Connect & Discover: FFDD23 etc. – events.trainings.connections.

Are you looking forward to exchange and networking? Our section etc. - events. trainings. connections. offers both accredited guests and the interested festival audience a wide selection of interesting talks, special receptions, a masterclass and much more for #ffdd23. Take a look and make a note of your favourite events already!

You can find the whole programme here.

We are looking forward to seeing you!



Sandwich Talks - meet the filmmakers

Wed, 19.4. - Fri, 21.4. 5:00 p.m. * Film Gallery Phase IV

The Sandwich Talks offer snacks as well as time and opportunity to discuss the competition films. In a discussion, filmmakers are invited to talk about their artistic and thematic approaches as well as answer questions about their works. Moderated by members of the selection committees, each Sandwich Talk will be dedicated to a different focus and will pick up on thematic or stylistic tendencies of this year's competition. Free admission, in English

The following focal points have been set:

  • On Wednesday, 19.4: the families we choose
  • Thursday, 20.4: representing trauma
  • Friday, 21.4: self care


Discussion: Exit Happyland

Fri, 21.4. 18:30 * Hole of Fame

Exit Happyland" aims to address dominant narratives and stereotyping images, but also to show alternatives. It is about making diversity visible at a time when right-wing populism is growing stronger. To what extent can art and culture, can film be a place of social negotiation? What does an alternative, anti-racist film production look like that takes migrant realities and perspectives of BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) into account? What conditions are needed in the film industry to make diversity even more visible? Free admission, in English


City walk: DD Postcolonial

Sat, 22.4. 11:00 a.m. * Meeting point at the Schauburg

(Post)colonial and racist power structures still have an impact today, yet colonial history is hardly mentioned in Dresden's historical self-image. DRESDENpostkolonial wants to counteract this and deals with Dresden's colonial history, documents it and carries out educational work critical of racism and postcolonial in the form of city tours, workshops and lectures. DRESDENpostkolonial invites you to a city walk (1.5 - 2h) to tell the untold stories of Dresden's Neustadt, to show perspectives of resistance and to draw attention to global inequalities. Free admission, in English


No Tea No Shade - Festival Drag Party

Sat, 22.4. 22:00, shows 00:00 and 01:00 * groovestation

This year FILMFEST DRESDEN is serving up an Eleganza extravaganza to not only DRAGULATE all the winners, but also to celebrate a successful festival. Get ready to conquer the dance floor with Drag King Magnus Mandel (Dresden) and the QT*BiPOC collective QueerBerg (Berlin)! With DJ Mamede (Berlin) and Noë (Dresden, Leipzig). Because dancing is what? Fundamental!

Admission €10 VVK/evening box office (€5 evening box office for people in drag), free admission with accreditation.


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