House by the lake –

Festival theme 2019: WE

WE and US is our theme of this year’s Without Borders Film Festival. What do WE and US represent today – despite of two letters that recall public WEal or international economic and political dominance? Those two letters of WE, this first little pronoun that enables addressing me AND you, that implies egotism as well as inclusion – step be step it seems to decompose.

Where do WE find US in a society that increasingly encourages children in their individuality and adults in the most possible self improvement? Where and how can WE survive if long lasting relationships dissolve more and more and society hands over responsibility for each other to public administrators?

We want to explore what WE means to us today, how it works – in different stages of age and life, after 30 years of tumbling walls in Germany, in Europe, in small personal companionships as well as in public communities. How much compromise do WE need? Where are the limits? Does WE need limits to work out?

We are looking forward to different ideas and answers, interesting films and lively discussions – in August 2019 in the culture barn at lake Scharmützelsee!

Foto: Boris Trenkel /FILM OHNE GRENZEN


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

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