International Competition

The International Competition features the best popular science documentaries from all around the world. The films presented stand out not just for their educational potential but also their exceptional formal execution, directorial input and creativity.


“The topics of the competition films reflect the diverse nature of our society and the complex and multifaceted challenges we face. At the same time, they create opportunities for new discoveries and interdisciplinary cooperation.” (Eva Suková, Programmer) 

  • The Arc of Oblivion (dir. Ian Cheney, USA, 2022)
  • De Humani Corporis Fabrica (dir. Verena Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor, France, 2022)
  • Theater of Thought (dir.  Werner Herzog, USA, 2022)
  • Fire of Love (dir. Sara Dosa, USA, 2022)
  • Herbaria (dir. Leandro Listorti, Argentina, 2022)
  • Searching for Planet 9 (dir. Florence Tran, France, 2022)
  • How the Wild Things Sleep (dir. Daniela Pulverer, Germany, 2022)
  • Jurassic Cash (dir. Xavier Lefebvre, Gilles Deiss, France, 2022)
  • Constant (dir. Beny Wagner, Sasha Litvintseva, United Kingdom, 2021)
  • Dead Birds Flying High (dir. Sönje Storm, Germany, 2022)
  • The Last Human (dir. Ivalo Frank, Denmark, 2022)
  • Path of the Panther (dir. Eric Bendick, USA, 2022)
  • Keeper of Time (dir. Michael Culyba, USA, 2022)
  • Secrets in the Scat (dir. Ruth Berry, Austria, 2021)
  • Manufacturing Happiness (dir. Jean-Christophe Ribot, France, 2022)
  • Smile and Wave (dir. Eva Charlotte Nilsen, Norway, 2022)
  • Your Hundred Year Life (dir. Bill Jones, United Kingdom, 2022)
  • All That Breathes (dir. Shaunak Sen, India, 2022)
  • Made to Measure (dir. Moritz Riesewieck, Hans Block, Cosima Terrasse, Germany, 2021)
  • Deep Rising (dir. Matthieu Rytz, USA, 2023)
  • Lost Women Art (dir. Susanne Radelhof, Germany, 2021) 


Searching for Planet 9 (dir. Florence Tran, France, 2022)
How the Wild Things Sleep (dir. Daniela Pulverer, Germany, 2022)