Eine Person im geleben Pullover erzählt etwas, im Hintergrund eine Person im Sessel
Medea Film Factory / Ralf Ilgenfritz

Zur Lage der freien Künste

Documentary by Janina Möbius

2023 Film Discussion Independent Arts Scene
External venue: CITY 46 / Kommunalkino Bremen e.V. ↗, Birkenstraße 1, 28195 Bremen

Free Entrance

Followed by a cultural policy panel on the development potential of the independent performing arts in the state of Bremen
Moderation: Janina Bedunski

In the frame of the Bremer Spielstättentreffen in cooperation with the Landesverband Freie Darstellende Künste (LAFDK) and Tanz Bremen

The film is in German and English spoken language. The discussion will be held in German spoken language.

The CITY 46 is barrier-free to a limited extent. There is an automatic entrance door to the cinema foyer.
The cinema halls are on the 1st floor and can be reached by elevator if necessary. Access to the foyer and restrooms is at ground level. Both cinema halls have spaces for wheelchairs.

Further information on accessibility at CITY 46 can be found here ↗

The independent performing arts were and are still particularly affected by crisis situations. To support artists in this field, the Fonds Darstellende Künste, between May and August 2022, initiated and supported around 25 labs ranging from figure and object theater to music theater, from dance via performance and acting to theater in public space and contemporary circus. The film documents the artistic work and research of these (also digital) labs across Germany in times of social transformation. On the large screen, the positions of Danny Banany, Mable Preach, Mieke Matzke, Simone Dede Ayivi, Stefan Kaegi, Susanne Schuster, and others are shown, with numerous curators and artistic directors of various production venues sharing their thoughts. »Dennoch! – Zur Lage der freien Künste« features the polyphony of aesthetics, practices and locations, bringing them together to form a strong, joint statement for art.


Script and Direction: Janina Möbius
Camera: Ralf Ilgenfritz, Michael Weihrauch, Lorenz Haarmann, Michael Schaff 

Sound: Ralf Weber 

Editing: Michael Weihrauch 
Grafik: Stefanie Saghri
Music: Victor Gangl 

Color grading and mixing: Ralf Ilgenfritz
Production Assistance: Malene Düvell, Tara Höfer 

Producers: Bertram Zacharias, Nalan Kahriman, Irene Höfer
Editors: Marie Deuflhard, Steffen Klewar, Sebastian Köthe, Elisabeth Wellershaus

Production: Medea Film Factory on behalf of the Fonds Darstellende Künste. Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR.