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Folding chairs with the inscription "Filmfest Dresden" stand on the Neumarkt / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Prizes for "La Perra" and "Alien0089" at the Dresden Film Festival

The French-Colombian film "La Perra" has won the prize for best animated film in the international competition at the Dresden Film Festival. "Torn between violence and tenderness, with a very precise sense of rhythm, this beautiful, hand-drawn film shows a profound and organic vision of interpersona ..

The founding building of the Chemnitz school model / Photo: Johannes Richter/Kunstfestival Begehungen/dpa

Art festival explores protest and resistance

The "Begehungen" festival has been bringing contemporary art to unusual places for years - to the delight of thousands of visitors. Now the festival organizers want to bring the theme of protest to a former school.

Red armchairs in the movie theater / Photo: Oliver Berg/dpa/Symbolic image

Neisse Film Festival with a focus on female perspectives

This year, the 21st Neisse Film Festival is characterized by female perspectives. The focus series "Female Perspectives" also includes the opening film "Elbow", which portrays a young woman, as festival spokesperson Michael Lippold announced on Monday. Between May 14 and 19, around 90 feature films, ..

A European flag flies in front of a blue sky / Photo: Jens Kalaene/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Symbolic image

Europe festival commemorates EU accession 20 years ago

Two decades after Poland and the Czech Republic joined the EU, the event will be celebrated once again at the Dreiländerpunkt in Zittau. "Together with the people from the regions in the border triangle, we would like to look back on what we have achieved together as EU citizens over the past twenty ..

Hikers look out over the rocks of the Schrammsteine from the Schrammstein viewpoint in Saxon Switzerland / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

"Sandstone and Music" festival kicks off the season

The "Sandstone and Music" festival begins its 32nd season this Saturday. Under the motto "Time Travel", 22 events are planned, the organizers announced on Tuesday. Hinrich Alpers is the new artistic director. The opening of the festival traditionally takes place in the village church in Lohmen. The ..

A jazz musician holds a saxophone during a rehearsal in Dresden / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/zb/dpa/Symbolic image

Jazztage Dresden reduces the program for cost reasons

The Jazztage Dresden have considerably reduced their program for cost reasons. Instead of 100 concerts as in the last edition, there will only be 20 events this year, the organizer announced in Dresden on Wednesday. "Under the current conditions and the extremely low funding, the small Jazztage team ..

Diana Burkot (l-r), Taso Pletner, Marija Wladimirowna Aljochina, Olga Borisova and Alina Petrova, members of the band Pussy Riot, stand on stage at their concert in the Kühlhaus at the Neisse Film Festival / Photo: Paul Glaser/dpa

Record at Neisse Film Festival 2024: around 900 entries

More than 900 entries have been submitted for the 21st Neisse Film Festival (May 14 to 19). According to the organizers on Thursday, this means that more films than ever before are competing for a total of ten awards, the so-called Neisse Fish. The selection for the film series and competitions will ..

Garbage cans lying on Eisenbahnstraße in the east of the city / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa

Leipzig's city cleaning service collects less New Year's Eve waste

The Leipzig city cleaning service collected slightly less garbage on the streets on New Year's Day than a year ago. "Our colleagues have so far removed just under 74 cubic meters of New Year's Eve waste in the city area," said a press spokeswoman in Leipzig on Wednesday. However, the figure could ri ..

Vehicles are stuck in a traffic jam on a highway / Photo: Mia Bucher/dpa/Symbolic image

ADAC warns of heavy traffic before Christmas in Saxony

Drivers in Saxony can expect a lot of traffic before Christmas. Most traffic jams are expected on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, according to the ADAC on Monday.The greatest potential for congestion is on the Autobahn 4 (Zwickau, Chemnitz, Dresden and Görlitz) and on the A9 (Leipzig). From C ..

A Star of David hangs on the wall of a synagogue / Photo: David Inderlied/dpa/Symbolic image

Hanukkah: Eight-branched candelabra in the center of Chemnitz

Jews in Saxony will be celebrating Hanukkah, their festival of lights, over the next few days. The Jewish community in Chemnitz is hosting public celebrations at the Stadthallenpark from December 7 to 14. An eight-branched candelabra, around 2 meters high, will be erected there - based on a design b ..

