Two Rivers Festival Cross-Cultural Documentary Cinema Koblenz, 10.-14. Juni 2020

Communication on COVID-19
17 March 2020

Dear friends of the 2Rivers Festival Koblenz,

we too are monitoring the current measures to contain COVID-19 with regard to the consequences for the 2Rivers.

As there are currently no guidelines for public events in June, we are working tirelessly towards the realisation of the festival from 10 to 14 June 2020.

Of course, the health and safety of our visitors is our top priority. Therefore, we will follow the events closely in the coming weeks and stay in contact with the relevant authorities.

We will keep you informed about news on our website and on Facebook.

We wish you all the very best,

Your 2Rivers team

The 2Rivers celebrates cross-cultural documentary cinema with a program of film screenings, workshops, retrospectives, and discussions. It takes place from June 10-14, 2020 at the Florinsmarkt, adjacent to the confluence of Rhine and Moselle and located right in the historic centre of Koblenz, Germany.

The curators of the 2Rivers invite you to submit current documentaries (completed after 01.01.17) that are cross-cultural or ethnographic in a broad sense, as the familiarity of the filmmakers with the people filmed in terms of language and culture allows them to create informed portraits of the realities of their lives. We are particularly interested in productions that explore the possibilities of audio-visual forms of representation beyond conventional formats.

Student filmmakers are encouraged to submit their film (completed after 01.01.17) to the „Students Competition“, which awards a prize in two categories:

  • “Food Cultures”: for films examining food and drink and the cultural practices, traditions and conventions associated with them, but also their change, e.g. through the migration of food and drink in times of globalisation.
  • „Sustainability“, for films that refer to the management of resources with regards to economic, ecological, cultural, social as well as political aspects of the term.

Submission deadline: February 29, 2020