LICHTER Film Festival Frankfurt International – VR Storytelling 2019
The LICHTER Film Festival Frankfurt International is a celebration of and for film. Carried by a high-quality regional as well as international programme, it shines a light on the facets of film art that too often miss out in the everyday of cinema and television.
LICHTER was born from the local film scene. Founded in 2008 by a group of filmmakers and film fans, it has developed from an event for a few from a pledged community in a homemade cinema housed in a studio, to an integral part of the (supra-)regional culture. The success proves those in action right. In 2017, LICHTER celebrated its 10th anniversary and proved once more how big the region’s need is to bring them, the audience, the creatives and guests from all over the world together.
The festival programme doesn’t just want to entertain. Every year, the curators are making efforts in combining cinema and discourse. Next to the regional short- and long film competition, giving a space to the diverse filmmaking of the region, is the international programme running on a theme that changes yearly. This theme captivates for more than its topicality, it also points toward socio-political questions to follow and continue debates outside of the film theatre. LICHTER already took on the themes “City”, “Revolution”, “Humour”, “Money”, “Truth” and “Chaos”. This year, the 12th edition of the festival revolves all around “Nature”.