Excellent atmosphere in our team!

IFFMH honoured as "Fair Festival"

We would like to thank our female employees who voted for us in the survey for the ver.di "Fair Festival Award". The survey is the result of a cooperation project between the Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF and the AG Festivalarbeit ver.di. Based on the assessments of employees of numerous film festivals on contractual conditions, working atmosphere, co-determination, equal opportunities and equal treatment, approaches for remuneration standards and collective bargaining structures are to be developed specifically for the festival industry. First, however, the "Fair Festival Award" was presented yesterday evening as part of the 38th Short Film Festival Hamburg.

The time during the festival is exciting, but can also be a test of endurance that requires a high level of energy and commitment. That's why we are all the more pleased that the atmosphere in our team is perceived as so good and that we can now officially call ourselves a "Fair Festival".

Our festival director Sascha Keilholz is thrilled: "We are happy to have been awarded again after the German Brand Award last year. Fairness and openness are central concepts for us. Of course, I am particularly happy about the excellent atmosphere in our great team. We feel this every day during the joint preparation of the 71st IFFMH - and now this unique atmosphere is also expressed by the Fairness Label."

The Fair Festival Award was presented for the second time this year. It aims to sensitise both festival workers and funding institutions to fair working conditions and fair remuneration. The creators explain: "So far, there are neither industry-specific standards for working conditions nor collectively agreed remuneration and usually scarce financial resources. Nevertheless, there are festivals that deal well with this difficult situation. The FAIR FESTIVAL AWARD recognises this."
It is part of a ver.di project to establish general remuneration standards and collective bargaining structures in the festival industry.