FFDD21: Discourse Europe - UK

The Discourse Europe: UK section also has a political focus: In the WHEN THE ONLY PLACE TO GO IS IN programme, the British director Daniel Elliott takes a personal approach to addressing even unpleasant subjects. Doing so, he calls upon us to no longer literally ignore the “elephant in the room”. ...

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Call for Applications: Talking Shorts - Summer Film Criticism Workshop

Lago Film Fest & FILMFEST DRESDEN join forces with Talking Shorts to bring you an exclusive workshop on short film criticism. You will gain insights into journalistic practice under the guidance of established journalists and film scholars. You will acquire the fundamental craft of film ...

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FFDD21: Pre-Festival Open-Air Programme on Neumarkt Square

Mark your calendars: this year's Short-film Open Air on Dresden Neumarkt is already taking place as a prelude to the festival: from Friday to Wednesday, 9 to 14 July! Otherwise, everything is (almost) the same: every day from 11 am to 10 pm we bring you great programmes free of charge to the heart ...

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FFDD21: Focus Activism

The 33rd round of Filmfest Dresden, running from 13 to 18 July, continues to be planned as a live festival with guests. It is presenting its programme – in compliance with the current hygiene regulations – in various Dresden venues, in addition to its open-air events. Moreover, parts of its etc. - ...

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On YouTube: Talk on Video Essays & Black Lives Matter

On 20 May, in view of our festival focus on activism this year, we spoke with Will DiGravio, Cydnii Wilde Harris and Kevin B. Lee. In the interview with the three co-curators we discussed video essays as a cinematic form of protest and gave a preview of the upcoming presentation of their Black Lives ...

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