Thanks for 11 years HEIMSPIEL!

Fritz Göttler of the Süddeutsche Zeitung praised HEIMSPIEL as “one of the really best festivals in Germany” and Grimme Prize winner Dominik Graf, a regular festival guest, made similar public statements: “What is shown here has an exceptional position – a film festival with enormous charm.”

In the ten years of its existence, HEIMSPIEL has become a permanent institution in Regensburg’s cultural life and a figurehead for the traditional cinemas at Ostentorkino and Andreasstadel. Every November the festival brought the highlights of the cinema and festival season to Regensburg and defined itself from the passionately curated film selection and high quality standards. The special focus on the promotion of German-language cinema made Heimspiel a magnet for prominent and top-class industry representatives.

After a successful tenth anniversary edition with record attendance in November 2018, founder and festival director Dr. Sascha Keilholz left Regensburg to take over the direction of the International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg. He was succeeded by a young trio, which has already been actively involved in shaping the home game in recent years and has contributed to its structural development: Chrissy Grundl, Felix Rieger and Stefan Wallner heralded the dawn of the future with the interim edition of Heimspiel im Transit 2019. From 2020, media scientist Chrissy Grundl will continue the festival.

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