* Oct 23, 07 Epilogue
The festival is over and the winners were awarded their prizes: find out more here.
Photos from the ceremony as well as from the whole festival are also available online.
Thanks to everyone who has participated!
* Oct 13, 07 ”All these moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.“
(Roy Batty in BLADE RUNNER)
Dutch acting legend Rutger Hauer (BLADE RUNNER,
TURKISH DELIGHT) will be part of our feature film jury!
Besides, the documentary BLOND, BLUE EYES
about his life and his movies will be shown on Wedndesday and Thursday at 22:30.
» More about the jury / Wikipedia article
* Oct 08, 07 Feature films in competition
Finally, we have decided on the eight feature films for the European competition, in-depth information is available here. (in both German & English)
* Sep 06, 07 Let’s get to work
and into the pleasures of film
To lean back and simply watch others do the work. You could sum up the programme of this year’s Münster Film Festival that way.
- To have work, to look for it, to find it, to find fulfillment in it, to suffer from it or to drop out. Work is the theme of this year’s European Feature Film Competition, which is an integral part of our festival for the second time round. There’s life, love and hatred in film — where the money comes from is most often shrouded in mystery. This isn’t the case in the eight feature films nominated for the Münster Film Prize worth € 10,000 for best director: work plays no minor role in these, be they thriller, music film or social drama. A jury of European experts selects the winner.
- In the German-speaking Short Film Competition, our festival’s classic, young film makers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland present their work made at film academies or independently. Here, everything goes, each and every theme, each and every genre. Two prizes totalling € 7,500 will be awarded by a professional jury and another prize worth € 1,000 will be awarded by the audience.
- In the side programme, lecturers will offer a review of feature film history portraying the true “Heroes of Labour,” and a short but concise selection of documentary films will offer insight into familiar and unfamiliar working environments.
The “Münster Connection” series is dedicated to film makers who work and live in Münster.
- And last but not least: film|spiegel is the name of a festival section unique among German film festivals, showing the latest productions from the Netherlands and enabling us to show German premieres and invite well-known Dutch guests to Münster.
- The Filmservice Münsterland will award its Script Talent Award worth € 3,000 for stories from the region for the fourth time.
All that’s left for me is to extend a cordial welcome to all, for you to spend your time off work and your well-deserved weekend with us at the Cineplex from October 17th to 21st with films not yet shown in our theatres — and others, especially European ones, you will probably only ever see at the festival.
We look forward to exciting encounters. All film makers are invited to personally present their films in Münster. The festival lounge at the theatre is a great place to meet and greet.