1. FSFF Programm 2018 online

  2. Dokumentarfilmwettbewerb online

  3. FSFF Programm 2018 online

  4. Panaorama Mitteleuropa Programm online

  5. Sepp Bierbichler zu Gast auf dem FSFF

  6. Dominik Graf zu Gast auf dem FSFF

  7. Thema ZEIT auf dem FSFF 2018

  8. Bettina Böhler - Editorin bei Christian Petzolds TRANSIT zu Gast auf dem FSFF 2018

fsff-Kino Open Air in Starnberg und am Wörthsee

Sommerliches Filmvergnügen

From September 6 to 15, 2018, the 12th Five Lakes Film Festival will be held as the "International Festival of Central European Film". From 26 July to 15 August, two open airs invite you to a summer cinema experience right at the lakeside, in Starnberg and Wörthsee.

Summer film enjoyment directly on the lake: From 26 July to 15 August 2018, two open airs in Starnberg and Wörthsee invite you to a cinema experience under the starry sky at the start of the 12th Five Lakes Film Festival. In the seaside resort Starnberg the Kino Open Air is held daily from 9.30 pm from 26 July to 5 August, in the Augustiner am See on Lake Wörthsee from 7 to 15 August. Classics and the film hits of the season will be shown: at the Starnberg seaside resort, among others, "Das Leben ist ein Fest" by the creators of "Ziemlich beste Freunde", "Die Verlegerin" by Steven Spielberg and "Sauerkrautkoma" by Ed Herzog with Bavaria's most popular village policeman Franz Eberhofer. Florian Gallenberger's tragic comedy "Grüner wird ´s nicht" will be previewed by leading actor Elmar Wepper. Among others "Swimming with men" by Oliver Parker, "Lady Bird" by Greta Gerwig "Call me by your name" by Luca Guadagnino and "Spiel mir das Lied vom Tod" by Sergio Leone are on the programme of the cult open-air cinema Augustiner on Wörthsee. The gripping political drama "Wackersdorf" by Oliver Haffner will also be shown as a preview.
The demonstrations begin at 9.30 p.m. at nightfall. Admission is 8.30 pm. The entrance fee is 10 Euro, including 3 Euro beverage voucher, which can be redeemed at the local beverage stands.

Information: www.fsff.de, facebook

fsff Open Air Cinema Seaside resort Starnberg
26.07. "Das Leben ist ein Fest" (FR 2017), Director: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
27.07. "Die Verlegerin"(US 2018), Director: Steven Spielberg
28.07. "Eine bretonische Liebe" (FR/BE 2017), Director: Carine Tardie
29.07. "2001 - Odyssey in Space" (US/GB 1968), Director: Stanley Kubrick
30.07. "303"(DE 2018), Director: Hans Weingartner
31.07. "Zwei Herrn im Anzug" (DE 2018), Director: Josef Bierbichler01.08. "Mission: Impossible" Fallout - Preview (US 2018), Director: Christopher McQuarrie
02.08. "Mamma Mia! Here we go again" (US 2018), Director: Ol Parker
08/03 "Ocean`s 8" (US 2018) directed by Gary Ross
04.08. "Grüner wird´s nicht" (DE 2018) Preview - Elmar Wepper present, Director: Florian Gallenberger
05.08. "Sauerkrautkoma" (DE 2018), directed by Ed Herzog

fsff Open Air Cinema Augustiner at Lake Wörthsee
07.08. "Weit" (DE 2016), Director: Patrick Allgaier, Gwendolin Weisser
08.08. "Swimming with men"(GB 2018), Director: Oliver Parker
09.08. "Lady Bird" (US 2017), Director: Greta Gerwig
10.08. "Call me by your name" ((IT/BR/FR/US 2017) , Director: Luca Guadagnino
08/11 "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" (US 2017), Director: Martin McDonagh
12..08. "Spiel mir das Lied vom Tod" 50 years later ((IT/US 1968), director: Sergio Leone
13.08. "Arthur & Claire" (AT/NL//DE 2017), Director: Miguel Alexandre
14.08. "Sauerkrautkoma" (DE 2018), Director: Ed Herzog
15.08. "Wackersdorf" Preview (DE 2018), Director: Oliver Haffner

