There are plenty of unfamiliar, barely noticed or even unpopular animals and plants that rarely see the spotlight. But they too have fascinating aspects that capture our imagination, or hidden superpowers that can broaden our vision or inspire efficient technical innovations.
For this category, we welcome short films of up to 20 minutes long that help us get to know these 'hidden champions' and their special characteristics. From animated films to science formats, from fictitious adverts to documentaries, we accept all genres and formats that shine a light on the beauty and variety of the hidden realm.
Our short film competition, which is sponsored by Audi Stiftung für Umwelt (€5,000 prize), is open to both professionals and amateurs over 18 years of age. Entries for this competition are submitted separately from the international competition. There is no restriction on the completion date of films submitted!