Frankfurt am Main | 13. – 20. Oktober 2024

Highlights 14. Oktober

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8:00 pm at ASTOR Film Lounge
Talk with director Alice Troughton and producer Judy Tossell

Liam, an aspiring young author, hungry for success and recognition, takes a tutoring position at the family estate of his idol, renowned author J.M. Sinclair.

But Liam soon realizes that he is ensnared in a complicated web of family secrets, resentment, and retribution. Sinclair, his wife Hélène, and their son Bertie all guard a dark past, one that threatens their future as well as Liam’s own. As the lines between master and protégé blur, class, ambition, and betrayal become a dangerous combination.

Academy Award nominee Richard E. Grant ("Can You Ever Forgive Me?"), Academy Award nominee Julie Delpy ("Before Midnight"), and BAFTA nominee Daryl McCormack ("Good Luck to You, Leo Grande") star in a story inspired by the experiences of debut feature screenwriter Alex MacKeith. Directed by Alice Troughton ("Cucumber", "Baghdad Central"), "The Lesson" is a taut noir thriller that modernizes and subverts the genre.

B3 Conference Opening: From Hollywood to Netflix & Co. - Is Content still King?

11:00 am-12:30 pm at ASTOR Film Lounge
Panel Discussion

With Christian Franckenstein (CEO, Bavaria Studios, BRD) Adrian Wootton (GF, Film London and British Film Commission UK) Alice Troughton (Director), Judy Tossell (Producer)

The film and moving image industries are in a constant state of change. With the increasing spread of streaming services and the steadily growing importance of social media, viewing habits have changed dramatically, and at the same time the demand for high-quality content has risen significantly. Where does this content come from and which topics are currently in particular demand by the audience or should be set?

This discussion is a great opportunity to gain valuable insights from experienced expert:s and get a glimpse into the future trends and challenges of the industry.

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B3 Honorary Lifetime Achievement Laureate Sir Stephen Frears

2:00-3:00 pm at ASTOR Film Lounge

With Stephen Frears (Regisseur, UK),  Adrian Wootton (GF, Film London und British Film Commission UK) 

In welcoming our B3 grand prize-winner, Stephen Frears, we are honouring one of the truly great European directors and masters of cinematic storytelling at B3. The B3 Film Festival programme is featuring Frears’ latest motion picture, THE LOST KING at 3.30 pm.

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Azurite Fielding

6.45-7.45 pm at ASTOR Film Lounge

With Evond (MEDIAH) Blake

'Azurite Fielding' is a trans-dimensional, audio-visual journey performed in real-time that explores metaphysical realms that lie outside of our temporal reality. The powerful imagery combines dynamic movement, interweaving sculptural forms and explosive colours. The artwork depicts landscapes that range from luminous nebulae built from magnetic fields and cosmic dust to mechanical territories where multiple structural components collide, assemble, and deconstruct. The project’s theme explores the thin veil between our dimension and the ever after. An ambisonic soundscape has been custom-engineered for this project by New York electronic producer/engineer Noah B.