In close collaboration with international scholars and archives, CineGraph and Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv have developed a new concept for their traditional conference, expanding it into a Festival of German Film Heritage.
Apart from exploring new and forgotten areas of film history, the festival will provide a prominent showcase for archives which preserve and restore the treasures of German Cinema. The aim is also to create a forum for academics, students, archivists, technicians and film buffs to exchange information and discuss new developments.
An extensive retrospective looking at key aspects of the history of film in Germany will be combined with workshops and conference sessions, allowing guests to see and discuss rare films from German and international archives.
Integrated in the festival in Hamburg is the International Film History Conference.
Local partner of CineFest in Hamburg is the Kinemathek Hamburg e.V.