March 2016

Two Interrogations of Peter Manolov, BUL, 1989

Retrospective: Films for Security

In the two programmes of our retrospective this year, we are screening films from the archive of the communist Bulgarian secret service. The film footage and material, which was only first discovered a few years ago, has been subtitled in German especially for the 28th FILMFEST DRESDEN. The premiere ...

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Festival Programme Now Finalised

The heart and soul of the 2016 FILMFEST DRESDEN is now online – our festival programme. And everything is moving at a fast pace here in Dresden: All of the films have been viewed and selected, the juries are filled, all of the filmmakers have been informed and invited, and the festival catalogue is ...

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Barfuss © MDEFA Stiftung Christian Lehmann

Jürgen Böttcher in Tribute Programme

For the 85th birthday of the filmmaker and painter Jürgen Böttcher alias Strawalde, FILMFEST DRESDEN is devoting one of its three special festival sections this year to him. In two tribute programmes, eight of his most important short films are being screened which document his artistic oeuvre over ...

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© Millette Raats

Trailer 2016

Matching the special focus on photo animation at this year’s festival, the Dutch artist duo Paul and Menno de Nooijer have created and produced the festival trailer in the same style. The two Dutch artists were already represented with their own programme at the 2012 FILMFEST DRESDEN. And the father ...

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Competitive Programme and Jury of the 28th FILMFEST DRESDEN

61 short films from a total of 2,200 submissions have now been nominated by the 11-person viewing and selection committee for the International and National Competitions. During the festival week from 12 to 17 April, they are competing under the critical eyes of the specialist juries for the total ...

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