Since 2019, Potsdam has been appointed a “UNESCO Creative City of Film” and is thus part of the UNESCO Creative Cities network. Now, under the question “What makes Potsdam a film city?”, there is an exhibition about Potsdam as a film city. This exhibition was initiated by the UNESCO Creative City of Film Potsdam office and sponsored by the city of Potsdam. At an official opening on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, the curtain was lifted. Banners installed on the fence to the Filmpark Babelsberg now provide an overview of the Media City Babelsberg and the companies located here.
The exhibition was opened by Dr. Sigrid Sommer, Head of Marketing of the City of Potsdam, Stefan Frerichs, Head of Economic Development of the City of Potsdam, Götz Friederich, Chairman of the AG Innenstadt, and Friedhelm Schatz, Managing Director of Filmpark Babelsberg GmbH, as well as Lisa Nawrocki (Management) and Sebastian Stielke (Head of Marketing) from the UNESCO Creative City of Film office.
About the UNESCO Creative Cities Network
The UNESCO program “Creative Cities” was founded in 2004. Meanwhile, 295 cities from over 90 countries are part of the network. There are a total of seven creative areas under which cities can be included in the network. These areas are music, literature, media art, gastronomy, design, crafts, and film. In October 2019, Potsdam was appointed by UNESCO as a “Creative City of Film.” In addition to Potsdam, Heidelberg, Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Berlin and Hanover are also part of the Creative Cities Network in Germany.
Some impressions of the exhibition opening can be seen here: