Europäischer Autorenkreis für Film und Video e. V.
European Film & Video Makers Circle

Long live amateur film

No - it didn't die. Amateur film, and the film makers are still alive. Anyone who was present at the 40th Euro-Filmfestival in the Remise at Bludenz, must vigorously confirm this in retrospect. 63 films from 5 countries, remarkable up to top-class films delighted the numerous visitors. The flawless presentation of the films, thought through down to the last detail, contributed to the great success of the festival. The main person responsible was Werner Scheffknecht, who left nothing to be desired, right down to the bag, filled with all the information and with chocolate produced in Bludenz.

A large number of very friendly helpers provided for the catering, and were able to meet the wishes of those present. The Bludenz Remise was perfect for the festival.

The fact that these Euro-Filmfestivals will continue in the coming years and remain part of the amateur filmmakers’ lives is thanks to the Swiss, Res Gnehm, from Wald ZH, who fought tenaciously for their preservation.

The culinary conclusion of the European event with the proclamation of merit on the Muttersberg was more than just the dot on the "i". Now we can look forward to what awaits us in Harsefeld near Hamburg in 2019.

Ueli Bietenhader