EUROFILMER
Europäischer Autorenkreis für Film und Video e. V.
European Film & Video Makers Circle

EDITORIAL

Dear friends,

in this issue, we look back at the wonderful time we had in Ansbach. There was a lot of feedback that will encourage the organisers of the next festival to work enthusiastically towards an equally good time in Hamburg 2016.

Nevertheless, the end of the year is marred. Not only in political terms, but also in regard to our association. We published only three editions of our magazine this year and whether the EURO FILMER will appear at all next year is an open question. We have tried hard to find a professional layout artist, whose fees are modest enough to leave some money over for our festival. The asking prices vary from 1,000 Euro per issue to 1,300- Euro for four issues. These sums of money do not include the cost of printing and postage! For the background to all this and a description of the work required  in connection with the appearance of EURO FILMER, please refer to the piece by Wolfgang Thomas.

What’s more from January 2016 we must raise the membership fees by 10%  to 33 / 16.5 Euros per year and we must formally vote to update our statutes so that the requirements of the Registry Court are complied with. See some explanatory words from our president.

I hope you enjoy reading this issue and accept our best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a peaceful beginning of the year.

Sincerely, Wolfgang Schydlo



The managing committee of the European Circle of Authors wishes to all members and friends a peaceful Advent season, a Merry Christmas and all the best for a happy - especially healthy - New Year 2016.

Movie Making / Film Judging

A seminar by Peter Klüver

Wolfgang Thomas, the regional representative of the Eurofilmers in the Northern Forum, issued invitations and 15 filmmaking authors gathered at the venue in Pferdestall (the old Stables) in Ammersbek. Pictures and sound were provided thanks to the help of Heino Schenck and Georg Brand. Seminar drinks and documents were available on the tables strewn with participant badges. Dimmed light in the hall allowed a clear picture on the big screen. Attentive and good-humoured participants looked eagerly forward to the meeting.

Punctually at 10:00 clock Peter Klüver introduced himself, he is of course known to almost everyone. The first step is the theory: "The main components of film production and their relevance for the evaluation of films."

We could readily understand the Eurofilmer evaluation sheets, after making the jurors nonverbal assessment.  Whether it concerned artistic areas, how the ideas were implemented, drama and film structure, picture composition, sound and text formatting as well as the editing or unusual design element, or whether the craft possibilities of research, the camera work or audio editing needed more attention; these ratings points  are equally important for filmmakers and jurors and were discussed in detail.

With "Top or Flop" Peter Klüver offered a variety of film examples, which we examined from the viewpoint of the individual design and evaluation categories and were reckoned more or less successful.

After lunch, we looked at three films from different genres. Each example was analysed and discussed according to the criteria of the evaluation sheets. Of course, different opinions arose, which led to discussions. Here Peter was quite confident, and did not want to conceal his former profession.

After a coffee break the going got tough. Now the participants had to judge three more films independently and without support from their teacher. Of course, the participants had to get used to the scoring. This was achieved quite swiftly and the common denominator was found quite quickly

That this type of training for authors and jurors alike is fruitful was confirmed by the filmmakers involved, who asked for further dates. At 17:30 the seminar finished, the movie fans, the organisers and Peter Klüver were satisfied.

There you are, that’s how it was…

Wolfgang Thomas

25 years of the Riehen Video Film Club (VFR)

On September 19th, the Riehen Video Club celebrated its 25th birthday with an excursion to Zell im Wiesental.

200 years ago in Wiesental "Schpinnsch" (Swiss-German “crazy” or “lying”) was not an insult, but an activity. In the best of times about 20,000 people in the Basel and Todtnau area were employed in spinning, weaving, bleaching and the associated crafts.

During a visit to the Wiesental Textile Museum in Zell, the Riehen filmmakers guild was told about the history, but also the technical development of the textile industry in Wiesental. What is unusual is that all the looms and machines on exhibition are, thanks to careful maintenance, fully functional even today. During the tour some of them were demonstrated to us. From high-quality Egyptian cotton, yarn was twisted, spun, treated with coatings to improve the tensile strength and finally processed with ever more powerful looms into artfully woven fabrics. The fact that the Wiesental textile industry barely exists today, is because of the shift of this trade to the low-wage Asian countries.

