Open-air Film Festival Weiterstadt
This renowned film festival has existed since 1977. Its truly unmistakable atmosphere has given the festival a reputation that extends far beyond Germany: Due to its bewitching screening location in the midst of a wood and its almost carnival-like atmosphere, the press has often described the festival as the "Woodstock of short films". Throughout the years, however, the aspiration to present a diverse programme has remained constant – one in which films from off the beaten path of mainstream cinema have a place and films of all genres and production styles can stand on equal footing. As well as the traditional open-air screenings in the Braunshardter Tännchen pine wood, since 1999 a roomy circus tent has been added as an extra screening location (in addition to the local art-house cinema) for the daytime programme.