06. – 09. SEPT. 2018

International Filmfestival
Bad Saarow
at the lake Scharmützelsee
House by the lake –


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


„A place which doesn’t lack in beauty and a programme that doesn’t lack in meaning. If watching TV constantly consumes your evenings, then here you’ll find a type of watching closely which applies to films and faces. Culture as a conversation, a practicing of neigbourliness, as a bridge between one place and the world.”


Wolfgang Kohlhaase | Script Writer and Film Maker

International Encounters

“It’s incredibly pleasing that such an exciting film festival has established itself so close to Berlin. I’m  there regularly with the whole family and the mixture between international films, interesting guests and all within the most beautiful of settings thrills us anew every year.”


Ronald Zehrfeld |  Actor


“The liveliest exchange that one could wish for!”


Volker Schlöndorff | Film Maker