For the VFR family this look back in time in the museum was an ideal opportunity to look back themselves at the development of the association and the celebration of amateur filming. During the subsequent lunch at the Löwen restaurant there was ample opportunity to exchange memories of shared film making experiences. And the founding member and returning VFR President, Martin Stumpf, also recorded this dignified occasion in picture and sound with his video camera. A big thank you to Peter Knöri, the organizer of this trip. (WF)

Have we made you drool? Then visit our website at "Video-Filmclub-Riehen.ch"


Werner Flükiger

REVIEWS OF THE 2015 FILM FESTIVAL IN ANSBACH

Dear Mrs. Bergauer,
if something is bad, people naturally grumble about it and it is self-evident that no comments is made when everything was wonderful.
I do not want to be like that and want to give you great praise. The event in Ansbach was excellently organised, carried out professionally and in a warm-hearted way. For that you have our heartfelt thanks.

The food was delicious and plentiful and the prizes this time very attractively designed and not just cheap plastic cups, as is so often the case in non-commercial film festivals.
So all-around a success and we are glad to have spent this evening with the Eurofilmers who were there.
Thanks and best regards from Schwäbisch Hall

Frank Lauter


Dear Anni,
I would like to say thank you to you and your team for the nice time in Ansbach. It was a successful film festival.
All best wishes (from Frieder too) Irmlind


Dear Anni,
on my return from Ansbach I gave a report to the members present in my film club, about the Euro Film FestivaI.

I told them about professional technical presentation - super organisation - about a beautiful venue (Orangerie) about the fantastic closing ceremony - with great food and very nice prizes (glass cups).

Now, in the telling, I realised once more what a wonderful celebration it was!
I want to convey to the Ansbach Film Club, and especially to you Anni, heartfelt thanks for hosting this lovely film festival. For me and my wife they were very, very nice times in Ansbach.

Erwin and Traude Sprenger
Gablitz Amateur Film Club Gablitz – Lower Austria / VÖFA


Dear Anni, dear Ansbach film friends,
It simply could not be done better. We felt at home with you. It was a great event, thoughtfully organised and with much loving attention.
Thank you for everything

Toni and Manuela


Dear Anni,

This is the second time I have been to a Euro Film Festival in Ansbach - and again it was a wonderful celebration. On 7th October 2015, from 6pm there was a gathering of film makers and guests in the cozy "Bürger Palais". Those participants who had arrived by then enjoyed the savoury delights of the region along with spirited and stimulating conversations until late in the evening. Some had not seen each other for a year.

Then the reception on 8th October at 9am in Anglet Hall on Karls-Platz. We were greeted with touching warmth and given a lovely "piñata" with little snacks. The welcome by the organiser, Anni Bergauer, began the festival. Anni and her team looked after us throughout the time most charmingly!

The next day held a very special highlight for us: a bus trip to Rotenburg ob der Tauber was on the agenda.
For me it was the fourth visit to this medieval town. A costumed tour guide brought the city to life for us in an original manner with proverbs and sayings, based on urban features.

An agricultural museum marked the end of "educational route". In a quaint country inn regional dishes were served once again. Our spirits rose and rose!

And now came the next evening the grand gala with the award ceremony in the Grünen Saal of the Orangerie in the Hofgarten. Again, the organisers had, thought of dance performances just as they did eight years ago.
We enjoyed it!
Not to forget about the many good and very good films that I've seen. But about those others can and have reported.

Thank you to the organisers of the Ansbach film club and thanks to Anni Bergauer for the interesting and wonderful days in Ansbach!

Antje Klüver

Every film – a true masterpiece

Promptly at 9:15 on Thursday morning, after the welcome by Anni Bergauer, the lights in the Anglet-Saal of the Kulturzentrum, went off, and the carefully planned screening of 57 movies began.