Various potted Christmas trees stand next to each other at a Christmas tree sale / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Christmas tree sales start in Saxony

Christmas tree sales begin in many places in Saxony on the first weekend of Advent. The trees are available at stands and plantations - but you can also cut them yourself.

Visitors to a Christmas market stand at a stall selling sweets. / Photo: Monika Skolimowska/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Symbolic image

Christmas market season opens: Meissen makes the start

The Christmas market season opened in Saxony on Monday. The Free State is particularly known for its unique Christmas craftsmanship, from Erzgebirge arts and crafts to Dresden Christmas stollen and Herrnhut stars, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced on Monday. Highlights in many cities are ..

A decorated Christmas tree / Photo: Jonas Walzberg/dpa/Symbolic image

Christmas tree for Leipzig comes from Torgau

The tree for this year's Christmas market in Leipzig comes from Torgau. After many trees from the Vogtland region had been used in the past, this year the search for a tree was successful in Leipzig and the surrounding area, the city of Leipzig's market office announced on Monday.According to the in ..

A stack of new books lies on a sales table in a bookstore. / Photo: Frank Rumpenhorst/dpa/Frank Rumpenhorstdpa/archive image

Literary autumn with new youth program

The Leipzig Literary Autumn Festival has expanded its program for children and young people. However, a planned appearance by Alice Schwarzer is causing controversy in the run-up to the event.

Fairy lights shine in front of two church towers / Photo: Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa/Symbolbild

Search for tree for Zwickau Christmas market continues

Beautifully grown, dense and at least 25 meters high - among other things, with these requirements Kultour Z is now looking for more than ten weeks for a beautiful conifer for the Zwickau Christmas market. In addition to its own search measures, the Kultur, Tourismus und Messebetriebe Zwickau GmbH i ..

Seats in a movie theater. / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-central image/dpa/symbol image

Big award ceremony at the end of the children's and youth film festival "Schlingel" in Chemnitz

On Saturday (5:30 p.m.), the children's and youth film festival "Schlingel" in Chemnitz will end with a grand awards ceremony. A total of 23 prizes will be awarded, including the European Children's Film Prize and the main prize of the Saxon State Institute for Private Broadcasting and New Media. There are 57 feature-length films and 69 short films in competition. The festival is already its 28th edition.

A film flap with the inscription "Schlingel", taken at the children's and youth film festival "Schlingel". / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

"Film ab!" at the festival "Schlingel": 8 world premieres

Since 1996, the "Schlingel" has been attracting young film fans and professional visitors from Germany and abroad to Saxony. According to the organizers, 171 films from 54 countries were selected from around 1200 productions for this year's event.

A film flap with the inscription "Schlingel", taken at the children's and youth film festival "Schlingel". / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Film festival "Rascal" starts with eight world premieres

The children's and youth film festival "Schlingel" is expected to attract up to 25,000 visitors to Chemnitz this weekend. 171 films from 54 countries will be shown, including eight world premieres. These include the remake of the cult children's series "Spuk unterm Riesenrad", which will be shown to ..

Barbara Klepsch (CDU) addresses a press conference at Markkleeberg City Hall after an out-of-town cabinet meeting / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa/Archivbild

Klepsch praises commitment to chamber music festival Oberlausitz

Culture and Tourism Minister Barbara Klepsch (CDU) has praised the voluntary commitment to the still young Saxon Chamber Music Festival. "The festival now radiates far beyond the region and has thus also become an important tourism factor for Upper Lusatia," she said before the opening concert with ..

View of the rows of seats in the auditorium of a theater / Photo: Monika Skolimowska/dpa/Symbolic image

Film Festival "Rascal" awaits with eight world premieres

The children's and youth film festival "Schlingel" attracts this year with eight world premieres, including the remake of the classic "Spuk unterm Riesenrad". The flick will be presented on September 24 in the presence of several actors and director Thomas Stuber, informed festival director Michael ..

Cellist Jan Vogler / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Chamber music festival Oberlausitz already sold out before the beginning

This year's Chamber Music Festival Oberlausitz (KMO) has to create additional capacity. With 1500 guests, it is already at full capacity before the start, as the organizers announced on Monday. For three of the total of ten concerts in castles and churches in the region, more tickets are to be offer ..