House by the lake –

Main Theme for 2018: Decency!?

We will look at decency – or the lack of it – on a small scale and its echo on the grand scale. It’s about decency and the mutual goodwill as a prerequisite for a livable, functional community; in everyday life, in politics, the economy and social media. We would like to show films about people who work against brutality and everyday lies; whose composure and courage prove that they don’t just have their own interests in view; but we would also like to show films which document the opposite of decency.    

“…because decency is the unwritten law of the continuous inner attitude of an individual, but yet the sum of the unwritten rules of a community.” (Hans Kelsen) 


Record number of visitors – despite 34 degrees!

Systemsprenger – German Oscar Candidate

Save the Children and “The Distant Barking of Dogs”

Traditional Festival Talk with Andrea Thilo and Gero von Boehm

New: Children´s programme (age 6-9)

Festival Opening with Anna Maria Mühe

„Kingdom” in Bad Saarow

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Ehrengast 2019: Regisseurin Margarethe von Trotta

“Symphonie of the Small Town” – Storkow und Bad Saarow