Hungarian cameraman and director, winner of Balázs Béla award.
Member of the Hungarian Society of Cinematographers, member of the directors’ Board of the HSC. Founder member and President of the Hungarian Film Academy.
Founder and President of the Golden Eye Cinematographer festival. Founder and director of the HSC Film Crew School 2006.
Organiser of the Cinematographer’s World Conference Budapest 2010.
He has presented more than 120 awards founded by him since 2004.
The International Nature Film Festival became an outstanding nature and environmental protection event in the region. With the support of the profession and the media we have managed to focus attention on Gödöllő, our natural values and their protection.
In 2017, nearly 300 films and several thousand guests arrived to Gödöllő from 58 countries. At the Festival we showed 100 films free of charge over a period of three days and registered appr. 40,000 program participants. More than 2,000 students participated in the Festival with classes or trips on what has become the traditional Student Day on Friday. We thank everybody who came and took part in the programs and those who followed the event from a distance.
In 2018, under the auspices of the Festival there will be two Film Reviews (International Film Review and Carpathian-Basin Film Review).
In additional to the free of charge screenings of the competition films, several programs will wait for the visitors in May, 2018: entertaining nature-preservation and environmental-protection programs, the renewable outdoor photography exhibition entitled “Enchanting Hungary”, the 2nd Trash Art Hungary sculpture exhibition, cinematic-arts and environmental protection conferences and a “Jam for Nature” musical talent show.
We believe that films represent the first of the creative arts that directly utilizes time and space simultaneously. It represents one of the most popular media of our day, transmitting information and knowledge as well as providing entertainment. Our Festival is built around films, though is not only about films. Must see and feel the messages of the films.
President of Hungary, János Áder serves as the chief patron of our Nature and Environmental Protection Festival. We thank him for his support!
Let's meet in 2018 too! The IV. International Nature Film Festival will be in May 25-27, 2018. Everybody is welcome!
INTERNATIONAL NATURE FILM FESTIVAL GÖDÖLLŐ
Nature and Environmental Protection Festival
Festival place: Gödöllő
Festival date: May 25–27, 2018
Application dates: November 15, 2017 - February 28, 2018
The mission of the International Nature Film Festival is to raise the awareness of the general public regarding the protection and conservation of biological diversity, natural resources, values and beauties of the world with a special emphasis on Europe and the Carpathian Basin through the display of films connected to the topic. The festival brings a good opportunity for filmmakers, professionals and the public to meet and initiate conversation on these important issues through different meetings and conferences within the framework of the event and to enjoy nature films at the same time. The side events of the festival bring closer the most important questions of nature protection and conservation to the public in a way that not only transfer information but also entertain the visitors.
Within the framework of the 2018 Festival two different Film Reviews will be organized.
I. International Film Review
- Nature Films (films introducing our natural resources, wildlife, landscapes and the changes)
- Documentaries on nature protection and conservation (films introducing the themes of biological diversity, the effects of climate change and people who protect the environment and live in harmony with nature)
- television productions/ independent films
- short films, videos, independent short films (max. 26 minutes)
- Scientific documentaries (educational documentary films, the role of science in the protection of natural resources, in the adaptation of man, opportunities and ideas that nature provides to scientists)
- Travelogues and expedition documentaries (the adventure that must be seen, “know your world” documentary films)
- Animations (focusing on nature conservation and protection and ecological footprint)
II. Carpathian Basin Film Review
- Natural resources and the heritage of the Carpathian Basin (the Carpathian Basin is one of Europe's special climatic and geological place with a wealth of treasures and values. Protecting and preserving them is a very important mission.)
- Nature films
- Cultural values (rural life, life in the countryside, traditions)
Application dates: November 15, 2017 and 24.00 pm (CET) February 28, 2018.
Films submitted to the International Film Review can be submitted to the Carpathian Basin Film Review as well if the film meets the requirements listed below.
For the Carpathian Basin Film Review only and exclusively those films can be submitted which are about the Carpathian Basin’s natural and cultural values!
