28 May - 2 June 2019

A window to the world is our motto at the freiburg­er film forum, where we look at the real­i­ties of people from dif­fer­ent cul­tures and sit­u­a­tions in life every two years. The fes­ti­val high­lights direc­tors who use a vari­ety of artis­tic meth­ods to cap­ture people’s every­day lives. After a pre­lim­i­nary survey of this year’s films, the freiburg­er film forum has chosen the theme of “con­cur­rent inequal­i­ties,” because sev­er­al film projects have set them­selves the task of rep­re­sent­ing dif­fer­ent forms of global asym­me­try within rela­tion­ships and soci­eties.

Film­mak­ers who spend one year or more work­ing on their projects create an imme­di­a­cy that no other medium can deliv­er so con­vinc­ing­ly. This is impres­sive­ly demon­strat­ed by Lisbet Holtedahl, a retired pro­fes­sor of visual anthro­pol­o­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Tromsø who will be a guest at this year’s fes­ti­val. Her two out­stand­ing film projects WIVES and THE CHATEAU are the result of many years of research in Cameroon. While the first film is based on her obser­va­tions of how love and depen­den­cy are under­stood in a polyg­a­mous Islam­ic family, her second work offers never seen before insight into how feudal struc­tures of dom­i­nance are estab­lished, as seen in the exam­ple of an extreme­ly suc­cess­ful and influ­en­tial indus­tri­al­ist from north­ern Cameroon.

The call for films for the stu­dents’ plat­form is closed, and we would like to thank the many stu­dents who reg­is­tered and for all the inter­est in the stu­dent sec­tion of the freiburg­er film forum. In the coming weeks, the jury of five experts will care­ful­ly con­sid­er all the sub­mit­ted films and make a selec­tion.

We pre­pared a TRAVEL KIT with a lot of useful and mon­eysav­ing infor­ma­tion regard­ing reg­is­tra­tion & your trip/stay in Freiburg. Find it here!



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