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Summary and Next Year
by Becky Tan

The 13th Filmfest Hamburg welcomed (and hosted) 270 directors, actors, producers, and screenplay authors from Germany, Denmark, Palestine, the USA, Spain, Israel, Argentina, Great Britain, Columbia, Sweden, France, the Netherlands, Burkina Faso, Belgium, Canada, Austria, China, Tunisia, Finland, Iran, Italy, and Norway. All 113 films from 34 countries were first-time screenings in Germany and were, in some cases, European or world premieres. There were 600 German as well as international accredited attendees, and 58 people worked for the festival to ensure its success.

Participating cinemas were:

• 3001, Schanzenstraße 75-77, 20357 Hamburg, tel 43 76 79
• Abaton, Allende-Platz 3, 20146 Hamburg, tel 41 320 320
• CinemaxX, Dammtordamm 1, 20354 Hamburg, tel 35 71 40 99
• Metropolis, Dammtorstraße 30a, 20354 Hamburg, tel 34 23 53
• Grindel, Grindelberg 7a, 20144 Hamburg, tel 44 93 33

Next year’s 14th Filmfest will be a bit later in the season: October 5-12, 2006. See for updates.