Press Releases

33 Filmfest Dresden Ends on Positive Note

12,400 Visitors // 34th Festival Edition: Running 5 to 10 April 2022 After six successful cinematic days, the 33 Filmfest Dresden ended last Sunday on a positive note. At the official awards ceremony on Saturday evening in the Filmtheater Schauburg festival cinema, nine Golden Horsemen and seven ...

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Winning films of the 33 Filmfest Dresden

Prizes Totalling €70,500 Awarded // AIVA and JUST A GUY Double Award Winners // Golden Horseman for A LACK OF CLARITY (Denmark), CRAB (Iran), YALLAH HABIBI (Germany) This evening, the award winners were announced in the National, International and Regional Competitions at the 33 Filmfest Dresden. A ...

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33 Filmfest Dresden Starting Today

Official Opening in Schauburg Festival Cinema // 370 Film Guests and Industry Professionals Expected   The 33 Filmfest Dresden, which again this year was postponed from April, is kicking off this evening at 19.00 with the festival’s official opening in the Filmtheater Schauburg festival cinema. ...

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33 Filmfest Dresden: Complete Programme Announced

368 Short Films // Highlights: Focus Activism, Female Directors in DEFA // New Awards, Award Sponsors & Jurys // Ticket Presales from 1 July Following today’s press conference to announce its programme, the complete festival programme for the 33 Filmfest Dresden has now been released. From 13 to ...

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Filmstill Hydro-Lévesque by Matthew Rankin (Focus Québec)

33 Filmfest Dresden: Special Programmes Overview & Pre-Festival Open-Air Screenings

Thematic Focus: Activism // 15 Years of Focus Québec // Kids and Youth Programme 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 ...

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About FILMFEST DRESDEN – International Short Film Festival

FILMFEST DRESDEN, which was founded in 1989, is counted among the most renowned and best endowed short film festivals in Europe. Each year over the six festival days in mid-April, it brings the latest short film productions from Germany, Europe and the world to the cinema screens in the capital of Saxony, and attracts up until 20,000 visitors, including more than 500 accredited media professionals.

Each year, more than 2,500 short films from 100 countries are submitted for selection in the Regional, National and International Competition sections. Prize money totalling over €70,000 is awarded in the National and International Competitions for animated and fiction films, together with seven special prizes. These include the DEFA Promotion Prize Animation, the ARTE Short Fiction Film Prize, the LUCA - Film Award for Gender Diversity, as well as the Saxon State Ministry for Culture and Tourism, which is endowed with €20,000.

In addition to the competitions, the festival also has an extensive range of special programmes which focus on specific themes and countries, as well as retrospectives and film programmes for children and adolescents. Since 2012, the festival’s "etc. - events.trainings.connections" section has also organised panel discussions, talks, workshops, exhibitions and receptions for media professionals attending the festival as an addition to the film programmes.

FILMFEST DRESDEN is listed as an official reference festival by Germany’s main film funding body, the FFA. It is a member of AG Kurzfilm, the federal German short film association, the European Film Academy (EFA) and the Filmverbands Sachsen e.V., the film association in Saxony, as well as being involved in the Netzwerk Kultur Dresden local culture network, the WOD initiative for a cosmopolitan Dresden and the Kulturloge Dresden, which brings culture to low income individuals.

The 34 FILMFEST DRESDEN is being held from 5 to 10 April 2022.