Save the date for 2022!

We invite all wildlife filmmakers and nature lovers to take part in the 20th jubilee edition of the Matsalu Nature Film Festival which will take place from September 21 - October 2, 2022!

The Matsalu Nature Film Festival, usually called MAFF, is an annual nature film event held every September in Lihula, Estonia. Founded in 2003, the festival has been named after the nearby Matsalu National Park, which is one of the largest bird sanctuaries in Europe. 

MAFF promotes nature-oriented and sustainable ways of life and respect for the nature-connected traditions of indigenous people. It showcases a variety of new international documentaries about wildlife, conservation and the environment that inspire, inform and ignite change.

Traditionally, MAFF also features various nature photography exhibitions and photo presentations, special screenings, activities and workshops for schoolchildren as well as roundtable discussions on different nature-related topics and other cultural events.

In the second week of the festival, MAFF travels out of Lihula and a selection of films are shown all over Estonia.

The call for entries is open from December 1, 2021 to May 1, 2022 via FilmFreeway.

Come and enjoy the festival and the nature of Matsalu National Park!

 

 

Films 2021

Entry 945

Confluence

Kokkuvool Confluence Australia Australia 00945
Entry 77

On thin Ice

Õhukesel jääl On thin Ice Germany Germany 00077
Entry 185

Of Mosquitoes and Men

Sääskedest ja inimestest Of Mosquitoes and Men Estonia Estonia 00185
Entry 875

The Whale from Lorino

Lorino vaal The Whale from Lorino Poland Poland 00875
Entry 290

Hempman vs. the State

Kanepimees riigi vastu Hempman vs. the State Finland Finland 00290
Entry 944

Green Warriors: Cursed Uranium

Neetud uraan Green Warriors: Cursed Uranium France France 00944
Entry 908

Snow Leopards and Friends

Lumeleopardid ja sõbrad Snow Leopards and Friends Austria Austria 00908
Entry 907

Nature’s Networks

Looduse võrgustikud Nature’s Networks Austria Austria 00907
Entry 906

Rare Survivors - China's Iconic Wildlife

Haruldased ellujääjad - Hiina ikooniline loodus Rare Survivors - China's Iconic Wildlife Austria Austria 00906
Entry 904

The Alps EP 1: The High Life

Alpid: Elu kõrgustes The Alps EP 1: The High Life Austria Austria 00904
Entry 900

America´s Arctic - A Refuge Imperiled

Ameerika Arktika - ohustatud varjupaik America´s Arctic - A Refuge Imperiled Austria Austria 00900
Entry 899

Corona - The Pandemic and the Pangolin

Koroona - pandeemia ja pangoliin Corona - The Pandemic and the Pangolin Austria Austria 00899
Entry 898

Dehesa - Forest of the Iberian Lynx EP 2

Dehesa - ibeeria ilvese mets, osa 2 Dehesa - Forest of the Iberian Lynx EP 2 Austria Austria 00898
Entry 897

Dehesa - Forest of the Iberian Lynx EP 1

Dehesa - ibeeria ilvese mets, osa 1 Dehesa - Forest of the Iberian Lynx EP 1 Austria Austria 00897
Entry 643

Cows on the Roof

Lehmad katusel Cows on the Roof Switzerland Switzerland 00643
Entry 131

The Wind. A Documentary Thriller

Tuul. Dokumentaalne põnevik The Wind. A Documentary Thriller Poland Poland 00131
Entry 502

Buromsky Island

Buromski saar Buromsky Island Russia Russia 00502
Entry 800

Monkeys and more. Our closest Relatives

Rohkem kui ahvid. Meie lähimad sugulased Monkeys and more. Our closest Relatives Spain Spain 00800
Entry 215

Echoes of the Ice Age

Jääaja kajad Echoes of the Ice Age Germany Germany 00215
Entry 222

Remedy

Abinõu Remedy Slovakia Slovakia 00222
Entry 912

Looking for Bears

Karusid otsimas Looking for Bears Iran Iran 00912
Entry 576

TripleF***

TripleF*** TripleF*** Bulgaria Bulgaria 00576
Entry 496

What the Trees whisper about

Millest puud sosistavad What the Trees whisper about Hungary Hungary 00496
Entry 808

Bleeding Ice: Antarctica, The Final Chapter

Veritsev jää: Antarktika, viimane peatükk Bleeding Ice: Antarctica, The Final Chapter South Africa South Africa 00808
Entry 379

Darwin in Times Square - The Science of Urban Evolution

Evolutsioon linnadžunglis Darwin in Times Square - The Science of Urban Evolution Germany Germany 00379
Entry 679

Stolen Fish

Varastatud kala Stolen Fish United Kingdom Spain Poland United Kingdom Spain Poland 00679
Entry 661

Lost - Birds of the Countryside

Kadunud põllulinnud Lost - Birds of the Countryside Germany Germany 00661
Entry 151

