The FilmFestival Cottbus (FFC) is one of the leading international festivals of Eastern European film.
It will take place from November 8 to 13, 2022.
Founded in 1991, the festival focuses on feature films from the successor states of the former socialist countries, including all successor states of the former Soviet Union and their economically and culturally closely related neighboring countries Finland, Greece and Turkey. The FFC is an audience festival and with the co-production market connecting cottbus, an industry meeting place for Central and Eastern European cinema.
This year's Spotlight RO focuses on Romanian cinema. It convinces with its closeness to everyday life and the courage for cinematic experiments. In the new EcoEast section, films on ecological themes and sustainability will be shown, in 2022 from Georgia. Each year there are also changing thematic special series. The series What`s left? asks how Eastern Europe is coming to terms with the "turn of the times." Another series questions women`s roles under socialism and after. The FullDome program runs in the Planetarium. Films from Super-8 to 35mm are shown from the complete works of Cottbus filmmaker Ralf Schuster. Current Polish films about everyday life in the so-called "province" will be shown in Polskie Horyzonty. Audiences will also appreciate the already familiar sections Spectrum, Heimat | Domownja | Domizna, Hits and Kids in Cinema. Read more about the FFC's sections here.
Read the full article on the FFC's festival profile here.