Call for Short Films

In the context of the Fourth International Degrowth-Conference being held 2-6 September in Leipzig, there will also be a short-film walk.

We are still looking for films

dealing with the conference-topics in the broadest sense, e.g. with sustainable, de- and accelerating, degrading, appreciative, participatory, self-optimizing, mindful modes of living… capitalist, commonist, (un)solidary, alienated, depressing, hopeful conditions.
We are looking for films that show utopian, sobering or empowering, dull or humorous ideas and images… or everything that belongs to a good life or needs to be changed in order to achieve it.

all genres/15 minutes max./until 13.08.2014

Short film walk?

Equipped with a video-projector, stereo loudspeakers, an electricity-generator and short-films, we will be going on a cinematic walk! One film per wall, moving on from wall to wall, from film to film, meandering through the Leipzig night from world to world.

Degrowth, décroissance, decrescita, decrecimiento, Postwachstum? All these terms describe a development that is not new but increasingly gaining importance: The quest for societal concepts beyond a growth-paradigm that is staggering from crisis to crisis.

Art at the Degrowth-Conference? At this interdisciplinary conference, actors from science and business, politics and education, culture and civil society as well as the global North and South will get in contact and exchange views. Of course, arts, being a place for critical reflection, disruption, utopias, shifts in perception, affection and much more, should not be left out.

Send us your film

Please send your films as links to e.keller@degrowth.de or by post to

Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie
Degrowth-Kurzfilmwanderung
Klingenstraße 22
04229 Leipzig

We look forward to hearing from you!