16.04. ‐ 21.04.2024
LFFI_18 Zoo Gesellschaftshaus Front

LICHTER goes Zoo-Gesellschaftshaus

LICHTER has found a new festival centre! From 03 to 08 April 2018, the Zoo Society House will be transformed into the "Zoo-Lichtspiele".

It is a film palace with a great cinema history: about 100 years ago, the first cultural film theatre in Frankfurt opened its doors in the Zoo-Gesellschaftshaus. Forty years later, the long-time zoo director and Oscar®-winning animal filmmaker Bernhard Grzimek continued this cinema tradition with the "Zoo-Lichtspiele". LICHTER will now revive this venue. 

In addition to international films focusing on chaos, highlights of regional filmmaking and a series of selected highlights of the German film landscape, the festival also organizes the first Zukunft Deutscher Film congress in the temporary ""Zoo-Lichtspiele".


(Kino and LICHTER Festivallounge) 


Alfred-Brehm-Platz 16,  

60316 Frankfurt/Main

Additional New Venues

For the first time this year, LICHTER will also be showing films in the Harmonie Kino and the filmklubb in Offenbach. Other festival cinemas include the Mal Seh'n Kino, the cinema at the Deutsches Filmmuseum, and the Theater Willy Praml, studioNAXOS, naxos.Kino, where the Virtual Reality Storytelling Competition is taking place for the second time.

Image: © Michael Leibfritz