Sections

Feature Film Competition

The twelve best productions from Central and Eastern Europe. Ambitious talents compete with old masters and star directors. The entries compete for the 25,000 EUR main prize for the best film and the prize sculpture LUBINA (Sorbian: the lovely one). In addition, the International Jury will award a ...

Short Film Competition

The Short Film Competition shows ten to twelve contributions - both as a format in its own right, between artistic experiment and cinematic punch line, and also as a calling card for young directing talents from Eastern Europe. Presented in two blocks on Friday evening at "The Long Night of the ...

U18 Youth Film Competition

The U18 Youth Film Competition shows current full-length and medium-length feature films that deal with the situation of young people. The thematic spectrum goes far beyond the genre of the classic coming-of-age film. The films show how young people try to find their place in the world, fight with ...

Lusatian FilmShow

  Traditionally the Lausitzer FilmSchau, scheduled on the evening before the official opening of the festival, is an opportunity for Lusatians to present their film productions to a wider audience. Unconventional, enthralling, inspiring ideas and their filmic implementation as a reflection of ...

Spectrum

Everything, just not what you'd expect. Police officers who arrest you because you're too pessimistic about life? Film Noir in the Serbian lowlands? Grandma as a legendary figure from Estonian mythology who grows restless when she has nothing to do? War veterans as squatters in revolt? Nothing is ...

Specials

For the special view! The SPECIALS combine what doesn't seem to fit into other sections. From favourite films and our jury members' own works to unusual works such as the FullDome programme at the Cottbus Planetarium.

Specials FULLDOME

An immersive, intoxicating experience played out in a public space: FullDome film screenings combine a unique 3D viewing experience with a visit to the cinema. FullDome filmmakers continue to explore the possibilities of a cinematic genre that has made a significant contribution to the development ...

Homeland | Domownja | Domizna

The film series HOMELAND | DOMOWNJA | DOMIZNA illuminates film production in Lower and Upper Lusatia with Sorbian and regional topics. Thematically extensive, one thing becomes clear: home is not a fixed term. The series was curated by Dr. Grit Lemke.The HEIMAT I DOMOWNJA / DOMIZNA series is ...

Hits

 Again and again Eastern European films succeed in reaching the top of the box office lists in their production countries. This often puts them in front of international blockbusters. Especially on the big markets such as Russia or Poland, domestic films are gaining ground with audience - and ...

Children's Film

The series shows six film programmes with a current overview of Eastern European children's film production. Fantastic adventures and stories suitable for viewers between the ages of three and twelve. On festival Sunday, the world premiere of the latest rbb fairytale film production traditionally ...

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