The festival is mainly supported by people with a wealth of big and small ideas. It started back in 2001 with Johannes Kostenzer’s Innsbruck Nature Film Days, followed by the Innsbruck Nature Film Festival in 2013 and culminating in 2018, in the INNSBRUCK NATURE FESTIVAL that has sinced continued its evolution into the INTERNATIONAL NATURE FESTIVAL.
Over the years, a number of people have gathered around Johannes and today, together as a team, they manage a festival like no other. The idea is that film is both a perfect and central medium, but not the only medium, for making people aware of the environment and nature. So “modules” such as ART, GUSTO, MARKET and SENSES have been and will continue to be developed to reach ever more people. The strategy of placing the focus on nature, the environment, regionality and good living over one week in the city of Innsbruck has been planned right up until 2021. Here, cooperation between like-minded people and major cultural institutions is integral to long-term success.
To this end, the VEREIN NATURE FESTIVAL (Nature Festival Association) has now been set up to organise the festival from this year on and to secure its future growth. Chairman Thilo Bohatsch and Johannes Kostenzer both share the idea of making a major contribution to the future. Bohatsch´s extensive experience as an event manager, tourism and company consultant makes the noble task of generating real attention and securing sound funding for a sensitive area a tailored fit.