50 films in 10 Days – Welcome to Freiburger Filmforum: May 12th – 21st!

This year the FREIBURGER FILMFORUMFESTIVAL OF TRANSCULTURAL CINEMA looks ahead and ques­tions the future(s) in diverse ways. The 20th edi­tion show­cas­es a diverse selec­tion of works that explore engage­ment with poten­tial futures, often con­vey­ing a pal­pa­ble sense of resis­tance to dystopi­an real­i­ties. Images of the present will serve as an inter­face to the future, as a vivid living space in which one can nav­i­gate in man­i­fold ways.

More than 50 short and fea­ture-length films from over 40 coun­tries invite you to explore the diver­si­ty and com­plex­i­ty of our world from mul­ti­ple per­spec­tives. Over 40 film­mak­ers will present their films in person. All films will be screened in orig­i­nal ver­sion with Eng­lish subtitles.

Co-curat­ing and exchang­ing pro­grams with other cul­tur­al insti­tu­tions as well as con­nect­ing with audi­ences and cura­tors world­wide is the aim of our #JUNCTIONS format. We are exper­i­ment­ing with syn­chro­nized screen­ings and joint film dis­cus­sions with our part­ners Con­flic­to­ri­um, Nation­al Insti­tute of Design in Ahmed­abad and Docubox in Nairobi.

The pro­gram FILMING FUTURES, curat­ed by Emer­gent Futures CoLab, explores ways in which film might pro­vide us with oppor­tu­ni­ties to inter­vene, pro­voke and/or col­lab­o­rate around imag­in­ing and per­form­ing new futures. Saul William’s and Anisia Uzeyman’s fan­tas­tic musi­cal fea­ture Nep­tune Frost sets the tone for the col­lab­o­ra­tive series HACKING TIME MINES that includes afro­fu­tur­ist vision­ary Sun Ra’s bril­liant sci-fi clas­sic Space is the Place. Expand­ing the main section’s con­tri­bu­tion, THE FUTURE IN TODAY fea­tures high­lights of inter­na­tion­al fes­ti­vals explor­ing present-day future sce­nar­ios which already unfold in the here-and-now.

Join us for 10 days of inter­na­tion­al films and film talks accom­pa­nied by an exten­sive side pro­gram with live events, panel dis­cus­sions, a photo exhi­bi­tion, and a rich work­shop series focus­ing on cur­rent debates in visual anthro­pol­o­gy and doc­u­men­tary film.

Can’t join us in person? A selec­tion of live events will be streamed via Cin­e­malovers, so you can par­tic­i­pate in our pro­gram wher­ev­er you are! Online guests can follow the Q&As in the stream or par­tic­i­pate via zoom.


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See you at the Freiburg­er Film­fo­rum 2023!

An event by Kom­mu­nales Kino Freiburg