Program
2024
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NEWS

2024

Theme 2024: NOW

The motto of this year’s FILM WITHOUT BORDERS festival brings together its stormy and contrasting attributes. “Now” is the absolute present, it is also a wake-up call, as well as the hour when time reveals its transience. Generations and societies study this breath in strikingly different ways. “Formerly” and “now” always wrestle with the new […]

2024

FILM WITHOUT BORDERS and Lichterkette e.V.

FILM WITHOUT BORDERS  produced a campaign trailer “MENSCH. DEUTSCHLAND” in cooperationwith LICHTERKETTE e.V. for more tolerance and against xenophobia. We want to set an example against exclusion and discrimination and encourage people to be empathetic and actively stand up for tolerance and diversity. Together with the production company LUPA FILM GmbH, Lichterkette e.V. has realized […]

2024

MOVING FILM EVENING IN COOPERATION WITH WOMEN FOR WOMEN International

FILM WITHOUT BORDERS and Women for Women International hosted a film evening at Palais Lichtenau in Potsdam on May 7, 2024. “We dare to dream” by Oscar-nominated director and WfWI ambassador Waad Al-Kateab was shown. The director tells the inspiring and stirring story of refugee athletes from Iran, Syria, South Sudan and Cameroon who fight […]

2023

NEW SPONSOR POSTCODE LOTTERY

We are very pleased that the Deutsche Postcode Lotterie has become a sponsor of FILM WITHOUT BORDERS e.V. this year. What exactly makes your company so special? Friederike Behrends: The Deutsche Postcode Lottery is a large non-profit social lottery and its concept is unique: with us, you can win something every day, every week and […]

2023

3 x “Confidence” in cooperation with the FILMUNIVERSITÄT BABELSBERG KONRAD WOLF

In cooperation with the Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, FILM WITHOUT FRONTIERS presents three short films on the theme CONFIDENCE /ZUVERSICHT (festival opening, August 31). The films were made as part of the format “The Island”, a project of the Filmuni Summer School for the preparation of studies for people with a history of flight, migrants […]

2023

ATTENTION: CAR FREE festival area

From this year on, the festival area is a car-free area (except for team cars and vehicles of people with a severely disabled pass)! In cooperation with the Rufbus DALLI we have arranged alternative parking facilities for you here: Ernst-Thälmann-Straße (A shuttle service runs between the parking lot and the festival area at regular intervals, […]

2023

The FILM WITHOUT BORDERS Youth-Jury has decided…

This year, 8th grade students from the Europaschule Storkow are the youth jury for FILM WITHOUT BORDERS and chose their winning films. The young people selected two films in a one-week workshop, which they will present as an independent jury at the festival in September. In the workshop with filmmakers Anna Faroqhi and Haim Peretz, […]

2023

Theme 2023: CONFIDENCE

How do we keep a positive outlook on tomorrow without harboring the naïve hope that everything will somehow turn out all right ? How do people manage to develop a confident attitude even though external circumstances are frightening? Confidence does not only mean a positive attitude towards the future. Confidence also stands for a mental […]

2022

GEDENKEN wins first prize at Lausitz FilmSchau!

A total of 18 short films entered the race at this year’s Lausitzer FilmSchau which traditionally opened the Cottbus Film Festival. We are very pleased that GEDENKEN won the main prize this year! The film by Anna Faroqhi and Haim Peretz was made as part of the  WITHOUT BORDERS FILMFESTIVAL youth programme. It shows a […]

2022

IT IS NOW A PRIVILEGUE TO SEPARATE YOURSELF FROM YOUR DEVICES

Mary L. Gray is an American anthropologist and author who teaches at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University in Boston and is a senior principal researcher at Microsoft Research. In 2020, she received the MacArthur Genius Grant in recognition of her research examining how work, identity, and human rights are […]