27.04. ‐ 02.05.2021

The LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International is entering its 14th edition!

From April 27th to the 2nd of May 2021, we are presenting international film-highlights, pinnacles of young German filmmaking, the best feature and short films from Hessen, selected stories in Virtual Reality formats and artistic positions during the LICHTER Art Award surrounding this year’s theme “Change”.

In the course of the festival we are planning the second edition of the “Kongress Zukunft Deutscher Film” on the 29th and 30th of April. The concept for change in German film culture developed over the last two years will be continued in 2021 and reflected upon from a vast European perspective. The topics diversity, film financing, film culture, film education and distribution are at the centre of the congress.

We are arranging the LICHTER Filmfest as a hybrid-edition this year. As dictated by current circumstances, there will be live events in our partner cinemas as well as us holding on to the idea of a digital cinema. Should the current situation not allow any live public events, we will repeat last years framework: LICHTER On Demand. We will keep you updated on which shape the festival and congress will take on.