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Festival Rostock 04. - 07. July

On July 4th, our sailing ship “Lovis” will enter the Stadthafen Rostock (harbour), which is also the main venue of the festival. The screenings, discussion, parties and other events are open to the general public as are most of the workshops, though registration is required for some of these (see schedule below). Some highlights are the opening night, including a panel discussion and a film programm that will show how inspiring and diverse environmental flicks can really be: A water sampling trip on a boat… Comics on demand… Our “Stories from the Seaside” short film screening… A green poetry slam… Everyone is invited to come and join!


If you need to stay overnight, please ask at the Infocounter for the camping site near to the festival area.


How to get there: Map of Rostock



The schedule below is subject to change and will be constantly updated. As indicated below, it also includes information on events at the harbour organized by other institutions. All Moving Baltic Sea events are free of charge.


Das aktuelle Rostock-Programm (PDF) in Deutsch.


Time Event Location
Friday, 12:00 48h-film-contest begins:
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Friday, 15:00 Our sailing boat arrives in Rostock City Harbour
Friday, 17:30 Opening Open Air stage - City Harbour
Friday, 18:00 Panel discussion: The Swine and Fish Disaster Open Air stage - City Harbour
Friday, 22:00 "Colours of Green" Open-Air Short Film Screening Festival Area - City Harbour
Friday, 22:00 Kick-Off Party (together with Medienwerkstatt Rostock) Courtyard, Frieda 23
Saturday, 10:00 - 20:00 Animate it: Workshop for animated cartoons
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Trickfilmwerkstatt, Frieda 23
Saturday, 10:00 - 18:00 Puppet Masters: Workshop to learn to build big puppets (1/2)
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Kunstschule, Frieda 23
Saturday, 10:30 Lecture:Pollution of the Baltic Sea because of pigs kept in mass stocks Open Air stage - City Harbour
Saturday, 13:00 Radio Play - Lounge: 20.000 Leagues under the Sea (from Jules Verne) Yurt on the Festival Area
Saturday, 14:30 - 17:30 Trübe Suppe oder klare Brühe?: Going out by boat, taking and analysing water-samples Lovis
Saturday, 16:00 Concert: Künstlerin aus Paris Open Air stage - City Harbour
Saturday, 18:00 - 22:00 Comics on demand: Comic-drawing-live-performance Festival Center
Saturday, 20:00 Lolek and Bolek with live-DJ Workshop-tent
Saturday, 20:00 Die große Fantasia Gala (with costs) Circus Fantasia
Saturday, 22:00 Open Air Cinema: Short Film Competion - Stories from the seaside Festival Area
Saturday, 23:30 Barby and Can: Open Air Performance Festival Area
Saturday, 24:00 Silent Disco, DJs: Matthias Morgenstern (Miss Tipsy) and Jean Marie Dhur (Wald und Wiese) Festival Area
Sunday, 10:00 - 14:00 Mensch und Meer im Gleichgewicht: Acrobatic-Circus Workshop open for everybody Circus Fantasia - open space
Sunday, 10:00 - 18:00 Puppet Masters: Workshop to learn to play the big puppets (2/2) Festival Area
Sunday, 11:00 - 17:00 Stories from the seaside II: Creative Writing Workshop
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Sunday, 11:00 Radio Play Lounge for kids: Lille, Flosse und der Seeteufel (by Cornelia Funke) Yurt on the Festival Area
Sunday, 11:00 - 19:00 Comics from the seaside: Workshop
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Kunstschule, Frieda 23
Sunday, 12:00 Radio play lounge: Whale rider (by Witi Ihimaera) Yurt on the Festival Area
Sunday, 14:30 - 17:30 Trübe Suppe oder klare Brühe?: Going out by boat, taking and analyising water-samples Lovis
Sunday, 14:00 - 18:00 Comics on demand: Comic-drawing-live-performance Festival Center
Sunday, 19:30 Concert: Klaus der Geiger (with Sascha playing the guitar) Open Air Stage
Sunday, 20:30 Slam it green: Poetry Slam on environmental issues
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Circus Fantasia tent
Sunday, 22:00 Open Air Filmscreening and award ceremony: 48 h film contest Festival Area
Sunday, 23:30 Das Meer ruft: Chill out and good bye party (live: Golden Disko Ship + Lonski & Classen) Festival Area
Monday, 15:00 The festival-boat Lovis leaves Rostock and sails in direction of gdansk City Harbour

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At the harbour, there’ll be an ongoing Moving Baltic Sea festival center. Come to get information on the festival and the project, look at the growing exhibition of workshop results, check out other incredible eco-culture projects we have dug up, listen to radio plays about the ocean, delve into our interactive corner, witness spontaneous eco-performances or just hang out. Visit the snack booth to enjoy a delicious local fish sandwich while finding out how you can support ecologically sustainable fishing just by what you eat. The Freiwilliges Ökologisches Jahr (Voluntary Eco Year), Weltladen Rostock, Bund für Umwelt- und Naturschutz Deutschland, among others, will also be represented at the festival center.

For more detailed information on the events and workshops, please see the pdf file (German). Here, you will also find out if the workshop you are interested in is geared to your age group (children, young adults, adults) and whether it is open to amateurs or semi-professionals/professionals. For some of the workshops, you have to have filmmaking or writing/photography experience to register. All the workshops are held in German.

The venue for the Moving Baltic Sea Festival in Rostock is the town harbour. In the times when Germany was divided into two parts, it was a part of the exclusion zone, so it was forbidden to trespass the area.

Since 1991, the whole area of the town-harbour was freed from harbour facilities and changed into a strolling mile with restaurants, theatres, clubs and shops. The infrastructure got modernised, but luckily some of the old cranes and ships were saved.