Connect & Discover: FFDD24 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 #ffdd24. Take a look and make a note of your favourite events already!

You can find the whole programme here.



City Walk: A Sense of Place – Audio Walk

Tue – Sun

This audiovisual city walk is a collaboration with the Iranian filmmaker and artist Afsun Moshiry, combining stories of people from Iran with Dresden locations. In this way, new perspectives arise on the city as it is linked in the mind’s cinematic eye with a view into the far distance. Free admission, in English


Animation Film Show with Thomas Stellmach

Wed, 17.4. 18:00 * Schauburg

In conversation with an Oscar© winner: Thomas Stellmach (1997 Academy Award for the animation film “Quest”) is presenting his prizewinning works and chatting about what you find in the animation filmmaker’s toolkit. With techniques and tricks, anecdotes and facts, backgrounds and future plans – an infotainment evening for all animated film fans. Admission €12, in German, no dialogue in the films

Presented by the German Institute for Animated Film (DIAF), With the kind support of the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony


Discussion: What’s the Point of Artificial Intelligence?

Fri, 19.4. 15:00 * Hole of Fame

The growing influence of artificial intelligence on almost all areas of life is having an increasing impact on the public discourse, where it is being met by both rejection and approval – with the film scene being no exception to this. Does AI represent a threat to creative filmmaking, or more of an opportunity? The intention with the discussion is to contribute to this debate. Free admission, in English

In cooperation with Weiterdenken – Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Sachsen e. V.: This event is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget approved by the members of the Saxon State Parliament.


Total Refusal: Everyday Daylight

Sat, 20.4. 19:00 * GEH8 Kunst Raum Ateliers

In this gaming live lecture, the Total Refusal media guerrillas are guiding us through the digital metropole of Los Santos, the digital cityscape of the GTA V videogame. Along the way, you visit locations in the city that were used as filmsets for important elements of the game art. You also discuss the concept of hyperrealism and the ways to appropriate it artistically. €12, in English


Category Is: Utopian Glamazons – Festival Drag Party

Sat, 20.4. 22:00, Shows 23:00 and 01:00 * GrooveStation

Back in Party City (where we all belong!), FILMFEST DRESDEN is serving another DRAGcellent extravaganza. Start your engines and get ready to slay the dancefloor with Sita Messer, Meo Wulf and Yvonne Nightstand (Berlin) whilst the iconic DJ Mamede (Berlin) and Noë (Dresden, Leipzig) will WERK the decks to heat up the floor. Because dancing is what? Fundamental! Admission €9 pre-sales / €12 at box office (€9 at box office for people in drag), free admission with accreditation

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