Each author and the subject of the film was introduced by the moderator, who had a 90 seconds countdown on screen between the films.

Memories by Walter Richter (D) on a holiday in the Meran region took us to South Tyrol, to "Alto Adige", as the Italians call this magnificent part of their country before Fritz Hofmann from Switzerland showed us a grinding operation, which clearly demonstrated just how long it takes to make a big kitchen knife usable again and ready for The Professional Touch.

In Namibia Erich Hirsch from southern Germany visited not only the children of the country. In I'll Sing A Song Of Africa, the land called to him, and he went at once with his camera. Manfred Fuchs from Austria filmed The Tradition in Krungl. There men hide under straw, and the grim reaper is on the loose.

The following coffee break arranged by the hardworking people of the Ansbach Film and Video Club included fine "rolls".

Then we were enchanted by the pictures made by Arno Wehrmann from Augsburg. He calls his film about Antelope Canyon in Arizona, Sandstone Art; a special artwork of colour and light. The next 20 minutes belonged to Hermann Willebrand - An Unrecognized Builder. Not only his personal history, but also that of the Schwerin Castle were impressively presented on screen by the team of authors Jurij Logutenok and Bernd Schulze Willebrand.

Then the projector was required by Heino Schenck from Hamburg ... and handed over to him!

Another team of authors: Wolfgang Enge and Ferdinand Happel took part in a guessing game and haggled over The New Old; make no false assumptions: it was all about a video camera.

The legend of The Devil in the Spreewald was recounted by Helmi Hansen from West Germany with dramatic words. Dr. Horst Hufnagel travelled a long way from Hamburg to take the season championship for the 75-80 age group in the 400m race in Budapest. Nevertheless, this is the place, as he says Where Once My Dream Of Freedom Shattered.

On the other hand: a good dream for abandoned and sick dogs was: Care for Dogs, made by Dieter Amsler from Switzerland. A touching and sensitive camera accompanied those who are frequently man’s best friends on their path to recovery.

A group of residents from Aachen want to preserve a historic bunker. It was truly Our Guardian Angel in the war, said the team of authors Antonia Moll and Horst Krause whose film joined forces with the protesters

Perhaps you could help continue the next generation model in the film by Mario Piotrosinski (D) of The Bell Telephone. The development of telephony was presented in a cheerful manner with a wink and "Hasta la vista baby". Now, just before the lunch break Hanspeter Ortner from Switzerland gave us another Australian Adventure. It was 1,400 km of long, hard road on the longest outback trek on that continent.

That wore us out so we needed a reviving buffet a la Ansbach Film and Video Club, payable in their own paper currency. Not just good, but great!

I looked around and think: Our filmmakers were surely all grandparents, well, almost all, so the next film came as a perfect warning: Vo mir uus chan er choo. Right, that's Swiss and that is ...... So ...... umm ..... Well, I’m not writing a dictionary! The grandson trick as a fiction film by Robert Brunner, showed how we should not make cheats.

The cameras of the filmmaking team Roswitha Katharina Wirtz and Klaus Krafft from West Germany took us straightforwardly through the year of an organic apple grower. This documentary An Apple A Day told us comprehensively about the interplay between animals, agriculture and income.

Also on the theme of four seasons Gerhard Menzel from southern Germany had put his camera to work. In Lechtal east of Augsburg, he told us about, Life on Hörgelaugraben with impressive pictures of the flora and fauna.

Willi Gray, our film friend from Switzerland also concentrated on this theme, but in a completely different landscape: Uganda, the Land of Green Mountains; dense rainforests at 2000m high left cameramen and the trekkers sweating, where the forest dwellers felt quite comfortable.

This sense of well-being was also felt by the audience in a film by Kurt Grundler from northern Germany, who visited Oslo. Statues in the Vigelandpark had encouraged him to make A Special Park to bring the stone figures to our competition in Ansbach.

From art in the far north to painting in the deep south: a great painter from Teufen in Switzerland should not be forgotten. For that reason his compatriot Ueli Bietenhader showed his appreciation of the Painter Hans Zeller.

