May 29 - June 3 CinemAmbiente Canceled
In the light of the global health crisis related to COVID19 the 23rd edition of CinemAmbiente - Environmental Film Festival cannot be held on the scheduled dates, from May 29 to June 3.
As soon as the development of the international health situation will allow us to assess the real possibilities, we will decide when CinemAmbiente will be held and will promptly inform all filmmakers, producers and distributors.

CinemAmbiente – Environmental Film Festival was born in 1998 with the aim of presenting outstanding environmental films that promote cinema and green awareness.
The Festival is organized by Associazione Cinemambiente and National Cinema Museum - Maria Adriana Prolo Foundation, Turin – Italy.
CinemAmbiente has grown over the years and today is one of the most important environmental film festivals in the international scene.
Cinemambiente is the founder and coordinator of the Green Film Network, the association of the world's major environmental film festivals.
CinemAmbiente program features over 100 selected films screened in the national and international competition categories, as well as in the special categories (Special Events, Panorama and a large section dedicated to the world of school). Besides film screenings, the program includes debates, meetings with the authors, Q&A, exhibitions, book presentations, theatre and concerts, and events in and around Turin.
To complete the work of promoting the environmental-related cinema carried out by CinemAmbiente, there are two other important activities: CinemAmbiente Tour (a project of cultural distribution in Italy of the films presented at the Festival) and CinemAmbiente TV - Films for environmental education (an education project that integrates audio-visual materials and in-depth dossiers designed for different school levels).

A qualified jury composed of recognized figures in cinema, culture, and environmental activism appointed by the Festival’s Direction, will assign the official prize.

Cinemambiente Award
Best International Documentary (9,000 $ USD).

All feature films selected will be considered also for the

Cinemambiente Audience Award

Other prizes or mentions will be announced during the Festival.

The official Festival registration form must be filled online at FilmFreeway website:

The Festival’s competitions include films inspired to environmental issues produced after January 1st 2019.
The Festival’s Direction Board will select films admitted at 23rd CinemAmbiente to its final judgement.

The application to the Festival automatically implies the authorization that a maximum of 3 minutes of an extract of the film may possibly be broadcasted on TV for promotional use only (10% of the length for the short films).

Foreign films will be screened in their original version with Italian subtitles.
All Festival documents will be published in Italian and English.

The Festival will encourage the participation of film directors and other guests (journalists, professionals, film festival’s representatives).

Cinemambiente Tour
Selected films may be screened and promoted during other events after the Festival, previous common agreement with the copyright owner.

Application for entry to the Festival constitutes unconditional agreement to all the regulations herein. CinemAmbiente Direction Board reserves the right to make decisions on matters not specified within the regulation.

Overall Rating
  • Nika Belianina

    It was great to show my short doc "The River of the Kukamas" at the festival in 2019. Unfortunately I wasn't able to attend, but more screening opportunities came because of the festival. So I assume a number of industry people go there. Thank you for selecting my film!

    January 2020
  • Sylvain Renou

    Super communication and information. Thank you

    June 2019
  • It's been worth to partecipate and for my opinion this is the best environmental festival we have in Italy! Organzation, courtesy, collateral events, hospitality, everything was enexceptionable. Quality of reels was 100% perfect and i hope i will be "one of yours" in the 2020 edition!!! Definitely a huge WOW for "Aquarela" which shows a new cinematic experience which goes beyond a conventional reel... WOOOOW ... the screening it was amazing for my gaze, soul and heart!!! #Capizzi&crewforpresident

    June 2019
  • Riccardo Palladino

    The best environmental Film Festival in Italy!

    July 2018
  • Michelle Carpenter

    Dear CinemAmbiente, Thank you so much for including Enough White Teacups in your festival programming and for your generosity, organization, and hospitality. I had an amazing time visiting Torino, I met new friends and watched fabulous films. I would like to send a special thank you to Gaetano Capizzi, Lia Furxhi, Elisa, Nadie, Bettie and the CinemAmbiente team. This was a brilliant film festival with amazing hospitality. Along with the excellent programming I really enjoyed visiting the National Cinema Museum and the guided tour. Torino is a magical place! Thank you CinemAmbiente! I love 💕 Torino!

    June 2018