Short Film Competition, Documentary Film Festival, Award Event


  • Feature film (Fiction) - Nature, Environmental and Wildlife
  • Short Film (Fiction) - Nature, Environmental and Wildlife
  • Documentary - Nature, Environmental and Wildlife (Any Length)
  • Geological Documentaries (Any Length) - Documentaries on geological concerns, Innovations and experiments
  • Films on Ecology / Biodiversity (Any Length)
  • Films on Oceanology (Any Length)
  • Films on Environmental Conservation (Any Length)
  • Biopic - Eminent Environmentalist (Any length)
  • Photography - Wildlife, Nature and Environmental Photography
  • Paper Publication (Nature / Environment / Geological Exploration)
  • Short Documentary
  • Documentary Photography
  • Wildlife Documentation Photography
  • Virtual Reality/ 360 degree/ Documentary Project
  • Documentary Web Series
  • Video Essay
  • Animated Documentary
  • Music Documentary
  • First Time Filmmaker
  • Experimental Documentary
  • Environmental Feature Documentary
  • Aboriginal/ Indigenous Documentary
  • Human Rights Documentary

Contribute to environmental wellbeing

In the moments when our Earth needs us the most, it is our responsibility to educate and ensure environmental growth and sustainability. Our mission will remain unachievable if it is not for you. Your contributions via film submissions that educate and entertain are directly acknowledged to promote growth, development and environmental sustainability. Our efforts are centered to promote the creation of thought-provoking ecological or environmental films that fosters an innate love for the wild. Let love spread through your creations and flourish Mother Nature’s immense flora and fauna. Your films are a donation to preserve and ensure a better tomorrow.

All profit generated from this festival will be contributed for environmental welfare purposes.

Award & Prizes

All Officially Selected projects in each month will receive Green Academy Awards laurels and certificates. All monthly Award Winners will receive laurel and customized certificates and are rated on their respective IMDb pages (if applicable).


Each year we select the Best of the Best (From the pool of all award winners from all Seasons) and the FINAL WINNERS receive the prestigious GREEN ACADEMY AWARDS and are screened at the theatre in front of a live audience.

2022 Winners will have a chance to meet with the audience and participate in the Q&A session after the screening. We also provide incentives for winning films, and present promotional strategies for those films and their directors. But that’s not all: GAA will take you global with the international distribution opportunities for your films.

CHARLES DARWIN AWARD : This award will be given to the filmmakers who will win the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Annual Gala.

Rules & Terms

Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film. By submitting your film into the selection process of GREEN ACADEMY AWARDS, you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms. GAA is open to any film regardless of content, subject, or origin. Submitting your film to the GAA is not a guarantee of selection. All the winning films will receive the prestigious ‘GREEN ACADEMY AWARDS’ Trophy, Certificate of Recognition. Please note that we do not offer application fee waivers. We treat every filmmaker equally.

  1. Films made in languages other than English must have English subtitles otherwise they will be summarily rejected.
  2. Once a film is submitted to GAA, the same film can’t be re-submitted again.
  3. A director / producer may submit more than one film. GAA is hereby granted the rights to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted for promotional purposes of the project. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements, rules and regulations.
  4. The GAA reserves the right to refuse entries.
  5. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless GAA, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits and publicity.
  6. The organizer will not refund any fees once the filmmaker submits his / her film. Films submitted without the correct fees or proper submission copy may be deemed ineligible at the discretion of the programming director or executive director. GAA does not cover any of the expenses incurred by the filmmaker.
  7. After a film has been selected, the filmmaker will be notified, and eventually the film will be listed on the GAA website. The ‘Selected’ status means that you can use the GAA Laurel on your poster & banners.
  8. All submitted films will be privately screened for the GAA judging panel, and will not be screened initially to the public.
  9. “Best of the Best” films will receive prestigious GREEN ACADEMY AWARDS’, Trophy and Certificate.
  10. Filmmakers’ submission fee will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
  11. We require an official trailer or poster, synopsis and a link of your film.
  12. GAA may without advance notice amend these Rules & Terms from time to time. Each and every such amendment shall become effective immediately. It is your responsibility to periodically check for updates of these Rules & Terms.