CinemAmbiente – Environmental Film Festival was born in 1998 with the aim of presenting out-standing environmental films that promote cinema and green awareness.

The Festival is organized by the National Cinema Museum - Maria Adriana Prolo Foundation, Turin – Italy.

CinemAmbiente 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 and a large section dedicated to the world of school).
Besides film screenings, the program includes debates, meetings with the authors, Q&A, exhibi-tions, book presentations, theatre and concerts, and events in and around Turin.

The 24th CinemAmbiente – Environmental Film Festival will be held in Turin from October 1st – 6th, 2021.
The deadline for all applications is July 31st, 2021.

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
All feature films selected will be considered for the following awards:
• CinemAmbiente Award for the Best Documentary (5,000 $ USD)
• Audience Award (1,500 $ USD)

- Short Film Competition
All short films selected will be considered for the following award:
• CinemAmbiente Award for the Best Short Film (1,500 $ USD)

- CinemAmbiente Junior Competition
This category includes short films made by students of Italian schools of all levels with a running time of 10 minutes or less.
All short films selected will be considered for the following awards:
• Cinemambiente Junior Award (Primary School, Middle School, High School)

Other Prizes or Special 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 24th CinemAmbiente to its final judgement.
The authors admitted to the competitions will be informed within September 15th, 2021.

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
  • 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