The film was a success

First digital film weekend was a complete success

The 47th International Film Weekend in Würzburg came to an end last Wednesday. In total, over 5,000 views were recorded over the seven days of the festival. "This is a huge success for us, if you also consider that the streaming tickets were not tied to a certain number of viewers, so they were eagerly watched together," says board member Thomas Schulz happily. The high proportion of soli tickets is also an indication of this. "We would also like to thank you for the great feedback, especially from our regular guests, many of whom were streaming a film at home for the first time."

Most of the guests cast votes for the films in the competition - with the following result:

The feature film prize of 2,500 euros (sponsor: VR-Bank Würzburg) goes to "Winterreise" by Anders Østergaard and Erzsébet Rácz.

The documentary film prize of 1,500 euros (sponsor: Vogel Communications Group) is awarded to "Was tun" by Michael Kranz.

And "María" by Zoé Salicrup-Junco can look forward to the short film award and 1,000 euros (sponsor: Würzburger Hofbräu GmbH).

Thanks to a competent team led by Sebastian Goll and Philipp Pelchmann, the online edition of the International Film Weekend was also technically more than pleasing. Viviane Bogumil nevertheless hopes that this year's FiWo in its digital form will remain an exception and goes on to say: "We want to go back to the cinema and we want to be able to welcome our audience on site again."

The Filminitative Würzburg team still has to discuss whether there will be streaming options in addition to the festival in the cinema, because a two-pronged festival would entail considerable additional work. That there will be a 48th International Film Weekend in Würzburg in January 2022 can be seen as certain after this year's success.