[Filmfestivalresearch] Request for help from the list

Skadi Loist skadi.loist at uni-hamburg.de
Tue Jan 20 22:19:00 CET 2015

Dear Anshu:

Thanks for getting in touch.  


First: If you want to post a request to the list, you need to send it to: filmfestivalresearch at listcultures.org, not (just) the list-owner…  Feel free to post the request again to the whole list!


Second: Re. your question on film festivals in the GDR.  

Are you in German Studies, i.e. do you read German?  If so, there are a number of references on film festivals founded in the GDR, which are listed in our history section of the FFRN bibliography: http://www.filmfestivalresearch.org/index.php/ffrn-bibliography/1-film-festivals-the-long-view/1-2-political-aspects-of-film-festivals-history/

Especially Andreas Kötzing (German and English) and Caroline Moine (French and German) have written extensively about the DOK Leipzig Festival, founded in the 1950s.  I’m not sure whether there were more than this one.  I know of several renowned festivals in the former East German part of Germany, but I am not positively sure whether they have been founded after reunification (the overwhelming part has).


The Children’s film festival in Gera might be original East German (GDR).  But Dresden Short Film Festival, Cottbus FF etc. which are of considerable size now, have been founded after reunification to my knowledge.


You should get in touch with Andreas Kötzing and Caroline Moine.  They would know for sure!







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Von: Filmfestivalresearch [mailto:mailman-bounces at wl07.alfaservers.com] Im Auftrag von Anshu Sharma
Gesendet: Dienstag, 20. Januar 2015 19:06
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Betreff: Request for help from the list


Dear all,

I am a relative newcomer to film festival studies and was wondering if you could help me with names of film festivals that were held in the German Democratic Republic during the Cold War. I would appreciate help with names of documentary as well as other international film festivals.

Many thanks


Anshu Sharma-Narayan

Ph.D Candidate

University Of Massachusetts, Amherst


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