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Oldenburg Film Festival

25th Oldenburg Int'l Film Festival Sept. 12-16, 2018

Rated among the top 5 Film Festivals worldwide for Independent Films by American film critic Chris Gore in his esteemed 'Ultimate Film Festival Guide', and ranked »Top 25 Coolest Festivals in the World« by MovieMaker, Oldenburg has fostered its success with a strong commitment to innovative and independent filmmaking.

Labelled ‘the European Sundance’ by Variety, Hollywood Reporter, and Screen International, amongst others, Oldenburg has evolved while preserving its intimate atmosphere and founding purpose: to celebrate and support the diverse voices and visions of independent filmmakers, to honor the creativity of the artists upon which the Festival depends, and to create a unique experience and inspiring meeting place for filmmakers, audiences, and media professionals.

The only festival in the world to play films in jail and invite festival guests with inmates.



VIDEO - Torsten Neumann is Dr No - from FECTRE (Film Festival Executive Comedy Thriller Revenge and Exploitation)

  FROM OLDENBURG WITH LOVE - 25. Internationales Filmfest Oldenburg 2018 from Filmfest Oldenburg on Vimeo.   The super trailer for Oldenburg has been Produced & Directed by Torsten Neumann and Deborah Kara Unger ...

Award winners of the 25th Oldenburg International Film Festival and Closing Statement

  Award Ceremony of the German Independence Awards, Closing Night Gala with “Promise At Dawn” by Eric Barbier     The 25th edition started with several premieres: on Wednesday the opening gala for the first time took place in the congress center. With the European premiere of Sarik Andreasyan‘s  “Unforgiven”, it was also the first time that a film from outside of Germany opened the festival. Numerous stars on the red carpet being cheered b...

VIDEO - A Tribute to Piers Handling

The 2018 Toronto International Film Festival is Piers Handling’s 37th as a key member of the TIFF team — and his 25th at the helm. It is also his last: Piers will retire this fall, turning his expertise to future projects following one final TIFF Cinematheque series, The Great War on Film, which marks the centenary of the WWI Armistice. Piers joined the Festival as a programmer in 1982, and later served as Artistic Director for seven years before becoming Director & CEO in 1994...

AMBIANCE - The Oldenburg Festival Photo Gallery

Well deserved rest for the team after a stunning 25th anniversary edition of the festival. more pictures ...

VIDEO - Oldenburg Tributes to Bruce Robinson and Keith Carradine

The Festival Gala at the 25th Oldenburg International Film Festival: Presenting the Awards to the Tribute and Retrospective Honorees Keith Carradine and Bruce Robinson; followed by the screening of Tomer Almagor's documentary "King of Beasts". Tributes to Bruce Robinson and Keith Carradine ...

Party at the Railway Station

Torsten Neumann does it all...even being the DJ for the party on Saturday after the Tribute Awards. ...

VIDEO - Visit to JVA Oldenburg Jail with festival guests

This festival is the only festival in the world to play films in jail and invite festival guests to watch a film with inmates. ...

VIDEO - Interview / no Interview with Keith Carradine in Oldenbburg

The bubblegum machine gets the chance to have a chat with Keith Carradine in the Festival TV #nointerview by SCHWARZSEHER. The actor has be honoured with a star on the Oldenburg Walk of Fame and with a tribute for his formidable screen presence in films such as "Nashville" (Robert Altmann), "Pretty Baby" (Louis Malle) and the series "Dexter".   ...

"Unforgiven" Opening Film at Oldenburg: An Interview with the Filmmakers

    By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   "Unforgiven", the new film from Armenian-Russian director Sarik Andreasyan was the the opening film of Oldenburg International Film Festival this year. We had a packed house for this affecting Russian production that surely left its mark. The story is based on the tragic and true events surrounding the life of Vitaly Kaloyev and his family before and after the disastrous Überlingen mid-air collision. It was an ...

Der Henker world premieres in Oldenburg's Jail - JVA

Director : Michael Kreindl  Cast : Neda Rahmanian, Lenn Kudrjawizki, Kasem Hoxha, Juergen Maurer, Amelie Kiefer  Neda Rahmanian takes security check at the entrance of the JVA jail The icepick had been rammed deeply into Mladen Ribar’s heart. Tied to it is a short but direct message: corrupt pig! An apt description of the unethical building officer Mladen. But it would fit others of his kind equally. The land is diseased with corruption, fraud and cover-ups. Someo...

Breaking News: Oldenburg Festival guests in Jail!

The only festival in the world where guests get to see films with inmates. It s in themiddle of the city, yet is called The Alcatraz of the North (300 inmates in high security, including some of the toughest criminals in Germany) A truly rare and positive experience.  Could not have imagined sharing drinks and canapes with prisoners, wardens and festival guests... Interesting to observe the way we look humans who are very different from us. (one way or another) A convenient transport...

Keith Carradine enjoying his star in Oldenburg

Keith Carradine unveiled his star on the OLB Walk of Fame. (the 12th star) ...

The team of Cuban film "Is That You?" at their world premiere

Eres tu, Papa? ' director (Rudy Riveron Sancherz at center) is so proud of his cast! It was beautifully shot by the most famous Cuban cinematographer Raul Perez Ureta (at age 84!). Gabriela Ramos makes an impressive and lasting impression as the young protagonist Lili whose relationship with her parents is beyond complex. Jorge Enrique Caballero's portrayal of the quiet and unassuming Carlos is also imposing. The debut film is an intense psychological horror, which shoul...

Audi elite and high-class sponsor at Oldenburg International Film Festival

Festival honoree Keith Carradine with Festival founder Thorsten Neumann and Audi chief unveiling the new Audi 6 Avant at the Oldenburger Castle reception. ...

25th Oldenburg International Film Festival 2018: On the Red Carpet

By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER     20 countries and nearly 50 films will be shown this year at the landmark 25th anniversary of the Oldenburg International Film Festival, which began last night in the quaint and picturesque city of Oldenburg, in Northwest Germany. It runs from September 12-16 at various venues throughout the city. The festival first began as an alternative film festival with a focus on independent and out of the ordinary cinema from the Uni...

With Keith Carradine, the Oldenburg International Film Festival honors one of Hollywood’s great Character Actors

With Keith Carradine, the Oldenburg International Film Festival honors one of Hollywood’s great Character Actors His career is impressive, the list of the films he made unforgettable with his presence is long. He had starring roles in films like Ridley Scott’s “The Duellists”, Alan Rudolph’s “Choose Me” and Louis Malle’s “Pretty Baby” before he even turned 30.   Keith has stage-blood in his veins, his family is H...

World Premiere of “King of Beasts” at the 25th Oldenburg International Film Festival

World Premiere of “King of Beasts” is Centerpiece Gala film and “La promesse de l'aube“ is Closing Night, as final highlights close the program of the 25th Oldenburg International Film Festival For the first time in its history a documentary will be in Official Competition, joining a line-up of Foreign Oscar entries, bold debuts, and the world premiere of Cuba’s first psychological horror film. Centerpiece Gala September 15, 2018, 9....

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