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

A Lively forum in "Pferdestall"

Although in Hamburg the main event was the annual celebration of the harbour’s birthday, our even organisers could not complain about a shortage of visitors. 60 film makers and film enthusiasts mingled, watched and listened more or less amazed by the film entries in this year’s competition seen on the huge screen. During most presentations you could have heard the legendary pin drop.

The main role in the programme was not taken by travel films, it was a well-balanced mix of documentaries, fiction films and reportage. The longer films were impressive: 8 out of 14 films had a minimum running time of 15 minutes. Only 5 films had a running time of less than 10 minutes and 5 films took advantage of the maximum running time of 20 minutes.

We certainly had not expected 3 fiction films from the north, though the three contributions from Norway helped. The audience agreed with the choices of the jury, which had met in Georg Brand's home cinema 14 days before the event:
The two first places went to Dieter Prill (Where I live) and Max Conradt (Do you know Brahms?) These were reaffirmed by the spectators who gave them the public choice prizes.

The third gold medal went to Norway:
Hilde Falkanger from the Bergen Frititsfilmere club, who can be proud of their film "Amor Librorum".

At the Euro-Filmfestival from 5 to 7 October in Harsefeld, we will have 9 films from Forum Nord.

We are grateful to all the film makers whose entries first made the event possible, so that film enthusiasts can meet at the forums and finally at the Euro-Filmfestival, and we look forward to success in friendly competition  with other European film makers.

Wolfgang Thomas

Wolfgang Thomas