About cartography & film

In the area around the festival locations LEOKINO and CINEMATOGRAPH you’ ll find representations of different world map projections. They illustrate how different map models affect the distortion of the continents. Besides the globe projection [1], the ortho- [2] and stereographic [3] representations, you will also find a Mercator projection [4], the most common way of displaying a world map.

As a seemingly unrelated field, this comparison metaphorically shows the power of representative monopolies on the perception of the world.

Between 3rd and 8th November 2020, IFFI presents for the 29th time a programme on topics and from regions that are underrepresented in global cinema networks. With the festival programme we add new perspectives to the perception of the world.