Let’s start with the numbers: with 1,600 participants we are delighted and proud that our festival drew in twice the amount of visitors compared to 2015. Thus, Film without Boarders hasdefinitely found its place in the Brandenburg cultural landscape. Alongside the regular programme we could also lengthen the ‘School cinema’ to two days. 150 youth and teachers from the Bad-Sarrow High School and the Europa-school Storkow were our guests in watching the film ‘Can’t be silent’, followed bya discussion with a media-educator.
The opening evening was particularly moving: to the applause of 290 guests, school children from refugee families presented silent films which, with the help of two film composers, they had added music to. Our film discussions were met with a great response, which initiated a lively dialogue between the public and the artists.