With #backtocinema as its motto, between 5 and 10 April Filmfest Dresden attracted festival visitors numbering 12,900 to the 199 festival screenings and events held in 15 Dresden venues. Of these numbers, more than 7,700 people came to the festival cinemas. Although the corona measures were relaxed, minimal distancing rules continued to be maintained during the screenings. This did, however, permit about 80% more audience members in the cinemas compared to last year’s summer festival. The events in the etc. - events. trainings. connections. special programme, which were again all held on location this year compared to 2021, were attended by 1,350 people. At the official awards ceremony on Saturday evening in the Filmtheater Schauburg festival cinema, nine Golden Horsemen and seven special prizes worth €71,000 were awarded.

Yet again, the most successful events at the 34 Filmfest Dresden proved to be the programmes in the International and National Competitions, as well as the film screenings in the Kids & Youth Programmes. In the special programmes, the film series in the "Move your body, see your body, protect, your body!" and in the "What's in a male?" from the "Freeing the Gaze - Focus Gender Diversity and Justice" focal programme were highly popular with the audiences. Furthermore, the Focus Québec special programme, the SHORT TIGER NEXT GENERATION 2022 premieres and the two Panorama programmes, as well as the newly launched Cinema Digestif late-night events in the Thalia Kino cinema, were all well attended.

34 FILMFEST DRESDEN in numbers:

  • Date: 5- 10 April 2022
  • Number of visitors: around 12,900, including over 430 professionals and 1.854 visitors at the Kids and Youth Programmes
  • 355 films from 68 countries
  • Competitions: 6 International and 4 National Programmes, 1 Regional Programme
  • Prize money: € 71,000
  • 199 events
  • 15 venues

Award Winners 2022

Find all the winners of 2022 here.

Catalogue 2022


Event recordings

New Black Queer Cinema - Masterclass with Samuel Girma

Discussion: What's the point of Gender Diversity?

Discussion: Queer Voices