When travelling was no longer possible last year and everyone rediscovered walking in their own neighbourhood, this also presented an opportunity. A good opportunity to see Braunschweig and one's own region with different eyes, to get to know new and interesting corners or to see old familiar things from a new perspective. Not because there was no other choice, but because it is really fun. Great potential, beauty in the small things nearby. This is also the case in HEIMSPIEL. Local gems from our region. Because we can. Because it's fun. In the competition for the HEIMSPIEL prize, sponsored by VWFS and endowed with €1,000, we are showing five films by female directors this year, each film connected with our region.