The tri-national Neisse Film Festival brings films to 22 screening sites in 14 towns, and that in three countries! The distance between individual screening sites can thus at times be a hurdle for filmgoers. In order to enable all festival guests to visit the various unique screening locations, the Kulturraum Oberlausitz-Niederschlesien (Upper Lusatian-Lower Silesian Cultural Area) along with the federal programme Kubimobil - Fläche trifft Kultur (Spaces meet Culture) has funded, for the first time, a regular connection between Görlitz and the festival headquarters in Grosshennersdorf, from which there is access via a "DreiEck" (Triangle)-shuttle to the locations in Zittau and Mittelherwigsdorf. In addition, attending the awards ceremony in Ebersbach was made easy for everyone with a shuttle bus from Görlitz via Grosshennersdorf and Zittau.
This initiative increasing the mobility of film audience members in the rural areas has been well-received and made even more connections and contatc between festival guests, film-makers and others involved. The festival organizers are definitely in favor of this service becoming a permanent part of the festival. We extend our thanks to the sponsors and the Network-Office for Cultural Education in the Kulturraum Oberlausitz-Niederschlesien -- it has been great to work with you!
The 19th Neisse Film Festival's patrons are Michael Kretschmer, minister president of the state of Saxony; Martin Půta, Hauptmann of the Region Liberec, and Rafał Gronicz, Mayor of Zgorzelec.
The 19th Neisse Film Festival is sponsored through and with funds from the: Sächsischen Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft, Kultur und Tourismus (Saxon Ministry for Science, Culture and Tourism), Kulturraum Oberlausitz-Niederschlesien, Landkreis Görlitz - Wokrjes Zhorjelc (district/county), Sparkasse Oberlausitz-Niederschlesien bank, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, Deutsch-Tschechischer Zukunftsfonds, Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur, Stiftung für deutsch-polnische Zusammenarbeit, Liberecký kraj, KubiMobil.
his festival is co-financed with tax money on the basis of the finances as decided by the budget adopted by the Saxon Landtag members.