Festival's entire programme is now out and tickets are on sale

Savonlinna International Nature Film Festival's entire programme is now published. The Festival will take place on August 19th - August 22nd.


Just like before, the 2021 festival programme navigates around complex environmental issues through art. At this moment, the films that feel especially significant are ones that inspire, reach towards solutions, outline the interactions between species and phenomena and offer perspectives outside our anthropocentric point of view. Our main theme this year is journey. It takes us to the rain forests of Sri Lanka, tourist attractions ruined by overgrown masses of travellers and other cultural realities. It takes us to the heart of political decision making, the night kingdom of bats and on cruises on Lake Saimaa. We ask how we could encourage more travelling through art and less through a physical change of location. And when we do have a need to travel and explore the world, how could we do that and still appreciate and listen to our ecosystem and other species and cultures?

Read more about the Films


THE ANTS & THE GRASSHOPPER (2021)

I AM GRETA (2020)

WALK THE TIDELINE (2021)

AINBO - SPIRIT OF THE AMAZON (2020)

A YOUNG CRANE'S LONG JOURNEY (2021)

CARNIVAL PILGRIMS (2019)

CENOTE (2019)

SKÁBMAGOVAT - SAMI SHORT FILM SERIES

TECTONIC PLATE (2016)

CEMETARY (2019)

THE SAIMAA GESTURE (1981)


Walk the Tideline (2021)


Read more about the Events


Traveling without Flying -seminar

Metsä - The Forest Project

Forest Screening

Movie Picnic

Photography Exhibition: Juice and The Saimaa Gesture

SINFF X SLUT: Three-dimensional Savonlinna

YÖ X SINFF video art screenings

Relationship with the forest tent

Kyrönniemi sauna

Art Workshop

Camping Meals Workshop




Tickets are now on sale!