in this issue, we look back at the wonderful time we had in Ansbach. There was a lot of feedback that will encourage the organisers of the next festival to work enthusiastically towards an equally good time in Hamburg 2016.
Nevertheless, the end of the year is marred. Not only in political terms, but also in regard to our association. We published only three editions of our magazine this year and whether the EURO FILMER will appear at all next year is an open question. We have tried hard to find a professional layout artist, whose fees are modest enough to leave some money over for our festival. The asking prices vary from 1,000 Euro per issue to 1,300- Euro for four issues. These sums of money do not include the cost of printing and postage! For the background to all this and a description of the work required in connection with the appearance of EURO FILMER, please refer to the piece by Wolfgang Thomas.
What’s more from January 2016 we must raise the membership fees by 10% to 33 / 16.5 Euros per year and we must formally vote to update our statutes so that the requirements of the Registry Court are complied with. See some explanatory words from our president.
I hope you enjoy reading this issue and accept our best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a peaceful beginning of the year.
Sincerely, Wolfgang Schydlo
The managing committee of the European Circle of Authors wishes to all members and friends a peaceful Advent season, a Merry Christmas and all the best for a happy - especially healthy - New Year 2016.