exground filmfest 33 Programming Update: on-demand as planned from 13–22 November; live screenings/events postponed to 11–20 December

On-demand tickets now available for 5€ per film/programme (exclusively in Germany) // Festival opening & awards ceremony as live stream/archived video

Due to new Covid-19 prevention measures, the programme of exground filmfest 33 cannot be presented in front of live audiences in November. However, thanks to the support of new partners Festival Scope and Shift72, nearly the entire film programme will be available on-demand exclusively in Germany. Starting today, tickets can be purchased for 5€ per screening via ondemand.exground.com. After consultation with the festival venues, the festival organisers intend for exground filmfest 33 to take place in front of live audiences with film guests in attendance from 11 to 20 December.

In spite of the renewed cinema closures for November, we are extremely grateful to be able to present the festival online almost in its entirety,” explained Andrea Wink from the organisational team. “We are even happier to still be able to present our whole programme on the big screen for a live audience in December, provided that cinemas are allowed to reopen. Our warm thanks go to the Cultural Office of the State Capital of Wiesbaden and the directors of the festival venues in this regard for their extraordinary support and flexibility.

>> Tickets for exground filmfest 33 On Demand

exground Online: Exclusive 48-Hour Timeslots in Germany // Opportunity to Vote via Click in Audience Competitions

With few exceptions, the entire film programme of exground filmfest 33 will be available for viewing from 13 to 22 November via ondemand.exground.com (the archive copies of CAMORRA and THE MASTER TOUCH as well as the KLAUS LEMKE SPECIAL will not be available online). On this platform, starting today viewers can purchase tickets for 5€ per screening. Then, from the beginning of the originally planned cinema presentation, the relevant film or film programme can be viewed throughout Germany for 48 hours. In addition, videos of the filmmakers talking about their work and film recommendations from the exground organisational team will be available on exground’s Youtube channel


For the festival opening on 13 November, Andrea Wink will be welcoming viewers to the online edition at www.exground.com. Then at 7:30 pm CET, the opening film, BAD TALES by Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo, will be available for viewing on-demand. 

The awards ceremony on 22 November will also be available online as a mixture of pre-recorded material and live award presentations: following the screening of the GERMAN SHORT FILM COMPETITION, jury and audience awards valued at 17,500 euros as well as the goEast Audience Award (1,500 euros) will be announced at Caligari FilmBühne at 8:00 pm CET. For those competitions from exground filmfest and goEast which feature audience awards, viewers will have the chance during the festival to enter a rating after every on-demand screening of the respective films or film programmes.

exground filmfest in Cinemas in December

Thanks to the support of the Cultural Office of the State Capital of Wiesbaden as well as the festival venues Caligari FilmBühne, Murnau-Filmtheater and the Marktkirche crypt, the whole programme for exground filmfest 33 (including supporting events) is supposed to be presented in front of a live audience with film guests in attendance from 11 to 22 December. However, it will not be clear until late November 2020 whether events can once again take place in cinemas in December.