01 – 04 SEPTEMBER 2022

International Filmfestival
Bad Saarow
at the lake Scharmützelsee
Program
2022
House by the lake –
Grant

NEWS

2017

Without Borders – Guest of Honour 2017: Georg Stefan Troller

It is our great honour to welcome the ‘Centenary Journalist’ Georg Stefan Troller to this year’s film fest.  Gero von Boehm will speak to the 95-year-old about his moving life. As a child of Jewish parents who barely escaped deportation, Troller has as long as he can remember had a great interest in people and […]

2017

Media Partner ‘Deutsche Welle’ broadcasts CINEMA SPECIAL from the Film Fest

The ‘Deutsche Welle’ (DW) is also staying our media partner for 2017 Film without Boarders and will broadcast a CINEMA SPECIAL (broadcast date: 24th September, www.dw.com/filme). Germany’s international broadcaster reaches over 118 million people all over the world and stands as a profound, reliable source of information in over 30 languages. Their flagship TV-show is […]

2017

‘Good News’

This year’s film festival is dedicated to ‘Good News’.  Bad – and false – news about violence, destruction of the environment and political wrongdoing is constantly being reported. That is why it is so important for us to also focus on good every now and again. Not in order to practice positive thinking, but to […]

2016

WITHOUT BORDERS celebrates its 5th anniversary!

This year our festival is celebrating 5 years of existence. From the 15th to the 17th of September Bad Sarrow will once more stand as a signpost for film. On Friday evening, the 15.09.2017,the film festival will officially be opened at Scharmützelsee – all film fans are heartily invited! Tickets can be purchased from around the […]

2016

Moses Mendelssohn Foundation is presenting the German premier of `Keep Quiet`

We are very happy that the Potsdam-based Moses Mendelssohn Foundation are so generously supporting us again this year. The foundation promotes projects and events that further clarification, reason and tolerance in science, culture and society. At this year’s film fest the Foundation will present the German premiere of the Documentary`Keep Quiet` by Sam Blair and […]

2016

2017: FoG celebrates its 5th anniversary!

This year our festival is celebrating 5 years of existence. From the 15th to the 17th of September Bad Sarrow will once more stand as a signpost for film. On Friday evening, the 15.09.2017,the film festival will officially be opened at Scharmützelsee- all film fans are heartily invited! Tickets can be purchased from around the […]

2016

DAIMLER is presenting WITHOUT BORDERS 2017

DAIMLER is again main sponsor of the 2017 WITHOUT BORDERS Filmfestival! The German car company supports social projects furthering respect and tolerance in areas where their sites are based. Alongside their financial support, Daimler also provides a shuttle service during the festival. The shuttle makes its way between the Bad Saarow train station, the surrounding […]

2016

The House by the Lake grant 2017

During the course of this year’s festival we will get a new glimpse into the ‘HAUS AM SEE’ (‘House by the Lake’) grant subsidised film projects. In a workshop discussion on Saturday morning (16.09.17), the grant holder for the year 2016, Karim Ainouz , will tell us about his Tempelhof Documentary ‘TEMPELHOF – FIELD OF […]

2016

WITHOUT BORDERS 2016 – hurrah for our audience!

Let’s start with the numbers: with 1,600 participants we are delighted and proud that our festival drew in twice the amount of visitors compared to 2015. Thus, Film without Boarders hasdefinitely found its place in the Brandenburg cultural landscape. Alongside the regular programme we could also lengthen the ‘School cinema’ to two days. 150 youth […]

2016

……and our artists!

The spectrum of our films in 2016 was exceptionally large – as well as that which the themes, and the geographical distances, addressed. Our films came from Israel, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Tunisia and Germany – and several directors and contributors also found their way to Bad-Sarrow in 2016.  Mohamed Ben Attia arrived from Tunisia with “HEDI”; […]