We would like to invite you to the 19th Matsalu Nature Film Festival being held on September 15-26, 2021 in Lihula and all over Estonia.

Our festival is an annual nature film event. It has been named after the nearby Matsalu National Park, which is one of the 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 all over Estonia.

Our call for entries is open until May 1, 2021 via FilmFreeway.

Welcome to the Matsalu Nature Film Festival!


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