Josef Bierbichler ist Ehrengast beim 12. Fünf Seen Filmfestival

"Urgestein des bayerischen Films"

He is considered to be the forerunner of Bavarian film, the powerhouse on stage and in film. Josef Bierbichler is one of the prominent guests of honour at the 12th Five Lakes Film Festival. Two evenings are scheduled with the great human actor, actor, author and director. In addition to Bierbichler's current film "Zwei Herren im Anzug", "Winterreise" and "Hierankl" by Hans Steinbichler, "Servus Bayern" by Herbert Achternbusch and "Winterschläfer" by Tom Tykwer will also be shown. From 6 to 15 September 2018, the 12th Five Lakes Film Festival will be organised as the "International Festival of Central European Film". The theme this year is "Time". From 26 July to 15 August, two open airs invite you to a cinema experience in Starnberg and Wörthsee directly on the lake.

For the cinema Josef Bierbichler has played patriarchs, strict fathers, farmers or entrepreneurs. In "Zwei Herren im Anzug", his current work, in which he also directs, he films motifs from his own novel "Mittelreich". The FAZ described the film as an "After Herbert Achternbusch bomb strike". On the occasion of his 70th birthday, Thomas Ostermeier, artistic director and director at the Schaubühne Berlin, honoured Sepp Bierbichler in the Süddeutsche Zeitung: "I bow before you. From your attitude, from your anger at the injustice of the world, from your language, with which you try to counter this injustice. And from your ability to let you touch."
Festival director Matthias Helwig has little to add: "It is a great honour for me that Sepp Bierbichler has agreed to present his works at the Five Lakes Film Festival. When I see him, I immediately feel his aura, his presence and above all his authenticity."

Born and living on Lake Starnberg, the actor will read from his autobiographical novel "Mittelreich" at the 12th Five Lakes Film Festival and present his new film "Zwei Herren im Anzug" in conversation with Matthias Helwig. Guests are expected for the other films presented at the festival, "Winterreise" and "Hierankl (both directed by Hans Steinbichler), "Servus Bayern" (Herbert Achternbusch), Das weiße Band" (Michael Haneke) and "Winterschläfer" (Tom Tykwer). In 2007 Bierbichler was awarded the German Film Prize Lola for Best Actor in the film "Winterreise".
The 12th Five Lakes Film Festival - this year with a new date from 6 to 15 September - is once again offering an opulent programme and inviting you to an outstanding festival of films with prominent guests, famous filmmakers and young savages. Around 120 films in world premieres, German premieres and South German premieres with exhibitions, discussions and discussions will be shown in more than 300 performances on 11 screens in the venues Starnberg, Gauting, Seefeld Castle and Weßling. Directors, producers, authors and actors present their latest works. The legendary evening circumnavigation of Lake Starnberg with open-air short film award ceremony will take place on September 11, 2018. Film enjoyment and midsummer flair: From 26 July to 15 August 2018 two open airs in Starnberg and Wörthsee invite you to an open-air cinema experience directly on the lake.
This year the motto of the film festival is "Time", in 2019 it will be "Space" and in 2020 "Movement", causal themes of the medium film. Festival director Matthias Helwig: "Time is a big issue in our fast-moving society. The time we lack, the time we need, the time we have. Time that expands and time that shortens to a moment. All this depicted in film, in the rhythm of the editing or in the length of the formats short film, feature film, epic or series".

