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Call for Papers

Proposals for papers for the 35th International Film History Conference may be submitted until June 1, 2022.

In preparation for conference and festival, an internal viewing colloquium will take place in Berlin May 12-15, 2022, at Zeughauskino (May 12, 14, 15) and Bundesarchiv (May 13).

DVD
WAS WÄRE, WENN ...?
now available!

The 1st edition of the new edition cinefest, published by CineGraph and Bundesarchiv together with UCM.ONE, contains the DEFA film Was wäre, wenn ...?(1960) by director Gerhard Klingenberg as well as a 40-page booklet and other extras.

Filmwissen Online

An interactive walk through the world of film
Launch of the online platform for learning and discovering film history and film language
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The Festival

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CINEMA

Movies belong in the cinema! A permanent partner of cinefestis the Metropoliskino in Hamburg, where the festival films - many still as 35mm copies - shine in the light of the screen!

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ONLINE

There will be an online version of cinefest in 2021. In addition to the cinema program, some films are also shown in the Metropolis cinema's virtual cinema hall, Metropolis+. Participation in the conference is also possible via live stream.

CONFERENCE

The 35th International Film History Conference is an integral part of cinefest in Hamburg. It will take place from 17 (opening) to 20 November 2022. Speakers and participants from germany and abroad will deepen the theme of the festival in lectures and discussions (conference languages: German or English). A hybrid event with both physical presence and online streaming is planned.

FORUMS

In accordance with its multimedia orientation, the festival offers discussion forums on technical, cultural, economic, legal, archival, and film historical topics in cooperation with professional associations and media representatives.

AWARDS

Two honorary awards will be presented at the festival: the Reinhold Schünzel Award for many years of service in the care, preservation and dissemination of German film heritage to one or more persons. The Willy Haas Award, award for an important international publication on German-language film or film in Germany.

LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT

cinefestregularly presents silent films with live musical accompaniment.

GUESTS

Our guests at cinefest

CINEFEST PREVIEW

As a preview to the cinefest, the Abaton cinema shows on 4 and 9 November two films by Slovakian cinematographer Igor Luther, whom Volker Schlöndorff called "the most brilliant cinematographer I have ever worked with."

CINEFEST ENCORE

There will also be a cinefest encore program in 2021. On 24 November the Alabama Cinemao shows Henri-Georges Clouzot's Le Corbeau (The Raven)and on 25 November the Metropolis cinema shows the mega event Napoleon by Abel Gance.

CINEFEST ON TOUR

Following the events in Hamburg, parts of the film program will go on tour to Berlin, Wiesbaden, Prague, Vienna and Zurich.

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