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Film festivals live from their films. That's what the name says. But what makes a "festival"? Sure, premieres are one thing, event character is another. But what we think is an important factor are the people. Those behind, those in front, those on the sidelines. Many of them come to Regensburg. We'd like to tell you exactly who they are here.
Again and again we emphasize that we are still the same bangers as the ones from the first festival. What does that actually mean? Well, that can best be explained with a case study. Research subject: closing night. Please concentrate!
Holy cow! The festival is on the home stretch in terms of preparation, and we're blasting six new feature-length films out into the world.... Or trumpet... with kettledrums and trumpets. Oh, this is going to be fun. A film announcement in a good mood? You could almost lose your temper beforehand.
For three years (was what?) our festival lacked its centerpiece. A program item that pumps our blood to the screen and brings us closer to films as art by discovering three films from a filmmaker's oeuvre and thus drawing a genesis. We strongly believe that art and artist should not be decoupled... Well, then we ask: Who is Dain Iskandar Said?
In two short film blocks we will again show sixteen hand-picked shorts in 2023. Sixteen fabulous pieces that you simply have to discover. Here is our selection for the tenth HARD:LINE Film Festival. As always: Short & Hoart!
In about a month the 10th HARD:LINE Film Festival will be in full swing. Then we hopefully sit together in the cinema and enjoy cinema extremely from around the world. With guests, premieres and all the trimmings.
Oh my goodness! Has another year gone by already? Or rather 10 years, well eleven actually. Oh well... What we mean is that HARD:LINE is starting again. If you want to buy a season ticket for this boring event, here you go. Because that's exactly what you can buy now.
What a crazy, apt and inspiring artwork the grandiose Heike Jörss lets off the leash again. There even (the young) Dario Argento the eyes would go over. So here it is: The artwork for the Xth HARD:LINE Film Festival.
Two months before its release, we present the audience favorite of the last festival as an exclusive preview in the most beautiful open-air cinema in Regensburg, the wonderful Cinema Paradiso. Under trees, by the river and with headphones. Everything is set to make a big splash on the big screen!
Slowly, the sun displaces the dark days in Regensburg and the light returns to the cathedral city. For five days, almost 1700 spectators from all over Germany indulged in the dark side of entertainment. Horror, thrillers and sci-fi from all over the world were on the agenda at the 9th HARD:LINE Film Festival, German and even world premieres were celebrated. There was discussion and judgement, both from the audience and from the three-member jury tasked with finding the winner of the prestigious Méliès D'Argent. Both the jury of experts and the fans found what they were looking for. In 2022, three awards were therefore also presented on the closing evening of the festival.