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Award Winners of 30 Filmfest Dresden 2018

The 30th FILMFEST DRESDEN, one of the best endowed short film festivals in Europe, announced the prize winners in its National Competition and International Competition sections today. At the Awards Ceremony in the Kleines Haus of Staatsschauspiel Dresden venue this evening, a total of ten Golden ...

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Anniversary: 30th FILMFEST DRESDEN Starting

The curtains are about to be raised: Starting tomorrow, FILMFEST DRESDEN is celebrating its 30th anniversary over six festive days. Short film fans and media professionals from across the planet are ready to enjoy screenings, events and special shows all about short film, with several top-name ...

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30th FILMFEST DRESDEN presenting its Anniversary Programme

The 30th Filmfest Dresden is presenting this year's anniversary programme. From 17 to 22 April, 270 short films, as well as panel discussions and numerous other events are enticing short film fans from across the world once more to the capital city of Saxony. One main focus this years is on ...

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Festival Management Restructure at FILMFEST DRESDEN

The international short film festival FILMFEST DRESDEN has appointed a new Festival Director from 1 July. Sylke Gottlebe is assuming the management conducted to date by Karolin Kramheller, Katrin Küchler und Alexandra Schmidt.  "Over the last seven years, the festival has developed in an ...

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Prize-Winners of the 29th FILMFEST DRESDEN

Dresden, 08.04.2017 – Amid much excitement, the Awards Ceremony for the 29th Filmfest Dresden was held this evening. With the happy winners of this year’s festival present in the Kleines Haus des Staatsschauspiel Dresden venue to receive their prizes for the best short films. A total of nine ...

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About FILMFEST DRESDEN – International Short Film Festival

FILMFEST DRESDEN, which was founded in 1989, is counted among the most renowned and best endowed short film festivals in Europe. Each year over the six festival days in mid-April, it brings the latest short film productions from Germany, Europe and the world to the cinema screens in the capital of Saxony, and attracts over 20,000 visitors, including more than 500 accredited media professionals.

Each year, more than 2,000 short films from 100 countries are submitted for selection in the National and International Competition sections. Prize money totalling €67,000 is awarded in the National and International Competitions for animated and fiction films, together with four special prizes. These include the DEFA Promotion Prize Animation, the ARTE Short Fiction Film Prize, the "Golden Horseman" Sound Design, as well as the Saxon State Ministry for Science and the Fine Arts Promotion Prize, which is endowed with €20,000.

In addition to the competitions, the festival also has an extensive range of special programmes which focus on specific themes and countries, as well as retrospectives and film programmes for children and adolescents. Since 2012, the festival’s "etc. - events.trainings.connections" section has also organised panel discussions, talks, workshops, exhibitions and receptions for media professionals attending the festival as an addition to the film programmes.

FILMFEST DRESDEN is listed as an official reference festival by Germany’s main film funding body, the FFA. It is a member of AG Kurzfilm, the federal German short film association, the European Film Academy and the Filmverband Sachsen e.V., the film association in Saxony, as well as being involved in the Netzwerk Kultur Dresden local culture network, the WOD initiative for a cosmopolitan Dresden and the Kulturloge Dresden, which brings culture to low income individuals.

The 31 FILMFEST DRESDEN is being held from 9 to 14 April 2019.