• Two Academy Award winners at the FilmFestival Cottbus

    Short of three months before the 28th FilmFestival Cottbus (FFC) opens on 6 November 2018, the opening film and the majority of the programme have already been confirmed. The passing of the official submission deadline on 1 August rang in the last round of viewings and selection of potential festival…
  • "It really affects one emotionally."

    Three questions to... Bernd Buder, Programme Director of FilmFestival Cottbus There are about 100 days left until the 28th FilmFestival Cottbus (6. to 11.11.2018). Programme director Bernd Buder already gives a little insight into the current preparations, explains why good films are never boring and gives some valuable advice to…
  • Network meeting in Odesa

    News about Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov being placed under house arrest and the ongoing imprisonment of the Ukrainian film maker Oleg Sentsov dominate the perception regarding the situation of film makers in several Eastern European countries. They illustrate that film makers continue to be under pressure in the Eastern Partnership…
  • Impressions and Award Winners of KVIFF

    The 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) has come to an end. Programme director Bernd Buder was on the spot and spoke with Markéta Kachlíková on Radio Praha about his impressions and the festival’s development in the past few years. Interview with Bernd Buder on Radio Prague (interview in German,…
  • FFC at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

    During the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) the FilmFestival Cottbus and connecting cottbus invited together with Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg to the East European Brunch. Programme director Bernd Buder, connecting cottbus director Marjorie Bendeck and Brigitta Manthey (Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg) welcomed established or aspiring filmmakers as well as representatives of the media,…
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