International Nature and Wildlife Film Festival
Freyung & Neuschönau . Bavarian Forest
11 - 14 September
Documentary films about animals and their habitats, wild landscapes and exotic regions four days devoted to films about nature and wildlife in the midst of the largest extended forest area in Europe, the "Green Roof of Europe". Have the pleasure of watching films in an open-air cinema in the Bavarian Forest- a vacation paradise! NaturVision, the international film festival celebrating nature and wildlife will be held in Freyung and Neuschönau annually. Whether you are a film producer, a cinema enthusiast or just someone who loves nature and animals - a comprehensive, entertaining discussion awaits anyone interested in the topics of nature and wildlife in films.
Even the places where the films will be shown are an experience with and in nature. Guests will be able to view the "great" films in the open-air cinema at the lake in Neuschönau -the screen is installed in the lake itself.
The focus of the festival is the documentary film competition without standing national and international productions. A unique opportunity to watch the latest films from all over the world in an open-air cinema.
A renowned jury of experts will give awards to the best films. The grand finale: awarding of the prizes during the Saturday night gala event.
Each year the film festival devotes itself to one specific topic. For 2003 we have chosen the subject "Wolf Traces".
In its second year running NaturVision has guests from as far a field as Washington, New Zealand and Canada. This year's theme is the Wolf. Last year three young wolves escaped from the National Park's wolf habitat enclosure. Tragically, two were killed. This opens the discussions for the status of wolf conservation in the world.
The festival kicks off on the eve of the full moon when participants will gather in the Bavarian Forest National Park to listen to the call of the wolf.