Green Europe Film Festival

The Green Europe Film Festival, organized by PAAT, focuses on promoting sustainability and environmental consciousness through the medium of film. This festival highlights works that address environmental issues, showcase sustainable practices, and inspire positive change towards ecological stewardship.

Film Content and Themes

Films submitted to the Green Europe Film Festival must focus on environmental topics such as climate change, biodiversity, sustainable living, and conservation efforts. The content should aim to educate, inspire, or mobilize audiences towards environmental awareness and action.
All films must explicitly address issues related to the environment, with clear narrative ties to themes of sustainability or ecological impact.

Film Length and Format

The festival accepts various formats, including feature films, documentaries, and short films. feature films should be over 60 minutes, documentaries can range from 45 to 120 minutes, and short films should not exceed 20 minutes.
All submissions must adhere to the specified format and length requirements to be considered for inclusion in the festival.

Production Quality

Submitted films must meet a high standard of production quality. This includes clear audio, professional editing, and appropriate use of visual effects that enhance the storytelling without overshadowing the message.
Films that do not meet the minimum production standards may be disqualified, as the festival aims to showcase works that are both impactful and professionally produced.
Once the film is selected, applicant should upload the master copy of the film and the necessary files to a file sharing site. Films uploaded to video sharing sites like Youtube, Vimeo, etc… will not be accepted due to quality issues.

The master copy of the film must match specs below:

Type: mpg2, vob, mov, mp4, bluray
Codec: MJPEG, Apple ProRes, H264, H265 Bitrate: 15 MBit/s or higher
English subtitle file (.srt) of the film
Film poster (A3 higher, .jpg format)

Sustainability Practices in Production

Filmmakers are encouraged to employ sustainable practices during the production of their films. This includes using energy-efficient technologies, minimizing on-set waste, and choosing environmentally friendly production methods.

Eligibility and Submissions

Filmmakers from all over the world are eligible to submit their films, provided they are in English or have English subtitles. New works are preferred, but films produced within the last two years are also accepted.
All films must be submitted by the stated deadline and through the official festival submission channels. Late submissions or those not adhering to the submission guidelines will not be accepted.
Deadline: 31 October 2024


A jury composed of film professionals, environmental experts, and activists will evaluate the submissions based on their artistic quality, relevance to environmental issues, and potential impact on audiences.
The decision of the jury is final, and awards are given in several categories, including:
Best Film
Best Documentary
Best Short Film