CINEMARE INTERNATIONAL OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL KIEL is an audience oriented interdisciplinary and international film festival open to all genres. The festival programme, interconnected by its ocean theme, spans from fascination for the sea, to ocean exploration and research reports, sailing and surfing, marine conservation and human rights, to art and experimental 360° full-dome installations.
The films will take you to faraway worlds above and under the sea, they tell stories of adventures of explorers and seafarers, of whales and fish and of the place of mankind’s longing and dreams, the sea and its coastline. They want to inspire, inform, touch, shock and above all is meant as an invitation to join forces in protecting our oceans.
CineMare is committed to the local film scene and to the support of emerging filmmakers. This reflects in the German Ocean Film Award and the Environmental, Youth Film Award. CineMare is a member festival of AG Kurzfilm, the Short Film Conference, Filmkultur Schleswig-Holstein e.V. , as well as the international association of ecological film festivals, the Green Film Network, based in Tourino, Italy.
The CineMare Ocean Short Film Award is an important corner stone in the festival’s annual programming. The section CINEMARE SHORTS has been invited as curated guest screenings at festivals in Germany, France, and Mauritius.