Festival's Basic Information

Festival name

Cinema Planeta, International Environmental Film Festival of Mexico

Festival's short name
Foundation year


General contact email
Name and contact of the Director or organizers max. 3 persons.

Co-Director Eleonora Isunza de Pech: eleonora@cinemaplaneta.org

Co-Director Gustavo M. Ballesté: gustavo@cinemaplaneta.org

Name of the programmer(s)

Kees Brienen / Carlos Kubli



ZIP Code


Awards of the last edition (award-winning films) film, country, director

We are in the middle of our 2020 edition!!!

Categories and genres
  • Documentary and Fiction feature film and short film
  • Animation
How many screenings do you have in extra activities in addition to the festival?


How many sections does the festival have -competition and out of competition


Other non-cinematographic activities of the festival: panels, conferences, etc.
  • Panels
  • Contemporary (environmental) art exhibitions
  • Photography
  • Concerts
  • Outdoor cinema
  • Parties
  • Food and Film pairings
  • Workshops
  • Lab.
Does the festival have an educational section/activities?
Does the festival have a market or industry activities?
Average of short films during the festival
Average of feature films during the festival
Average of documentaries during the festival
Average of fiction films during the festival
Average of animation films during the festival
How many prizes or competitive sections does the festival have?


In how many cities does the festival happen?


How many films have been programmed in all the festival throughout all its editions?


In how many venues does the festival take place? How many private vs public.

Festival: 15  3 private vs. 12 public / Tour 17 all public

How many screenings are held during the festival and how many during the Tour.

Festival: 365  /  Tour: 320

Festival Dates

Festival Dates

June 5, 2021

Next open call date (from)

September 1, 2020

Next open call date (to)

January 1, 2021

Link to website

General contact email

Festival short description

Civil organization created in 2009 with the objective of promoting environmental protection in Mexico through film, art, and science. Mexican first festival specializing in the environment with the participation of 65,000 people in Mexico and around the world each year. Film screenings for over 25,000 students from more than 200 schools along with cinema discussions and talks led by scientists from the Academy of Science, film directors, and other specialists every year. Cinema Planeta created Idea Planeta, the Online platform that became the space for ideas and solutions through Cinema. Movies, Videos of experts, library with 300 actions and 45 NGOs with whom to collaborate and act. In this space, Cinema Planeta will monitor their communities throughout the year with the aim of making a call to action.  

Categories and genres

Documentary and Fiction feature film and short film Animation