International Filmfest Karlsruhe

19. April 2023 — 23. April 2023

© Independent Days

At the 22nd edition of the International Film Festival INDEPENDENT DAYS, the festival curators led by festival director Dr. Oliver Langewitz will once again present a varied and gripping art house programme with 132 features from 36 countries around the world, turning Karlsruhe into a gateway for independent filmmaking worldwide. This year, the UNESCO City of Media Arts Award will once again be conferred under the Special Awards category.

The selected independent films are all united in their approach of bringing certain issues closer to the focus of public discourse. Guests can look forward to a particularly abundance of works by Iranian filmmakers this year, which despite immense restrictions deal with socially sensitive topics. An additional highlight is the short film programme curated from the works of Ukrainian filmmakers who were forced to flee their homeland due to the war.

The main venue of the festival here will be, as usual, the Filmtheater Schauburg.


Programme and further information


Filmtheater Schauburg

Marienstraße 16
76137 Karlsruhe