EKOFILM, a festival of environmental documentaries, starts tomorrow on 20 October 2021

    BRNO/CZ – Starting tomorrow, Brno will become the epicentre of environmental documentaries for four days. A delegation of filmmakers will be present at the screening of ten competing films at the 47th EKOFILM International Film Festival with an environmental theme. Filip Remunda, Joep van Dijk from the Netherlands and Jakub Šipoš from Slovakia are among personalities visiting the festival. The meeting with the filmmakers will be accompanied by a screening of two of the four non-competing films.

    The main theme of the accompanying programme of EKOFILM is green architecture. The whole festival will start on Wednesday 20 October at 16:00 with an introductory talk Green Architecture: a place for life in the 21st century, followed by the opening ceremony at 18:30 on náměstí Svobody (Svoboda Square) with an opening concert by the band Brass Avenue. The audience can look forward to film screenings on Thursday and Friday, 21 and 22 October, along with lectures, discussions and workshops. Saturday is dedicated to Family Day and screenings of the winning films at the Scala University Cinema.

    There will be a separate debate on green architecture in Brno with representatives of the partner festival Open House Brno and representatives of the Fandament studio. It will be moderated by Adéla Elbel on Friday 22 October 2021 at 16:30 in the Chill out zone of Scala. On Saturday, those interested can also go on experiential excursions to DEPO Business Parking and DADA Distrikt, whose architects used the principles of green architecture in their reconstruction.

    Jord den Hollander, one of the international jury members, will also give a separate lecture with a screening of his film The Green Cathedral. Those interested can look forward to a talk about the unexpectedly close relationship between the environment, architecture and us on Thursday, 21 October 2021 at 18:00 in the Scala Chill Out Zone. Interpretation is provided.

    If you are interested in arranging an interview, please contact the festival spokesperson Vratislav Voznik, phone: 607 258 508, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Film makers present

    competing films



    date and time – interpreting


    CO2? CO-Nee!

    Joep van Dijk


    21. 10. 2021 19:00 - Scala cinema

    47 min

    Czech Journal: Hens, Virus and Us

    Filip Remunda


    21. 10. 2021 17:00 - Scala cinema

    74 min

    The Golden Land

    Dominik Jursa


    21. 10. 2021 15:15 - Scala cinema

    64 min

    Radio Women From the Rainforest – With Microphone and Recorder Against Exploitation

    Natalie Pusch


    21. 10. 2021 16:30 - Hall of the Community Centre of the Brno City Centre

    29 min

    The Globalisation of Flowers

    Kateřina Kořínková


    21. 10. 2021 17:30 - Hall of the Community Centre of the Brno City Centre

    25 min

    Tomáš Šťastný



    Jakub Šipoš


    21. 10. 2021 19:00 - Hall of the Community Centre of the Brno City Centre

    40 min

    Our Hope Remains Green – Two Families are Fighting for Their Forest

    Ulf Eberle


    22. 10. 2021 15:00 - Scala cinema

    43 min

    Brigitte Klos


    Bohemian Forest: the Green Lungs of Europe

    Karel Svoboda


    22. 10. 2021 17:00 - Hall of the Community Centre of the Brno City Centre

    56 min

    It's Bean Too Hot

    Hedvika Michnová


    21. 10. 2021 20:30 - Hall of the Community Centre of the Brno City Centre

    v bloku krátkých filmů, 55 min

    The Tarp

    Volker Köster


    non-competing films



    date and time – interpreting


    Dark Side of Slovakia

    Tomáš Hulík


    22. 10. 2021 20:30 - Hall of the Community Centre of the Brno City Centre

    53 min

    PROTOZOON – Czech 3D Printed House

    Michal Trpák - Scoolpt
    Kateřina Nováková - Scoolpt
    Jiří Vele - Scoolpt

    Libor Vošický - Buřinka
    Jan Čermák - 3Deposition

    visionaries of


    23. 10. 2021 14:00 - Hall of the Community Centre of the Brno City Centre

    43 min


    Jury present (in alphabetical order):

    Martin Čech – cameraman, documentary film maker

    Jord den Hollander – Dutch filmmaker and architect, co-founder and chief curator of the Rotterdam Film Festival on Architecture

    Tomáš Hulík – Slovak director, cinematographer and producer, EKOFILM presents his film Dark Side of Slovakia in the non-competitive section

    Blažena Hušková - author, implementer and consultant of projects at the intersection of nature and landscape conservation, education and interpretation of local heritage

    Štěpán Chalupa – Chairman of the Chamber of Renewable Energy Sources

    Jan E. Svatoš – director, cameraman and photographer

    Veronika Khek Kubařová will not be able to attend due to theatre commitments, but we can arrange contact if you are interested.

    The 47th IFF EKOFILM is organized by the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic. The festival is also held with the financial support of the Statutory City of Brno. The main partner is SAKO Brno a.s. and the main media partner is Czech Television.