In the last months, we were happy to see a large number of films for the competitions of our festival. During that time, we had no idea what global dilemma we were going to face. The corona pandemic has now stopped public life in Germany to a standstill. Events like ours are no longer possible. Therefore, after various considerations of how the festival could take place on the actual date, possibly online, we decided to set an alternative date.
Monstronale # 8 will be postponed to October 7th to 11th.
The new date is subject to the eventual feasibility of the festival as an event with cinema screenings and was set in coordination with the new dates of other film festivals. It was hard to make that drastic decision given the fact that many ambitious volunteers work hand in hand for the organization and successful implementation of the festival.
However, the countless responses from filmmakers, sponsors who were notified last week confirmed our decision gave us the necessary confidence to have a successful alternative festival in October.The festival management would like to thank its employees and student assistants for helping and organising, as well as this year´s competition participants for all the diverse submissions. In the end, thanks to the sponsors and fans. Despite the adverse circumstances, we make sure that this year’s late edition of the Monstronale Film Festival will become a meeting place for all of us, to promote the film culture and for mutual exchange.