Kinofest Seattle 2017

Therapy for a Vampire (Der Vampir auf der Couch)

SAT. OCT. 28, 2017 – 7:30 PM

AUSTRIA 2014, 1:27 min  (In German with English subtitles.)

Directed byDavid Rühm  

Cast:Tobias Moretti, Jeanette Hain, Cornelia Ivancan

Vienna, 1932. Count von Kozsnom has lost his thirst for life, and his marriage cooled centuries ago. Fortunately, Sigmund Freud is accepting new patients; the good doctor suggests the Count appease his vain wife by commissioning a portrait of her by his assistant, Viktor.


KINOFEST Seattle 2017

The Portland German Film Festival in collaboration with the Northwest Film Forum presents our 2nd annual KINOFEST Seattle 2017, presenting German language films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland on Nov. 17 – 19, 2017 @ the NWFF. We are very excited to present highlights from past and current Portland German Film Festival’s and more, 9 films over one weekend (3


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SAT. NOV. 18, 2017 @ 3.00 PM

87 min, Germany 2016

Director Florian Schnell
Cast Moritz Jahn, Mala Emde, Ugur Ekeroglu, David Schütter, Hannes Wegener, Marc Zwinz

Awkward, withdrawn 17-year-old Jan (Jahn) spends much of his time escaping his tedious teenage existence through video games. Online, he’s Fenris, a formidable level 69 player in the fantasy game “Battle of Utgard.” While preparing for the online tournament “Ragnorök,” Jan is unceremoniously barred from the game.


NELLY’S ADVENTURE (Nelly’s Abenteuer)

SUN. NOV. 19, 2017 @ 3.00 PM

94 min., Germany

Director Dominik Wessely
Cast Flora Li Thiemann, Julia Richter, Kai Lentrodt, Gustav Peter Wöhler, Hannes Höchstmann, Hagi Lacatus, Raisa Mihal,

Thirteen-year-old Nelly's holiday in Romania takes a very dramatic turn when she accidentally discovers her family's secret plan to relocate there. Running away to avoid the reality of her fate, she walks straight into the hands of kidnappers!



SUN. OCT. 08, 2017 @ 05.00 PM

Germany 2016, 87 min

The short film program NEXT GENERATION was created by German Films in 1998 to introduce young talents from Germany to international audiences. Selected from film school submissions by an independent jury, the program premieres within the framework of the Cannes Film Festival and is then presented worldwide at Festivals of German Films and is also available for screenings at international film festivals. Since 2011, German Films has cooperated with the German Federal Film Board (FFA) to present the nominees of their annual SHORT TIGER Award as part of the program, now called NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER.