Kuhwiese, © OTM | Verena Brandt

Welcome to Oldenburg

The coolest place for independent cinema in Europe

Paris, New York, Tokyo - sure, they're all cool cities. But Oldenburg? Yes! Absolutely! Because the city in northwest Germany has everything you need to live. And much more! The university town with 170,000 inhabitants is not only proud of its distinctive architecture, good shopping and green surroundings, but also of its film festival. Oldenburg is the coolest place for independent cinema in Germany.

The Filmfest Oldenburg is down-to-earth and non-conformist. The motto here is: "Everyone should and may feel at home. A togetherness in a familiar atmosphere, where fans have breakfast with directors and celebrate with actors. That makes it as cool as the city itself. 

And when you need some peace and quiet, relax in one of the city's many beautiful parks and gardens. The Hunte flows directly into the old town and combines a maritime atmosphere with the flair of an urban environment. There is always something going on, as the wide range of events offers something for everyone. Most cultural highlights are within easy reach of the old town, including colourful markets, trendy bars and buildings worth seeing. 

Ein Pärchen im Liegestuhl auf dem Oldenburger Schlossplatz vor dem Schloss., © OTM/ Verena Brandt
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Book your Filmfest trip here

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Filmfest Oldenburg, © OTM | Mario Dirks
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No 28 | 15 - 19 September 2021

Filmfestival Oldenburg

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Let yourself be inspired

Oldenburg is a treasure chest of real city moments and little greetings from the countryside. If you reach in, you will find peace when you need it and hustle and bustle when you want it. In just a few minutes you are either in the city centre, with a large shopping mall, or out in nature.