12. April 2021 Another year without Festivals
For many years, the first half of the year at Rixfilm has been structured by festivals. Our annual cycle begins in February with the Berlinale, in March follows the Film Festival Turkey Germany which is co-curated by Frank Becher, in May the International Animated Film Festival in Stuttgart and it ends finally in June with a few nice days in Annecy. Now we are in our second year without these festivals. Honestly, we miss them. All attempts to hold the festivals online are ok. But just no comparison to being on site, meeting people, discussing projects, eating and drinking together. At the FFTD we are still hoping to celebrate our 25th anniversary this year. We have moved it to midsummer, actually a taboo for any rational festival planner. But we'll see. Perhaps there is time until then that cultural exchanges can take place beyond the network.