Program
2023
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NEWS

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 […]

2022

experts and film

Once again this year, FILM WITHOUT FRONTIERS has invited national and international experts to discuss topics that concern us all. The topics are digitalization, the impact on the future of work, climate change, our healthcare system, education and inflation. Each discussion will be preceded by a film screening. The following guests are invited: Farmer and […]

2022

Talk and Music – Derya Yildirim unplugged

“The Bağlama is like the piano in German households,” Derya Yıldırım once said in an interview. “In every Turkish family, at least one person can play it. She is like a good friend to me; I feel understood by her sounds.” The musician is one of those people who grew up with two different cultures. […]

2022

And all are in demand, without exception

The world is coming apart at the seams, nothing seems the same as it did years ago. Are we on the right track or does everything just feel wrong? Volker Schlöndorff, the German Oscar winner, on his very first documentary film, which approaches the current issues of the day in a very unique and also […]