Filmeditorin Bettina Böhler kommt zum 12. Fünf Seen Filmfestival

Meisterin der Montage

She is regarded as a mistress of montage, as great invisibles of German cinema. Recently she edited Christian Petzold's wonderful film "Transit". At this year's Five Lakes Film Festival (fsff) she is one of the prominent guests of honour: the award-winning film editor Bettina Böhler. "The great importance of the work of editors or editors is far too rarely examined in more detail. Often she stands in the shadow of many other people involved in the film. Bettina Böhler is repeatedly and not insignificantly responsible for the success of major films such as "Hannah Arendt", all Petzold films or "Wild" by Nicolette Krebitz. It is a great honour for me to welcome Bettina Böhler to the Five Lakes Film Festival and to honour her work in this way," emphasises festival director Matthias Helwig.

Bettina Böhler has been editing films for well over 30 years, "The term cutter was coined in West Germany after the Second World War. Before, our name was Schnittmeister," Böhler once said in a newspaper interview. A cutter is a carpet knife. "I've never worked with him. We don't separate the material, we assemble it. Our work is assembly." As a film editor Böhler worked not only for Nicolette Krebitz and Christian Petzold, but also for Oskar Roehler, Margarethe von Trotta, Najwa Najjar, Angelina Maccarone, Thomas Arslan, and Susanna Salonen. In 2000 she was awarded the German Editorial Prize, in 2007 the Bremen Film Prize and Femina Film Prize and in 2012 the German Film Critics' Prize.
The 12th Five Lakes Film Festival - this year with a new date from 6 to 15 September - is once again offering an opulent programme and inviting you to an outstanding festival of films with prominent guests, famous filmmakers and young savages. Around 120 films in world premieres, German premieres and South German premieres with exhibitions, discussions and discussions will be shown in more than 300 performances on 11 screens in the venues Starnberg, Gauting, Seefeld Castle and Weßling. Directors, producers, authors and actors present their latest works. The legendary evening circumnavigation of Lake Starnberg with open-air short film award ceremony will take place on September 11, 2018. Film enjoyment and midsummer flair: From 26 July to 15 August 2018 two open airs in Starnberg and Wörthsee invite you to an open-air cinema experience directly on the lake. n this year the motto of the Film Festival is "Time", 2019 it will be "Space" and 2020 "Movement", causal themes of the medium film.

Information: www.fsff.de

Festivalleiter Matthias Helwig im Interview

12. Fünf Seen Filmfestival 2018

From September 6 to 15, 2018, the 12th Five Lakes Film Festival will be held as the "International Festival of Central European Film". The theme this year is "Time". From 26 July to 15 August, two open airs invite you to a cinema experience in Starnberg and Wörthsee directly on the lake. Interview with festival director Matthias Helwig:


The Five Lakes Film Festival not only has a new date, it also has a motto for the first time. Why the relocation to September? What is behind the motto "Time"?

Matthias Helwig: After the experiences of the past years, it was important for us to bring out the events that take place in the cinema - and this is all with the guests of honour and the competition films from the incalculable risk area of the weather in high summer. At the same time, these festival films require a supra-local attention, which can be better perceived if they are placed exactly between the two big Bavarian festivals in Munich and Hof. And this is at the beginning of September at the end of the school holidays and the beginning of the new school year. At the same time, however, we did not want to give up the locally so popular open air cinema. This will remain on the previous date, from 26.7. - 5.8. at Lake Starnberg and from 7-15.8. at Lake Wörth. This year we have chosen "Time" as our festival motto. In 2019 it will be "space", in 2020 "movement". Time is a big issue in our fast-moving society. The time we lack, the time we need, the time we have. Time that expands and time that shortens to a moment. All this is depicted in the film, for example in the rhythm of the editing or in the length of the formats short film, feature film, epic or series.

Cinema attendance is declining. The big competition Internet. The multitude of other festivals and then Munich not far. How can a film festival hold its own? What does the fsff want to set against it?

