Ilmenau, 15.02.2021 – From 08 – 11 July 2021, Ilmenau will become a stage: For the fifth time, the Film Leben Festival will present short films to its visitors at various locations in Ilmenau to bring the city to life under the sign of film.
Watching a horror film at the Kickelhahn late at night? Or would you rather watch a comedy on the market square? The Film Leben Festival combines the components of nature, technology and culture and turns special places in Ilmenau into a stage for short films. With its supra-regional character, the festival is intended to represent the city of Ilmenau as a media location in Thuringia and beyond, and to enrich the city’s cultural life. Since a realization in 2020 was also not possible due to the Covid 19 pandemic, hopefully in July at various locations in Ilmenau films will again run across the screen, filmmakers offered a stage and the audience captivated.
Everyone can contribute to the program: Whether a film professional or a newcomer to the camera – everyone is invited to submit a specially produced short film. This can be uploaded to the submission portal from March 1. The following categories are available: Animation, Experimental, Documentary, Children’s and Youth Film, Drama/Comedy, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Thriller/Crime and Horror.
A jury of experts will select the best short films from all the entries and award prizes to the winners in each category. All winning films will then be presented once again at the closing event, which will take place in the Audimax of the TU Ilmenau.
In addition to current safety and hygiene measures, the organizers are concerned about making the festival as sustainable and regional as possible. Especially the catering, the transport and the advertising material will be based on sustainable and regional cooperation. Since last year, the festival has been designed by eight students of the Ilmenau University of Technology as part of their project management course. They are supported by the board of the association Kulturelle Koordinierung e.V. as organizer, the city of Ilmenau and the marketing department of the Technical University.
Detailed information about the program and the locations will be published in the coming weeks. Until then, information can be obtained via the social media channels:
About Film Leben Festival
The Film Leben Festival is organized and carried out every two years as a project of the AG Film im kulturelle Koordinierung e.V. in cooperation with students of the TU Ilmenau. Under the motto “Film beleben, Film vorleben, Film erleben” film enthusiasts across generations a platform for exchange is to be offered.
The unique combination of nature, technology and culture is intended to revive the medium of film and the city of Ilmenau.