14th LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International
27 April – 2 May 2021
Programme of the 14th edition of LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International :: 2021 ::
Festival Center: online.lichter-filmfest.de/
1 Opening Film
2-20 International Feature Film Programme
21-24 Future German Cinema Programme
25-34 Regional Feature Film Competition
35-43 International Short Film Programme
44-45 Regional Short Film Competition
46 VR Storytelling Competition
For many people, the number 13 is associated with bad luck. However, a small minority associates it with exactly the opposite: happiness.
Natural disasters are merciless events with maximum attention potential. The more deadly the disaster, the greater the wave of solidarity that follows it. The decisive factor is the moment that makes tragedies palpable.
WE HAVE PUT TEN YEARS OF LICHTER BEHIND US, NOW NUMBER ELEVEN IS COMING.
When, in 2007, five people from Frankfurt had the idea of setting up a film festival that would give visibility to the small but lively film scene in the Rhine-Main region, it was by no means certain that there would one day be a 10th edition. The best expression was the slogan "The festival in the here and now".
In the ninth LICHTER year, there is a small anniversary: For the fifth time, we are showing an international program on a special theme in addition to the showcase of regional filmmaking. It has never been more topical than this time: "Borders". In Europe, border fences are being erected again. The fate of millions of people depends on border lines that were arbitrarily drawn on the drawing board by two diplomats in London one hundred years ago. Just how dramatically…
For the past seven years, we have accompanied filmmaking in Frankfurt, Rhine-Main and Hesse with an important part of our program. Our message has always been clear: there is a lot of potential for good cinema in this region - there are filmmakers, critics, film institutions and enthusiasts, and all kinds of interesting things to talk about. In short, all the ingredients are there for what marketing German likes to call a "location". Since the first year at ATELIERFRANKFURT, we…
LICHTER does not live on numbers, but on the spirit that a community of cinema enthusiasts musters year after year to put film culture at the center of the region's cultural life for just under a week. Last year, however, this spirit also manifested itself in numbers. With almost 10,000 visitors and 16 sold-out screenings, LICHTER can claim to have arrived not only as a regional but also as an international film festival.
"I don't want to live in a city whose only cultural achievement is that you can turn left on a red light." - With these words Woody Allen describes the deficits that Los Angeles had in the 70s from a New York perspective. With the 6th LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International, we would like to defend art and cinema as urban achievements, just like Woody Allen. In addition to thirty regional feature films and short films in competition, we will be…
Looking Back & Looking Forward Five years of LICHTER Filmfest! A good moment to pause, look back and look forward: I look back on five festival years full of continuity and innovation, which have provided a lively, sustainable and expandable platform for filmmakers in the Rhine-Main region. During these years, the LICHTER audience has always been able to enjoy a varied and high-caliber film and supporting program, which has grown with each year both in terms of quality and in the…
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