Bundesverband kommunale Filmarbeit

The Federal Association of Non-Commercial Cinemas unites 140 non-commercial cinemas. They form a network of film and cinema culture which is dedicated equally to fiction, short, experimental and documentary film.
Programmes focussing on historical films, certain topics or specific countries, directors or actors present connections and developments beyond the individual work. Working with film on a cultural level does not entail commercial exploitation or timeliness, but instead the rediscovery and reevaluation based on aesthetic, historical and political aspects.  Non-commercial cinemas cooperate with other institutions in theier cities. They maintain and further the discourse about the film with filmmakers and audience. The cinemas render outstanding services to the short film. Representing 40% of their programme they offer a special forum to the short form throughout the year.