Matthias Helwig: A film festival is an event for film. Film festivals have increasing numbers of visitors at the moment because we live in a time of eventisation, which is rather bad for the daily business in the cinema. A film festival such as the Five Lakes Film Festival is perceived as unique. People take their time, people want to experience film in this time. They know that they will see something special, to laugh, to cry or to be touched. In addition, there is the characteristic of our festival. The personal reception, the conversations and of course the liberating ambience of the lakes and the landscape. People like to come to us and they pass that on. I am therefore confident that we will reach the 20000 visitors from 2017 again.

The festival is to be realigned. What new ideas, concepts are there? Who should be addressed more?

Matthias Helwig: After the experiences of 2017, financial consolidation was important to us. An event of this size needs the support of many institutions and sponsors. With one exception, we were well received everywhere. That strengthens us, of course. We did not want and have not changed the well-known plus points, such as the almost paradisiacal ambience in the south of Munich or the steamboat trip and the widely respected program. But we tried to sharpen the orientation of the festival a bit more. That is why we deliberately want to limit ourselves to Central European film. The selection so far with the focus on the film from Germany, Austria and Switzerland has done the preparatory work. As far as I can see, there is a focus on these countries in Germany, but certainly not in southern Germany. Internationally, the Karlovy Vary Festival has become the model here. We are of course also interested in the new developments in the film industry. In addition to the film talk at the Politische Akademie in Tutzing - this year about "Verfilte Zeit", there will be another film talk at the Evangelische Akademie in Tutzing, about "Rhythmus als Herzschlag des Films" with the universally recognized German editor Bettina Böhler, a panel on the topic "Zeit zum Entwicklung eines Filmstoffes" and a panel discussion on the future of cinema under the title "Die Zeiten ändern sich". However, the core of the festival will always remain film and curiosity about new developments, exciting filmmakers and discussions with them.

What are the main topics this year? How is the motto "time" filled with life?

Matthias Helwig: As I have already said - the film from Central Europe in all its facets, i.e. in the fields of short film, feature film, documentary film, possibly also series. The topic "time" interests me - probably like many others - of course myself. You get older, you work.

Matthias Helwig: After the experiences of 2017, financial consolidation was important to us. An event of this size needs the support of many institutions and sponsors. With one exception, we were well received everywhere. That strengthens us, of course. We did not want and have not changed the well-known plus points, such as the almost paradisiacal ambience in the south of Munich or the steamboat trip and the widely respected program. But we tried to sharpen the orientation of the festival a bit more. That is why we deliberately want to limit ourselves to Central European film. The selection so far with the focus on the film from Germany, Austria and Switzerland has done the preparatory work. As far as I can see, there is a focus on these countries in Germany, but certainly not in southern Germany. Internationally, the Karlovy Vary Festival has become the model here. We are of course also interested in the new developments in the film industry. In addition to the film talk at the Politische Akademie in Tutzing - this year about "Verfilte Zeit", there will be another film talk at the Evangelische Akademie in Tutzing, about "Rhythmus als Herzschlag des Films" with the universally recognized German editor Bettina Böhler, a panel on the topic "Zeit zum Entwicklung eines Filmstoffes" and a panel discussion on the future of cinema under the title "Die Zeiten ändern sich". However, the core of the festival will always remain film and curiosity about new developments, exciting filmmakers and discussions with them.

What are the main topics this year? How is the motto "time" filled with life?

Matthias Helwig: As I have already said - the film from Central Europe in all its facets, i.e. in the fields of short film, feature film, documentary film, possibly also series. The topic "time" interests me - probably like many others - of course myself. You get older and work around the clock, but for this very reason you always have to be aware of the value of time. This has always been the theme of the film, at all times. So we're gonna do a retrospective of films from Chaplin to Christopher Nolan. This year's guest of honour Josef Bierbichler also recorded the dimensions of time here on a Bavarian lake with the film adaptation of his novel "Mittelreich". In our series "Odeon" - films from the most diverse areas of the fine arts - we will address the passing away or even emergence, from "Servus Bayern" to "Paterson", to name but two apparently widely divergent films, or from "Modern Times" to "Sur".

