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15 November 2018

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LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International

11th Edition

where:Francoforte, Germania
when:April 3rd - 8th, 2018
address:Gutleutstraße 8 – 12
D-60329 Frankfurt am Main
tel:+49 69 / 41076186
entry form:Online Submission

LICHTER Film Festival Frankfurt International is the programmatic title of the Frankfurt Film Festival, a festival that places particular emphasis on cinematic elements that are otherwise neglected in everyday film and television. For one week in March, the moving image is at the center of the cultural scene in the Rhine-Main region. This film festival has its roots in the local film industry and presents its achievements on a grand scale. It features films from around the world as well and thus represents the growing internationalism of the region and the great diversity found in world cinema today.
LICHTER is a product of the local film scene and was founded in 2008 by a group of young film directors. It has since evolved from an event put on by a small group of committed people that worked in an improvised theater to a highlight of the regional cultural scene that attracts a diverse and expanding audience. Our goal is to build on this and host a unique film festival that brings the region’s creative energy and an interntional audience together.
LICHTER, along with showcasing an excellent and diverse program on the big screen, is a highlight for Frankfurt and the entire Rhine-Main region. Films are shown throughout the region and we take cinema to places it normally doesn’t thrive, like in other cultural institutions and especially in unusual and forgotten places that we then incorporate into our films. LICHTER takes cinema out of its comfort zone and showcases it in a big way.
Our event program also offers workshops and discussions on all aspects of film, our LICHTER Art Award video competition, and a central location to kick back and enjoy a drink or talk with fellow festivalgoers.

The winners of the best feature and the best short film of the competition can look forward to one of our legendary white Bembel – not only because it is so decorative and well shaped. Thanks to the generous support of our partners, instead of containing the "Stöffche" [N.B.: stuff, substance – hessian coll. for apple wine], the Bembel will be filled with vouchers and prizes to assist the creatives in the realisation of new projects. Already, we are excited about the new 'stuff' that will be produced. The MBF Award for the best feature film includes a voucher for technology over 4,000 Euro at MBF Filmtechnik and 500 Euro in cash. The best short film can look forward to 500 Euro in cash, participation in the screenplay camp in Frankfurt (sponsored by Hessische Filmfoerderung) and two seminar vouchers from the Filmhaus Frankfurt.
The LICHTER Audience Award includes a prize of 2,000 Euro, donated by BINDING Adler, to all regional and international feature films which have not yet been shown in a cinema.
In addition, we are hosting the LICHTER Art Award.

  • The Other side by Roberto Minervini: International Competition Frontiers

  • The Interval by Leonardo Di Costanzo: Internationales Programm Stadt

  • Miele by Valeria Golino: Außerhalb des Wettbewerbs

  • Pretty Butterflies by Salvatore Mereu: Internationales Programm Stadt