14th LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International
27 April – 2 May 2021
Programme of the 14th edition of LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International :: 2021 ::
Festival Center: online.lichter-filmfest.de
1 Opening Film
2-20 International Feature Film Programme
21-26 Future German Cinema Programme
27-36 Regional Feature Film Competition
37-45 International Short Film Programme
46-47 Regional Short Film Competition
48 VR Storytelling Competition
Equality in the change of time. Traffic in the change of the time. Living in the change of the time. Work in the change of the time. And - it almost sounds mocking - the changing climate. Five macro trends and five examples that somehow make us feel that the transformation of our world is unstoppable. There are enormous opportunities in change, as digitalization shows, and dangers, if we consider the climatic changes of recent years. Whichever way the pendulum swings,…
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Natural disasters are merciless events with maximum attention potential. The more deadly the disaster, the greater the wave of solidarity that follows it. The decisive factor is the moment that makes tragedies palpable.
WE HAVE PUT TEN YEARS OF LICHTER BEHIND US, NOW NUMBER ELEVEN IS COMING. Over all these years, we set ourselves new goals, found new locations, moved into them temporarily, and grew from a regional festival to the lively film scene in the Rhine-Main region to an international film festival with over 10,000 visitors.
When, in 2007, five people from Frankfurt had the idea of setting up a film festival that would give visibility to the small but lively film scene in the Rhine-Main region, it was by no means certain that there would one day be a 10th edition. The best expression was the slogan "The festival in the here and now".
In the ninth LICHTER year, there is a small anniversary: For the fifth time, we are showing an international program on a special theme in addition to the showcase of regional filmmaking. It has never been more topical than this time: "Borders". In Europe, border fences are being erected again.
For the past seven years, we have accompanied filmmaking in Frankfurt, Rhine-Main and Hesse with an important part of our program. Our message has always been clear: there is a lot of potential for good cinema in this region - there are filmmakers, critics, film institutions and enthusiasts, and all kinds of interesting things to talk about. In short, all the ingredients are there for what marketing German likes to call a "location". Since the first year at ATELIERFRANKFURT, we…
LICHTER does not live on numbers, but on the spirit that a community of cinema enthusiasts musters year after year to put film culture at the center of the region's cultural life for just under a week. Last year, however, this spirit also manifested itself in numbers. With almost 10,000 visitors and 16 sold-out screenings, LICHTER can claim to have arrived not only as a regional but also as an international film festival.
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I am very thankful to the LICHTER-ON-DEMAND programm curation: THE CHAMBERMAID might be my biggest discovery of the festival. I was amazed how much more this small scale character portrait of a maid in a luxury hotel in Mexico City has on its mind than you first think. Especially the cinematography and its detailed framing of the protagonists daily work was outstanding (the cinemascope format works wonders here). I very much enjoyed that the presence of the almost…