For over 30 years, the Festival has been devoted to crossing the border between cinema and media art with an adventurous international programme comprising films, workshops, Expanded Media exhibition and performances for people of all ages. The Festival’s core are the international competitions for short film, Media in Space and Network Culture – flanked by a comprehensive programme.
Every year, the Filmwinter Stuttgart has a new motto that is reflected in the design, supporting programme and the whole aura of the festival. At the festival edition in January 2020, the thematic focus is absence.
About the Organisers
Wand 5 e.V. are the organisers of the Filmwinter Stuttgart. Supporting independent media culture is the association’s aim and one of their characteristics is to foresee, accompany and question the term of media culture. To do this, more than 30 locations in Stuttgart with various formats have played a part.
Wand 5 are co-founders of „Initiative für ein Neues Kommunales Kino in Stuttgart“ (an initiative to revive the municipal cinema in Stuttgart), „AG Kurzfilm - Bundesverband Deutscher Kurzfilm“ (Federal Short Film Association for German Short Film), and present the plattform Media Space.
Media Space wants to offer a platform for a media discourse in Stuttgart to discuss topics and present projects but also a place of productive and direct debate. The platform will be a year-round initiative by Wand 5 e.V., organisers of Stuttgarter Filmwinter – Festival for Expanded Media. The interdisciplinary approach allows an exchange for related disciplines and promotes the exploration of other perspectives through formats such as workshops, lectures, live-acts and Network Culture works.
Team Filmwinter 2020
Marcus Kohlbach, Giovanna Thiery
Programme Management Film:
Programme Management Media in Space & Network Culture:
Assistant to Programme Management:
Assistant to Festival Directors:
Office Organisation and Finances:
Guest Management and Accreditation:
Julia Lenzmann, Claudia Preker
Graphic Concept and Design:
Demian Bern, EXP.Edition
Druckhaus Stil, Stuttgart
Selection Committee Film:
Max Borchert, Täschi Fobler, Nici Halschke, Hanna Häusser, Katharina Jabs, Matthias Müller, Claudia Preker, Sabine Roschmann, Giovanna Thiery
Selection Committee Media in Space:
Cindy Cordt, Marcus Kohlbach, Oliver Prechtl, Lili Weiss
Selection Committee Network Culture:
Cindy Cordt, Yvy Heussler, Marcus Kohlbach, Oliver Prechtl, Lili Weiss
Curators Supportive Programmes, Programme Media Space and Specials:
Marcus Kohlbach, Giovanna Thiery, Nicole Rebmann
Children´s and Youth Programme:
Technical Consultant Film:
Thomas Eilenstein, Matthias Müller
Media Technician Expanded Media Exhibition:
Assistance to Technician:
Cindy, Cordt, Nici Halschke, Max Richter, Hans-Christian Grimm
Jury Support Film:
Jury Support Expanded Media Exhibition:
Miriam Gossing and Lina Sieckmann