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Festival's Basic Information

Festival name

CinemAmbiente – Environmental Film Festival

Festival's short name


Foundation year


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

Director: Gaetano Capizzi –

Name of the programmer(s)

Lia Furxhi –





ZIP Code


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

ASJA Energy Award for Best International Documentary

The Burning Field by Justin Weinrich (USA 2019)

IREN Audience Award

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch by Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky (Canada 2018)

SMAT Award for Best One Hour Documentary

Messages from the end of the world by Matteo Born (Switzerland 2018)

CiAl Award for Best Italian Documentary

Il sorriso del gatto by Mario Brenta and Karine De Villers (Italy 2018)

Best Short Film award

All Inclusive by Corina Schwingruber (Switzerland 2018)


Categories and genres
  • International Documentary
  • One Hour Documentary
  • Italian Documentary
  • Short Films (documentary and fiction)
How many screenings do you have in extra activities in addition to the festival?

About 200

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


Other non-cinematographic activities of the festival: panels, conferences, etc.
  • Q&A, EcoTalks
  • Music concerts
  • Books presentations
  • Art performances
  • Photo exibitions
  • Environmental education workshops for students
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.

13 venues – 8 private/5 public

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

90 screenings during the festival – 50 screenings during the Tour

Festival Dates

Festival Dates

October 1, 2020

Next open call date (from)

September 1, 2020

Next open call date (to)

March 1, 2021

Link to website

General contact email

Festival short description

CinemAmbiente was born in 1998 with the aim of presenting outstanding environmental films that promote cinema and green awareness. The program features over 100 selected films in the national and international competition categories, as well as in the special categories. Besides film screenings, the program includes debates, meetings with the authors, exhibitions, book presentations  and concerts.

Categories and genres

International Documentary One Hour Documentary Italian Documentary Short Films (documentary and fiction)