exground filmfest in Wiesbaden is amongst Germany’s most important film festivals for international independent productions and is an important meeting place for journalists, specialized visitors, and guests from the film business. Many (debut-) films from by now world wide renowned directors had their German or European premieres in Wiesbaden. To name but a few from the last years: 9 SOULS by Toshiaki Toyoda, GERRY by Gus Van Sant, THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA by Tommy Lee Jones, DEPARTURES by Yojiro Takita, SOMEWHERE TONIGHT by Michael Di Jiacomo, GANTZ 2: PERFECT ANSWER by Shinsuke Sato, AFTER LUCIA by Michel Franco and BETHLEHEM by Yuval Adler. Guests in Wiesbaden included German Film Award winner Oskar Roehler, Oscar winner Les Bernstein, Katja Esson (Oscar nominee), Susan Emshwiller (script writer for POLLOCK), Adam Green with his film debut GEMSTONES CRACKIN’ as well as the German shooting stars Josefine Preuß, Simon Gosejohann, Dietrich Brüggemann, and Axel Ranisch. Accompanying programs, such as workshops, exhibitions, concerts, parties and panel discussions, top off exground filmfest.