cinefest – International Festival of German Film Heritage
is organized by CineGraph Hamburg and Bundesarchiv in Zusammenarbeit in cooperation with numerous national and international institutions. cinefest sees itself as a forum for cineastes, film historians, archivists and technicians as part of a festival that presents well-known and forgotten film classics as well as treasures of German-language film heritage that were thought to be lost.
Part of the event in Hamburg is the traditional International Film History Conference.
The local partner of cinefest in Hamburg is the Kinemathek Hamburg e.V.
Following the events in Hamburg, parts of the film programme will go on tour to Berlin, Wiesbaden, Prague, Vienna and Zurich. Partners are the Zeughauskino in the Deutsches Historisches Museum, the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung in Wiesbaden, the Národní Filmový Archiv in Prague, the FilmForum in Udine/Gorizia, the Filmarchiv Austria in Vienna as well as the Filmpodium Zürich and the Cinémathèque Suisse.