FFDD20: Our programme tips for the festival start

These are the highlights of the first two days of the 32 FILMFEST DRESDEN!

Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 and 9 September


Film programmes:

Tue, 8 pm Thalia: Kick-off of the focus on trauma

The concept of trauma has become an integral part of our everyday language. These are individual and collective wounds that have not healed completely; they can cause pain and leave scars. In our special programmes, exemplary and innovative works are shown that expose, document or transform traces of trauma.

starting Tuesday: short film open air at the Neumarkt

The first open air in autumn - we are excited and hope the weather will be with us and you. On the programme are 95 productions from over 30 countries, offering a cross-section of global film art. High-resolution screen entertainment in HD is guaranteed by our sponsor pms Professional media service GmbH & Co. KG / With the kind support of the state capital Dresden and MDR / Festival partner Filmnächte am Elbufer Admission is free!

Wed, 5:30 pm Thalia: Prelude to the retrospective: Women Directors in the GDR

The question of whether women's films are different is currently preoccupying many. It is certain, however, that they have mostly been overlooked by those who make film history. This is also true of women directors from the GDR. We examine the history of independent, experimental film in the GDR.


Supporting programme:

Tue, 7 pm Schauburg: Festive festival opening

A week full of exciting cinematic moments, informative talks and an exciting festival atmosphere lies ahead of us. To kick off the coming short film week in the right way, we will start with a festive prelude and a foretaste of this year's FILMFEST programme.

Possible remaining tickets 7,50 € or with invitation or accreditation

from Wednesday: Sandwich Talks in Phase IV

Tip: These events will also be broadcast live on our Facebook channel or on our website!

During the Sandwich Talks, directors* of the films shown in the National and International Competition report in detail about their work and answer questions from the audience. Sandwiches will be served to satisfy not only the thirst for knowledge but also the hunger. National Competition always 5 pm, International Competition always 7 pm, Wednesday to Friday Free admission

Wed, 8 pm Raskolnikov Gallery: Exhibition opening PHASEN

Since the early 1980s Christine Schlegel and Helge Leiberg have been working with book objects, artist magazines, experimental films and performances by means of painting. Both artists* could not relate to the "realism imposed by the state socialists" in the GDR. For the first time, Schlegel and Leiberg are exhibiting "moving pictures" together in the Galerie Raskolnikow. The exhibition runs until 17 October 2020. Free admission

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