EXCHANGE PROGRAMME BETWEEN THE FILMKUNSTFEST AND THE SZCZECIN EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL (SEFF)
Summer of this year marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the agreement between Germany and Poland “promoting neighbourliness and friendly cooperation”. The agreement marks a milestone in what have since become ever closer German-Polish relations on different levels, both politically as well as in society at large. To mark the jubilee of this agreement the Stiftung für deutsch-polnische Zusammenarbeit (SdpZ , Foundation for German-Polish Cooperation) is supporting 25 cross-border projects, which emphasise and promote these fundamental ideas, including on a cultural level. We are delighted that this joint project with the Stowarzyszenie OFFicyna, who are organising the European Film Festival (SEFF) in Szczecin, was chosen as part of the Jubilee announcement. The SdpZ now finances an exchange programme allowing both festivals to travel to either Schwerin or Szczecin with a film programme.
The SEFF will appear first at the 26th FILMKUNSTFEST MV on 5th May where a cross-section of the Szczecin European Film Festival will be shown: nine short film contributions, subtitled in German, will exclusively be shown on this evening. As part of a return visit, festival director Volker Kufahl will present the FILMKUNSTFEST MV in the summer at a special event in Szczecin. The significance of such an anniversary does not simply amount to exchanges and networking: Discussion: On the current situation regarding Polish cultural policies with a particular look at the Polish lm scene, 5th May 2016, 6pm, Capitol 6: Last year, occasional measures and statements from the new right-wing, conservative government caused a stir on the Polish cultural scene. The consequences of the goings-on with the state television have already come to prominence. To what extent is the Polish film scene concerned about its long established structures and success? Do both creators and programme designers at festivals have to expect censorship and hasty self-censorship, just is in Hungary? Guests: Michał Chacinski, publicist and TV journalist, Dr. Bartosz Woijcik, festival director and university lecturer in Szczecin. Dr. Kai-Olaf Lang, senior fellow research gruop EU/Europe of Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin. Moderated by Falko Reichardt, international Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Centre, Stettin. In cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Schwerin, welcome speech by Johann Ivanov.
Short lm programme of the Szczecin European Film Festival (SEFF), 5th May 2016, 7.45pm, Capitol 6: Presentation of the Szczecin Festival by the festival directors, Dr. Bartosz Woijcik and Claudia Dietrich. Ten short films and video-art contributions from the 2015 festival programme and from previous years. In the presence of some of the film makers. The programme will last 93 minutes. All films are subtitled in German.
DISCUSSION: On the current situation regarding Polish cultural policies with a particular look at the Polish film scene
- Michał Chaciński (Publicist)
- Dr. Bartosz Wojcik (Festival conductor in Stettin)
- Dr. Kai-Olaf Lang (Political scietist).
Moderator: Falko Reichardt, condutor of the International Dietrich-Bonhoefferzentrums Stettin. In cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
9 films of the Szczecin European Film Festival SEFF, PL/D/I
- BAŁTYK 2015
- BLACK FLAG
- I‘LL CALL YOU WHEN I GET THERE
- SEXY LAUNDRY
- UNTERWEGS MIT MAXIM GORKIYzoz
total length 94 min (Original version with german subtitles)
guests: Dr. Bartosz Wojcik, Claudia Dietrich (Festival conductor in Stettin)