Our Ansbach film friends now served ornate pies, while in the foyer of the Cultural Centre many friendly moments were observed.

It is a pity that Peter Schwalm was not present, he gave us a Glimpse Of The Great African Art. Perhaps he won something or other in the raffle to add to his collection at home.

I thought I knew the differences? Boys vs. Girls. But in this way I am none the wiser. The laughter in Anglet-Saal rewarded class work by the class (es) from the AG Video of Rieden / Egid Spies Comprehensives with a high score.  But now it goes around, or back and forth.

Frieder Mallon from Hanau said GO and brought together music and movement.  Hard cut to the gentle calm, serenity and melancholy of the author Günter Viereckt.  Dressed in words of warning, our Swiss film friend reminded us about the aquatic environment and its benefits for vegetation and prosperity. When entitled Same As Every Year I immediately thought of Christmas. No way!


The author Georg Merz (D) told us about safety training for bikers, because not all bikers are reckless speeders!  Let's go to France! The trains no longer go to the Douro Valley. The River And Its Bridge no longer allows it. Erik Jäger knows that according to his report on a railway line. Through the Manila suburbs thread railway lines, which are in fact no longer passable, but Urs Schadegg from Switzerland reported the incredible Life on the Line. A train journey through an incredible scene!

Unimaginable for many television viewers, is the cost  of shooting professional-action scenes. Horst Krause has experience of this and shot a documentary about Hollywood In The Neighbourhood.

The film I Must Have The Ring required a firm grasp of clever software to create its experimental visualisation. Wagner and the Ring of the Nibelung took Manfred Pilsz from Austria to the "Otherworld". In the real world some injured wild birds and hedgehogs needed A Second Chance. Eckard Splieth from West Germany documented  the help of human hands.

After these first 30 film entries, the Eurofilmers met for dinner at a Greek restaurant. The uninhibited noise levels clearly showed the need for discussion, and some red-rimmed eyes resulted on the second day when screening started at 9 o’clock, which began with Our Cruise On The Costa Fortuna. A travelogue from and with Roland Mees and Doris Graf (CH) went from Venice, Bari, Santorini, Rhodes and Dubrovnik, and pointed out that you can save tax if you have your house re-roofed at the appropriate time! In addition, plenty of sun and blue sky.

Not so in the Land of Toraja. The rain had softened the so-called street. During a jeep ride that was Ilka and Horst Burmeister’s experience: Very Muddy in Sulawesi.

It also got pretty wet in Hamburg-Altona. There was a fight with plenty of water between Danish Altona fishermen  about fishing rights in the Stuhlmannbrunnen - observed by Gerhard Jagow.

And so we came to: The Wise Enjoy The Water. Max Conradt from Hamburg presented incontestable arguments about the elixir of life. Completely without  water the walls of The Book House, were built as required by the timber entrepreneur Thomas Meister. It was created by hand by Willi Waser from Switzerland, but "only" as far as the camerawork was concerned.

Significantly bigger and lasting months longer was the building work that Frank Lauter from Schwäbisch-Hall supported. A lot of water, concrete, steel and glass was necessary for the project from the Kocher Hotel To Kocherquartier.  Technology was also in demand in the movie by Irmlind Mallon from Hanau: What is meant by the term encaustic technique? It means actually creating an image from wax, and the "brush" is a warm iron! Hot Effects therefore had nothing to do with Hammonias Daughters who were found in Hamburg by Thomas Tiefelsdorf  in many places in the city (often naked).

If you look at their faces, it is said you can recognize The Longing For Distance, which Suzy Sommer of Luxembourg spotted among the inhabitants of cities in Northwest America. Her images relax the mind and eye. Eye to eye with the penguins in South Georgia Horst Peter (D) could be found once more, when he was allowed to enter the highly protected area after instruction and donning a protective suit. In the Pure Natural Protection his camera was really close by, as well as the lens of Hans-Rudolf Wiget from Switzerland.  A titmouse and a snake added drama to the observation of nature in the film A Day at the Rio Jandula. By day Zorro is also on the banks of the lagoons on his way to find food.

