• Lone warriors among themselves – First films in competition

    The FilmFestival Cottbus (November 5-10, 2019) announces the first six of twelve films of the FEATURE FILM COMPETITION. FULL MOON, the feature film debut of Bosnian director Nermin Hamzagić, celebrates its world premiere in Cottbus. People under pressure, angry citizens on adrenaline who have had enough and revolt - lone…
  • Georgia - Cottbus: Workshops for film journalists at BIAFF and FFC

    On September 15, the Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF) will begin in Georgia. For 14 years, the festival in the Black Sea city of Batumi has offered the public the opportunity to see the latest international arthouse productions. In the three competitions - Feature Film, Documentary Film and Short…
  • FilmFestival Cottbus opens with SMUGGLING HENDRIX

    On November 5th, FilmFestival Cottbus (FFC) will open its 29th edition in a festive ceremony in the Staatstheater Cottbus (Großes Haus). Opening film is the cross-border comedy SMUGGLING HENDRIX, the feature film debut of director Marios Piperides. The production, in which "Soul Kitchen" star Adam Bousdoukos plays the protagonist, has…
  • FFC Reception at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

    On the occasion of the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the FilmFestival Cottbus and connecting cottbus together with Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH invited to the East European Brunch. Programme Director Bernd Buder and Brigitta Manthey of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg welcomed both established and aspiring filmmakers as well as representatives of the…
  • Curation seminar at the University of Potsdam

    Starting in the summer semester of 2019, the FilmFestival Cottbus, the Institute of Eastern Slavic Literatures and Cultures at the University of Potsdam and the Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences (Eastern European Literatures) of European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) offer students the opportunity to curate a section of the…


Throughout the year, you can meet us at several European film festivals. Please don’t hesitate to send us a short meeting request.  CINEDAYS festival of european…
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FilmFestival Cottbus and connecting cottbus celebrate kick-off

FilmFestival Cottbus and connecting cottbus celebrate kick-off

At the traditional East European Brunch during the 68th Berlinale, FilmFestival Cottbus gave a short insight in the programme of the 28th edition (Nov 6th…
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