Film festival goes DACHTS

One of the most beautiful aspects of life is probably how you can joyfully watch your loved one grow. Be it your own children, your own plants or your own projects that are close to your heart. We can proudly look back on nine wonderful editions of the Kitzbühel Film Festival. One of our most successful formats is AlpenDating.

What began as a forum for up-and-coming production talents from the Alpine region quickly developed into an established annual meeting of mostly German-speaking, but also international filmmakers, distributors and everyone involved. Be it in the form of lectures, panels, speed dating, presentations or just ideas, the multi-day platform created a network of training and the promotion of young people. We are supported here by strong partners such as the Austrian Film Institute, the IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige, the Swiss Federal Office for Culture and the FilmFernseh-Fonds Bayern.

The development of AlpenDating shows us once again the importance of networking German-language film productions. Past successful productions stand for the liveliness as well as strength in these areas and we are only at the beginning of a change to even stronger German-language films and series. From our experiences and knowledge, we are therefore creating a new concept based on the experience of AlpenDating: The FFKB goes DACHTS. Once again we are intensifying the networking of all German-speaking regions, be it Austria, Switzerland, Trentino-South Tyrol or Germany. That is why we are increasingly focusing our programming on promoting young talent from these regions, for example in the short film competition with our own program.