Look at Beethoven 2009

Look at Beethoven 2009 – Visual movements to the music

For the fourth time now, the Beethovenfest Bonn 2009 invites film-makers, film students, future TV journalists and anyone interested in film as a medium to confront the theme of classical music – with no restrictions whatever as to style:

"In the light"
Background information on this year's theme


The invitation has two parts:


1. Concept shortlist

Concepts for a music short up to eight minutes in duration must be submitted by 15 May; these may be fiction or non-fiction, real or animated. A jury will select five of these concepts for a production grant of 2,000 euros each.


2. Short-film competition

All the completed films, whether made with the help of a grant or not, must be submitted to the Filmbüro Bremen, which is co-ordinating the entries on behalf of the Beethovenfest, by 31 July. A jury will decide which of the films will be shown at the Beethovenfest between 4 September and 3 October 2009. The shorts will also be at the focus of an event devoted to films about music at the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Bonn on 3 September.


  • Enrique Sánchez Lansch (director of Rhythm is it, Das Reichsorchester, The Promise of Music et al.)
  • Prof. Lothar Mattner (WDR television)
  • Dr. Ulrich Mosch (Paul Sacher Stiftung, Basel)
  • Katrin Rabus (TV Music Forum)
  • Ilona Schmiel (Intendant, Beethovenfest Bonn)
  • Dr. Norbert Waldmann (SWR and musical co-ordinator of ARD)


Address for submissions:

Filmbüro Bremen e. V.

Saskia Wegelein

Plantage 13, 28215 Bremen, Germany, Tel. +49-(0)421-708 48 91



Further information:

Beethovenfest Bonn

Barbara Stach

Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 3, 53113 Bonn, Germany, Tel. +49-(0)228-20 10 339




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