Filmfestival Münster 2013 - The Trailer

The festival programme is online! Advance booking starts October 3rd. read on

News: January 17, 2014

The next edition of Filmfestival Münster takes place in 2015 - currently no film submissions are possible!

News: October 14, 2013

The award winners

The Festival’s competition was a five-day journey across all genres and through the landscape of recent and largely independently produced European films, which included over 110 contributions shown at approximately 62 screenings. It rained awards after all was said and done.

News: October 9, 2013

The time has finally come: Welcome to the 15th Filmfestival Münster!

Dear Festival Guests,

The programme of the 15th Filmfestival Münster is the product of immense preparation and consideration. The film selection committee has put great care into selecting 109 feature and short films produced in the last two years that encompass the promising cinematic perspectives from 21 different countries. These films are cinematic challenges that do not frequently find themselves amongst the regular fare of commercial movie theatres. So together we embark on a journey into unconventional, dynamic, moving, somewhat idiosyncratic and stylistically uncharted (cinematic) worlds that will expose us to new dimensions and which promise to whet our appetite for further discoveries.

News: October 8, 2013

In the space-time continuum

match-cut.jpgThe Dawn of Man – the final, sublime notes of Richard Strauss’s “Thus Spake Zarathustra” fade away and an unspoiled panorama appears on the screen. It is the dawn of man, the beginning of time. A horde of wild hominids comes face-to-face with a black monolith; they discover how to use bones as tools and weapons. Then the scene cuts away and within the single blink of an eye, time and space dissolve and re-form. The bone has become a spaceship, prehistory has given way to the year 1999, and just 18 months remain until the Jupiter mission. In “2001: A Space Odyssey”, Stanley Kubrick and his film editor Ray Lovejoy need just a single cut (probably the single most famous match cut in the history of film) to span thousands upon thousands of years. This cut embodies nearly everything that time as such is capable of in the medium of film.