In the case of both competitions films produced exclusively in or after 2016 can be submitted - which were not submitted to the 2016-2017’s festivals. If the film was produced before 2016, but it was significantly modified or updated it can also be submitted.
The official languages of the Festival are English and Hungarian. The participants are required to upload or send any information in English.
For the International Film Review the submitted films must be in English language or have English subtitles.
For the Carpathian Basin Film Review English language is not obligatory if the film is Hungarian. In case of films not in Hungarian language, filmmakers must provide the films with English voice or subtitles.
Entries can be made in the following ways:
- Our official entry form available from November 15, 2017!
Submissions are valid on all platforms mentioned before, but please 1 film submit only on 1 platform! If you submit the same film on several platforms, we accept only the latest one. We prefer the festival’s official entry form.
The submission to our Festival is free of charge.
Requested information for valid entry:
For valid entry you should add all the requested information and materials!
Entries must contain the category in which the film is submitted.
The requested information:
- submitter: name, e-mail address, telephone number
- submitted film’s basic data: original title, English title, completion date, production country, running time, language, English synopsis (max. 500 characters)
- director(s): name, year of birth, nationality, e-mail address, biography in English (max. 500 characters)
- credits: director(s), animation director(s), director(s) of photography, editor(s), music editor(s), producer, distributor
The requested materials:
- the submitted film (upload it or add an online link for it)
- photo of the director (min. 300 DPI quality and with min. 800x600 resolution)
- 3 stills from the film (min. 300 DPI quality and with min. 800x600 resolution)
- trailer (optional)
- English text (in srt format or in a Word document with in-out timecodes – can be required if the film is submitted to the International Film Review and it is not in English language, or it is selected for screening and it is not in Hungarian language)
Please upload or send the biography in Word or in txt file, not in PDF. Do not use upper case with any of the information added.
Requesting screening copy
The submitted films will be first evaluated by the pre-jury and selected films will be evaluated by the Festival Jury. If the film is not submitted to the appropriate category, the Jury has the right to move in the right category. The filmmakers of the selected films will be informed by April 15, 2018 whether their film was selected for the competition. Until April 25 we will provide you a FTP accessibility where you will be able to upload your screening copy.
The screening copies of the selected films must arrive by May 1, 2018.
The screening copy should be uploaded with the following min. quality:
- File format: Mpeg4, mov, mxf, M2ts etc.
- Resolution: min. 1920x1080 (full HD)
- Bit rate: min. 20 Mbit
You can also post the screening copy on DVD or Blu-ray disk (we prefer the online sharing):
(Carplove International Nonprofit Ltd.)
Budapest Jászdózsa street 30.
The entrants must cover the shipping costs of all materials entered.
With the entry of a film to the Festival the filmmaker agrees that the organizer of the Festival can screen the submitted film during the festival at different locations of the Festival. Film parts (max. 3 minutes) may be used by the International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő during different events and demonstrations (educational and exhibition screenings) and in the different fields of media (with reference to the filmmaker) to propagate the Festival for non-commercial purposes.
The Festival is able to translate the films and screen them with Hungarian voice or subtitle. All festival documents will be published in Hungarian and English.
The festival does not pay any screening fee to the filmmakers.
All Festival programs are free of charge.
The decisions of the pre-Jury and the Jury are final and cannot be changed, there is no opportunity for appeal.
Please note! Entries with missing information will not be accepted! The organizers will ask the participants to complete documents only once. If the participants do not respond and provide the relevant information within the deadlines, their entry will not be accepted.
At the 2018’s Festival Gala the total sum of the prizes will amount to €16.000. Special thanks to the supporters of the festival.
The organizers will provide accommodation (1 night, maximum 2 people) for the filmmakers for the day of the screening of their film and also the opportunity to participate in the professional activities (conferences, meetings) of the event (preliminary registration is required).
Protecting of personal data
The organizers of the Festival will handle all personal data given to them in connection with the Festival entry confidentially; they will use them only for the registration and for festival publications and will not hand them over to any third party. In case of data and files uploaded to Reelport, Filmfreeway and Festhome the same data protection rules will be applied. The films uploaded to these sites mentioned before will be used exclusively for preliminary selection. The films not selected by the jury for screening in the festival program will be deleted.
