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Events in and around the Taschenbergpalais Kempinski and Dresden

Dresden, a capital of European Culture, is home to the famous Semper Opera House and offers an innumerable variety of theatres, dance venues, art collections, museums, and galleries as well as concerts and classic events. Directly situated in the historical city centre, the Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski is hosting many meetings and events as well as exhibitions, concerts, and culinary highlights.

Highlight und Events in Dresden

14/04/2015 – 19/04/2015

International Short Film Festival

Each year in April, the Film Festival Dresden attracts more than 16,000 visitors, including nearly 500 industry experts. During six days the best short films from
all over the world are shown.

The first Film Festival Dresden was introduced in 1989 – today it is one of the most important festivals in the "short film genre" in Germany. It belongs to the most highly paid short film festivals in Europe – with money prizes amounting to EUR 64,000.

The international and national competition is the highlight of the programme.
Around 70 films from 20 countries will be projected on the screen. For this occasion, around 2,000 feature and animation films from 80 countries nearby will apply, provided that the film is not older than two years and does not have a length longer than 30 minutes.

In the end, the best short films will be chosen in various of categories – eight Golden Horsemen and prize money amounting to EUR 64,000 will be awarded.
There are also various special programmes with a focus on different countries and topics.

For further information please visit the following website: filmfest-dresden.de/English

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