Spectrum Junger Film

For the third time, the Cologne Conference and the Filmstiftung NRW, in cooperation with the ifs internationale filmschule köln and the Kunsthochschule für Medien, present a series of screenings introducing outstanding works of the up-and-coming filmmaker generation. Perhaps unsurprisingly under the programmatic heading »Spectrum«, the list of common denominators among these debut films is exhausted with the one criterion »first feature-length film«. Internationality, various educational backgrounds (not all of the directors are film school trained) and personal signatures make for a wide scope of genre, subject matter and cinematic visions. On closer observation, however, a general interest in straightforwardness and classic genres emerges, varied and fragmented to create something new. These amazing new combinations, are rendered with a sure-handed, stylish sense of the suitable and the probable, doing good service to the demands of narrative. In addition to the Kunsthochschule für Medien, the ifs internationale filmschule köln presents selected films by its students. Again this year, an independent film school jury made up of students from the ifs internationale Filmschule köln, the Kunsthochschule für Medien as well as theatre, media and film studies’ students of the University of Cologne will choose the best film of the series.