matsalu nature film festival
matsalu loodusfilmide festival

Dear friends and filmmakers!

We would like to invite you to the 16th MAFF being held in Estonia on September 19-23, 2018!


Our festival is an annual nature film event. It has been named after the nearby Matsalu National Park, which is one of largest bird sanctuaries in Europe. The festival showcases a variety of new international films about nature, wildlife, environment, sustainability, biodiversity, conservation - films that depict nature in its diversity and films about the coexistence of man and nature.


Traditionally, the festival features various art and nature photography exhibitions, photo presentations and meetings of both professional and amateur photographers. The program includes also screenings, activities and workshops for schoolchildren, roundtable discussions on different nature-related topics and other cultural events.


MAFF takes place in the idyllic town of Lihula in Western Estonia. A selection of films are shown in Haapsalu and in Pärnu.


The results of last year's festival can be found here >>
Welcome to the Matsalu Nature Film Festival!




Screening for Schoolchildren
U.S. Embassy Political Officer Richard Rasmussen
Joosep Matjus
Irjaleena Eriksson and Silvia Lotman
Varje Ojala-Toos, Rural Municipality Mayor of Lihula and Are Pilskog, MAFF GP Winner 2017
Ulf Marquardt and Tiit Mesila
Yan Chun Su
Theo Ribeiro & Laura Belinky