INNCONTRO – International Film Festival of Multiplicity aims to promote the exchange on migration issues in the form of international feature, documentary and short films and their discursive embedding. Thereby the reality of migration should neither be romanticized nor its actors victimized.
Due to the current situation the film festival will not take place at Leokino Innsbruck as planned. Instead, the programme items will be made available online via the Vimeo platform. More information soon.
Even in times of a pandemic, the film festival wants to create a place of encounter as well as a space for dialogue on socio-political questions concerning migration and flight. The current situation in particular illustrates and reinforces existing inequalities and power relations, especially in their effect on the living conditions of people who migrated, have fled or are fleeing – a reality that the discussion “Containment and Exclusion. Migration and Flight in the Pandemic” is coping with.
Finally, Edition 2020 opens the film festival to new perspectives and themes. Instead of focusing on a specific topic, participating filmmakers and experts from previous years were invited to shape the programme and propose films. Films that have inspired them, that empower, that provide a necessary perspective for the current discourse on migration and flight. We thank Helin Celik, Alexandra D’Onofrio, Rosine Mbakam, Ziad Kalthoum and Ömer Alkın for their contributions!
The result is an issue that deals with a variety of experiences and situations and brings stories of prejudice and (psychological) injuries, but above all of resistance and outbursts on the screens.
The Stories Lab * Blurring Borders is also about stories. On the Saturday of the festival, the interactive creative workshop in cooperation with Kunstraum Innsbruck with illustrators and authors Jana Drozdova and Caro Quirán invites you to blur the imaginary borders between places, people and their stories.