Filmfest Dresden

Filmfest Dresden

Apr 16, 2024Apr 21, 2024
Various cinemas
Tickets start at 8,50 euros

Filmfest Dresden is an internationally acclaimed short film festival held annually in Dresden. The festival showcases a wide range of short films from all over the world, including animation, documentary, and fiction films. Filmfest Dresden has been taking place since 1989 and has become one of the most important short film festivals in Europe.

Showcasing new and innovative short films

Filmfest Dresden is for anyone who loves cinema and appreciates the art of short filmmaking. The festival attracts filmmakers, industry professionals and cinephiles from around the world. The festival's programme is diverse and inclusive, with films from all corners of the globe, covering a range of themes and styles.

Photo: Michael Kaltenecker / © FILMFEST DRESDEN FilmFest Dresden Thalia Cinema Coffee and Cycling

What makes Filmfest Dresden so famous is its commitment to showcasing new and innovative short films. The festival is known for its high-quality programme, which includes films that are often overlooked by mainstream festivals. It also offers a platform for emerging filmmakers.

The short films at Filmfest Dresden are shown in many different languages, thanks to the festival being so international, and many films also have English subtitles. You can check the festival programme for Originalfasse with English Untertiteln (original language with English subtitles). This is a real plus for expat audiences.

Filmfest Dresden at various venues in the city of Dresden

Getting to Filmfest Dresden is easy by public transport, and therefore it attracts people from far and wide - from all over Saxony, other German cities and beyond. The nearest train station is Dresden Mitte, which is only a short walk away from the festival venues. Additionally, there are several bus and tram stops nearby, making it easy to get around the city and attend various festival screenings.

Photo: Elias Staiger / © FILMFEST DRESDEN FilmFest Dresden Sandwich Talks

The festival takes place in various venues in Dresden, including the Schauburg Cinema and the Thalia Cinema. Here's the complete list of festival venues:

  • Filmtheater Schauburg Dresden
  • Thalia Cinema. Coffee and Cycling
  • Programmkino Ost
  • Schlossplatz Dresden
  • Filmgalerie Phase IV
  • Clubkino im Lingnerschloss
  • Zentralkino
  • Hole of Fame
  • Kino im Kasten
  • Sächsische Landesbibliothek - Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB)
  • Galerie Raskolnikow
  • Altes Wettbüro
  • DIAF - Deutsches Institut für Animationsfilm
  • GrooveStation
  • Goethe-Institut Dresden
  • scheune - Blechschloss Dresden

Photo: Dada Lin / © FILMFEST DRESDEN Filmfest Dresden Galerie Raskolnikow

Get your Filmfest Dresden tickets

Buy your tickets online or at the following venues in Dresden:

  • SAXticket, Königsbrücker Straße 55, 01099 Dresden
  • Konzertkasse Kreuzkirche, An der Kreuzkirche 6, 01067 Dresden
  • Konzertkasse im Florentinum, Ferdinandstraße 12, 01069 Dresden
  • Dresden Information an der Frauenkirche, Neumarkt 2, 01067 Dresden

Standard adult tickets cost 8,50 euros and it costs 4 euros for children under the age of 18. There are various combination ticket deals and reductions available, which you can find out more about on the Filmfest Dresden website.

Photo: Michael Kaltenecker / © FILMFEST DRESDEN FilmFest Dresden Charlie Chaplin Saal

Photo: Dada Lin / © FILMFEST DRESDEN FilmFest Dresden

Thumb photo: Elias Staiger / © FILMFEST DRESDEN