and internationally. From 2008-2014 he was Executive Director of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, and is currently a member of the EFF board of directors. He is also a board member of the Green Film Network, an international film festival consortium, and of the American Resilience Project, which produces media about climate change adaption in the U.S. He is an advisory committee member of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival, and has served on numerous international film juries. A native of Washington, DC, he holds a B.A. in English and American Language and Literature from Harvard University, and an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.
Hat Trick International Ltd. Hat Trick International [HTI] is the distribution arm of Hat Trick Productions, one of the UK's most successful independent production companies. Established in 1998 to represent Hat Trick's formats and finished programmes, HTI exploits all of Hat Trick's intellectual property, as well as that from third parties, including factual producers Plum Pictures, Emporium Productions, Keo Films, Outline Productions, Hungry Bear Media and Pulse Films. With more than 25 years experience in the programme distribution industry, Elfyn joined Hat Trick International in 2012. In his current role as Senior Sales Executive, Elfyn is responsible for selling finished programming and formats to a number of international territories, including Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS, Benelux, Italy and Latin America.
Prior to joining Hat Trick International, Elfyn held distribution positions at Granada International [now ITV Studios] for 8 years and at Chrysalis Distribution [now All3Media]
Earth Touch is composed of three affiliated entities: production companies in Durban and Washington DC, and a sales and distribution office in London. Earth Touch is a specialist in factual production and distribution, in particular natural history documentary and factual entertainment series and films. It has an extensive archive of over 9000 hours of high-quality HD and UHD material, as well as over 300 hours of blue chip original programming.
Susan has over 20 years experience in the media industry. Susan joined Earth Touch in 2012 and in her current role - Director of Acquisitions and Business Development - she is responsible for working with producers internationally to represent their content in the international marketplace. Earth Touch work across a wide variety of factual genres and we are always on the lookout for quality, factual product to represent and distribute to our broadcast clients worldwide.
Prior to joining Earth Touch, Susan spent 2 years working at Discovery Channel (CEEMA – Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa) as a channel and programming consultant. She also worked at BBC Worldwide (now BBC Studios) from 1996 to 2009 in various Programme Acquisition and Channel Management roles for the BBC’s international channels portfolio across Poland, Africa, Scandinavia, Asia, India and Latin America.
Eleonora started to work from 1988 at the Radio and Television Institute of Morelos as a writer, producer and presenter. In 2009, she co-founded Cinema Planeta, the International Festival of Environmental Films of Mexico which she has co-directed ever since. From 2011 to 2013, she hosted a film program on the news channel TVC Ambientales. She is founder and board member of the Green Film Network as well as the Culture Seminar of Mexico, Chapter Cuernavaca, and the Mexican Film Festivals Network. Since 2010, she´s ben part of juries for environmental film festivals in France, Italy, Brazil, and Portugal. In 2016, produced and co-directed her first feature film “Nahui Ollin, Sol de Movimiento,” which deals with the topic of climate change in Mexico. In 2018, she once again brings attention to the impact of climate change with her documentary “El mar incendiado” (The burnt sea). She starts with several activists in Morelos the anti-plastics group with which it has been possible to ban single use plastic, polystyrene, straws and plastic bags in her region and 29 of the 32 states of the country.
As Head of Infotainment Portfolio, László Gáspár is responsible for the programming and acquisition strategy of AMC Networks Central Europe’s factual channels, among them Spektrum, one of Hungary’s leading documentary channel. With 14 years of marketing background in various industries - among them filmmaking and television – László took over the programming duties of Spektrum in 2012. Since then he has been working on building a strong library of nature and wildlife, history, science and technology programmes, which he acquires from the world’s biggest content providers and distributors. He is also active in developing Spektrum TV’s local productions and thus he is involved in many productions of Hungarian filmmakers.
For more than a decade she has been working for the Hungarian public service media as a festival manager. During her career, she has managed the international participation and promotion of many Hungarian productions including fiction, documentary and nature films, as well. She has contributed to the international successes of several nature films and has a wide range of experience in the field of nature and science film festivals. Currently, she is the International Director of the Hungarian Paralympic Committee.