Dear film friends,
Hooray, we're still alive! And that’s no bad thing, although in the minutes of this year's board meeting (see page 5) we heard serious concerns about the future of the EAK.
The days of 120 films at a film festival are over. Today it's half of that, but, the number of high quality films by our authors has increased. The Results of the forum jury sessions, which are published in this issue, show that clearly. Of course, the eleven gold films will have to prove their quality at the remaining festival judging.
But let us think back to last year's festival in Harsefeld. Seven gold medals were awarded there. That was new! And also, many silver and bronze films shone impressively from the screen.
So, we are looking forward to the presentations in Bludenz from 27 to 29 September, accompanied by as many authors and as many guests as possible.
Our hobby exists not only through the creation of the films, but also in the recognition of our authors' achievements by fellow film makers and the rest of the audience.
No festival without films! No festival without an audience either!
In this spirit with kind regards and the anticipation of a reunion in Bludenz