With more than 120 events, which you can now find out more about online well as in the programme booklet, the 5th Fotofestival offers many opportunities to delve deeper into the festival's topic. The range of programme items extends from talks and panel discussions through guided tours of the exhibitions, excursions, movie evenings and photo workshops to the autumn holiday programme for children and young adults. We are very much looking forward to having you take part! At this point we would like to refer to a number of event highlights besides the festival's opening weekend on 13-15 September:

Monday, 23 September / 5 p.m. – What it means to be an Ostkreuz photographer
Public discussion round with the photographers Sibylle Fendt, Annette Hausschild and Espen Eichhöfer – members of the Ostkreuz Photographers' Agency in Berlin
In the raumlaborberlin installation, probably on Mannheim market square
Co-operation with Wunder der Prärie – Internationales Festival für Performance, Live-Art und Kunst

Sunday, 29 September / 3 p.m. – Artist's interview: Dr. Reinhard Spieler in conversation with Veronika Veit
Venue: Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen

Wednesday, 2 October / 7 p.m. – Protecting refugees
Talk and dialogic tour with Rouven Brunnert (UNHCR Germany)
In the Vetterforum at Kunsthalle Mannheim

Friday, 11 October / 7 p.m. – Panel discussion Collecting photography
Simone Klein, Anne-Marie Beckmann and Dr. Norbert Moos in conversation with Andréa Holzherr, curator of the 5th Fotofestival
Venue: ZEPHYR – Raum für Fotografie der Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim

Saturday, 12 October / 3 p.m. – Opening of the exhibition of favourites from the Portfolio Review
Venue: Einraumhaus C/O, Mannheim

Sunday, 13 October / 11.30 a.m. - Curators' tour of the exhibition Deutschlandreise with Andréa Holzherr and Thomas Schirmböck
Venue: ZEPHYR – Raum für Fotografie der Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim

Sunday 20 October and 3 November / 3 p.m. – In My Eyes/In My Body
Performance by Wolfgang Sautermeister
Venue: Sammlung Prinzhorn Heidelberg and Wilhelm-Hack-Museum Ludwigshafen

Sunday, 27 October / 10 a.m.-8 p.m. – Looking inside! A day with excursion, discussions and music
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Guided bus tour of former US military compounds around Mannheim
4 p.m. Panel discussion Parallel worlds behind Nato wire: Aspects of German-American co-existence in Mannheim, the Greg Copeland Band will play afterwards
Venue: Stadtgalerie Mannheim

Saturday, 2 November / 7 p.m. – movie evening Movements under difficult conditions
Presented and devised by Sandra Schäfer, artist
The films Mohtarama (directors: Malek Shafi'i, Diana Saqeb / Afghanistan 2012) and
Talabgar / The Marriage Candidate (director: Khaleq A'lil, Afghanistan 1969) will be shown.
Venue: Heidelberger Kunstverein

Friday, 8 November / 7 p.m. – Afghan Box Camera Project
With pictures, videos and stories, the artist Lukas Birk presents extracts from the project's collection.
Venue: Heidelberger Kunstverein


On Saturday, 12 October 2013 at 7 p.m. the Dr. Erich Salomon Award of the German Photographic Society (DGPh) will be handed over in the premises of ZEPHYR – Raum für Fotografie der Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen in Mannheim. We cordially invite you to this event and would like to introduce you to this year's award winner: the photographer Paolo Pellegrin, born in Rome in 1964, is a member of the photo agency Magnum Photos and one of the world's most dedicated photojournalists. His latest works will be on show at ZEPHYR from 14 September: these are his contribution to the project Deutschlandreise, which has been created within the context of the Fotofestival in co-operation with Magnum Photos as well as the picture agency FOCUS and in collaboration with ZEITmagazin.

We hope you enjoy discovering the festival programme!
best wishes,
the Festival team

Photo: Sean M. Oliver. Mannheim, Germany. 2012 © Alessandra Sanguinetti/Magnum Photos/FOCUS

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