A Hundred Year Journey

Sada aastat teekonda A Hundred Year Journey Finland Finland 00151
Entry 735

The Magical Four - Our Seasons

Maagilised aastaajad The Magical Four - Our Seasons Germany Germany 00735
Entry 348

Entangled

Sissemässitud Entangled United States United States 00348
Entry 176

Accidental Wilderness - Europe's Everglades

Juhuslik paradiis - Euroopa Everglades Accidental Wilderness - Europe's Everglades Germany Germany 00176
Entry 9

Return to the lost Eden

Tagasi kadunud Eedenisse Return to the lost Eden Switzerland Italy Switzerland Italy 00009
Entry 883

Dunes of Nõva

Nõva luited Dunes of Nõva Estonia Estonia 00883
Entry 346

Salto is the King

Salto on kuningas Salto is the King Slovakia Slovakia 00346
Entry 294

The Frozen Kingdom of the Snow Leopard

Lumeleopardi külmunud kuningriik The Frozen Kingdom of the Snow Leopard Germany France China Germany France China 00294
Entry 942

Fast Fashion: The Real Price of Low-Cost Fashion

Kiirmood: Odava moe tegelik hind Fast Fashion: The Real Price of Low-Cost Fashion France France 00942
Entry 943

Green Warriors: Soil Threat

Neetud väetised Green Warriors: Soil Threat France France 00943
Entry 727

They Came to Stay - Our Alien Animal Neighbors: Rheas

Võõrad naabrid - nandud They Came to Stay - Our Alien Animal Neighbors: Rheas Germany Germany 00727
Entry 298

After the Fires

Pärast metsatulekahjusid After the Fires Australia Australia 00298
Entry 728

They Came to Stay - Our Alien Animal Neighbors: Coypus

Võõrad naabrid - nutriad They Came to Stay - Our Alien Animal Neighbors: Coypus Germany Germany 00728
Finalist
Entry 873

The Shamans´ Nightmare

Šamaanide õudusunenägu The Shamans´ Nightmare Austria Austria 00873
Finalist
Entry 896

Pumas - Legends of the Ice Mountains EP 2: Rebirth

Puumad - jäämägede legendid, osa 2: Taassünd Pumas - Legends of the Ice Mountains EP 2: Rebirth Austria Austria 00896
Finalist
Entry 895

Pumas - Legends of the Ice Mountains EP 1: Birth

Puumad - jäämägede legendid, osa 1: Sünd Pumas - Legends of the Ice Mountains EP 1: Birth Austria Austria 00895
Finalist
Entry 833

Feast of the Killer Whales

Mõõkvaalade pidu Feast of the Killer Whales France France 00833
Finalist
Entry 801

The Otter, a Legend returns

Saarmas, legend tuleb tagasi The Otter, a Legend returns The Netherlands The Netherlands 00801
Finalist
Entry 739

Wolves at the Borders

Hundid tulevad! Wolves at the Borders Czech Republic Czech Republic 00739
Finalist
Entry 619

Animals

Loomad Animals Germany Germany 00619
Finalist
Entry 572

Rebirth

Taassünd Rebirth Taiwan Taiwan 00572
Finalist
Entry 412

Earth: Muted

Maa: Helitu Earth: Muted Sweden Sweden 00412
Finalist
Entry 397

Worlds of Water. 3 Episodes

Veemaailm. 3 episoodi Worlds of Water. 3 Episodes Finland Finland 00397
Finalist
Entry 344

A young Crane´s long Journey

Kurepoja pikk teekond A young Crane´s long Journey Finland Finland 00344
Finalist
Entry 333

Overland

Üle maa Overland United States United States 00333
Finalist
Entry 284

Leopard Legacy

Leopardi pärand Leopard Legacy Austria South Africa Austria South Africa 00284
Finalist
Entry 173

When the Snow melts down

Kui lumi sulab When the Snow melts down Russia Russia 00173
Finalist
Entry 170

Under Control

Kontrolli all Under Control Estonia Finland Estonia Finland 00170
Finalist
Entry 207

Wild Horses - A Tale from the Puszta

Metshobused - pusta lugu Wild Horses - A Tale from the Puszta Germany Austria Hungary Germany Austria Hungary 00207
Finalist
Entry 825

My Dragon River

Mu kiilide jõgi My Dragon River Germany Germany 00825
Entry 722

Hotter than Climate Change

Kuumem kui kliima Hotter than Climate Change Switzerland Switzerland 00722
Finalist
Entry 909

What a colorful World

Milline värvikas maailm What a colorful World Austria Austria 00909
Finalist
Entry 216

Nature´s Nurseries

Loomalapsed Nature´s Nurseries Germany Germany 00216
Finalist
Entry 901

Santa´s wild Home

Jõuluvana metsik kodu Santa´s wild Home Austria Austria 00901
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