Sektionen

Feature Film Competition

Restless in the here and now Ever since the beginning of film history, the longing for a better life has been what cinema is all about. The "dream factory" not only means reaching for the stars, but also unmasking dreams as such by breaking the promises of happiness down to reality. And it is ...

Short Film Competition

With two thematically and stylistically varied programmes, the Short Film Competition is ideally suited for becoming acquainted with Eastern European cinema. Through the eyes of experienced filmmakers as well as those presenting their debuts, the audience can gain an overview of the different worlds ...

U18 Youth Film Competition

The situation is also getting more and more complicated for young people. You used to have the classic coming-of-age film: first sexual experiences, cutting the cord from one's parents, assuming responsibility, looking for a new place of one's own in life. It’s all still there, but – so it ...

Spectrum

Eastern Europe gets people moving. Opposites attract yet again in the sidebar of Spectrum – science fiction meets historical reflection, mumblecore meets mobbing, copper thieves from Vojvodina meet Roma boys in Belgrade, underage refugees on the Turkish-Syrian border meet a single mother who is ...

Spotlight: Georgia

A dream destination between the chic Black Sea coast and the rugged mountain landscapes of the Caucasus, Georgia has always been regarded as something special and West and East alike. Artists such as Pirosmani and Paradjanov, who was born in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, and directors like Otar ...

Close up UA

History is made. This is known to apply to cinema as well as politics. Since the Maidan protests, Ukraine has – once again – been searching for its national identity. On the one hand, an active civil society is working to strengthen transparent state, political and economic structures. On the ...

Friend as Enemy

Even children learn from an early age: you just don’t snitch! Even denunciation is not socially acceptable. And betrayal has already cost the heads of many. Nevertheless, betrayal has belonged to man for thousands of years, in the most diverse facets. Some 28 years after the fall of communism and ...

Regio: Silesia

Silesia is more. The path of destiny and the challenges between the Wilhelminian period and post-socialism, between two wars and several languages, industrialisation and post-industrial taking stock find their expression in the region history of Upper Silesia. Central European history and structural ...

Russkiy Den

The Russian cinema market has also remained quite stable in 2018. A small increase could be posted with 412 films released in 2017 (2016: 408). They included 87 Russian productions (2016: 93), meaning that the market share for domestic films stayed the same at 21% (2016: 22%). The total number of ...

Polskie Horyzonty

This year has once again seen Polish films successfully touring around the international film festivals; in Cannes, for example, Poland participated in seven titles in various sections as a production partner. Within the political debate, Polish cinema has continued to prove to be a thoughtful and ...

Homeland/Domownja/Domizna

This year's edition of Heimat/Domownja/Domizna shows various aspects of a major theme. The coal commission, the Lusatian Round, the energy revolution – structural change is omnipresent in Lusatia. BLAST EXCAVATOR 1010, which reflects the tension between industrialisation/technical progress and the ...

Hits

Eastern European films frequently succeed in reaching the top of the box-office charts in their countries of production. This often puts them ahead of international blockbusters. Domestic films have been particularly gaining ground with audiences in such larger markets as Russia and Poland – and ...

Children's Film

Films play an important role in children’s development. They not only tell everything from everyday to fantastic stories, but also show how to resolve conflicts and the criteria for right and wrong actions, and they convey values and virtues. Together with the protagonists, children not only ...

Cottbus FilmShow

This popular competition offers a unique forum for filmmakers from Lusatia. It is a large canvas for works from all genres with a maximum length of 15 minutes.

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