EdiMotion 13. – 16.10.2023


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The heart of cinema is situated between the shots. Editing determines the rhythm, dictates the order of the images and the timing of the story. They say good cuts need to stay invisible. That’s a matter of opinion. Yet its makers and the rules of their art should by no means stay invisible.

Edimotion is the oldest film festival in Europe that focuses exclusively on the art of film editing. Since 2001 it offers the German speaking editing and postproduction industry an annual event as a platform for presentation and discussion.

Edimotion honours outstanding works of film editors. The Editing Awards (“Schnitt Preise”), for the best editing of a German, Austrian or Swiss cinema film, fictional or documentary, are each awarded with 7,500 euros. The Young Talent Award (“Förderpreis Schnitt”) is awarded with 2,500 euros and given to the best editor of a German, Austrian or Swiss short film of up to 20 minutes duration.

Edimotion pays tribute to the life’s work of a well-deserved film editor. In a small film programme, the homage presents examples from their oeuvre and offers the audience the possibility of an exchange about the specific style of their work.

Edimotion propels the dialogue between filmmakers and with the audience. Each year, panel discussions, workshops and lectures are dedicated to a special topic, aiming at reflecting both theory and practice of film editing.

Edimotion is Europe. Inviting guests from all over Europe and dedicating a special evening event to them, we are each year putting another European editors’ association as well as the work of one of their editors at the centre of attention.


Please find information on our Guest Country Spain, the International Panel and our International Film Editors Forum by clicking on the links. Alle three events will be held in English.


Festival locations:

Filmhaus Köln
Maybachstr. 111, 50670 Köln

Filmforum im Museum Ludwig
Bischofsgartenstraße 1, 50667 Köln

OFF Broadway
Zülpicher Straße 24, 50674 Köln


Dietmar Kraus

Jenny Krüger
Organizational Director

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