He was cunning like the Fox observed by Guido Haesen from Luxembourg which also gave him a sweet voice. Brake! Panic in the next video! A woman on the run! The author Paul Aegerter (D) asked us: Do you finally understand ... It was discussed, which, I think, was exactly what Paul wanted ...

Classical music came to the Angle-Saal: Reinhard Merke painted a picture of a city. The whole of Florence is a work of art. Art, Churches And Palaces, intoxicating images, a wealth of masterpieces of art and architecture.

Equally strong images, this time of strong women from Ghana: Sonja Steger from Vienna managed to recognise the support for self-help in developing countries. The Luxembourg Babies gave us food for thought ....  The minute films let us come back to other thoughts, as did the excursion in the afternoon.

A clip for the radio, more specifically for the Mitteldeutsche Rundfunk, from the ballad-singer and film maker Denny Schönemann in harmony with Filmclub Gera Pforten: No More Popular Songs on Public Radio-The Cost Part 1 left little worthwhile on the commercial channels. Part 2 follows next year. On the other hand going down like cider was the next topic by Erwin Sprenger from Austria. Traditionally the sweet juice is made in Lower Austria or dry pear juice. Mosteln and Dörren should also be learned.

So too should the underwater film: Rhapsody in Blue in all its facets, in image and in sound. Always fascinating, the colours and movements of aquatic life, shot by Manfred Klein from Switzerland. A Unique Experience of a different kind on the other hand is on Harald Lindner’s (D) mind. A jazz fan he will never become (quote) "old and infirm".

Peter Fasonin (CH) brought us An Extraordinary Visit. An animation film to clarify that on our planet something is badly out of whack.

Apparently it is not so in South Africa, where the world is In Search of the Big Five which still goes well. This was proved by Günther Waltz with his rich images of an exciting video Safari.  The plot of The Stolen Goal in Ukraine  also worked on several levels. In the premier class of the film we met Filippo Lubiato and the Crimean Children’s Studio. The playful enthusiasm was palpable and the performances could be followed through subtitles.

Again the foyer filled with lively discussions and film making friends in a great atmosphere.

That was then muted: The Gateway to Nowhere in Kathmandu in Nepal stayed open for every dead person. The discreet camera of Anton Wallner from Passau and the sympathetic explanatory text of this film captivated the audience.

Peace over the city, over Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem's Old City. Shalom accompanied Franz Plessl (CH) during his journey through Israel's cities.

Heinz-Werner Breiter found no towns and no crowds in the flat moorlands in northern Germany. Yet he discovered subjects that can be found in this landscape only with patience and appropriate technology. "golden" Moor Times came from this.

Don’t Play With Your Food was the message in the animated film by Helmut Savini from southern Germany. Odlie plays tennis in Africa.

A call for help from Peter Jesinowski of Duisburg: his daughter Nora wants to bring a leopard gecko in a terrarium into house. The New Home turns this idea upside down. Topsy-turvy is also how things go in the company in which an industrious Programmer Bill is employed. Xaver Mayer demonstrated in his animated film that only easy money and greed count.

Not so with the Eurofilmers. I always feel that they respect each and every film maker and do not begrudge one another’s success.

Thanks to all authors for the many wonderful films.


Wolfgang Thomas

How a film and video club can outdo itself

Impressions by Uwe Haase

"Hello Uwe, you know, that because of family commitments  I could not take part in this year's Euro FilmFestival in Ansbach. Yet I would like to know how you enjoyed it in Ansbach."

"Yes, my dear, you know that the Ansbach film-and-video club was the organiser of the festival once before in 2007."

We all still remember the perfect organisation and the friendly reception. Could our Ansbach film friends beat that first event?

This time too we were thoroughly spoiled by the members of the Ansbach film club with white sausages and sandwiches, soups and delicious home-made cakes and pies from the filmmaker ladies.

