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 the 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 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 competition categories, as well as in the special categories (Special Events, Panorama).
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.

The 26th CinemAmbiente – Environmental Film Festival will take place from June, 5th to 11th, 2023 in Turin, Italy.
The deadline for all applications is March 31st, 2023.

Qualified juries, each composed of recognized figures in cinema, culture, and environmental activism appointed by the Festival’s Direction, will assign official prizes.

- Documentary Competition € 5.000
All feature movies selected will be considered for the following awards:
• CinemAmbiente Award for the Best Documentary
• Audience Award

- Short Film Competition € 2.000
All short movies selected will be considered for the following award:
• CinemAmbiente Award for the Best Short Film

- From the Earth to the Earth € 3.000
All movies will be considered for the following award

- Environment and Society Award (no money)
All movies will be considered for the following award
For movies about social impact of the environmental crisis

- Common Home Award (no money)
All movies will be considered for the following award
For movies about Ecological Conversion

- Star of Mole Antonelliana Award
Award for Lifetime Achievement

- Green Ciak Award
For an Italian actor or actress for their commitment of environmental

- "La Ghianda di Cinemambiente" Literary Award

Other Prizes or Special mentions will be announced.

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

The Festival’s competitions include films inspired to environmental issues produced after January 1st, 2021.

The Festival’s Direction Board will select films admitted at 26th CinemAmbiente to its final judgement.

The authors admitted to the competitions will be informed within May 16th, 2023.

The Festival require the Italian premiere of the film in competitions.
For sections out of competition there is no limitation.

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).

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

Overall Rating
  • Matthieu Lietaert

    Amazing festival, amazing team. Thanks for bringing all these films and debate to Torino!

    June 2023
  • raffaella tolicetti

    Great festival, great program and a very nice experience. Thanks!

    June 2023
  • CinemAmbiente is the best and the longest running film festival in Italy, and probably one of the best in Europe. I was really honored to be selected for the Made in Italy section.
    The Festival is in one of the most amazing Italian cities, Torino, and the HQ and projections are held next to the Cinema Museum that is in the iconic 19th century Mole Tower.
    The selection is really worldwide top level. And the staff really takes care of the filmmakers too.
    Hope you could enjoy the experience!

    June 2023
  • Ludovica Schiaroli

    Tre giorni straordinari dove abbiamo conosciuto persone competenti e appassionate. Documentari molto interessanti e stimolanti. Stupendo il documentario che ha vinto.
    Ottima accoglienza: ci siamo sentiti come a casa.
    Veramente una bella occasione per confrontarsi e conoscersi. Staff stupendo, organizzazione perfetta. Ancora grazie di cuore per averci fatto sentire cosi bene!
    Ludovica e Ugo

    June 2023
  • Paolo Rossi

    Unforgettable experience from every point of view.

    June 2023