The Hof International Film Festival has always seen itself as a platform for new cinematic discoveries. The search for new talent is a major concern for us. At this year's festival, this also includes offering aspiring filmmakers the chance to network in the industry and find strong partners for the realization of their projects.
Five projects get the opportunity to present their material to selected decision makers of the industry. Each participant meets five industry representatives and has 7 minutes to convince them of his or her vision. In the best case, the ideas are so convincing that the filmmakers not only receive feedback, but also find accomplices who develop and realize these ideas with them. All participants are selected by a jury headed by the artistic director of the Hof International Film Festival, Thorsten Schaumann:
A prefabricated housing estate south of Munich, a sociotope in which "Almanstadt" (AT) follows six characters on their search for identity through the most diverse milieus. They all do not meet and yet have more to do with each other than they think.
Zahra, 13, fled Afghanistan, traumatized. Dieter, late 50s, right-wing fellow traveler, burdened by an unspeakable guilt. Two lost souls who find each other.
GROSSRAUMABTEIL (AT) Mini series: Open the doors and welcome to the open-plan compartment of the ICE, somewhere in Germany between A and B. Pure stress for the over-friendly train conductor JIMMY (38) and his grumpy colleague ANGELA (44). There's a problem for everything and a solution for nothing...
"Köstliche Leiche" is a film project that breaks boundaries and focuses on the unpredictable and random in film. The concept and basic approach of the script is the collaboration with four independent screenwriters, each coming from different artistic fields (writers, artists, dramaturgs, filmmakers, etc.).
The documentary YOU OWE ME tells about the lives of three indebted women in Argentina, who are particularly affected by the ongoing economic crisis in the country.