2Rivers Festival 2022 | 15. – 19.06. 

After the 2Rivers is before the 2Rivers! Although we set up one of the first completely digital film festivals in 2020, we want to return to presence again in 2022.

From June 15-19, 2022, the 2Rivers will focus on transcultural, documentary cinema at the Kulturfabrik in Koblenz – with a program of screenings, workshops, retrospectives and discussions.

We are firmly convinced that only through the simultaneous physical presence of the audience, the filmmakers and the curators, as well as those who organize the festival, can 2Rivers become the unique event we all want it to be. People will meet each other in person – be it for the first time, be it once again – being addressed or inspired in one way or another by the films and share this experience with each other.

The 2Rivers would like to offer a place and the space for such a personal, mutual experience for exchange and dialogue, and therefore shows films that are

  • documentary in a reflective way, offering experiences of reality beyond the culture industry’s intentions of exploitation, occasionally at the interface with art,
  • open-mindedly ethnographic, i.e., interested in local practice – especially beyond ‘western’ lifestyles – without conveying the clichés of supposedly unaffected traditions,
  • carefully curated – i.e., not a result of target group-oriented algorithms, but an expression of what we value, what inspires us and what we would like to share with the audience.

Call for Films