Dear Filmmakers, Producers and Distributors,

We sincerely hope that everything is fine with you and all your loved ones.

As you know, due to the global health crisis related to Covid-19 the 23rd edition of CinemAmbiente – Environmental Film Festival was not held on the scheduled dates, from May 29 to June 3.

In the light of an improvement in the health situation in Italy, we have decided to organize a Special Edition of the Festival, that will be held in October, 1st – 4th, named “Movies Save the Planet”.

There won’t be any competition, nor “physical guests”, but we will screen to our public a selection of all the films you have sent us, in order to relaunch the debate on cinema and the environment.

We would like to thank you for trusting our Festival and sending your films for selection, but more than any other years we have been forced to make choices.

We hope to receive your new films for the 2021 edition!

Stay safe,
Festival CinemAmbiente

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
  • Donna Serbe-Davis

    What a wonderful film festival! Lia Furxhi and the whole team were very supportive and helpful throughout the entire process. I was not able to travel to the festival but I spoke with the audience online and was extremely impressed with how smart and engaged everyone was. Great experience, great festival!!

    November 2020
  • Jesse Alk

    My film PARIAH DOG played CineAmbiente in 2020, so everything was a bit upside down. But they did manage a physical screening, and arranged a zoom Q&A so I could speak directly to the audience live in the room afterwards. Communication was great, and I originally heard about this festival from locals who I met abroad, and who were very enthusiastic about the fest and encouraged me to apply. Very sad that I couldn't attend, but it was especially nice that the festival sent a follow-up "thank you" email afterwards, which was much appreciated. It's a legit environmental fest, with sizable prizes, in a city anyone would (under other circumstances) dream of traveling to. Go for it.

    October 2020
  • Lucila Riggio

    Felici di aver partecipato con il nostro cortometraggio Cracks in the Pavement. Grazie!

    October 2020
  • Puha Adrian

    Great selection of movies, great festival. Nature will prevail

    October 2020
  • Bisbano David

    Muy felices de ser parte del festival

    October 2020