Visegrád in Short(s)
The cinematic heritage of the four Visegrád countries Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary is vast: Miloš Forman, Andrzej Wajda, Béla Tarr, Agnieszka Holland, Roman Polanski, Wojciech Has, Isztván Szabó and Vera Chytilová are just a few of those, who made the region between the Baltic Sea and Danube, Oder and Bug rivers known beyond the borders of the Soviet Union. However, since the upheavals of the late 1980s and early 1990s, it has been difficult for Eastern European film to gain recognition outside its production states.
The Forum: Visegrád in Short(s), founded in 2015, is dedicated to filmmakers from this region and focuses on the short film landscape of the so-called V4 countries. Panel discussions, presentations, open stage screenings, and masterclasses give insights into the multi-faceted short film landscape of this special region,
Furthermore, the forum is an opportunity for German participants to get to know Eastern European cinema, as well as filmmakers from the region.