05 Aug 2016 10:20am
RUNDU, 05 AUG (NAMPA) - The University of Namibia (UNAM)'s German Language Department is organising Windhoek's first 44-hour German film festival from Friday to Sunday.
The festival is held in association with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Windhoek, the Deutsche Höhere Privatschule Windhoek (DHPS), the Goethe-Institute Namibia, the Society of the German Language (GfDS) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
This festival intends to spark interest in the German language and culture, and offers the opportunity to creatively combine both in a fun event for German language students and pupils.
A media statement issued by Kathrin Stahl from UNAMs German Department on Thursday stated that participating in the event is expected to strengthen the community within their own institution.
The event also aims to connect the different institutions that offer German as a subject and to support the relationship between alumni learners and their former institutions.
Furthermore, this festival draws attention from the public to the many facets of German as a subject at the different institutions in Windhoek, it noted.
All participants, she explained, are tasked to form a team of three to eight people and submit an application, after which the teams will be provided with all the necessary information.
They will also receive a German item, a German sentence and a typically German situation.
The teams will then be released for 44 hours to make a 10-minute short film, edit it and hand it in on Sunday 14h30 at DHPS.
On Sunday at 17h30, all the short films will be shown on the big screen of the DHPS main hall.
The screening will be open to the public and there will be no entrance fee.
The three best movies will each receive a prize from the jury and there will also be a winner, chosen by the audience.
The short films will be judged on their creative implementation of the three given elements. They may be shot in English and German, however, part of the movie (at least 10 per cent) has to be in German, reads the media statement.