Encounter RWFRainer Werner Fassbinder's extensive legacy of written material, which passed into the care of the DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum in 2018, is a treasure of recent German film history that needs to be explored from many perspectives. The DFF project Encounter RWF aims at exploring educational formats that are suitable to make Fassbinder's films relatable to young people today. Six film education teams consisting of film educators and artists in five European cities (Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Vienna, Paris, and Zurich) work together with schoolchildren, youth groups, and students to explore Fassbinder's work in the context of relevant social issues. For this purpose, different film formats are being developed that provide innovative, artistic approaches to the Fassbinder collection and its auratic objects.
All six groups will intensively study the diverse collection objects related to Fassbinder's work during research visits of several days to the archive and study center of the DFF in Frankfurt. On the basis of the archive visits, the teams develop their individual mediation formats and projects. The Austrian Film Museum is a proud partner in this project.