18th INFF Awards

Grand Prix of the 18th INFF

"Meadow. Paradise lost?" - dir. Jan Haft



Special Jury Award

"Echo" dir. Barzan Rostami

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Best Cinematography Award

"Anima Animalis. Klejnoty dolnośląskiej przyrody" dir. Grzegorz Bobrowicz

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Award For a Journalistic And Reportage Film

"Zielone korytarze" dir. Łukasz Dębski 

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Award of the Provincial Fund For environmental Protection and Water Management

"Życie lasu. Bohactwo runa i podszytu" dir. Michał Ogrodowczyk

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Award of the President of the Polish Filmmakers Association

"Sheep hero" dir. Ton von Zantvoort

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Award for an Educational Film

"Życie drzewa" dir. Ireneusz Prokopiuk & Sebastian Łukaszuk

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Special Jury Award 

"Łomżyński Park Krajobrazowy Doliny Narwi - Cztery Pory Roku"  dir. Zdzisław Folga

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Special Jury Prize - distinction

Motyle, Porosty, Dzięcioły from series: "Tajemnice świętokrzyskiej przyrody"  dir. Bogusław Sępioł 

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Distinction for Commitment to Environmental Protection

Piotr Topiński 

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GRAND PRIX for Jan Haft!




Exhibition of nature photography "A story about forest"

The first accompanying event of the 18th INFF is ahead of us

 We invite you to the exhibition of nature photography "A story about a forest" 

? Exhibition opening ?

?Thursday, September 17, 2020
? Museum in Łowicz, Stary Rynek 5/7

The exhibition will run until October 29.

The exhibition of nature photography "A story about a forest" was created as the main exhibition of the previous, 17th edition of the INFF in 2017, which was held under the slogan "Forests in the cultural landscape of Europe ".

The best Polish authors of nature photography were invited to present their works related to this theme. Thanks to the positive response to this invitation, the exhibition consists of excellent, intriguing photograms by Adam Adamski, Michał Ludwiczak, Łukasz Łukasik, Tomasz Ogrodowczyk, Magdalena Sarat, Dariusz Sarnowski, Ryszard Sąsiadek, Radosław Trzciński, Marek Trzeciak and Wojciech Wójcik.
The high artistic quality of these works and their cognitive value make it still extremely attractive - especially for nature and photography lovers.

Opowie ć o lesieMAŁE

Festival partners and funders of awards

? No event will take place without the support of partners

?  The partners and founders of the awards of this year's edition of the Festival are:

Organisers of the 18th INFF

?  The 18th Włodzimierz Puchalski International Nature Film Festiwal is fast approaching.

      The organizers of this year's edition are:

  • Wytwórnia Filmów Oświatowych w Łodzi
  • Stowarzyszenie Film - Przyroda - Kultura



Piotr Gliński is the honorary patron of the festival


We are pleased to inform you that the 18th Włodzimierz Puchalski Nature Film Festival was under the honorary patronage of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Professor Piotr Gliński.

18th Włodzimierz Puchalski International Nature Film Festival only ONLINE!

Uwaga festiwal

Dear Sir or Madam,

Due to the epdemic threat caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the formula of the 18th Włodzimierz Puchalski International Nature Film Festival has changed. This year's shows will be completely transferred to the internet. This change also caused changes in the regulations by adding new points:

Screening of the 18th Edition Films

1. Due to the threat of COVID-19 disease, the screening shows during the 18th Edition of the Festival, shall be held as an open screening shows with the use electronic communication means. Submission of the Films to participate in the Festival shall be deemed as giving consent by their artists and producers to make the Films available to the public in a way that members of the public may have access to them from a place and at a time chosen by them (online). The consent includes also the Festival period in line with the Schedule. In the event of objections by the film producer regarding the way it is made available (online), the decision to admit the film to the competition is made by the Festival Director in consultation with the film producer. 

2. The Films shall be screened in the real time of the events taking place in line with the Schedule with no possibility of recording, including:
one online competition screening;

second online screening in case of prize winners at the Main Competition and Youth Competition.
3. The Films shall be screened with the use of electronic means of communication facilitating reception solely to the users logging in on the territory of Poland.

Rules of the 18th WPINFF available here: Rules_of_XVIII_WPINFF.pdf

Statement for producers: Statement_XVII_WPINFF.odt /  Statement_XVII_WPINFF.pdf


We invite you to send movies to the 18th Włodzimierz Puchalski International Nature Film Festival

liscWe invite you to send movies to the 18th Włodzimierz Puchalski International Nature Film Festival.

Włodzimierz Puchalski International Nature Film Festival, taking place under the slogan "Promotion of Europe's nature and landscape", is not only the largest show of nature films in Poland, but above all a great celebration of environmentalists, filmmakers, naturalists, photographers and painters who are no strangers to the problems of today's world and the nature that surrounds us . The festival takes place every two years in Łódź, starting from 1980, and since 2001 it has been implemented in the international formula.

The main festival prize is the Grand Prix of Włodzimierz Puchalski for the best film participating in the competition. The festival has an international reach: films from all over the world are sent to the Selection Committee, and film producers and film producers as well as film festival organizers from many countries come to Łódź for the duration of the film competition.

Festival  belongs to the organization ECOMOVE International, which brings together nature film festivals from Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, Portugal, Japan and Italy. In addition to competition shows, the Festival program is enriched by a variety of original accompanying events.

The 18th Włodzimierz Puchalski International Nature Film Festival will take place in Łódź on September 23-27, 2020.

The motto of the upcoming edition is: "BIODIVERSITY IS AN OPPORTUNITY".

The following may participate in the Festival:

1. short (up to 40 minutes) and medium (40 - 70 minutes) films devoted to the nature of Europe, protection of the natural environment, human coexistence with the natural world, and related issues,
2. popular-scientific and scientific films, documentaries, animated, television nature programs, as well as other film forms with a projection time of up to 60 minutes,
3. films made after January 1, 2017, which did not take part in the 17th Włodzimierz Puchalski Intenational Nature Festival in 2017.

We are waiting for films until July 31, 2020.

Only films with a screening time of 3 to 15 minutes, made by people between 10 and 20 years old, will be admitted to the Youth Nature Film Competition.

We are waiting for films in the youth part until July 31, 2020.

The festival's organizers are: Wytwórnia Filmów Oświatowych Sp. z o.o.,  "Film - Przyroda – Kultura" Association, Łódzki Dom Kultury and "Łódź Filmowa" Association.

More information: regulations (PDF/WORD) and application (PDF/WORD)