The Snowdance Independent Film Festival is one of the few festivals in Germany that exclusively shows productions made with little or no state funding. Furthermore, Snowdance prefers films which are not dominated by the influence of TV stations or major studios. Snowdance is the main German festival for independent, free-thinking film makers. The Sundance Film Festival in the US is the model it emulates.
Sponsored by SKY and supported by important creatives of the German film scene, Snowdance developed in its first two years to one of the hottest und most passionate film festivals in Germany.
Its Festival Director Heiner Lauterbach is a famous actor in Germany. Festivals Creative Director Thomas “Tom” Bohn realized “Straight Shooter” with Dennis Hopper and parts of the “Tatort” series as a film maker.
So this festival is made by engaged film creatives for engaged film creatives and their audience. Snowdance does not offer any red carpet or any VIP-corner. But it’s a meeting and melting point for actors, directors, producers and all sorts of people who are interested in film.
Come and have a look!