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Panel discussion “Cinema and Censorship”

Art has always been political, holding a mirror to society and to those in power, questioning dogma and requiring authenticity. So it’s no wonder that the film sector has over and over again faced enormous political pressure.

Saturday, Sep 30, 5 p.m., 2. OG Kopfbau

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Radio-Z-Talk

Radio Z-Talk Live

The Radio Z team will broadcast live from a mobile studio in the festival lounge every night from Thursday, Sep 28. From 21.00h to 22.00h they will present interviews with directors, participants and organisers. The festival’s evening programme will provide the live broadcast’s main focus. Listen to Radio Z on 95,8 MHz or via live stream.

daily, 9 p.m., Festival Lounge

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Live in Concert: THE BLACK ELEPHANT BAND

Genre: ANTI FOLK

After going solo in 2012, Jan Bratenstein is now known as THE BLACK ELEPHANT BAND. He‘s already released three albums and made a name for himself in Germany and beyond. The local paper, the Nürnberger Nachrichten, love him: „[…] unpolished, biting and sharp song miniatures in English, full of weird humor and scathing comments on the world […] Wonderful!“

Do., 28.09. ab 22 Uhr, Festivallounge – Eintritt frei

Followed by Radio Z DJ: A good life is the best revenge // Freedom pop

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Live in Concert: SCHWEBEN

Genre: IMPRO/DRONE/AMBIENT/KRAUT

SCHWEBEN (FLOATING) is the solo project of one half of the neo-kraut-psych duo ZEMENT from Würzburg. Different analogue and digital instruments provide evidence of how improvised music can sound. Soundscapes that invite listeners to drift away emerge. Why not give floating a try?

Fr., 29.09. ab 22 Uhr, Festivallounge – Eintritt frei

Followed by Radio Z DJ: Schwarzfunk Wave Club // Wave/Postpunk/Minimal/Electronica/Synthiepop

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Live in Concert: SKULL SIZED KINGDOMS

Genre: POST AMBIENT/ELECTRONIC/ EXPERIMENTAL

The Nuremberg musician Hannes Hümmer is behind SKULL SIZED KINGDOMS, though he‘s actually better known as the lead singer in the post-hardcore A SAVING WHISPER. In his post-ambient solo project, he combines atmospheric and playful synth melodies and alienated bass riffs with big beats that inspire listeners to dream and dance.

Sa., 30.09. ab 22 Uhr, Festivallounge – Eintritt frei

Followed by Radio Z DJ: Axel Nerlich // Lo-Fi/Indie

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Live in Concert: JULIA LAURA

Genre: ACOUSTIC/LO-FI/ALTERNATIVE

Julia Laura defines her music as „cheesy love songs & shitty guitar-play2017ing.“ Her velvety voice and acoustic guitar playing (not as bad as she says at all) have brought her renown in Nuremberg, Fürth and the rest of Germany, as well as Switzerland!

So., 01.10. ab 22 Uhr, Festivallounge – Eintritt frei

Followed by Radio Z DJ: Gerlinde Bogner // Electronic/Folk/Lo-Fi

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Live in Concert: HANNAH GROSCH

Genre: DARK FOLK

Hannah Grosch is not one person, but many and they are taking folk in anothe direction. The songs evoke decay but don‘t ever tumble into complete darkness. A wasteland that remembers the beauty of sunny days. Hannah Grosch is a band that reveals itself to be a real transformer.

Mo., 02.10. ab 22 Uhr, Festivallounge – Eintritt frei

Followed by Radio Z-DJ: Philip Manthey // Future Folklore

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Live in Concert: THE GREAT PARK

Genre: ENGLISH SONGWRITER

It‘s when he was living on a remote rural island in Ireland that Stephen Burch began making music. His lyrical songs tell stories of persecution, fast journeys and the search for home. What makes THE GREAT PARK so unusual is the serious nature of the music and lyrics, evoking the Romantics. „A singer-songwriter is always a poet and Burch is a very special one,“ wrote the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Di., 03.10. ab 22 Uhr, Festivallounge – Eintritt frei

Followed by Radio Z DJ: Christian Seitz // relaxed electronica