The 17th Neisse Film Festival Begins Next Week

The Neisse River – Photo by Tessa Enright

The Neisse Film Festival has taken place every year since 2004 in the tri-border region, showing German, Polish, Czech and other Eastern European films with the goal of bringing the inhabitants of the border region closer together through the medium of film. In 2019 over 7,500 people watched 120 different films in 12 different locations across the three countries Germany, Poland and Czechia.

The films compete in different categories for a prize. Winners are awarded with a trophy in the shape of a fish, which symbolizes how the fish can move freely through the border river, without barriers.

This year the festival will take place from September 24th to 27th. Locations for the film viewings include Großhennersdorf, Zittau, Liberec, Varnsdorf, and Bautzen. Several films will be shown in Camillo Kino Görlitz (located at Handwerk 13).

Click here to see the entire calendar of films in the Neisse Film Festival.

Click here to see the calendar of films from the festival that will be shown at Camillo Kino in Görlitz.

The films are shown in different languages and with subtitles. Many films include English subtitles. Check the language information in the program to be certain.

Tickets for film screenings are 6 €, 4 € reduced, or if you plan on attending multiple screenings, you can purchase a discounted ticket. Visit the website for more information about tickets.