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B3 Opening press conference on October 13

  • October 13, 2022, 10:00 am

  • HOCI at Bethmannhof, Bethmannstrasse 7-9, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Dear All,
the B3 Biennial of the Moving Image invites you to the opening of this year's anniversary edition. Already since 2012, the B3 is dedicated to trends and developments in
Film, Art, Games, VR/AR and AI. This year we are again looking forward to an international film program, exciting works from all creative moving image fields, a multi-layered conference with international speakers as well as competition formats around the theme TRANSFORMATION
This year, Belgian filmmakers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne will be honored with the BEN Award for Lifetime Achievement, one of B3's two main prizes. Luc Dardenne will receive the B3 BEN Award in person on October 14. On October 15, 2022 at 11 am, Luc Dardenne will hold a Master Class at the Astor Film Lounge in Frankfurt and will be available for questions at the award ceremony or on October 15, 2022 in the morning.
Another main prize, the B3 BEN Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts, goes to digital art pioneers Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau, who will also attend the press conference. Chilean artist Felipe Lavín and NFT artist Sebastian Pfeifer as well as renowned Austrian film director Johannes Grenzfurthner will also be on site, just to name a few.
Afterwards, we will guide you through the exhibition and there will be the opportunity to conduct interviews with the artists present.

As speakers, you can expect: 
Stephanie Wüst, Frankfurt's Head of the Economic Department
Patricia Germandi, Head of Communication, Culture, Fundraising at the Palmengarten, City of Frankfurt am Main
Prof. Bernd Kracke, President of the Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) Offenbach, Artistic Director B3

If you would like to attend the press conference, please register by October 10 with a short mail.

Please also note the following dates:
Reception on Friday, October 14 from 6:30 pm in the Astor Film Lounge in MyZeil
Opening and Award Ceremony from 8:00 pm in the Astor Film Lounge in MyZeil
Followed by Opening Film: Tori and Lokita by Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne
The B3 opens its doors to the public on October 15, 2022 from 11 am and presents:

  • the B3 Moving Image Forum with an exhibition of 120 moving image contributions and primarily German premieres from the fields of art, VR/AR, games and AI at HOCI at Bethmannhof, Bethmannstrasse 7-9, Frankfurt and at the Palmengarten, Frankfurt

  • the B3 Conference with Master Classes and panel contributions with renowned international personalities (conference language English) in the Astor Film Lounge in MyZeil, Frankfurt

  • the B3 Film Festival with 40 long and short films as German premieres in the Astor Film Lounge in MyZeil, Frankfurt

If you would like to attend the Opening/Award Ceremony, we also ask you to register by October 10 with a short mail.

We look forward to seeing you!