Queen of Glory

  • German Premiere
  • Drama
  • United States

Oliver Stone receives B3 BEN Award

B3 Ben Award

Tickets available now

B3 in depth

B3 Exhibitions

We are looking forward to see you at MyZeil in our exhibition rooms and at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Hall F.0 at booths C2 and C12.

Oliver Stone Fireside Chat

Oliver Stone is one of the greatest film directors of the past decades. Controversial, critical and challenging, he addresses the major socio-political issues of our time. However, he does not describe himself first and foremost as a political filmmaker, but as a dramatist who scrutinizes individuals in his works and puts them in relation to the problems of our time.
Stone is a provocative mind who has always formed his own opinion and said it out loud, regardless of whether it contradicts the mainstream or the generally accepted opinion. This is also reflected in his work. He wants to shake people up, with strong opinions and powerful images. For example, together with his long-time cinematographer, Robert Richardson (JFK, Natural Born Killers, The Doors, and many more), he developed a unique visual language with typically diverse camera and image formats. The editing technique that follows then gives his films an authentic documentary feel, which in turn achieves the desired “wake-up call” effect. 
Many filmmakers and creatives have been influenced by Stone – in terms of storytelling, technique and production design. Oliver Stone joins the ranks of past B3 Honorary Award winners as someone who continues to influence creatives across all genres today. 
His influence in terms of moving image design and narrative style can certainly be found in the Dogma 95 movement, with Quentin Tarantino, or in today’s TV series. In terms of socio-politics, Stone takes a clear stand, whether you like his opinion or not. He shakes things up in any case, and that’s also what B3 stands for. The festival is a window to the present and the future of the moving image, and it always gives creative minds the opportunity to express in strong and controversial ways. Oliver Stone is an icon and we are happy to present him with a Lifetime Achievement Award.


B3 Conference program

The B3 conference program and dates can be found here.

B3 Opening Night and Award Show

Livestream on October 15, 2021 from 8 pm.
To the livestream
If you want to watch the opening film, you can get tickets and info here.

Show Act

Show act at the opening night are Craig Walker And The Cold; former frontman of Archive.

Lecture and presentation: The Making of The Maltese Falcon with Adrian Wootton

Adrian Wootton OBE is Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission. Adrian is a Programme Advisor to the BFI London Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and Noir in Fest, Milan. He is Founding Director of Shots in the Dark Festival, Nottingham. In 2012, Adrian received an Honorary Doctorate in the Arts. In 2014, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of East Anglia and in 2017 was awarded an OBE for Services to Film. Most recently, Adrian has led the British Film Commission’s work to develop the COVID-19 Production guidance for Film and High-end TV drama, as part of the BFI’s wider COVID-19 Screen Sector Recovery Task Force. Adrian is also a member of the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA), the European Film Academy (EFA), the British Screen Forum, and a member of the DIT Creative Industries Trade and Investment Board.

Online and live in the Astor Film Lounge/ Frankfurt
Tickets are available from October 12th, 2021.

TICKETS available over the B3 partner Astor Film Lounge: https://frankfurt.premiumkino.de

Master Class with actress and Black Lives Matter activist Funmilola Fagbamila (USA)

Funmilola Fagbamila, artist, actress and Black Lives Matter activist from the beginning and one of their strongest voices, speaks about her own specific identities and what it has meant to create subversive art as a Nigerian-American woman. There is a lot of cultural dialogue around the existence of “cancel culture“. Funmilola explores why this phenomenon seemingly exists in an information era that presents news as headlines and tweetable statements – as opposed to nuanced breakdowns of nuanced subjects.

Online and live in the Astor Film Lounge/ Frankfurt
Tickets are available from October 12th, 2021.

TICKETS available over the B3 partner Astor Film Lounge: https://frankfurt.premiumkino.de

GERMAN PREMIERE "Masking Threshold"

Conducting a series of experiments in his makeshift home-lab, a skeptic IT worker tries to cure his harrowing hearing impairment. But where will his research lead him? Masking Threshold combines a chamber play, a scientific procedural, an unpacking video, and a DIY YouTube channel while suggesting endless vistas of existential pain and decay. Glimpse the world of the nameless protagonist in this eldritch tale, which is by no means for the faint of heart.

Online and live in the Astor Film Lounge/ Frankfurt
Tickets are available from October 12th, 2021.

In the presence of the director.

TICKETS available over the B3 partner Astor Film Lounge: https://frankfurt.premiumkino.de

Welcome to B3 2021

The Biennial of the Moving Image

In October 2021, we will once again offer film, art and media creators a platform for innovation, exchange and visibility. Analog or digital, it doesn't matter. Under guarantee on new ways, in new formats. Read more

A Glitch in the Matrix

  • Documentary Film
  • United States

Laughing Matters

  • German Premiere
  • Feature Film
  • Finland

Doris Dörrie

  • Director
  • Germany