Josef Bierbichler has already been appointed as Guest of Honour. Who else is coming? What can you tell us?

Matthias Helwig: It is a great honour for me that Sepp Bierbichler has agreed to present his works at the Five Lakes Film Festival. When I see him, I immediately feel his aura, his presence and above all his authenticity. The actor, who was born and lives on Lake Starnberg, will read from his autobiographical novel "Mittelreich" and present his new film "Zwei Herren im Anzug" in conversation with me. We hope to invite companions or directors. Bettina Böhler is just as important to me. Most moviegoers don't know how important the editing is for the film. Bettina Böhler is a great editor and with her we can learn to see the films in a completely different way. Who else is coming, I don't want to and can't tell yet, it's still too early for that.


The legendary steamboat trip on Lake Starnberg will also take place this year?

Matthias Helwig: Of course the steamboat trip will take place again. She's our poster boy! In this festival year it is scheduled for September 11th. The later date also has its advantages: The sun goes down earlier, we're back in port earlier. The program remains the same on the one hand, but will be slightly upgraded. Once again, we will present the three or four best short films previously selected at the festival on two screens, one of them open-air on the steamboat. Then the audience on deck can choose the winner. During the count we will show a silent movie with live music as a special treat. It's gonna be a lovely movie night, I'm sure.



The 12th Five Lakes Film Festival - this year with a new date from 6 to 15 September - is once again offering an opulent programme and inviting you to an outstanding festival of films with prominent guests, famous filmmakers and young savages. Around 150 films in world premieres, German premieres and South German premieres with exhibitions, discussions and discussions will be shown in more than 300 performances on 15 screens at the venues Starnberg, Gauting, Seefeld Castle and Weßling. Directors, producers, authors and actors present their new works. The theme of this year's film festival is "Time". As in the previous year, around 20,000 visitors are expected.
The legendary evening circumnavigation of Lake Starnberg with open-air short film award ceremony will take place on September 11, 2018. Film enjoyment and midsummer flair: From 26 July to 15 August 2018 two open airs in Starnberg and Wörthsee invite you to an open-air cinema experience directly on the lake. In the seaside resort Starnberg the open air is held daily from 9.30 pm from 26 July to 5 August, in the Augustiner am See on Lake Wörthsee from 7 to 15 August.

Information: www.fsff.de

Fünf Seen Filmfestival erstmal mit einem Motto

"Die Zeit, die uns fehlt"

The 12th Five Lakes Film Festival is presented as the "International Festival of Central European Film". The theme this year is "Time". From 26 July to 15 August, two open airs invite you to a cinema experience in Starnberg and Wörthsee directly on the lake.


The 12th Five Lakes Film Festival - this year with a new date from 6th to 15th September - is for the first time under one motto. Festival director Matthias Helwig has chosen the theme "Time": "Time is a big issue in our fast-moving society. The time we lack, the time we need, the time we have. Time that expands and time that shortens to a moment. All this depicted in film, in the rhythm of the editing or in the length of the formats short film, feature film, epic or series". In addition to the film talk at the Politische Akademie in Tutzing - this year about "Verfilte Zeit", there will be another film talk at the Evangelische Akademie in Tutzing, about "Rhythmus als Herzschlag des Films" with the universally recognized German editor Bettina Böhler, a panel on the topic "Zeit zum Entwicklung eines Filmstoffes" and a panel discussion on the future of cinema under the title "Die Zeiten ändern sich". But Helwig is also interested in the topic of "time" himself. "You get older, you work around the clock, but you always have to be aware of the value of time for this very reason. This has always been the theme of the film, at all times. So we're gonna do a retrospective of films from Chaplin to Christopher Nolan. This year's guest of honour Josef Bierbichler also recorded the dimensions of time here on a Bavarian lake with the film adaptation of his novel "Mittelreich". In our series "Odeon" - films from the most diverse areas of the fine arts - we will address the passing away or even emergence, from "Servus Bayern" to "Paterson", to name but two apparently widely divergent films, or from "Modern Times" to "Sur".
Once again this year, the Five Lakes Film Festival offers an opulent programme. The focus is on the film from Central Europe. Around 150 films in world premieres, German premieres and South German premieres with exhibitions, discussions and discussions will be shown in more than 300 performances on 12 screens in the venues Starnberg, Gauting, Seefeld Castle and Weßling. Directors, producers, authors and actors present their new works. The legendary evening circumnavigation of Lake Starnberg with open-air short film award ceremony will take place on September 11, 2018. Film enjoyment and midsummer flair: From 26 July to 15 August 2018 two open airs in Starnberg and Wörthsee invite you to an open-air cinema experience directly on the lake. In the seaside resort Starnberg the open air is organized daily from 9.30 pm from 26 July to 5 August, at the Augustiner am See am Wörthsee from 7 to 15 August.

