August 4th - 6th, 2023
Lakeside Film Festival is an open-air cinema weekend held by a remote lake in the woods just outside of Berlin.
The Lakeside festival team take over an entire former GDR holiday camp and convert it into a weekend film festival consisting of four large outdoor cinema stages.
Screening late into the night the open-air film program includes a selection of the latest film festival titles, plus cult classics, psychedelic horrors, stoner comedies, documentaries, and short films.
During the day enjoy swimming in the lake, relaxing in nature or joining the program of podcast recordings, film quizzes, live music and DJs.
Lakeside Film Festival is located in the beautiful Brandenburg countryside near the Polish border. It is easily reachable from Berlin by train. The campsite has a secluded lake, plenty of space for enjoying the sun, a fireplace and grill.
Klingemühle 4, 15848 Friedland, OT Chossewitz, Brandenburg, Germany
How To Get There
The nearest train station is Grunow (LOS), which is also sometimes called Grunow (Niederlausitz). There are two options to travel from Berlin by train but only one is ideal.
BEST OPTION: RB36 from Königs Wusterhausen to Grunow: Take an S-Bahn to Königs Wusterhausen. Then take the RB36 regional train from Königs Wusterhausen (direction Frankfurt Oder) and get off at Grunow. Please be aware that although bikes can be taken, bike space is limited in the train.
OPTION 2 (incl. Replacement Bus from Frankfurt Oder): Although this has been regularly another way of getting to the festival, a replacement bus service is now in place. We don't recommend taking this route as it has two changes. If you still want to use this route, here is how:
RE1 from Hauptbahnhof via Frankfurt Oder to Grunow: Take the RE1 from Hauptbahnhof or Ostkreuz. Travel to Frankfurt Oder. Outside the train station you will find the replacement bus of the RB36 train back in the direction of Berlin (Look for Müllrose). You take the Bus and get off at Müllrose. From there wait for the RB36 direction Berlin (Königs Wusterhausen). Once you have taken it, get off at Grunow.
A shuttle bus service will run from Grunow train station to the campsite during the festival. The shuttle runs regularly on Friday and Sunday, however on Saturday there will only be two options to take it.
Friday: 16:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 13:00 and 16:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 18:00
You can also bring a bike and ride from the train station. It’s a beautiful ride! Be aware that the train staff may ask you to wait for the next train (1 hour) if the train is full. If carrying equipment, you may ask the shuttle bus to transport it from the station.
Food and Drink
The Lakeside Diner will serve a menu of meals and snacks, with vegan and meat options. There will be breakfast, lunch and dinner menus all weekend.
You can also bring your own food and drink. There is a communal grill for use in the Village area. Please note: there are no shops anywhere nearby. For those coming by train, the last stop for groceries is Berlin or Frankfurt Oder.
What To Bring
A tent and camping gear (It usually rains at least once during the weekend)
Mosquito spray, mosquito coils, long protective clothing
Festival Outfits - A Lakeside swimming and chilling outfit, a rainy mood outfit, and late-night cosy outfit (Expect all weather conditions. We screen all night long so the chance of rain is higher. It can also get cold during the late-night screenings.)
Inflatable boats or paddleboards
Food and drink (or buy at bar and kitchen)
Camping is included in the ticket price.
Bring your own tent!
Cabins // SOLD OUT - All cabin options have sold out. Only Camping available