My Story 2016 

Film Association Saxony

With MY STORY, FILMVERBAND SACHSEN implemented a cinematic integration project with a film workshop and cinema cabaret in Dresden and Leipzig. 

Film Workshop #2 Leipzig

Date: September 26 – October 2, 2016

Location: Boxclub Olympia Leipzig 05 e.V. – Karl-Heine-Str. 93 C (Westhof), 04229 Leipzig


The film association offered asylum seekers interested in film an open workshop, taking place all day from Monday to Thursday. Afterwards, the participants were able to put their experiences into practice at the Kino Kabarett (Friday to Sunday) and had the opportunity to produce a short film. New Leipzigers should be encouraged by this to participate in society and tell their own story in the form of short films. The workshop was accompanied by filmmakers from the region as tutors and thus also offered a framework for professional filmmakers among the participants to network with the local scene.

The films were screened to the general public on the respective final evenings of the workshop (Sunday 2.10.16) in a gala event in the cinema at UT Connewitz. Some of the resulting films were screened at film festivals, for example the Filmfest Dresden, Kurzsüchtig and the Kurzfilmwanderung in Leipzig.


Film Association Saxony e.V.

cine|divers e.V.

cinema Gieno e.V.

Kino Datsche e.V. 

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