Archive | 5. SFFF | 2018

Script Camp

20 young screenwriters from Switzerland, Austria and Germany will come to Saas-Fee to attend the first SCRIPT CAMP of the SFFF. Together with our high-profile lecturers they will analyze and discuss selected feature films regarding script development and dramaturgy. As cooperation partners Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Wiener Filmakademie and Filmuniversität Potsdam-Babelsberg.

The SCRIPT CAMP is a unique feature of SFFF. Nowhere else in Switzerland, or in Europe for that matter, has a film festival shone its spotlight on screenwriting in quite the same way. In addition to a feature film competition, the Saas-Fee Film Festival celebrates the art of screenwriting as the core of the filmmaking process. The SFFF Script Camp is also unique as an international collaboration and exchange platform, which sees Switzerland, Austria and Germany joining forces for an advanced screenplay training program.

Curator Script Camp: Hasso Hartmann
Film and theatre dramaturge, screenplay author, and festival director (1992-2010 Filmkunstfest Schwerin)

In times of fading light

East Berlin, early spring 1989. Wilhelm Powileit (Bruno Ganz), highy decorated SED party veteran and patriarch of the family, is celebrating his 90th birthday today ...

The turning point

A polish woman seems to recognize the ss-soldier who murdered her daughter in young German prisoner-of-war Mark Niebuhr. Without being informed about this accusation, Niebuhr is brought into a polish prison and questioned for weeks.

Boxhagener Platz

1968 in East Berlin: Student upheavals and sexual revolution in the West, tanks in Prague. And on East Berlin's Boxhagener Platz Granny Otti and her 12-year old grandson Holger experience their very own adventures.

Oktober November

In a small village in the Austrian Alps there is a hotel, now no longer in use. Two sisters grew up here. Sonja now lives in Berlin and has become a successful actress, a TV star. She has achieved a lot in short time...


"Too soft, you want to be a tough guy, but you aren't, everyone can see that." is what brothel janitor Alex' boss tells him. When young ucrainian prostitute Tamara, with whom Alex has a secret relationship, gets threatened, Alex' time has come.

A Decent Man

Actually, his wife does not have the time and his daughter cannot be bothered. Nevertheless, Thomas is bent on spending a relaxing skiing holiday with his family in the Swiss Alps.

Der Goalie bin ig

It’s at the end of the eighties, and the hedonist Ernst, whom everyone calls “Goalie,” returns to the small town of Schummertal after spending one year in prison. This is where he grew up; everyone here knows him. Goalie wants a new start, this time a life without drugs. He looks for a job and falls in love with Regula ...