Europe's innovative film scene meets for the 30th time in autumn in Neubrandenburg for the dokumentART.
Until 1990 under the name of the 'National Documentary Film Weeks of the GDR', since 1992 as dokumentART, documentary, animation and experimental films as well as hybrid forms are shown and discussed at the festival.
A central question is FUTURE and
What kind of future or future-oriented forms of living and working?
The content of the programme selection focuses on processes of change in external reality. Formally, the films explore the boundaries of different genres in the field of tension between tradition and avant-garde.
In addition to the European Competition, the dokumentART offers the EASTERN EUROPEAN
FILMSCHAFFEN an additional forum.
This promotes encounters between young Eastern and Western European filmmakers as well as a common view of film history(s).
Every year a EUROPEAN FILM SCHOOL presents itself FILMHOCHSCHULE presents itself in the festival's international programme.
In addition, two school programmes, specials, retrospectives and regionally oriented offers complement the international programme.
For some years now, and of course also due to the lasting experiences of contact restrictions, lockdowns and quarantine experiences in society, the festival landscape has changed greatly.
Festivals are taking place hybrid (online and in space), are being radically reinvented Festivals in Eastern Europe are becoming increasingly popular, as are experimental filmic forms, 'extended' film experiences - be it in performance or gaming - but also scientific film and documentary forms Documentary film,
experimental and hybrid films are booming on the one hand, but on the other hand, discussions also arise again and again because of the claim of film and television contributions to represent reality As far as excerpts, camera position, visualisation of the filmic process and what happens behind the scene are concerned, even adult viewers who do not work with film are often overwhelmed.
This makes it all the more important, especially because of the festival's long-standing cooperation with NDR, to show and discuss documentary forms and the channels through which they are distributed outside of the competition. With the slightly provocative question "Is this art or can it go to the cinema?" we would like to show what the cinema screen and subsequent discussions can 'achieve', especially in the field of documentary.
PLACES OF THE FESTIVAL
Latücht - Film & Medien e.V.
DIZ - Digitales Innovationszentrum
Single ticket 6€ / erm. 4€
Daily card 12€ / erm. 8€
Festival pass 49€ / emr. 30€
(The festival is not
valid for the Award ceremony
and the Opening)
FACES BEHIND THE FESTIVAL
• Nora Molitor • Holm-Henning Freier
• Anna Bartholdy
• Magda Jaroszewicz • Gregor Bartsch • Linn Löffler • Nora Molitor • Anna Bartholdy
ASSISTANCE TO THE MANAGEMENT
• Lindi Dedek • Jan Eilhardt
• Stefano Alaimo • Christian Kaatz