Cinema, film festival & shooting

The cinemas are showing not only the latest blockbusters, but also independent films. The latter are also the focus of Filmfest Osnabrück - Festival of Independent Film. It is one of the oldest and most traditional film festivals infilm festivals in Lower Saxony. But before it gets to that point, there are of course many opportunities to make a film in Osnabrück. For filmmakers, Osnabrück has a guide from Nordmedia Filmförderung that makes filming easier.

Cinema in Osnabrück

Cinema Arthouse / Blue Note
Cultural centre, Theatre, Cinema

In addition to the cinema, there is also a bar, lounge, bistro, beer garden and stage!

The Filmtheater Hasetor is a film art and programme cinema in the middle of the old town.

Hall of Fame Osnabrück
Cinema Hall of Fame
Cinema, Conference Centre

Hall of Fame - cinema de luxe

Erich Maria Remarque "Nothing new in the West"

German remake 2023 receives 4 Oscars

The writer was born 125 years ago in Osnabrück - his work is still highly topical. Erich Paul Remark - the birth name of the writer Erich Maria Remarque - was sent to the Western Front in the First World War immediately after his 18th birthday. The trench warfare brings death and terrible injuries to the trenches. No sense of purpose or even patriotic duty is recognisable to any soldier. Severely wounded himself, Remarque begins to write down his memories and collects the experiences of his fellow soldiers on the front.

Immediately after its publication in 1928, the novel "Nothing New in the West" became a mass success, but was also the target of fierce attacks by the National Socialists, which led to the burning of Remarque's books in May 1933 and his expatriation in 1938.

The German remake of the novel "Nothing New in the West" by director Edward Berger will receive four Oscars in March 2023, for Best Cinematography, Best International Film, Best Sound Design and Best Film Music. The Netflix production is based on the novel by Osnabrück writer Remarque.

"Nothing New in the West" is by far the best-known and most influential of all Remarque's novels. The plot revolves around the experiences of a young soldier who reports to the front straight from school during the First World War. He experiences the death of all his friends and the collapse of his youthful world in the unimaginable horror of the trenches.

To the film trailer

Osnabrück offers film-makers a guide to filming and on-site support. In co-operation with Nordmedia/Film Commission, the most important contacts for implementing the minimum requirements for green shooting are also listed there.

If you have any questions, please contact

Susanne Schoon

Marketing Osnabrück GmbH

Phone: 0541 323 3514

Schlosswall 1 - 9
49074 Osnabrück

Note on possible changes at short notice

Please inquire on the homepages or directly in the respective houses about the current opening and event times, prices, cancellations, etc.. This information can change at short notice!