LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International

LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International


14th LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International
27 April – 2 May 2021

#LFFI2021 #LichterLiebe


Change! Yearned for by some, feared by others // Fourteenth edition of Lichter Filmfest

Equality in the change of time. Traffic in the change of the time. Living in the change of the time. Work in the change of the time. And - it almost sounds mocking - the changing climate. Five macro trends and five examples that somehow make us feel that the transformation of our world is unstoppable. There are enormous opportunities in change, as digitalization shows, and dangers, if we consider the climatic changes of recent years. Whichever way the pendulum swings,…

7 Years of Open Air Cinema! <3

For already 7 years we have organized the open air cinema in Frankfurt and 2 years ago in Rüsselsheim. These years we have enjoyed with you every summer night with the best movies of the year. 

WHAT NOW, DEAR FRIENDS? // Eleventh edition of LICHTER Filmfest

WE HAVE PUT TEN YEARS OF LICHTER BEHIND US, NOW NUMBER ELEVEN IS COMING. Over all these years, we set ourselves new goals, found new locations, moved into them temporarily, and grew from a regional festival to the lively film scene in the Rhine-Main region to an international film festival with over 10,000 visitors.

Anyone who survives the proverbial seventh year unscathed can justifiably hope for a good future // Eighth edition of LICHTER Filfmest

For the past seven years, we have accompanied filmmaking in Frankfurt, Rhine-Main and Hesse with an important part of our program. Our message has always been clear: there is a lot of potential for good cinema in this region - there are filmmakers, critics, film institutions and enthusiasts, and all kinds of interesting things to talk about. In short, all the ingredients are there for what marketing German likes to call a "location". Since the first year at ATELIERFRANKFURT, we…

LICHTER does not live on numbers // Seventh edition of LICHTER Filfmest

LICHTER does not live on numbers, but on the spirit that a community of cinema enthusiasts musters year after year to put film culture at the center of the region's cultural life for just under a week. Last year, however, this spirit also manifested itself in numbers. With almost 10,000 visitors and 16 sold-out screenings, LICHTER can claim to have arrived not only as a regional but also as an international film festival.

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I am very thankful to the LICHTER-ON-DEMAND programm curation: THE CHAMBERMAID might be my biggest discovery of the festival. I was amazed how much more this small scale character portrait of a maid in a luxury hotel in Mexico City has on its mind than you first think. Especially the cinematography and its detailed framing of the protagonists daily work was outstanding (the cinemascope format works wonders here). I very much enjoyed that the presence of the almost…




LICHTER Filmfest 2020 - On Demand

Ein brasilianischer Western mit interessanten, manchmal etwas überzeichneten Charakteren und einem wunderbaren Set Design. Alleine wegen der Location lohnt es sich den Film zu schauen. 😁