The Five Lakes Film Festival (fsff) has been taking place in one of Germany's most beautiful regions in the Fünfseenland south of Munich since 2006. The focus is on feature films, documentaries and short films from Central Europe. The promotion of young filmmakers and the anchoring of contemporary films in film history and society are fixed components of the festival, as are industry meetings and discussions at the lake. Within a very short time, the FSFF has developed into one of the largest and most renowned film festivals in Southern Germany and will take place in 2018 on twelve screens in the Starnberg, Gauting, Schloss Seefeld and Weßling venues. In 2017 the festival had 20 000 visitors.

Information: www.fsff.de

Fünf Seen Filmfestival präsentiert sich im Concept Store "Be Change"

"Zeit"-Installation von Nuë Ammann zur Starnberger Kulturnacht

To this year's Starnberg Cultural Night on July 20, the Five Lakes Film Festival fsff presents itself with a "Time" installation by the Dießen word artist Nuë Ammann. The work will be shown in Friederike Müller's concept store "Be Change".


"When time is money, it is not surprising that many who have no time to decide to take more time." With this sentence Nuë Ammann invites the viewer and reader of her text installation "Zeitgebunden" to embark on a mental rollercoaster ride in search of the essence of time.
It is an elaborate confusion game, which suddenly sheds light on our relationship to time with subtle wit and verbal absurdities: there is talk of the zeitgeist and its witnesses, as well as of the time frame and its relationship to the time window, or the medical potential of time. The fact that the title of the work corresponds to the formal structure of an implied community of life is another loop in the time loop she installed, as is the record slate panel on which the artist documents the viewing time of the audience. "We at the Be Change team want to provide our customers with a place where they can find time and gain time. That is why we are delighted to welcome the artist Nuë Ammann from Dießen and the Five Lakes Film Festival to this year's Starnberg Cultural Night," emphasizes "Be Change" owner Friederike Müller.
The 12th Five Lakes Film Festival - this year with a new date from 6 to 15 September - has the motto "Time". Festival director Matthias Helwig: "Time is a big issue in our fast-moving society. The time we lack, the time we need, the time we have. Time that expands and time that shortens to a moment. All this depicted in film, in the rhythm of the editing or in the length of the formats short film, feature film, epic or series".
Nuë Ammann has been working as a freelance artist and cultural journalist since 2008. In her artistic work she combines text and object into walk-in stagings, so-called "text installations". The aphorisms, apologeas and poems used are self-written and meander between poetry and philosophy. Most recently she showed her work at Schloss Seefeld, in Herrsching, in Fürstenfeldbruck, in Landsberg and at ArtMuc in Munich.



