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).
The 22th CinemAmbiente – Environmental Film Festival will be held in Turin from May 31st to June 5th, 2019.
The deadline for all applications is March 31st 2019.

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

- Feature Documentary Competition
All feature films selected will be considered for the following awards: Award for the Best International Documentary (2,000 $ USD)
Iren – Audience Award (2,000 $ USD)

- One-Hour Documentary Competition
All films selected will be considered for the following award:
Smat Award for the Best One-Hour Documentary (2,000 $ USD)

- Italian Documentary Competition
All films selected will be considered for the following awards:
CiAl Award for the Best Italian Documentary (2,000 $ USD)

- International Short Competition
All short films selected will be considered for the following award:
Award for the Best Short Film (2,000 $ USD)

- CinemAmbiente Junior Competition
All short films selected will be considered for the following awards:
Award for the Best Short Film (Primary School, Middle School, High School)

Special Mentions
- Legambiente to Italian Documentary Competition
- WWF for the Best Film on biodiversity conservation
- “Ambiente e Società” Cooperativa Arcobaleno for the Best Film that relates environmental issues to a social context

Special Award
The special award "Movies Save the Planet" is a recognition to a director who has inherent in his work the theme of the environment and nature.

Literary Prize
- “Le Ghiande” Award is assigned to a writer who has devoted his/her life and work writing about topics related to the environment, landscape and nature.

Other prizes or mentions will be announced during the Festival.

The official Festival registration form must be filled online at FilmFreeway website:
CinemAmbiente Junior registration form must be filled online at
The Festival’s competitions include films inspired to environmental issues produced after January 1st 2017.
The Festival’s Direction Board will select films admitted at 22th CinemAmbiente to its final judgement.
The authors admitted to the competitions will be informed within May 15th 2019.
The Festival does not require the premiere of the film. It requires, however, to not organizing screenings throughout Italy from the selection invitation (to one of the official 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).

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
  • 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
  • This is an Amazing festival. Thank you!

    June 2018