CineMare International Ocean Film Festival Kiel welcomes ocean themed films from all genres and of all lengths. By bringing the oceans on land and onto the cinema screens, the festival aims to increase awareness of and love for the blue in our blue planet in all its facets.
Awards & Prizes
Seafarer Film Award
Ocean Conservation Film Award
Ocean Nature Film Award
Ocean Short Film Award
Marine Science Film Award
German Ocean Film Award
Ocean Conservation Youth Film Award
Audience Choice Award
Special Programme: Mariners' Mutiny Kiel | Matrosenaufstand 1918
Rules & Terms
Ocean related films of any length and genre are eligible for submission to the International Ocean Film Festival Kiel. This includes but is not limited to films about sailing, diving, surfing, fishing, environmental activism, marine eco-systems, marine flora and fauna, scientific films, documentaries, animations and fiction films.
Films may be submitted in any language. Films submitted in a language other than either German or English, must have English and / or German subtitles.
By submitting your film to the International Ocean Film Festival Kiel you grant the festival permission to use photos, film stills, and excerpts of up to 20 seconds of your film to promote the festival online, in print media, TV, radio, and cinemas.
The festival decides where, when, and how often your film is screened during the festival. The festival remains the right to recommend your film to other festivals.