In this unusual year, the 38th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN will screen 70 feature-length films from 29 countries, including 28 German premieres and 33 world premieres — all on the big screen, at eight open-air locations and in seven Filmfest theaters. Many of the films revolve around issues of community and belonging, sexual identity, and journeys into imagined worlds. It’s an issue-oriented yet entertaining line-up, with films that poignantly tell their stories and yet often reveal a certain lightness.
Actress, rebel, and astute storyteller Franka Potente will be honored with the Margot Hielscher Award at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN this year. During the award ceremony, the versatile artist will present HOME, her first feature film as a director.
Masterfully walking the line: FILMFEST MÜNCHEN will pay homage to Polish director Małgorzata Szumowska in cooperation with MUBI and will screen her latest feature film, NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN.
The courtyard of the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF) will be transformed into the POPUP SOMMERKINO powered by M-net as it presents a colorful potpourri of FILMFEST MÜNCHEN programming.
We’re off to a comical and culinary start. FILMFEST MÜNCHEN will open this year with KAISERSCHMARRNDRAMA, the eagerly awaited latest installment in the series of detective films about village cop Franz Eberhofer. This cult series began its journey at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN in 2013. Now it's returned to the festival.
At this year’s open-air edition of FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, the festival will honor four great women who have played a major role in shaping international cinema both in front of and behind the camera.
Generational conflicts, existential crises, and risky decisions are the themes of the current crop of exciting domestically produced made-for-television films which FILMFEST MÜNCHEN will be presenting in its New German TV Movies section.
Films that explore the possibility of the here and now, even if they do sometimes have a historical underpinning: The section New German Cinema will be showing 14 German productions as world premieres.
KINDERFILMFEST MÜNCHEN, our section for young audiences, invites you to an open-air festival for the whole family. The live-action adaptation of the classic children’s book LAURA’S STAR will open this section of the film festival as its world premiere. With Tobias Krell as its new director, a series for young adults in the line-up, and an online workshop for school classes, the Kinderfilmfest is also breaking new ground.
“Checker Tobi” is the new program director of KINDERFILMFEST MÜNCHEN.