FAQ

Every year we use existing cinemas in Cottbus for our performances and set up further venues in unusual locations especially for the festival. Here is an overview.

Inauguration / Opening ceremony: Staatstheater Cottbus (Großes Haus)

FestivalCenter: Stadthalle Cottbus

Venue:  WeltspiegelStadthalleKammerbühneGladhouseObenkino

Special venues 2018:  Raumflugplanetarium „Juri Gagarin“

Pre-sale for film screenings:

CottbusService
Berliner Platz 6 / Stadthalle
03046 Cottbus
Tel.: 0355/ 75 42-444

also:

in all reservix Ticketshops

or online at: www.filmfestivalcottbus.de and www.reservix.de

During the week of the festival, all tickets (with the exception of the supporting programme) are also available at the box offices of the venues.

All Film Screenings:
Pre-festival price: 5,50 EUR (until November 5th, 2018)
Festival price: 6,50 EUR (November 6-11, 2018)

Children`s Film*
Regular price: 3,00 EUR
Reduced price: 2,00 EUR (up to 12 years)

U18 Competition Youth Film*
4,00 EUR

Opening ceremony at Staatstheater Cottbus/Großes Haus
Invitation only

Award-ceremony at Stadthalle Cottbus
Invitation only

* Group discounts for U18 Competition Youth Film and Children’s Film can be obtained until November 5, 2018 by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 03 55/ 43 10 726.

 

Special Offers for Movie Lovers and Smart Spenders

FESTIVALPass**

Early Bird 
Pre-sale only (until November 2nd, 2018)
55,00 EUR - only as long as the offer is available

Limited edition up to 100 pcs
Pre-sale only (until November 2nd, 2018)
70,00 EUR - only as long as the offer is available

5'er Ticket ***
Pre-festival price (until November 5th, 2018): 22,00 EUR Festival price (November 6-11, 2018): 26,00 EUR

 

** The FESTIVALPass allows to attend up to five film screenings of your choice per day, as well as all events during the festival week. 

Clarification of use: When buying a FESTIVALPass, you will receive 6 tickets, one for each festivalday. On each ticket you will find a code that can be used for booking up to 5 filmtickets per day. The filmtickets can be booked via www.filmfestivalcottbus.de; to finalize your booking you will need to enter the code of your FESTIVALPass. You don’t have to book all five filmtickets at once. During the festival week you can also collect tickets directly at the ticketcounter of the following festival venues: Weltspiegel, Kammerbühne, Gladhouse and at the Festivalzentrum (Stadthalle Cottbus, left foyer (excl. tickets for the events). The FESTIVALPass-Card can be obtained after November 5th, 2018 at one of our ticketcounter at Festivalzentrum (Stadthalle Cottbus, left foyer). 

*** The 5'erTicket allows to attend up to five film screenings of your choice. Please note that all five films should be booked at once. The 5'erTicket does not allow to attend the award ceremony and side-events.

In close cooperation with local organizers, restaurateurs, club operators, brawlers and pranksters we are planning an extensive supporting programme which will be published promptly. Cottbus also has a lot to offer apart from the FilmFestival. Our recommendations: a long walk in the Branitzer Park, one of the most beautiful parks in Germany or a visit oft he historical Old Town with the Altmarkt and the Spremberger Turm. Many of our employees live in Cottbus and will certainly be happy to give you their "insider tips". Just ask!

 

By car

Motorway exit: Cottbus-West (A15)

- after motorway exit turn left into Saarbrücker Straße
- Saarbrücker Straße/B 169 direction Cottbus
- until the second traffic light (turn left into Thiemstraße)
- Thiemstraße becomes Bahnhofstraße (over Bahnhofsbrücke)
- turn right at the fifth set of traffic lights
- behind the "Spree Galerie"-Passage is the Stadthalle (guest centre)

Motorway exit: Cottbus-Süd (A15)

- Madlower Hauptstraße/B 97 direction Cottbus
- Madlower Hauptstraße becomes Dresdener Straße
- Dresdener Straße straight ahead
- Dresdener Straße becomes the Street of Youth
- drive past Glad-House, it is on the right side
- then turn left at the traffic lights into Karl-Liebknecht-Straße (B 115)
- at the next traffic light turn right into Bahnhofstraße
- turn right at the third set of traffic lights
- behind the "Spree Galerie"-Passage is the Stadthalle (guest centre)

 

ARRIVAL BY AIRPLANE/TRAIN

 from Berlin:

Airport Tegel
Take the TXL bus to Berlin Hauptbahnhof in the direction of S+U Alexanderplatz. Trains run regularly from there to Cottbus.

Schönefeld Airport
Berlin Schönefeld railway station is just a few metres from the airport. From here, the best direction is Berlin Hauptbahnhof, from where trains run to Cottbus at regular intervals. From Berlin Schönefeld there are further connections via Königs Wusterhausen.

For railway connections: www.bahn.de
For urban traffic connections: www.bvg.de

from Dresden:

 The S-Bahn line S2 connects Dresden Airport with the major stations Dresden-Neustadt and Dresden-Hauptbahnhof. Dresden Airport train station is located on the basement of the terminal building. From Dresden main station you have direct connection to Cottbus.
For urban traffic connections: www.dvb.de

from Leipzig:

The airport railway station is located directly at Leipzig Halle Airport. From here, take the train to Leipzig Hauptbahnhof. There you have connection for the further journey to Cottbus.
For urban traffic connections: www.lvb.de

 

FROM COTTBUS STATION TO THE CITY CENTRE (STADTHALLE)

 By foot:

From the station building, Bahnhofstraße leads over Bahnhofsberg to the north into the city centre. At Berliner Straße turn right to Berliner Platz. There is the town hall with the guest centre.

