From November 5 to November 10, the Braunschweig International Filmfestival celebrates its 27th edition. The festival will present more than 160 films, top-flight guests and many special events.

Founded in 1986, the filmfest is the oldest festival in Lower Saxony, Germany. Started by a handful of cinema enthusiasts it has developed into an audience festival for 25,000 visitors. Around 280 film industry professionals – filmmakers, actors, producers, composers, press – attend the festival to see about 170 full-length and short films on six screens. Since 2009 the festival operates its own cinema, the UNIVERSUM Filmtheater, with two screens for 87 and 207 seats.