International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő
(Carplove International Nonprofit Ltd.)
Hungary, Budapest, Jászdózsa street 30.
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Hungarian cameraman and director, winner of Balázs Béla award.
As Head of Infotainment Portfolio, László Gáspár is responsible for the programming and acquisition strategy of AMC Networks Central Europe’s factual channels, among them Spektrum, one of Hungary’s leading documentary channel. With 14 years of marketing background in various industries - among them filmmaking and television – László took over the programming duties of Spektrum in 2012. Since then he has been working on building a strong library of nature and wildlife, history, science and technology programmes, which he acquires from the world’s biggest content providers and distributors. He is also active in developing Spektrum TV’s local productions and thus he is involved in many productions of Hungarian filmmakers.
Composer and music producer. This has included CD productions, which he created with his inimitable style of symphonic electronic music. Gleisberg’s work is rounded off by a large number of soundtracks for film productions. Music composed by him was also used for the Hollywood production “Blade”. In addition, Gleisberg composed music for TV nature documentaries, such as “planet e” (ZDF) and “Abenteuer Lerchenberg”.
Geoff Luck has been making award-wining science and natural history films for over twenty years—fifteen of them at National Geographic. He’s produced, written, shot or edited over a hundred programs, filmed on six continents, and served as the showrunner for ten television series. His work has also been featured on PBS, ZDF, Discovery, Sundance, Showtime and showcased at the United Nations and Museum of Modern Art. He holds degrees in filmmaking from Harvard University and the San Francisco Art Institute and currently lives in the mountains of Virginia with his wife and two daughters.
Kate Bradbury has been freelancing for Off the Fence for the past six years. Her producer skills have brought her to the seven continents of the world. From the Antarctic filming Killer Whales to the Horn of Africa filming the last herd of elephants. With a background in marine zoology and a masters in wildlife filmmaking with NHNZ, she has produced and series produced for PBS, National Geographic, Channel 4 and Discovery. Naledi: A Baby Elephant's Tale, which she co-produced, is her first feature film now airing on Netflix worldwide.
She graduated from Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE) majoring in Hungarian language and pedagogy. Of the 30 years of her editor-filmmaker career she has spent 22 with making nature films in many genres. At the beginning she worked in the Natura newsroom, today she is an independent artist.
Television journalist, leading editor of public media until 2016. She edited several public television programmes during her career in the past 25 years, she supervised Channel M2 for kids as an intendant and she was managing editor of the new Petőfi TV from its beginning. She also participated in the launch of several artistic and scientific-educational series as a cultural producer.
is an exemplary member of the Hungarian scientific education community. After doing reseach work for 15 years as a geologist his main pursuit became scientific education. He was director of TIT Stúdió – an Agency of Natural Sciences – for 16 years and then for more than a decade Editor in Chief of the Sciece Department of the Hungarian Television. He published 25 books. Various television channels currently broadcast more than 70 of his ducumentaries
Director, winner of Balázs Béla award, his film on ancient cypresses won an award at Filmszemle festival. His more than 100 films ranged from space exploration to archeology. He directed Delta, the weekly scientific programme of the Hungarian Public Television between 1975 and 2013. He was head of jury at the Pusztaszer Nature Film Festival for three times.
I have lived in Budapest all my life. First I tried nature photography in Nimród photo club in 1987. I have become an active member of several other similar organizations since then, and I am also in the leadership in some of them. I organize exhibitions and I have been teaching since 1999. I have been a member of several temporary and permanent juries. My life is photography and its service.
For more than a decade she has been working for the Hungarian public service media as a festival manager. During her career, she has managed the international participation and promotion of many Hungarian productions including fiction, documentary and nature films, as well. She has contributed to the international successes of several nature films and has a wide range of experience in the field of nature and science film festivals. Currently, she is the International Director of the Hungarian Paralympic Committee.