June 2021

NOW!, Santiago Alvarez, 1965

FFDD21: POP UP_PHOTOFILM

In essence, photofilms are films that consist of non-moving photographs, which question or challenge our viewing habits and permit us to consider cinema anew. The programme is screening twelve short photofilms on the festival’s activism theme that were made between 1965 and 2017. The film flyer ...

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(R: Sieglinde Hamacher, 1983 - 1983) Fotograf: Werner Baensch

FFDD21: Animated - Homage to Sieglinde Hamacher

Sieglinde Hamacher was a virtuoso and experimental animation artist. During her time at the DEFA Trickfilm studio, she created wonderful philosophical film parables that - because they were always coupled with criticism and a pinch of black humor - regularly caused displeasure among the GDR ...

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IN MY ROOM, Mati Diop, 2020

FFDD21: Tribute Mati Diop

Mati Diop made history in 2019 when she became the first Person of Colour to win a top prize at the Cannes International Film Festival. The Senegalese-French director and actress has since been considered a star of global arthouse cinema - right now she is a jury member at the Film Festival in ...

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Our jury members 2021

For the first time this year, we have appointed eight independent juries to award the “Golden Horsemen” and special prizes in the International and National Competitions, as well as in the Regional Competition: The jury members in the International Jury consist of: The Dutch film curator ...

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FFDD21: the entire Programme

The 33 FILMFEST DRESDEN will start in less than 3 weeks! This year we present you 368 films in 17 venues! Have a look at our complete programme here. Mark your calendars: the advance ticket sale starts on 1 July at reservix and the known ticket agencies! Find more information on our programme in our ...

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