Hof Int'l Film Festival
When, in 1968, a handful of filmmakers, disenchanted by the Short Film Festival in Oberhausen, moved their screenings to the "Regina" theatre in Hof, Upper Franconia, nobody would have guessed that this event would still be alive and kicking more than three decades later.
Few long weekend film fests command the prestige and faithful audience support that Hof has. This is a linchpin in the trio of German fests (with Berlin and Munich). Scheduled conveniently every four month to bring the buffs, pros and insiders together for regular parleys on the state of the German film industry.