Europe & Asia
On tour with the Saxon Premier
In mid-March the Premier of the Free State of Saxony, Stanislav Tillich, was visiting Japan and its cities Tokyo, Yonezava, Nagoya and Osaka. In addition, members of film festival SCHLINGEL traveled to Tokyo to arrange a cultural programme around the premier’s trip. Klausjörg Herrmann, director of the German film THE SEVENTH RAVEN, organised a film screening and workshops for students at the Deutsche Schule Tokyo Yokohama. He was accompanied by Michael Harbauer, the director of the International Film Festival SCHLINGEL, and Anja Müller, the educational assistant.
After four days of presenting fascinating and diversified movies for children and young people the German film festival ‘SCHLINGEL in Novosibirsk’ closed its doors. The best film of the festival, chosen by the children’s jury, was SPUTNIK. Along with Gritt Langer, project coordinator at SCHLINGEL, the director of the film SPUTNIK, Markus Dietrich, was attending the event.
At the end of April, Michael Harbauer visited the City of Tashkent (Uzbekistan), where he presented eight German children’s and youth films at the 1st Film Festival “Sham Bola” (=SCHLINGEL). All films were shown in German with Russian subtitles or Russian voice over respectively. A total of 3,000 visitors aged 6 to 17 experienced a one-week film festival which was organized by the Goethe Institute and the national film organization Uzbekkino.