Awards & Winners

Every year at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, there are awards galore. These include not only the awards in the CineVision, CineCoPro, and CineMasters competitions, but also awards for outstanding individuals from the world of film, up-and-coming talent, and German productions. Thus, not only are established filmmakers honored for their work; fresh talent is also supported. Many of the films honored at the film festival have since received international recognition.

Emma Thompson
Aenne Schwarz,
FFMUC 2018
Louis Garrel
Ralph Fiennes,
FFMUC 2019

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.

Emma Thompson
Diana Iljine
Emma Thompson & Diana Iljine,
FFMUC 2018
Fatoumata Diawara
Alexandre Rodnyansky,
FFMUC 2014
CineMerit Award

CineMerit Award

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.

ARRI Award

ARRI Award

This award goes to the best international film in the CineMasters competition. The ARRI company sponsors the award.

CineVision Award

CineVision Award

MPLC Deutschland GmbH sponsors the award for best film in the CineVision competition.

CineRebels Award

CineRebels Award

The CineRebels Award honors directors of format-busting and experimental films. The prize is sponsored by AUDI.

CineCoPro Award

CineCoPro Award

German co-producers of international co-productions are honored with this award, which is funded by the Bavarian State Ministry of Digital Affairs.

German Cinema New Talent Award

German Cinema New Talent Award

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.