Rolf Krämer Becomes eDIT Festival Director
Now for our last question – what is your vision of the future of the eDIT Filmmaker’s Festival? Where do you see the festival ten years from now?
I definitely see it based in Frankfurt am Main, but perhaps as the centre of a network with “satellites” in other cities. The festival will become increasingly important as an interface between Central Europe and the rest of the world. It offers a forum for exchanging ideas and planning joint projects. It removes the technical distinction between arthouse and mainstream cinema, because everyone knows that, even though budgets differ, the creative challenges are the same. Creative solutions are something we can all learn from one another.
Outstanding filmmakers will share their skills and experience with us in master classes to an even greater extent than they do today. And I hope to build on our “Festival of Festivals” concept and give the public access to a wide variety of films they wouldn’t be able to see in cinemas.
But the main thing is to maintain the spirit of eDIT as a filmmaker’s festival that attracts professionals from all over the world to meet and exchange ideas. Because – for all the emphasis we place on digital media – virtual conferences are boring!
Kasten: Rolf Krämer, 44, is a lawyer specialising in media law. He is a shareholder and founder of Luna Park 64 Medien Konzepte Projekte GmbH. In addition to his role as programme manager of the eDIT Filmmaker’s Festival, he has overseen the project management for the Parade der Kulturen in Frankfurt for many years and has become an important mediator promoting intercultural dialogue in the city. Krämer has taken over as the new festival director of the eDIT Filmmaker’s Festival.