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Shorts Program

Ala Kachuu – Take and Run

Film Ala Kachuu – Take and Run Directed by Maria Brendle A young Kyrgyz woman is kidnapped and forced to marry. A drama about the desire for freedom in...
Doc Features

Mr. Bachmann and His Class

Film Mr. Bachmann and His Class Directed by Maria Speth The close bond between a school teacher and his students in a provincial German town.
Castro Closing Night Film, Showcase

Precious Ivie

Film Precious Ivie Directed by Sarah Blaßkiewitz Two Afro-German half-sisters that never met before, get closer through their father’s death, search their roots and find...
Opening Night Film, Showcase

Next Door

Film Next Door Directed by Daniel Brühl Opening Night: Bruno has been waiting for this moment for a long time, with Daniel as his target.
Cinema Panorama


Film Princess Directed by Peter Luisi Josef would go to the ends of the earth for his little princess, Nina, his niece.
Children's Matinée

Laura’s Star

Film Laura’s Star Directed by Joya Thome Live-action adaptation based on "Laura's Star" by Klaus Baumgart
Cinema Panorama

Sweet Disaster

Film Sweet Disaster Directed by Laura Lehmus Pregnant Frida's life is turned upside down when Felix breaks up with her.
Goethe Forum

Tacheles – The Heart of the Matter

Film Tacheles – The Heart of the Matter Directed by Andrea Schramm, Jana Matthes Young Israeli Yaar communicates the Holocaust with a computer game.
Centerpiece, Goethe Forum

Dear Thomas

Film Dear Thomas Directed by Andreas Kleinert Dreamer, obsessive and a rebel: the story of Thomas Brasch.
Youth 4 German Cinema

Wet Dog

Film Wet Dog Directed by Damir Lukacevic A teen gang member is caught between hiding his Jewish identity and saving his life.