2Rivers Festival 2022 | CANCELLED
Who would have thought that we still have to deal with Corona in 2022? After setting up one of the first completely digital film festivals in Germany in 2020, we wanted to go all-out presence again in 2022. At the Kulturfabrik in Koblenz, 2Rivers was to focus on transcultural, documentary cinema from June 15 to 19, 2022 – with a program of screenings, workshops, retrospectives and discussions.
We are firmly convinced that only through exchange and encounter, i.e. the simultaneous physical presence of the audience, the filmmakers and the curators, as well as those who host the festival, can 2Rivers become the unique event we all want it to be.
This means that people from all over the world can meet in person over five days in a relaxed and stimulating atmosphere – be it for the first or a repeated time –, being addressed or inspired in one way or another by the films and share this experience with each other.
Against the background of the current worsening pandemic situation, however, we were afraid that we could neither guarantee this very environment, nor invite filmmakers from abroad.
Therefore, with a heavy heart and with great regret, we have decided not to make a bet on the realization of the festival and to cancel 2Rivers 2022. To us, this was the right time insofar as no films had yet been selected and no filmmakers had been invited, nor had any major costs been incurred.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved for their efforts – especially the filmmakers who have submitted their films – and hope for better times ahead.