300th edition of Filmwinter - Festival for Expanded Media

From 18 to 22 January 2017 we'll be celebrating our 300th edition. To mark the occasion, the internationally renowned artist Christo will wrap Stuttgart's Tagblatt Tower. Our venerable festival is dedicated to the good old lie. In our beautiful new medialized world, we're being lied to on a daily basis - from Trommel Post to Twitter. This is why we think the time has come to re-conquer the lie and give it back to imagination, art and dreams singing alongside the band Tocotronic "We desperately need new lies (...) to warn us of blunt truths." In order to do this we'll bring further professional liars on board: FITZ! Zentrum für Figurentheater, Haus der Geschichte, Kunstbezirk and the tri-bühne theatre - all of them venues for our anniversary edition. During the festival we will offer exclusive insights into the construction site of the new Haus für Film- und Medien which is built next to FITZ! Zentrum für Figurentheater and the tri-bühne theatre. To reduce the waiting time, you can submit works for the competitions until 1 September 2016. With this in mind: let's have the courage to lie!


The Stuttgarter Filmwinter - Festival for Expanded Media seeks for current positions in the fields of short and experimental films, installations, network culture, audiovisual performances and vj-sets. The festival offers a platform for film and media art as well as media discourse. We are looking forward to inspiring meetings, intensive exchange and a decent schnaps at our anniversary.