The Best Ecology Film Festival (BEFF) unites those who are intersted to learn something new, to share their opinions and to find creative problem solutions. We show the positive sides of the environmental issues. Special focus on Environmental green film production.

Each year, we select 5 Fiction-length films, 5 Documentary length films, 10 Short Films and 5 animation.

Fiction-length films
Documentary length film
Short Feature
Short Documentary

1. The film’s subject matter, the production itself or the film’s director should have a connection to ecological topic, environmental, environmentally friendly technologies, urbanistics, road movie, nature and minority people, protection of nature.
Instructions for film submission
2. Screenings formats are films delivered as files.
3. The film should be finalised during the last years ( 2020-2021).

There will be competition of movie:
Fiction-length films
Documentary length film
Short Feature
Short Documentary

Films of more than 50 minutes can be considered for the festival’s film programs:
Feature-length films: Fiction film with a running time of 50 minutes or more.
Documentary: Any non-fiction film with a running time of 50 minutes or more.
Only films of less than 49 minutes will be considered for Short Film Program.
Short Feature
Short Documentary

International Films that have been or will be exhibited publicly at one or more non-festival screenings in Russia, broadcast or streamed on Russian TV or the Internet before August 7th, 2021 are not eligible for any of the Institute’s Festival programs.

Screening copies must have English subtitles (and Russian subtitles even better), unless they are in English Selections will be made by the festival’s administration. Decisions of refusal will not be commented. Preview copies will not be returned.

1. Submissions are done with application form BEFF  from our web site. Use our submission form from. The form must be submitted by June 1 , 2021
2. Preview copies (digital file) must be sent to us by June 1, 2020. If the film is not complete, a temporary version can be sent instead upon agreement with the festival.
3. The selection will be announced by July 1 st, 2020.
4. Screening copies should be sent to us before festival starts.

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Overall Rating
  • It was an honour to be officially selected for the Barents Ecology Film Festival with our Documentary: The Amazon Chargers - Cook to Empower. 
    Just wish we could have attended in person to experience the inspiring film event. Many Thanks, 
    Esther and Samuel

    October 2019
  • Cara Hagan

    I am sad to say that my experience was not great. I was notified of my acceptance, sent in my materials as requested. I could not find any listing of my film on the website or social media. After emailing twice to inquire where on the program my film was screened, and whether it was screened at all, I never received a response. Very disheartening to feel like your work was not cared for properly in the hands of the organizers.

    October 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your message. Our festival screenings are award winners of Barents Ecology Film Festival . Your film didn't get any award. But we wish you all the best in your future films.

  • Barry Mitchell

    It was great to have my short film selected for this Film Festival in Russia. The communication with the organisers was easy, and they helped with providing Russian subtitles. Especially pleased and honoured to have 'Legacy' selected as Best Short Fiction. Thank you to the organisers and congratulations.

    October 2019
  • Alain Chaviano

    Muchas gracias por habernos seleccionado, lastimosamente no pudimos estar presente, excelente festival, esperamos el año que viene poder participar nuevamente.

    May 2018