Frankfurt am Main | 13 – 20 October 2024

We can't wait to see you all again and are very much looking forward to welcoming our new guests and visitors from 13 to 20 October!

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Federico Solmi receives the B3 Honour Award in the Art category

Federico Solmi, born in 1975 in Bologna, Italy, lives and works in Brooklyn and New York.

Many years ago, we introduced Federico Solmi as an Italian artist who, in his adopted home of New York, dedicates himself to video and installation art. This is based on painting, film, and games. We described him as a methodical wanderer between media worlds in the best sense, who utilises their techniques with playful ease. We were captivated by this highly political and expressive artist with his seemingly inexhaustible energy.

In 2017, he gave us one of the highlights of past festivals: his wonderful, colourful installation of his work THE GREAT FARCE on the exterior facade of the Frankfurt Opera.

Over the years, Federico Solmi has become a recognised international artist and a consistently welcome guest at B3. Today, he attracts thousands of visitors to his exhibitions daily, most recently in Venice. It is our honour to present him with the B3 Honourary Award in the category of Art this year.


Great storytelling with impressive dialogue

We are excited to premiere Farhad Delaram's film ACHILLES as the first of our 2024 festival programme! The film takes us from Tehran to the dried-up Lake Urmia in Iran’s northwestern province of Shabestar. It is not about the mythological figure Achilles, but rather tells the story of Farid, a former filmmaker turned orthotist in Iran, who becomes embroiled in a journey to save a political prisoner named Hedieh from a psychiatric ward, and together they embark on a perilous escape to the Turkish border, exploring themes of oppression, resistance, and the human spirit.

Farhad Delaram is an award-winning writer and director who was born in Iran. His short, TATTOO won the Crystal Bear award at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) has screened in over 90 film festivals across the globe picking up numerous awards along the way and is part of the Criterion Collection.

Apply for Early Bird Accredition

Join us again in Frankfurt am Main. Apply for your accreditation for the new edition of the B3 Festival of the Moving Image now! Accreditation grants you unrestricted access to film screenings, exhibitions, and the B3 conference program. Take advantage of the special early bird rates and apply now!

A big thank you to every visitor and participant who made the B3 Festival 2023 a wonderful experience.