Anni and the Club members overcame an occasional lack of funding and lack of sponsors, but achieved success this time with flying colours.The Margrave town of Ansbach, with its lovingly restored buildings made the cultural centre in Karlsplatz available to the Ansbach film club.

When we entered the hall, you were warmly welcomed by an extremely friendly Ansbach filmers.  We were also given a little present of a jar of jam and a a chocolate, which should sweeten the day in Ansbach.

The way the  Ansbach club members looked after their guests left nothing to be desired. On the contrary, some restaurants could learn a lot from their attention and lovingly prepared dishes. The film screenings then took place in the Anglet-Saal with a high level of audience participation. The technical work under the direction of Dieter Schlemmermeier was in very good hands.

As for the screening of the 57 films and videos, they kept to the timetable. During the breaks everyone had enough time to interact with each other and talk about the movies watched or a bit of the past.

The Thursday night was came to an end with a cosy get-together in a Greek restaurant.

On Friday afternoon, after the film screenings, the programme offered us a bus trip to the romantic Rothenburg ob der Tauber. We were led through the medieval town in two groups, and could thus learn one or two things about its beginnings and about the origins of some popular expressions. Photo opportunity followed photo opportunity everywhere you looked. There were endless flashes, and aperture adjustments throughout the tour. Unfortunately, time was too short to allow us longer to look around the city and so several wives, who wanted to see the businesses from the inside, had to leave their credit cards in their pockets unused.

The remaining route led us to the open-air museum in Bad Windsheim. Here, in a purpose-built complex, we were able to see well-restored Franconian farmhouses. We also saw how spartan life at that time was for people.

On the way back to Ansbach we turned in to the "Zum Schmied" inn in the Kettenhöfstetten suburb. A variety of delicious Franconian specialties were on the menu. The truly professional preparatory organisation ensured that all the Eurofilmers could eat there. They could order a la carte. Stuffed and thus completely satisfied, we then drove back to Ansbach.

On Saturday morning, the screenings continued and ended on time, so that the reception by the town of Ansbach with a light meal in the Cultural Centre at Karlsplatz (Karlshalle) could take place as scheduled.

The Deputy Mayor, Dr. Christian Schön, declared us all welcome. Then all the guests and members had plenty of time to get ready for the evening in the Grünen Saal in the Orangery (courtyard) where there was the EURO-banquet and the subsequent award ceremony.

The cold /warm Franconian buffet was tastefully prepared and plentiful and thus contributed to the good mood. An entertaining programme consisting of dancers from the Springer Dance School added to a relaxed atmosphere and to the surprise of everyone all the Ansbach film friends vigorously sang the "Euro filmmakers Song". To the tune of " Hoch auf dem gelben Wagen".

At the subsequent award ceremony all 57 films were excellent. They received 3 gold, 29 silver and 25 bronze medals.

So my dear, that was the report of the Euro Festival in Ansbach 2015. You see, it was not just me, who was greatly pleased. One thoroughly enjoyable Euro Festival is now past. How quickly time goes by.

However, we look forward to the next festival in 2016 in Hamburg.

In the hope that your celebration gave you just as much pleasure, I stop now and wish you "good light".

Uwe Haase

Fascination Moor

Fog spreads like a cloud bank over the bleak landscape of Goldenstedt Moor. Shapes slip dimly through the scene. That is how this year's EAK Festival winning film by Heinz-Werner Breiter begins. Impressions of the mysterious landscape from a flying camera alternate with atmospheric slow-motion scenes and information about the moor in northern Germany. A great movie with deeply felt empathy for this particular area.

It all began quite differently. Age twenty Heinz-Werner Breiter was in the army stationed at Diepholz, in the middle of Lower Saxony. "I hated the landscape profoundly! Apart from two village beauties there was nothing there. " 47 years later Breiter saw a TV report about a photographer who had pictured the moor. Inspired by the photographs, his youthful dreary memories suddenly gave way to a spontaneous inspiration. "I could make a movie out of it," was Breiter’s reaction.

