22° Environmental Film Festival

Dal 31 May al 05 June 2019

In this peculiar year, the 22nd CinemAmbiente - Environmental Film Festival - feels the wave of youth protests around the world. Probably older than most of the Friday for Future (F4F) movement protesters, the Festival is able to grasp and receive their call to change the world. Hence, as highlighted by this year’s visual, the Festival welcomes the Green Generation.

The Festival space devoted to young people has grown: they are the main players in the CinemAmbiente Junior section. Over 200 films made during the 2018-2019 school year entered the national competition. A truly impressive response. Over 6000 students have already reserved their seats for events that couple film showings with debates and educational talks. The CinemAmbiente Junior program includes workshops and conferences that increasingly involve university students on environmental science courses who will present the films and lead some of the debates.

Running in the competitions are international film productions that reflect a well-established and thriving film genre: nearly 100 short, medium, and feature length titles offer a look at the situation and the current crisis that has become hard to ignore. Many films mark the event of the Anthropocene, the Earth's most recent geologic time period defined as being human-influenced, or anthropogenic, and the start of the sixth mass extinction, which is leading to the disappearance of many living species. Some films focus on “system error, others on “breakpoint, and others still on the fifth element – human behavior that is changing the other four natural elements.

The section entitled Inventing Tomorrow includes films that take up from last year’s Festival the topic of possible solutions to environmental problems: technological transition, energy sources, and the cultural challenge launched by the new “Revolution Generation”. Films and debates will address the role of artificial intelligence, robots, geoengineering, and design in a society that is changing course.

Space will also be dedicated to movements opposing large-scale works with major environmental impact, eco-feminism, violation of human rights and of respect for the place where people live. According to Amnesty International, every year hundreds of people are killed or attacked during the fight to protect their local environment.

Invited guests include Richard O’Barry, who won an Oscar for his performance in the film The Cove, former trainer of Flipper the dolphin, now activist for the protection of cetaceans; the Swiss poet Fabio Pusterla, who will receive this year’s Le Ghiande di CinemAmbiente award; and the photographer, James Balog, a selection of whose photographs on climate change will be on view outside the Mole Antonelliana building.

We are sure that the Festival’s innovative program will provide visitors with a selection of films and events that are both educational and entertaining for families, young people, and grandparents concerned about the world they will leave their grandchildren. In brief, a Festival for all because the environment and its problems regard everyone and because attending the Festival is a step toward making a change for a better future.

Gaetano Capizzi
CinemAmbiente Festival Director 

Entrance procedure


Gaetano Capizzi

Coordinamento organizzativo
Silvana Brunero
con la collaborazione di
Giorgia Lodato

Lia Furxhi

Coordinamento Cinemambiente Junior
Stefania Sandrone

Documentazione e Proiezioni
Ginevra Scaglione e Valerio Filardo

Cura Editoriale
Eugenia Gaglianone

Ufficio Stampa
Valentina Tua per Studio Sottocorno
Giuliana Martinat
con Helleanna Grussu

Social Media
Eleonora Anello

Elisa Liani
con la collaborazione di
Nadia Zanellato,
Elisabetta Tumiati,
Alessio Oglianu

Progetto Grafico

Hanno collaborato
per il Museo Nazionale del Cinema

Ufficio Comunicazione e Promozione

Ufficio Amministrativo
Bianca Girardi, Giovanna Lomonte,
e tutto il personale del Cinema Massimo

Kenneth A. Britsch, Giliola Viglietti

Claudio Cravero e Giuseppe Trivisano
per Hangar Studio

Gabriele Camilli

Alessandro Spina

Luisa Riberi, Carlotta Barbero

Film submission

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