Forward Festival 2019

Forward Festival 2019

Othmar Handl and Lukas Kauer are the Forward Festival founders, which is celebrating five editions this year. Both have many years of experience in the design, communication, and creative field, so the natural step for them was to create an interdisciplinary network some years ago, a meeting point where artists, designers, creatives and communication and marketing professionals had the possibility to interact and interchange some ideas. The Forward magazine, which was launched in March 2018, offers regular insights into the world of design and weekly content in collaboration with current…

Andy Barsekow: “The PULS Open Air is more than just a typical music festival”

Andy Barsekow: “The PULS Open Air is more than just a typical music festival”

On the occasion of the Puls Open Air Festival, taking place from the 30th of May to the 1st of June, we made some questions to Andy Barsekow, the Festival Coordinator. Puls is a radio program of the Bayerische Rundfunk that support new bands and innovative music. Tell us a little about yourself and your role at the Puls Open Air festival. How do you become the festival coordinator? For me, almost everything is about music and the promotion of young bands. That’s why I’m also responsible for the music rotation…

Manic Street Parade

Manic Street Parade

A new edition of the festival Manic Street Parade is here! The Schlachthofviertel, the neighborhood where you can find an old ship in the middle of the city, will be the place where the festival will take place. In this year’s edition, that will take place on 17 and 18 of May, you can make a tour between bars and clubs like Strom, Substanz, Schlachthof, St. Anton, Frisches Bier, Bahnwärter Thiel and the ship above mentioned, commonly known as Alte Utting. One of the highlights of the festival are the…

Munich Creative Business Week

Munich Creative Business Week

From 9 to 17th of March, Munich will be full of design, creativity, and art. The Munich Creative Business Week is not only a huge German design event, but also an opportunity to know about what’s going on in terms of fashion, startups, architecture, street art, and digitalization. Conferences, workshops and network events form part of its extensive programme. Toca Me is one of the events celebrated during this week. One-day journey full of inspiration, covering all fields of analog and digital design, from graphic design, typography and film to…

Mittelpunkt Europa Filmfest

Mittelpunkt Europa Filmfest

The Mittelpunkt Europa Filmfest explores the recent film productions of countries like Slovenia, Hungary, Czech Republic or Poland. With a weird sense of humor, the politically incorrect film “Lajkó – Cigány az űrben Lajko | Gypsy in Space” by Balázs Lengyel opens the festival. The film “Špina | Filthy” offers a sensitive portrait of a psychiatric patient, “Atak Paniki | Panic Attack” tells the story of a big city’s dwellers… And we will have the opportunity to watch the award-winning debut of Kiev director Marina Stepanska, called “Стрімголов | Falling…

Cinema International: 5. Kurdische Filmwoche

Cinema International: 5. Kurdische Filmwoche

The Kurdish people is the biggest ethnic minority in Near East and have been suffering through years the fact of living in no man’s land. As you may know, their territory is divided among Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria, and their history is plenty of war and convulsed times. These facts made the Kurdish people one of a kind, and so is their cinema. It is not easy to create films and other artistic expressions under conditions of limited artistic freedom and this is why this festival is so unique….

6. Chinesisches Filmfest München

6. Chinesisches Filmfest München

China meets Bavaria in the 6th edition of the Chinesisches Filmfest with a varied program with current films, documentaries, classics, and lectures. The festival works as a meeting point for intercultural dialogue and also as a way to see different facets of contemporary Chinese society with the point of view of filmmakers and other people in the film industry. Among other interesting and exciting films, we can watch on the 2nd of October, the silent movie from 1932 Struggling, with live music composed by the Beijing-born musician Deng Xiaomei, especially for the Munich performance….

Cinema Iran

Cinema Iran

The Iranian cinema has a sensitivity and a particular way of explaining emotions and situations that affect the lives of every human being. A good example is the Abbas Kiarostami‘s film Taste of Cherry, a particular tale of a man who doesn’t want to live anymore. Iran is a country known for its convulse history, and this is something that influences their art in many ways. Munich celebrates the 5th edition of Cinema Iran this year when so many anniversaries are going on. The Iranian Revolution began in 1978, the…

Filmfest München

Filmfest München

A new edition of the big Filmfest München is here to offer international and German premieres, the best auteur cinema and also series. As every year, the festival will host some of the best film stars, directors, and other characters of the film industry. In this edition, the actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson and the film director Terry Gilliam will be on the red carpet receiving the CineMerit award. The last Gilliam’s film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, will be screened at the CineMerit gala on 2nd of July….