»Oldenburg thrives as a discovery channel.«

- Screen International

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»The Biggest Little Fest in Europe.«

- The Hollywood Reporter

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»If there's anything that could be considered the Promised Land of Independent Cinema in Europe today, it is Oldenburg.«

- Accred - L'actualité des festivals de cinéma

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»The Oldenburg Film Festival, the German Sundance, is on a good track. Indeed on a very good one, because in terms of boldness and daring it is far ahead of the competition.«

- Welt am Sonntag

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»Germany’s leading indie film fest«

- The Hollywood Reporter

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»Just as impressive as the films was the festival itself, which, under the inspired direction of Torsten Neumann, combined intelligent cinephilia with a laid-back atmosphere of democratic equality.«

- Sight and Sound

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»One of the most offbeat festivals in Europe.«

- Variety

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»The Filmfest Oldenburg - renown for its determination, cinephilia, and openness for the extremes - impresses with its brilliant programming.«

- GRIP

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»The equivalent to Robert Redfords legendary Independent Fesival.«

- Focus

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»A Festival that has always been known for its sheer inventiveness, playfulness and an affinity for intelligent genre fare that is uncommon on the festival circuit.«

- The Hollywood Reporter

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»Oldenburg is a pilgrimage for cineastes.«

- Die Zeit

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»Germany’s northern town of Oldenburg hosts one of the few European festivals strong enough to focus purely on independent filmmaking.«

- 100 Essential Film Festivals - by Xavier Rashid

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»Young and innovative cinema.«

- Frankfurter Rundschau

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»Alongside Venice and Toronto, Oldenburg is considered one of the most important Autumn Festivals for Independent Cinema«

- de Telegraaf

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»The European Sundance.«

- Epd film

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»Oldenburg sets itself apart from the mob of mid-sized international festivals. As Oscar-winning director Volker Schloendorff put it: Oldenburg is clearly THE young German Festival.«

- The Hollywood Reporter

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»The Oldenburg Film Festival gives the gift of glamour to its city, and in doing so, it has created a charisma that inspires stars to return year after year.«

- Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung

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