Artistic vision versus commercial interests? The Panorama defines its mission as building bridges. Here, the target audience explicitly includes film buyers. In the Panorama programme one finds new films by renowned directors, debut films and new discoveries. The selection of films provides insight on new directions in art house cinema. Traditionally, Auteur Films – movies with an individual signature – form the heart of the programme. All films in Panorama celebrate their world or European premiere. At press conferences and audience discussions after the screenings, journalists and moviegoers get a chance to exchange views and discuss the films with directors, producers and actors.