Baden-Wuerttemberg Film Office
The Filmbüro Baden-Württemberg (Baden-Wuerttemberg Film Office) was founded in 1982 and has, true to its founding principles, devoted itself to setting up and promoting the film and media location Baden-Wuerttemberg. After the founding of the Film Academy and the MFG Film Funding, for which the members of the Filmbüro had campaigned, the Filmbüro took over the presentation of the films shot and funded here as part of the Filmschau Baden-Wuerttemberg, the official state film festival. Today, the Filmbüro not only provides a forum for established filmmakers, but also for the young generation who show their films in the competition for the Youth Film Award and get in touch with the professionals through the connection with the film show. With the Indian Film Festival Stuttgart, we present films from a completely different culture and stimulate German-Indian relations in the long term. With our festivals and projects, we focus on the artistic-creative work of the filmmakers and offer the talents and their ideas the big stage, in all facets of filmmaking.
Indian Film Festival Stuttgart
The Indian Film Festival Stuttgart is a very special event that attracts many enthusiastic fans to the state capital every summer. The focus is on the diverse filmmaking of the world‘s largest film industry. When selecting the program, we place particular value on showing India’s diversity of languages, traditions and regional differences. The Indian Film Festival Stuttgart stands above all for current topics and time references and shows the viewers India as it is today, with all its cultural changes and social challenges. The daily Tea Talks, a lecture series with experts and special topics, also create a connection to current topics.
The Indian Film Festival takes place in the heart of the “Indian Summer”, a week full of India related events in Stuttgart organized by the Indian Honorary Consulate Baden-Wuerttemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate under the patronage of Honorary Consul Andreas Lapp, and is lined with events of all kinds. During the festival, entrepreneurs meet film stars, students meet Indian filmmakers and the viewers discover India in all its splendor and tradition: deeply moving, frightening, colorful and at times light and lively.
Once a year, filmmakers and the public meet to see great films at the Filmschau Baden-Wuerttemberg (State Film Festival) – and maybe a little bit to be seen. Industry meetings, discussion rounds, workshops and the daily rendezvous on the red carpet accompany the festival program up to the grand finale, where the Baden-Wuerttemberg Film Awards are presented. Since 2011, the Baden-Wuerttemberg Honorary Film Prize has also been awarded to deserving personalities. The state film festival shows that there is a successful film industry in Baden-Württemberg, which in some areas even works for major Hollywood productions. Premieres and special events, guests of honor, stars and starlets make up the festival and give the location relevance. The Filmschau also offers an important forum for young filmmakers, who can come into contact with the professionals, learn more about filmmaking in master classes, workshops and panels and, last but not least, find orientation for their future career choice in the film industry.
Team Film Office
Festival director / Head of programme / Chairman of the board of Baden-Wuerttemberg Film Office
Member of the board of Baden-Wuerttemberg Film Office / Organisational and process consulting / project development and support
Marketing and Sponsoring / Finances and Human Resources / Festival Office
Head of festival management / Youth film award – project development – cooperations / Website
Press and public relations / Editor and author
Mateo Ortega Direktor
Student trainee / Social Media
Student trainee / Social Media
Temporary assistant / Networking and communication (India)
Intern / event organization
Email: info (at) filmbuerobw.de