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First film highlights of 18th Oldenburg International Film Festival05.08.11

The festival offers German premieres of two true American cinema icons for the 2011 edition. John Carpenter makes a remarkable comeback with his latest horror-thriller “The Ward” and cult-director Monte Hellman will present his...[more]

Record number of film submissions01.08.11

More than 900 film entries mean yet another record year for the Oldenburg Film Festival. The steadily increasing number is proof for the international renown and importance the festival has garnered over the years. Small wonder...[more]

Recognition of dedication15.07.11

»Oldenburg's mayor to award Torsten Neumann with the Official Seal of the City« Torsten Neumann will receive the Official Seal of the City from mayor Gerd Schwandner on July 28th 2011. In recognition of his outstanding...[more]

submission deadline / awards / releases20.06.11

»Last call for film submissions 2011« The Oldenburg Film Festival has made its name as one of the Top 5 film festivals worldwide in Chris Gore’s esteemed Film Festival Guide. It will remain one of the leading hubs for...[more]

Cannes Classics 2011 / RP Kahl' s "Angel Express" out on DVD / "Reach for me" on Demand11.05.11

»STRONG TIES: OLDENBURG FILM FESTIVAL and ‘CANNES CLASSIC’ 2011’ « Since 2004, Festival de Cannes has offered the section “Cannes Classics”, showcasing rediscovered and re-mastered iconic films from Cinema history. This year,...[more]

Oldenburg Film Festival is coming of age07.04.11

There will be an Oldenburg Film Festival No. 18. After the forced budget cuts by the municipal council in 2010 the festival was financially endangered. Grants by the city of Oldenburg were cut by more than half. In December...[more]

BEDWAYS out on DVD and Blu-ray07.03.11

RP Kahl, who is the Oldenburg festival’s program advisor for German films, co-produced his latest film  BEDWAYS together with festival director Torsten Neumann. His 2010 was highly exciting. BEDWAYS premiered at the 60th ...[more]

Festival résumé 201024.09.10

The résumé of the 17th Oldenburg International Film Festival is a good read: In five days more than 14.500 visitors saw 56 films, including 8 world premieres. The festival opened at the Fliegerhorst to THE CITY BELOW, presented...[more]

The winners of the German Independence Awards24.09.10

To the world premiere of Tamar Simon Hoffs’ thriller POUND OF FLESH the 17th Oldenburg International Filmfestival ended on Sunday evening. Before the screening, the international jury of Deborah Kara Unger, Jesse Scolaro, Dorka...[more]

The fourth star on the OLB Walk of Fame goes to actress Deborah Kara Unger14.09.10

If Hollywood can do it, we can do it too: The OLB Walk of Fame is getting a fourth star on Friday September 17th at 11.30am: Canadian actress Deborah Kara Unger will be the first woman honored with a carved stone in Oldenburg....[more]

Stars on the red carpet14.09.10

The red carpet is going to be crowded: The stars are flocking to the Opening Night on Wednesday September 15th at the Fliegerhorst in great numbers. The 17th Oldenburg International Filmfestival opens with the emotional drama THE...[more]

New festival iPhone app09.09.10

The festival’s new iPhone app is available now from the iTunes store. The festival guide helps you navigate the program, the parties and all the Oldenburg locations. Never miss a screening or an event. A digital map and the...[more]

More film highlights09.09.10

Other highlights from the festival’s program include Pascal Bourdiaux’ comedy LE MAC, also a German premiere, which surprises with its wit, depth and great character actors. MR NICE by Bernard Rose is a portrait of legendary...[more]

Highlights of the 2010: Independent Section09.09.10

This year’s Independent Section includes twelve German and international productions. They all compete for the “German Independence Award – Audience Award”. The crazy and ironic PETE SMALLS IS DEAD takes a look deep into the...[more]

Deborah Kara Unger is the 2010 jury president09.09.10

Canadian actress Deborah Kara Unger will preside over this year’s international jury. She started her career opposite Russell Crowe in BLOOD BATH and had her breakthrough with a stunning performance in Cronenberg’s CRASH. As...[more]

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