May 28 - June 2, 2019

The inter­na­tion­al fes­ti­val of tran­scul­tur­al cinema in the Alte Wiehre­bahn­hof ended on a spe­cial note on June 2. On the last day of the film forum, the Con­golese-Bel­gian copro­duc­tion FAIRE-PART made by Anne Rei­jniers, Nizar Saleh, Paul Shemisi, Rob Jacobs was shown in an addi­tion­al screen­ing. The two Con­golese film­mak­ers had been held up for two days during a lay­over at the air­port in Luanda, mean­ing the first screen­ing had to take place with­out them. To make up for this, the Bel­gian crew also came to Freiburg for the second pre­sen­ta­tion and all four were present for the first time at a show­ing of their film.

Alto­geth­er 37 direc­tors, includ­ing many from India and Africa, were guests at the film forum this year, high­light­ing the inter­na­tion­al char­ac­ter of this event. The pri­mar­i­ly young audi­ence, many of whom were stu­dents who came not only from Freiburg, but also from Koblenz, Munich, Mün­ster, and Weimar, used the chance to dis­cuss films with the film­mak­ers. For the third time, the first two days of the film fes­ti­val were devot­ed to the stu­dents’ plat­form, which has estab­lished itself as a strong inde­pen­dent sec­tion.

The accom­pa­ny­ing exhi­bi­tion Afghan Box Camera Project by Lukas Birk and Sean Foley, which was shown at the Centre Cul­turel Français on Mün­ster­platz for five weeks, also attract­ed much atten­tion. Many vis­i­tors, includ­ing numer­ous school class­es, were fas­ci­nat­ed by the archa­ic-look­ing ana­logue pho­to­graph­ic tech­nique from Afghanistan.

We want to thank all our guests for coming and for the inspir­ing con­ver­sa­tions and dis­cus­sions. We look for­ward to wel­com­ing you again at the next film forum May 11 - 16, 2021.

Orga­nized by Kom­mu­nales Kino Freiburg.