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 €13,500 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).
was meant to be held from 11-19th April 2020 but was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Like many other events worldwide, the global pandemic impacted us and we had to cancel the 2020 edition last spring but things are slowly returning and we can't wait to see you again and make happy new memories with you next April.
Till then, we've held photo trainings this summer and nature walks are scheduled in October.
Next edition will take place 24th April - May, 2nd, 2021. Save the date!
We're really glad that most of our guests who were to join in 2020 will be with us next year.
Celebrating our 30th anniversary will only be postponed till 2021.
Next call for entries for the film and photo competitions are postponed to 2021
Films and photos that were selected for the cancelled edition will be shown to our Festival-goers from April 24th to May 2nd, 2021, that's the reason why there won't be any call for entries this year.
Next ones will be made in summer 2021 for the 2022 Festival.