• Two awards for trailer director 2015 Sophie Linnenbaum

    Sophie Linnenbaum, who directed the 2015 trailer of the FilmFestival Cottbus which picked up motives of the „Eastern Europe of Cities“ focus, won two awards at the 36th Filmschoolfest Munich. Her current short OUT OF FRAME, which was produced at the film university Potsdam-Babelsberg, won the Panther award for the…
  • Cottbus jury member Mira Fornay DAAD grantholder 2016

    The Slovak director Mira Fornay is currently the guest of the DAAD’s Artists in Berlin program. She has made a couple of short films and two features, which tackle the issue of migration, exclusion and discrimination. With close distance to all protagonists involved, her films offer a poignant reflection of…
  • TISZTA SZÍVVEL/KILLS ON WHEELS collects six more awards in Thessaloniki and Arras

    Right after its double win at the FilmFestival Cottbus (FIPRESCI-Prize and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury), the Hungarian director Attila Till is able to reap more praise for TISZTA SZÍVVEL/KILLS ON WHEELS in the form of not one, but six awards in Thessaloniki and Arras, respectively. The film portraying three wheelchair…
  • The FilmFestival Cottbus at the interfilm International Short Film Festival Berlin

    The FilmFestival Cottbus will be presented with two programmes at the 32nd interfilm International Short Film Festival  Berlin which will show 600 films from 70 countries between November 14 - 20, 2016.  The Focus programme Cuba in Shorts and the programme of the section Polskie Horyzonty comprising films which were made at the…
  • Sunday highlights on the festival finish line

    The LUBINAS have been handed over - and still there is plenty of opportunity to catch some festival highlights on Sunday. Three freshly selected winner films of the 26th FilmFestival Cottbus get a special screening starting from 15.00 at Weltspiegel: The Prize for the Best Youth Film went to GEWITTERZELLEN/STORM…
One Week of Finest East European Cinema - Impressions

One Week of Finest East European Cinema - Impressions

The most beautiful impressions of the 26th FilmFestival Cottbus: browse through the galleries and reminisce with us about a week full of notable films, impressive…
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Ivan I. Tverdovskiy takes the Main Prize at the 26th FilmFestival Cottbus

Ivan I. Tverdovskiy takes the Main Prize at the 26th FilmFestival Cottbus

The 26th FilmFestival Cottbus culminated on Saturday with the conferment of its much-sought after LUBINA awards, as well as prize money amounting to an approximate…
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Award-Winning films of FilmFestival Cottbus

The 26th FilmFestival Cottbus has demonstrated once again the great appeal of Central and Eastern European cinema. These cineastic treasures don't remain unacknowledged internationally, but go on to win laurels at other film festivals as well. Find out here which awards have been conferred to our 2016 edition's films since the festival week.

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