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Association Switzerland

We have been showing inspiring environmental documentaries for 11 years. In 2010, Films for the Earth has been rewarded with an UNESCO prize for its environmental education work.

Films for the Earth Switzerland is a non-profit environmental education association as well as the competence centre for documentary films in Switzerland. Our goal: To inspire different kinds of people for climate and environmental protection with selected films here and now.

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Films for the Earth Festival

The Films for the Earth Festival takes place once a year for two days in November. It is held simultaneously at 17 locations throughout Switzerland. In 10 years, the Films for the Earth Festival has established itself as one of the largest environmental film festivals in German-speaking Switzerland.

At the festival we will show nine impressive environmental documentaries that inform, amaze and inspire to take action. In addition to film screenings, visitors can expect workshops, exhibition stands from local organisations and discussions where they can take actively participate themselves. The programme is diverse and free of charge.

With the festival we want to create a space for encounters and exchange. It allows visitors to become aware of environmental issues and solutions, to networked with locals and to take action. We reach up to 17,000 visitors and pupilswith our festival.

Our next festival will take place in October and November 2024.

Go to festival website

Films for the Earth Pop-up Cinema

On our pop-up cinema day, we enable non-profit associations and organisations as well as private individuals to show an inspiring film to their network. Our aim is to draw attention to a specific environmental issue and to create a framework for exchange and encounters.

The next pop-up cinema will take place on 24 March 2024 throughout German-speaking Switzerland. Participation and attendance at the pop-up cinema are free of charge.

Go to Pop-up cinema Website

Digital school events

Our school events, feature important environmental issues directly in to the classroom. Once a year, we provide teachers with films and related teaching materials free of charge. We offer films every age group.

Film media library

Our public film library contains a selection of over 600 environmental documentaries. There you will find the perfect documentary on every topic – all compact in one place and reviewed by our film jury.

Thanks to the search function and film categories, you can search for specific topics and receive information on where the films are available, for example.

Whether it’s new releases, classics, contemporary documentaries, mini-series, short films, family films and feel-good documentaries: over 200 films can be watched online in our film media library, many of them free of charge.

Discover our Film library.

Film advice

We advise schools, administrations, organisations, companies and individuals on the selection of films for their event or online screening.

Fancy your own film screening? You’ve come to the right place. You can get a film kit, and we will clarify all screening and film rights for you.

Go to Film-Kit

May we introduce ourselves?
This is our team.

Sandra Boschert
Manager, Fundraising
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Iris Huber
Environmental Education & Accounting
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Miriam Fäsi
Festival coordination
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Kathrin Reimann
Communication
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Board

Michael Zeugin
President

Chris Huggenberg
Board member

Fabrizio Plozner
Board member

Seraina Vital
Board member