Peace to the palaces, war to the huts?

Read the plea of festival director Daniel Sponsel on the amendment of the Film Promotion Act


The art of cinema has never been accorded the esteem it deserves due to its social relevance. For more than all other arts, cinema generates high social synergies to strengthen democratic civil society. 

A plea by our festival director Daniel Sponsel for a rethink in cultural policy on the occasion of the renewed postponement of the long overdue and urgently needed amendment of the Film Promotion Act (FFG) for another year.

Published by Filmdienst, the portal for cinema and film culture.

(Photo for the news: DOK.fest München director Daniel Sponsel at the keynote speech for the syposium 'More film culture for all' in Munich at the beginning of November 2022 © Ronny Heine)