Growing interest for film festival experts

It has long been apparent that cinema makers follow their passion for film by taking over the management of film festivals or even initiating their own film festivals. In recent years, on the other hand, festival makers have become more and more attractive for cinema companies to take on leading positions themselves. How valuable the expertise of festival makers is becoming for the management of cinemas was recently demonstrated in

The Great Celebration of Short Film on 21 December

For the eleventh time, all of Germany celebrates the Short Film Day on the shortest day of the year: programmes with and around short film are shown, in cinemas, on the town square, on the walls of houses or online. The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen will present three highlights from the German 2022 competitions online and free of charge from 0 a.m. to midnight, along with three interesting conversations

Decentralised has recently taken centre stage

Numerous new trends could be identified when looking at a number of film festivals last year, regardless of their profile and location in Germany. One central trend, which is also reflected internationally in many cases, is decentralisation. With the Kiezkinohad already taken this path in 2010, the Berlinale is now pursuing it even more strongly. Berlinale directors Mariëtte Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian emphasise in the press release: „In addition, however,

Visibility, Networking, Support – the new credo of the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section

It is not only with the Berlinale Talents and the World Cinema Fund that the Berlinale pursues sustainable talent promotion. Emerging talents in Germany are also presented and supported in their further work. A new aspect is the effort to give more visibility to all film art works and thus to emphasise film as a collective art form. In the future, special talents of the individual art departments of the

Goethe Institute now awards documentary film prizes at Germany’s most important documentary film festivals

The Goethe-Institut is an ambassador of German culture and thus also of film culture worldwide. With 158 Goethe-Instituts in 98 countries, the latest developments in German cinematic art have been presented abroad for years. Due to its special film aesthetics and its versatility, the German documentary film has always been a constant in the repertoire of the Goethe-Institut. With its real-life stories, portraits of personalities, and questions about social upheaval,

The association of Hessian film festivals is addressing pressing issues of the future

In addition to the young federation of German film festivals working under the name AG Filmfestival at the federal level, a number of interest groups such as Queerscope have previously also networked at the state level to strengthen film festivals in many areas and enable them to have a stronger voice in politics. For example, the Hessian film festivals already initiated a network, that of mutual support, 20 years ago.

The KulturPass – an incentive system for young people’s interest in culture such as the cultural sector

With a cultural budget of 200 euros, the federal government wants to motivate young adults to open up to cultural projects and productions, while at the same time acting as a driver for restrained cultural consumption as well as promoting the cultural demand of tomorrow. The „KulturPass“ is to be launched next year and will initially be available to all young people in Germany who turn 18 next year. According

Further postponement of the FFG amendment should make a fundamental reform possible

Even though it has been apparent for some time now that previous position papers and roundtables are far from providing the big push for a revisiont hat many industry representatives have long been calling for, it was nevertheless disappointing news that necessary changes will now have to wait even longer. As part of the HDF’s cinema policy evening, BKM’s head of operations Andreas Görgen had stated „We’re honest about it:

Film Culture For All – Symposium 5 Nov. Munich

When the Filmstadt München e.V. association was founded almost 40 years ago, its goal was to promote generally neglected areas of non-commercial, non-profit and diverse film culture. Today, urban society has changed greatly, becoming more diverse and fragmented. At the same time, film remains the cultural sector that enjoys the highest appeal among all segments of the population and is thus a guarantor of cultural participation.But two years after the

Association of Austrian Film Festivals FÖFF agrees on fair-pay compensation for film festival employees

Ten years after the founding of the Forum of Austrian Film Festivals (FÖFF), the interest group has agreed on a common fair-pay compensation target that sets targets for salaries in five categories based on IG Kultur Austria’s fair-pay table. „As a first step, the table serves primarily as a tool for festivals to draw attention to funding gaps,“ explains Benjamin Gruber FÖFF spokesperson alongside Anna Ladinig. The aim is also