Film Restored – The Film Heritage Festival
27 Oct 20–1 Nov 20
Information about this year’s festival
The fifth anniversary of the Film Heritage Festival Film Restored is marked by its international scope, welcoming films and guests from all over Europe. Over six days we will present 21 films from 15 countries on the big screen, produced, passed down, and restored thanks to European cooperation. The program will feature new restorations, made possible by the lively exchange and cooperation between various European archives. These include a number of films from the silent era which will be shown for the first time in decades with live music to accompany them. The diverse program of film screenings is complemented with a range of presentations about restoration work, lectures, and panel discussions.
A European affair
This year’s festival is dedicated to the significant contribution that transnational cooperation in archiving and restoring has made to preserving film heritage. The long standing tradition of European coproductions will be shown by the selection of six films from the program, which were produced between 1932 and 1991. The forced exile of many German filmmakers due to the emergence of the Nazi dictatorship beginning in 1933, begat a variety of international production relationships. Examples are the films by the exiled directors G.W. Pabst and Leonard Steckel. The end of World War II in 1945 was a watershed in European history. In honor of the 75th anniversary of the end of global hostilities, four festival films deal with that “zero hour.” With films from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, and Croatia, the program also pays homage to the cinematographs of some of the Eastern European countries that have been part of the European Union since 2004.
Film Restored online
A number of festival films will be available for streaming on our website film-restored.de. From October 27 until November 10, thirteen films will be accessible in all of Germany and six in all of Europe. We also offer a bonus program with films that focus on the themes of the festival as well as individual introductions and speeches from the festival.
Lectures and discussions
Partners and funding
Partners and funding
Organized by the Deutsche Kinemathek for the Kinematheksverbund
Supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
The event is part of the Specialist and Culture Program of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the occassion of the German presidency of the European Council in 2020
The streaming website film-restored.de has been supported by funds from NEUSTART KULTUR.
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