Between 16 and 21 April a total of almost 15,000 festival visitors attended 212 events at the 17 Dresden venues. The film festival was able to record growth in the cinemas: Here, around 9,750 people - around 1,400 more than in 2023 - found their way into the cinemas. The events of the supporting programme etc. - events. trainings. connections. attracted 2,812 interested people (2023: 2,150) to the various venues. Ten Golden Horsemen and six special prizes worth 72,000 euros were awarded at the festive awards ceremony on Saturday evening at the Schauburg Filmtheater.

Among the most successful film events at the 36 Dresden Film Festival were the programmes of the International, National and Central German Competition, which were viewed by a total of over 4,300 people. The children's and youth program was also successful as usual with almost 2,000 viewers: the Kids 1 programme once again recorded the most visitors (489). In the special programmes, the series "The Future Starts Today" from the focus programme "Dreaming Utopia - It's going to be beautiful" was particularly popular, closely followed by the programme "Short Tiger Next Generation 2024", which celebrated its premiere at Filmfest Dresden for the fourth time. Also well attended were "Discourse Europe 2", "Animated 1", the "Focus Québec", the "Regional Focus" and the popular "Seriously? WTF! - Welcome to the Zoo" (Cinema Digestif 2) in the late programme at Thalia cinema.

Among the most successful events in the supporting programme etc. - events. trainings. connections. included the panels "What's the Point of Artificial Intelligence?" and "Cultures of Debate", the three Sandwich Talks in Phase IV and the exhibition opening "Dreamer" in cooperation with Galerie Raskolnikow and the Archiv der Avantgarden - Egidio Marzona (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden).

36 FILMFEST DRESDEN in numbers:

  • Date: 16 - 21 April 2024
  • Number of visitors: around 15,000, including over 500 professionals
  • more than 370 films from 62 countries
  • Competitions: 6 International and 4 National Programmes, 1 Central German Programme
  • Prize money: € 72,000
  • 212 events
  • 17 venues

Award Winners 2024

Find all the winners of 2024 here.

Jurys 2024

These were the members of our jurys and prejurys for FFDD24.

Welcoming addresses 2024

You can read all welcoming addressses here.

Programme flyer 2024


Event recordings

Masterclass with NEOZOON

Sandwich Talk: Breaking Structures

Sandwich Talk: Mental Health