Festival director Diana Iljine has appointed Christoph Gröner artistic director. This is a first step toward giving FILMFEST MÜNCHEN a new direction by its 40th festival in 2022.
- ARRI/Osram Award for "Shoplifters" by Hirokazu Kore-eda
- CineVision Award for "Border" by Ali Abbasi
- The FIPRESCI jury honors "All Good" by Eva Trobisch
- Audience Awards for "Wackersdorf" and "100% Coco"
- ONE FUTURE PRIZE for "A Letter to the President" by Roya Sadat
- The awards for best directing and best acting go to "All Good"
- Anna de Paoli receives the award for best producer for "A Young Man with High Potential"
- Damian John Harper is honored for best screenplay for "In the Middle of the River"
The 36th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN held its opening gala at the Mathäser Filmpalast theater with the film "Mackie Messer – Brechts Dreigroschenfilm". Director Joachim A. Lang was joined on the red carpet by Lars Eidinger, Tobias Moretti, Joachim Król, Claudia Michelsen, Britta Hammelstein, Robert Stadlober, Peri Baumeister, and Godehard Giese.
In 2018, as always, it's not just our stakeholders, but numerous partners that make it possible for FILMFEST MÜNCHEN to be the exclusive cultural event it is, with thousands of guests and fans of cinema arriving from around the world. "Only with the help of our partners are we able to host an attractive festival with high-caliber films, guests, and events. I'm especially pleased that we have found a new main partner in TELE 5, which shares our love of good films. Led by its motto 'Different is better', the station keeps its finger on the pulse of the times, with fresh film series and great movies. I'm happy and proud of the fact that many of our partners have been with us and supporting us for years or in some cases even decades," says festival director Diana Iljine.
At a press conference held today, on Friday, in Munich, Bavarian Minister President Dr. Markus Söder, Minister of State Georg Eisenreich, and Diana Iljine, director of Internationale Münchner Filmwochen GmbH, announced far-reaching plans for the further development of FILMFEST MÜNCHEN.
Celeb jury will vote on the best achievements in the New German Cinema sidebar at the 35th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN (June 22 to July 1, 2017)
The films being shown at the 36th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN come from 43 different countries and thus represent a cross-section of contemporary filmmaking around the globe. Although the origin of the individual films does not influence their selection, some geographic focal points can be discerned.