By public transport:

 Tram 2/3/4  to the stop Stadthalle.

For further information: www.vbb.de

We gladly recommend our partner hotels to festival guests - the "Lindner Congress Hotel Cottbus" in the direct vicinity of the festival centre and the "Sorat Hotel Cottbus", which is also within walking distance of the festival centre and all venues. Directly to the room search/reservations here.

Our recommendations at a glance:

 

LINDNER CONGRESS HOTEL COTTBUS****

Berliner Platz / 03046 Cottbus
FON: +49 (355) 36 60
FAX: +49 (355) 36 69 99
www.lindner.de/de/LCC
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Comfortable hotel in a modern building complex
Location: directly in the city, directly next to the festival centre with guest and press centre and main festival venue. Only a few minutes walk from the other festival venues and festival clubs.

 

SORAT HOTEL COTTBUS****

Schloßkirchplatz 20 / 3046 Cottbus
FON: +49 (355) 78 44 0
FAX: +49 (355) 78 44 24 4
www.sorat-hotels.com/de/hotel/cottbus.html
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Hotel in a historical building from the Wilhelminian period.
Location: directly in the city, only a few minutes walk from festival venues and festival club.

RADISSON BLU COTTBUS****

Vetschauer Straße 12 / 03048 Cottbus
FON: +49 (355) 47 61 0
www.radissonblu.de/hotel-cottbus

Location: opposite the main station, a few minutes walk to the city centre, next to the Fürst-Pückler-Passage

SPREE-WALDHOTEL COTTBUS***

Drachhausener Straße 70 / 03044 Cottbus
FON: +49 (355) 87 64 0 FAX: +49 (355) 87 64 100
www.waldhotel-cottbus.de
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The city hotel in the countryside. Location: in the midst of pine forests and away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet close to the centre, combines sophisticated cosiness, personal service and regional charm.

ALTSTADTHOTEL AM THEATER

Bahnhofstraße 57 / 03046 Cottbus
FON: +49 (355) 49 43 80
FAX: +49 (355) 49 43 84 00
www.altstadthotel-am-theater.de

Family led hotel. All rooms are individually and tastefully furnished.
Location: Hotel in the immediate vicinity of the Cottbus State Theatre, only a few minutes' walk from festival venues and festival clubs.

CITY HOTEL COTTBUS

Rudolf-Breitscheid-Straße 10 / 03046 Cottbus
FON: +49 (355) 38 00 49 0
FAX: +49 (355) 31 00 7
www.cityhotelcottbus.de 
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City hotel in a quiet side street in the centre of Cottbus.
Location: directly in the city, only a few minutes walk from festival venues and festival club.

HOTEL OSTROW

Wasserstraße 40 / 3046 Cottbus
FON: +49 (355) 78 00 80
FAX: +49 (455) 78 00
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Location: Small hotel in a quiet location, close to the centre. Festival venues and festival club are within walking distance.

HOTEL ZUR SONNE

Taubenstraße 7 / 03046 Cottbus
FON: +49 (355) 38 18 80 1
FAX: +49 (355) 79 65 77
www.hotel-zur-sonne-cottbus.com/
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Small hotel in the city centre.
Location: directly in the city, only a few minutes walk from festival venues and festival club.

PENSION AARIAN

Karlsstraße 22a / 03044 Cottbus
FON: +49 (355) 79 12 29
FAX: +49 (355) 79 12 29

Inexpensive, family-run pension.
Location: close to the centre, festival venues and festival club are within walking distance.

 

PENSION AM BRUNSCHWIGPARK

Ströbitzer Weg 2 / 03046 Cottbus
FON: +49 (355) 79 53 27
FON: +49 (355) 79 33 10
FAX: +49 (355) 70 33 67
www.pension-am-brunschwigpark.de
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Renovated town villa.
Location: relatively central, festival venues and festival club within walking distance.

 

PENSION HARZBECHER

Beuchstraße 22 / 03044 Cottbus
FON: +49 (355) 25 84 9
FAX: +49 (355) 25 84 9

Good tram connections to the festival venues, family-run Art Nouveau house.

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Don't forget to take a copy of our festival magazine, which will be published about two weeks before the festival. Here you will find the digital edition.

During the week of the festival you can find editions of our "Klappe" in the venues - a daily updated medium that provides you with highlights, information and the best photo snapshots of the previous day.

Those who use our media partners are also well informed:

-    radioeinsreports daily from the festival 

-    and the Lausitzer Rundschau,  Südbrandenburger's favourite daily newspaper, are available free of charge during the festival week at the festival centre, the town hall Cottbus.

No! Since most festival films in Cottbus are even shown as premieres and have therefore not yet been tested by the FSK, it is only legally valid: All festival films are only suitable for an audience over 18! Look at your own risk!

The exceptions are of course the children's and youth films (sections Children's Film and U18), which we have tested by the FSK and only show to a young audience which has reached the recommended age.

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