When:
April 17, 2018 – April 22, 2018 all-day
2018-04-17T00:00:00+02:00
2018-04-23T00:00:00+02:00
Where:
Dresden, Germany
Cost:
7,50 Euro

The 30th FILMFEST DRESDEN is being held from 17 to 22 April 2018.

FILMFEST DRESDEN (www.filmfest-dresden.de/en), 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 about 25,000 visitors, including 550 accredited media professionals. Prize money totalling €66,000 is awarded in the National and International Competitions for animated and fiction films, together with four special prizes. These include the DEFA Promotion Prize Animation, the ARTE Short Fiction Film Prize, the “Golden Horseman” Sound Design, as well as the Saxon State Ministry for Science and the Fine Arts Promotion Prize, which is endowed with €20,000. Each year, more than 2,000 short films from 100 countries are submitted for selection to the National and International Competition sections. In addition to the competitions, the festival also has an extensive range of special programmes that 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 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 Filmverband 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.
By now FILMFEST DRESDEN attracts more than 20,000 visitors, including around 500 accredited international guests.

FILMFEST DRESDEN is now 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 and the Filmverband 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.

FILMFEST DRESDEN supports having responsible, fair and respectful relations between film festivals and the owners of film rights and has committed itself to complying with the voluntary code of ethics for German festivals.

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