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) 


Guest of honour 2018: screenwriter and filmmaker Wolfgang Kohlhaase

Summer workshop at the Bad Sarrow refugee home

WITHOUT BORDERS celebrates Saudi-Arabian Film’s World Premiere

HOUSE BY THE LAKE bursary holder Karim Ainouz wins the Amnesty International Film Prize

Main Theme for 2018: Decency!?

LARS KRAUME becomes Advisory Board Member

Anniversary Film Fest 2017 – this is how it went!

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

Barbara Schönberger and Gero von Boehm invite you for a chat about ‘Good News’

Without Borders – Guest of Honour 2017: Georg Stefan Troller