34th Munich film school festival opens

MUNICH – THE 34th Munich International Festival of Film Schools opened Sunday for six days of screenings of films by young directors from 23 countries.

A total of 46 films by students from the world’s leading film schools were selected – out of more than 80 submitted for consideration – for the festival titled “Expect the Unexpected.”
Screenings in the Munich Film Museum run through November 22. The bulk of the films are shorts – around 10 to 15 minutes, often even less – and represent the young directors’ diploma or master’s degree projects at their respective film schools.
The Munich film school festival traditionally is one of the world’s premier venues for young directors to showcase their talents, with such top names as Danish director Lars von Trier and Oscar Award-winning German directors Caroline Link and Florian Henckel von Donnersmark, among others, who had been young unknown participants in the past.
“I’m impressed every year by how these young filmmakers approach current topics of interest from totally different perspectives,” said Festival Director Diana Iljine about this year’s programme.
“Whether they deal with intimate relationships or worldwide phenomena, they give us exciting insights of society today,” she said.
The festival ends on November 22 with awards ceremonies, including those for best screenplay, best production and best documentary.

Source : Sapa-dpa