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


Dear film friends,

The creation of the EUROFILMER issue after a film festival is always a great pleasure. There was a lot to report, many photos, interviews and visitor comments. This time, too, our magazine is looking back at the wonderful festival in Hamburg.

However this time there is a sad note too, because this issue is the last.

All the important information that needs to be given will henceforth be presented on our website and sent to members via e-mail. The few EAK authors without Internet addresses will be served by post. The rising costs of production have forced the Board to make this decision so that future film festivals can be financially viable.

I have put this last edition in the hands of Peter Klüver, Wolfgang Thomas will handle the technical aspects. Our treasurer, Dieter Schlemmermeier, will no longer be available as a page designer and I am not able to create this edition alone, alongside my professional duties.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who contributed to the magazine’s success with their articles and photos. My special thanks go to Dieter, who has worked hard with various layout programs. Many nights we have tinkered with the layout, kept awake by lots of coffee. Then, when what we conceived was printed, sometimes we were pleased, but often our satisfaction was limited: we found errors and had to acknowledge them: A professional could probably hammer it out better. However, we were able to save a lot of money, which will benefit all of us. Efforts to find an affordable page designer failed.

Wolfgang Thomas and Peter Klüver have now offered to take over this last issue. We know Wolfgang as a man who gets results. The festival in Ahrensburg is proof of his energy.

I would like to wish all film friends a special pleasure in this last issue!

I wish you all a happy new year, and above all what, when one grows older, is ever more important: good health!


Wolfgang Schydlo