Naturale 2009/2010:

News from the NATURALE Film Festival

Dear Friends of Nature Films,
Dear Nature Film directors, producers and editors,
Dear supporters of the NATURALE,

The NATURALE jubilee Film Festival 2006/07 was an overwhelming success! With 124 professional and 30 amateur entries a new record was established. 14 professionals and three amateurs received awards. They were chosen by a jury consisting of renowned members such as Dr. Angelika Zahrnt (Member of the ZDF television board and president of BUND), Prof. Dr. Müntefering (former director of the WDR Family Television Program and honorary professor at the University of Kassel), Bernd Küster (former HR director for entertainment), Birgit Radow (secretary of Deutsche Wildtierstiftung, Hannover) and Ilona Berger (chief editor of “Natur&Kosmos”, Munich).

Excellent workshops informed about topics such as narrative techniques (Jörn Röver, NDR), magazine entries (Schneider, SWR), clip and music rights (Annette Scheurich, Marco Polo Film AG), filming on HD (Klaus Scheurich, Marco Polo Film AG), and underwater film techniques (Ingo Vollmer, Blue Marlin).

Our children’s painting competition and the events with “Sendung mit der Maus” were much appreciated by the public and the media alike.

For the year 2008, alterations within our museum, the Pfalzmuseum für Naturkunde in Bad Dürkheim, and also with the NATURALE are planned. The museum in Bad Dürkheim will be extended, reopening its doors in autumn. The building receives a new entrance and rooms for special exhibitions with interactive devices.

There are also changes within the managing committee of the festival promoting society, the NATURALE-Gesellschaft. Petra Enz-Meyer, who has been part of the executive committee for years, was elected unanimously new chairwoman of the society. Jürgen Schaaf remains vice chairman and secretary. Dr. Reinhard Flößer continues as treasurer.

We are happy to invite you to view our new rooms in the Pfalzmuseum für Naturkunde, Bad Dürkheim. We look forward to your visit and hope for your participation at the next NATURALE film festival.

Friendly greetings,


Dr. Reinhard Flößer
Director Pfalzmuseum für Naturkunde
Bad Dürkheim/ Germany