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30. August 2017

Film fest’s Friday opener seen for the first time in public

Film fest’s Friday opener seen for the first time in public

This year at the opening of our film festival we will be letting the engines roar! Ronald Zehrfeld and his team from `Motorcirus` will drive up with their retro motorbikes. The actor will be presenting his project „Ärzte helfen e.V./Mission South“ at the festival’s opener. A further highlight of the evening will be the live presentation of this year’s school workshops. The opening film for this year’s film fest will be a sneak-preview of ‘Maudie’ – the true and extremely moving story of the artist Maud. Book your tickets on our homepage now! A glass of prosecco is included in the price so that we can toast our festival’s fifth-year anniversary with each...

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24. July 2017

Without Borders – Guest of Honour 2017: Georg Stefan Troller

Without Borders – Guest of Honour 2017: Georg Stefan Troller

It is our great honour to welcome the ‘Centenary Journalist’ Georg Stefan Troller to this year’s film fest.  Gero von Boehm will speak to the 95-year-old about his moving life. As a child of Jewish parents who barely escaped deportation, Troller has as long as he can remember had a great interest in people and their history which made them who they were. In the 60s Troller reported for the Paris Journal. For over 20 years) he brought personal descriptions alive for ZDF (‘Second German Television’). Troller’s radical, subjective style of interviewing sometimes polarises but is character-defining for the newly developed medium of television. Likewise, Troller wrote books and made a name for himself through his documentaries. We are thrilled the famous documentary maker, author and journalist is our guest in the culture-barn and able to present his film ‘Difficulties with displaying the truth’. Foto: @ Norbert...

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23. July 2017

Media Partner ‘Deutsche Welle’ broadcasts CINEMA SPECIAL from the Film Fest

Media Partner ‘Deutsche Welle’ broadcasts CINEMA SPECIAL from the Film Fest

The ‘Deutsche Welle’ (DW) is also staying our media partner for 2017 Film without Boarders and will broadcast a CINEMA SPECIAL (broadcast date: 24th September, www.dw.com/filme). Germany’s international broadcaster reaches over 118 million people all over the world and stands as a profound, reliable source of information in over 30 languages. Their flagship TV-show is English speaking, with further channels broadcasting in German, Spanish and Arabic. The DW is publicly owned and funded by state...

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19. June 2017

‘Good News’

‘Good News’

This year’s film festival is dedicated to ‘Good News’.  Bad – and false – news about violence, destruction of the environment and political wrongdoing is constantly being reported. That is why it is so important for us to also focus on good every now and again. Not in order to practice positive thinking, but to show that wherever evil grows, good always grows too. Humaneness, a readiness to help. The will to oppose the wrong. Good news comes from a full human pioneering spirit. From that comes finding a solution to a problem. Good News starts with human perseverance against resistance; with the ability to see the beautiful; with the faith in a better future; with the chance to change oneself or the path of history; to make the world better, even if only in small steps.  Whoever doesn’t start has already given up. All of these things should be reflected in our films and discussions this year. We warmly invite you to come! Your Festival...

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14. November 2016

WITHOUT BORDERS celebrates its 5th anniversary!

WITHOUT BORDERS celebrates its 5th anniversary!

This year our festival is celebrating 5 years of existence. From the 15th to the 17th of September Bad Sarrow will once more stand as a signpost for film. On Friday evening, the 15.09.2017,the film festival will officially be opened at Scharmützelsee – all film fans are heartily invited! Tickets can be purchased from around the middle of August through EVENTBRIGHT via our website, as well as from all advanced booking locations: Tourist-Information Bad Saarow, Filmtheater Union/Fürstenwalde and via Scharmützelseevents Bad Saarow. The Anniversary Speech at the film festival reception for patrons, sponsors and association members on Saturday (16.09.17) will be held by the media board of Berlin-Brandenburg’s director, Ms Kirsten Niehuus. Guests of honour include Georg Stefan Troller, Volker Schlöndorff, Ronald Zehrfeld, Wolfgang Kohlhaase, Nik Xhelilaj and many others.  ...

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Moses Mendelssohn Foundation is presenting the German premier of `Keep Quiet`

Moses Mendelssohn Foundation is presenting the German premier of `Keep Quiet`

We are very happy that the Potsdam-based Moses Mendelssohn Foundation are so generously supporting us again this year. The foundation promotes projects and events that further clarification, reason and tolerance in science, culture and society. At this year’s film fest the Foundation will present the German premiere of the Documentary`Keep Quiet` by Sam Blair and Joseph Martin: Csanád Szegedi is the European representative of the extreme right-wing Jobbik Party and an ardent anti-Semitist. One day he is confronted with the fact that he himself is a Jew. At this point a journey starts– both for him and the viewer –  into the heart of personal identity, family and a gripping story of fault and...

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10. November 2016

2017: FoG celebrates its 5th anniversary!

2017: FoG celebrates its 5th anniversary!

This year our festival is celebrating 5 years of existence. From the 15th to the 17th of September Bad Sarrow will once more stand as a signpost for film. On Friday evening, the 15.09.2017,the film festival will officially be opened at Scharmützelsee- all film fans are heartily invited! Tickets can be purchased from around the middle of August through EVENTBRIGHT via our website, as well as from all advanced booking locations: Tourist-Information Bad Saarow, Filmtheater Union/Fürstenwalde and via Scharmützelseevents Bad Saarow. The ‘Anniversary Speech’ at the film festival reception for patrons, sponsors and association members on Saturday (16.09.17) will be held by the media board of Berlin-Brandenburg’s director, Ms Kirsten Niehuus. Guests of honour include Georg Stefan Troller, Volker Schlöndorff, Ronald Zehrfeld, Wolfgang Kohlhaase, Nik Xhelilaj and many...

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