The Five Lakes Film Festival has been taking place in one of the most beautiful regions of Germany in the Five Lakes Region south of Munich since 2006. The focus is on feature films, documentaries and short films from Central Europe. The promotion of young filmmakers and the anchoring of contemporary films in film history and society are fixed components of the festival, as are industry meetings and discussions at the lake. Within a very short time, the FSFF has developed into one of the largest and most renowned film festivals in Southern Germany and will take place in 2018 on 15 screens in the Starnberg, Gauting, Schloss Seefeld and Weßling venues. In 2017 the festival had 20 000 visitors. First of all, a Kino OpenAir from 26 July to 15 August invites you to enjoy summer filming on Lake Starnberg and Lake Wörthsee.
Clothing and jewellery, cosiness and delicacy - owner Friederike Müller combines high-end with authenticity, high standards and cosiness in the "Be Change" concept store. The extraordinary shop at the Starnberg church square offers noble fashion, seductive little things, furniture and home accessories, but also invites you to a cappuccino or a glass of Belllini in the Coffee Corner.

Information: www.fsff.de

Nominierungen Drehbuchpreis DACHS beim fsff 2018

Drehbuchpreis DACHS

In the series of events FOKUS DREHBUCH at the Fünf Seen Filmfestival fsff (September 6 to 15), the DACHS Script Prize will be awarded for the second time this year. Six films from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and South Tyrol have been nominated.

Six current German-language films are proposed for the DACHS Screenplay Award in 2018, which will be shown at the fsff in the series FOKUS DREHBUCH: "303" (DE 2018; director: Hans Weingartner, writer: Hans Weingartner, Silke Eggert), "Blue My Mind" (CH 2017; writer and director: Lisa Brühlmann), "Das schweigende Klassenzimmer"(DE 2018; Written and directed by Lars Kraume), "Gatekeeper" (A 2017; Written and directed by Loretta Pflaum, Lawrence Tooley), "In my room" (DE/IT 2018; Written and directed by Ulrich Köhler) and "Styx" (DE 2018; directed by Wolfgang Fischer, written by Wolfgang Fischer, Ika Künzel).
Matthias Helwig, director of the Five Lakes Film Festival, on the nomination of the films: "We were touched by these stories. They are a selection of outstanding films that we have seen this year at festivals in Austria, Germany, South Tyrol and Switzerland".
Brigitte Drodtloff, Executive Board Verband Deutscher Drehbuchautoren e.V. (VDD) and co-organizer of FOKUS DREHBUCH, on the DACHS Screenplay Award: "The Screenplay Award honors the special narrative quality of the nominated films. We are delighted that this award has been given a permanent place in the FOKUS DREHBUCH programme and is thus able to pay special tribute to the specific achievements of the authors of the cinematographic works".

"For us, stories and their narrators form the basis of our films, books and apps, which is why we naturally focus on them. The fact that we donate the DACHS is a consistent decision for us as well as an excellent opportunity to value the script writers*," says Sebastian Zembol, Managing Director of Mixtvision, founder of the DACHS and co-host of the screenwriters' reception.

A four-member jury, consisting of the jurors Ariela Bogenberger (scriptwriter and Grimme prizewinner of "Maria's Last Journey" among others), Natalie Spinell (director and author of "Servus Baby" on BR television), Dirk Ahner (author anda. by "Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer") and Benedikt Röskau (author of "Nordwand" and "Romy", among others) will choose the best screenplay from the nominated films.
For the past six years, the Five Lakes Film Festival with FOKUS DREHBUCH has been focusing on a series of films and events dealing with the significance of the script in the process of making a film. The DACHS Screenwriting Award, endowed with 3,000 euros and donated by Mixtvision, will be presented at the screenwriters' reception at the FSFF on 8 September.
FOKUS DREHBUCH is an event of the Association of German Screenwriters in cooperation with the Fünf Seen Filmfestival, supported by the FFA and MixtVison.

