I thought hard about how to thank Filmfest München for this lifetime achievement award. (...) Everything about this lifetime achievement involves so many other lives that it is not a sense of my personal achievement but a sense of deep and abiding gratitude to all the people who helped me.
With the CineMerit Award, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN honors outstanding individuals from the international world of filmmaking for their contribution to motion pictures as an art form.
This award goes to the best international film in the CineMasters competition. The ARRI company sponsors the award.
MPLC Deutschland GmbH sponsors the award for best film in the CineVision competition.
The CineRebels Award honors directors of format-busting and experimental films. The prize is sponsored by AUDI.
This award honors the best newcomers among the feature films in the New German Cinema section. It is sponsored by DZ BANK AG, Bavaria Film, and Bayerischer Rundfunk.
The producers of the best entry in the New German TV Movies section can look forward to receiving this award, sponsored by the Verwertungsgesellschaft der Film- und Fernsehproduzenten. As of 2022 a second award for the best New German TV Series is handed out as well.