First, without his photographic equipment, he explored possible locations in a Range Rover - from Klagenfurt! In total Heinz-Werner Breiter travelled seven times over the year, from the deep south to the flat moorland. Extensive research accompanied the elaborate filming. Breiter stayed either in a rented holiday home or in hotels in order to make contact with the locals and gather information at the pub. For the impressive film sequence about the moor frog, which displays its blue mating colour only once a year, Heinz-Werner Breiter got a phone-call in Klagenfurt, to race north the next day. A 90 year-old man had given special attention to sites with sundew. In some cases a significant amount of time and patience was needed to capture specific scenes at the right moment; for example, the capture of a dragonfly by a spider in its web.

Heinz-Werner Breiter’s film lives mainly in the very special atmosphere of the moor, which he managed to capture in an exemplary manner. The wide open spaces with their patterns could only be effectively shot with a drone. A camera crane helped the passionate amateur filmmaker to achieve professional rising and falling shots. A 1.40m glide-rail created movement in the image when the subjects offered none. Breiter underscored the impressionistic moods of the moor with musical soundscapes.

Heinz-Werner Breiter says: "I enjoyed the peace and the nature of this unique landscape." And not just him; the audience were able to share the mood through his film.

 

Peter Klüver

42 Weeks To Go

until the Hamburg Filmers welcome their movie friends from other parts of the Federal Republic, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, from England, Slovenia and Norway to – as its motto says – the prettiest city in Germany.

And so to ensure the time in Hamburg will be a memorable experience for all visitors, on 28th October 2015 filmmakers who wanted to work in Wolfgang Thomas’s team came to a preliminary meeting. "Who will handle the sound system and microphones?", "Who will be responsible for the information booth?"

In this first meeting eight diverse subdivisions were discussed and responsibility for them divided up. What everyone already knew was now set out in black on white: there is a lot of work ahead of us. The team of experts  began its work.

So do not miss it:
The Euro Film Festival will be held from 23rd -24th September 2016 in Ahrensburg near Hamburg, (we recommend arrival on 22d September)!

We’ll give the traditional Hamburg greeting of "Hummel, Hummel!" and ask that not later than 23rd September we will hear a chorus of its traditional response: "Mors, Mors!"

 

Wolfgang Schydlo

Dates

16. April 2016 Forum Österreich, Neue Bundesländer/D-Süd (Austria, former DDR and South Germany)
in Bludenz
Starts 9 a.m. in the Sitzungssaal des Rathauses (Town hall boardroom)
Closing date for entries: 31.03.2016
Films, entry fees and registration forms please to:
Werner Scheffknecht, Sonnenbergstr. 2a,
A-6700 Bludenz, mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

16. April 2016 Forum West
in the Dorfgemeinschaftshaus in Brandscheid
Starting time to be announced
Closing date for entries: 05.03.2016
Films, entry fees and registration forms please to:
Fritz Kümmel, Waldstr. 31, 56459 Brandscheid Ww.

23. April 2016  Forum Nord (North)
in 22949 Ammersbek near Hamburg, Am Gutshof 1
Starts at 10 a.m. in the Pferdestall (former stables)
Closing date for entries: 21.03.2016
Films, entry fees and registration forms please to:
Wolfgang Thomas, Mühlenbrook 29, 22397 Hamburg

21. May 2016 SIFA-Festival / Euro Forum Schweiz (Swiss Association of Film Makers / Switzerland)
in Hinwil
Closing date for entries: 20.01.2016
Films and entry forms to
Res Gnehm, Sanatoriumstrasse 32, 8636 Wald

23. - 24. Sept. 2016 EURO FILM FESTIVAL
takes place from  23rd – 24th  September 2016 in Ahrensburg near Hamburg. (Suggested arrival date 22nd September)
We’ll give the traditional Hamburg greeting of "Hummel, Hummel!" and ask that not later than 23rd September we will hear a chorus of its traditional response: "Mors, Mors!"
Organiser: Wolfgang Thomas, Mühlenbrook 29, 22397 Hamburg
Area Representative for the North.