Screenplay Award DACHS

  • D - Germany

  • A - Austria

  • CH - Switzerland

  • S - South Tyrol





More information about fsff:
Cannes, Berlin, Venice - the films of the world's most famous film festivals only from September 6 to 15, 2018 at the Five Lakes Film Festival fsff. Since 2006 the fsff takes place in one of the most beautiful regions of Germany in the Fünfseenland south of Munich. This year, too, the film festival offers an opulent programme. The focus is on feature, documentary and short films from Central Europe. Around 150 films in world premieres, German premieres and South German premieres with exhibitions, discussions and discussions will be shown in more than 300 performances on 15 screens at the venues Starnberg, Gauting, Seefeld Castle and Weßling. Directors, producers, authors and actors present their new works. The legendary evening circumnavigation of Lake Starnberg with open-air short film award ceremony will take place on September 11, 2018. Film enjoyment and midsummer flair: From 26 July to 15 August 2018 two open airs in Starnberg and Wörthsee invite you to an open-air cinema experience directly on the lake. In the seaside resort Starnberg the open air is organized daily from 9.30 pm from 26 July to 5 August, at the Augustiner am Wörthsee from 7 to 15 August.
Main partners of fsff are the Bavarian State Chancellery, FFF Bavaria, the city of Starnberg, the district of Upper Bavaria, the district administration office Starnberg, the Kreissparkasse and the Breitwand cinema. The main media partners are B2 and SZ, media partners of the Kreisbote, Blickpunkt Film, Arteschock and Seemagazin.

Information: www.fsff.de

Fünf Seen Filmfestival eröffnet mit "Styx" von Wolfgang Fischer

The 12th Five Lakes Film Festival fsff - this year with a new date from September 6 to 15 - will open with the deep-sea drama "Styx" by the Austrian director Wolfgang Fischer. Festival Director Matthias Helwig: "Rarely has an opening film for the Five Lakes Film Festival fit like this one. When I saw "Styx" in Berlin at the world premiere, I was already fascinated by him, because he not only addresses a general social problem, but the search for real life inherent in us all. When the "sail" as a motif and the "time" theme as a motto crystallized, it was clear that I definitely wanted to open the 12th Five Lakes Film Festival with this film by Wolfgang Fischer.

In "Styx", Rike (Susanne Wolff), an emergency doctor from Cologne, is portrayed in a visually stunning way as she embarks on a long holiday trip from Gibraltar on her sailing boat to the Atlantic island of Ascension Island. She wants to be alone, take a break from her stressful job in Cologne. To compete with the sea and the weather on the high seas. After a storm, she finds herself in the immediate vicinity of an overloaded, damaged fishing boat. The crew of several dozen people is in acute danger of death. Rike tries to call for rescue by radio, but can't reach anyone. It is forced to take the situation into its own hands. The German-Austrian co-production celebrated its world premiere at the last Berlinale (68th Berlin Film Festival) in the Panorama section.

"Our film tells the transformation of a strong woman who is suddenly torn from her intact world on a sailing trip. At the beginning we experience our main character as an emergency doctor, as a professional assistant who ends up in a cruel dilemma on the high seas and gradually loses control," explains Fischer. "Styx deals with the individual dream of paradise and revolves around the central question of determining one's own identity. Who do we want to be? Who are we? Who do we have to be?"

Cannes, Berlin, Venice - the films of the world's most famous film festivals only from September 6 to 15, 2018 at the Five Lakes Film Festival fsff. Once again this year, the Five Lakes Film Festival offers an opulent programme: The focus is on the film from Central Europe. Motto is "time". Around 150 films in world premieres, German premieres and South German premieres with exhibitions, discussions and discussions will be shown in more than 300 performances on 15 screens at the venues Starnberg, Gauting, Seefeld Castle and Weßling. Directors, producers, authors and actors present their new works.
Main partners of fsff are the Bavarian State Chancellery, FFF Bavaria, the city of Starnberg, the district of Upper Bavaria, the district administration office Starnberg, the Kreissparkasse and the Breitwand cinema. The main media partners are B2 and SZ, media partners of the Kreisbote, Blickpunkt Film, Arteschock and Seemagazin.

Information: www.fsff.de; facebook: five lakes film festival