Regional Focus 1 (c) FILMFEST DRESDEN


The 31 FILMFEST DRESDEN took place from 9th till 14th April 2019 under the theme of transformation and upheaval. More than 18,000 festival visitors, including over 500 filmmakers and industry professionals, enjoyed the highly varied film programmes and events at a total of 16 venues.Together with the frequently sold-out programmes in the National and International Competition sections, the various special programmes also proved highly popular: The "Focus on Cuba" programme, as well as classics such as the Children and Youth Programme, the "Regional Film Night" and the screening with the nominations for the Best Sound Design Prize attracted great interest from the audiences. Among the new formats, the "SERIOUSLY! WTF? - Lost in Space" midnight programme and the screening with the nominations for the GenderDiversity Film Award were exceptionally well attended. Likewise, the new festival screening venues, such as the Kino in der Fabrik cinema, recorded several sold-out screenings.

31 FILMFEST DRESDEN in numbers:

  • Period: 9 - 14 April 2019
  • Number of visitors: more than 18,000, including 3,500 open-air guests
  • 388 films from 60 countries
  • 7 International and 5 National Competition Programmes
  • Prize money: € 67,200
  • 209 events
  • 16 venues

Award Winners 2019

Find all the winners of 2019 here.

Catalogue 2019