There's more to Brazil than samba and soccer: That's the message at this year's International Film Festival in Leipzig, which offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes of some of Brazil's best-kept secrets.
Matt Damon stars in two of the 21 films competing at the world's oldest film festival, and Ai Weiwei is running against George Clooney and Alexander Payne. Here are more highlights from the glamorous event's program.
Charlize Theron is expected to show and Adrien Brody will win an honorary Leopard at Switzerland's Locarno Festival. The few German film entries explore freedom and the perils of nature - both millennia ago and today.
It's one of the world's oldest film festivals. The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic celebrates its 52nd edition. This year, a US indie production opens the festival.
Are silent films just slapstick and gags? The Silent Film Festival in Bonn is breaking down clichés of the genre by screening soundless movies about prostitution in Vienna, Ireland's IRA - and a film from China.
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