The Bird and Nature Festival (or Festival de l'Oiseau et de la Nature as it is known among French-speakers) is based in Abbeville, Bay of Somme in the North of France.
We are proud to have developed around our international film competition, open to amateurs and professionals, many other activities among which are the photo competition and exhibitions and activities for children. But what makes our event really special is that it offers the unique opportunity to discover the Bay of Somme (a member of 'The Most Beautiful Bays in the World's Club' as well as Vietnamese Ha Long Bay) and the whole area with guides specialized in ornithology or flora. In 2012, around 400 walks, rides, boat crossings were available during the 9 days of the Festival.
The film competition offers an overall amount of €14,000 prizes (€4,000 to the Grand Prix). Films can be entered free of charge in either one of the 4 categories:
- Environment (no length limit)
- Amateur (maximum 13 minutes duration).
The Bird and Nature Festival has been proudly presenting a selection of the best wildlife films every year since 1991.
Sadly, due to pandemic in 2020, we had to roll over the selection to 2021 and didn't open a new competition.
But we're very happy to let you know that the call for entries for our 2022 film competition is now open!
Six Prizes totalling €14,000 will be awarded to professionals and amateurs, including a new Prize, endowed with €2,000, dedicated to professional films of shorter duration.
Enter online before Nov 5th on our website: festival-oiseau-nature.com