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
The Bayern 2 and SZ Audience Award

The Bayern 2 and SZ Audience Award

FILMFEST MÜNCHEN audiences vote for their favorite film from the festival. The winner receives this award sponsored by Bayern 2 and the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Kinderfilmfest Audience Award

Kinderfilmfest Audience Award

The recipient of this award is selected by the young audiences of KINDERFILMFEST MÜNCHEN.

FIPRESCI Prize

FIPRESCI Prize

The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) presents this award to the best film in the New German Cinema section.

Margot Hielscher Award

Margot Hielscher Award

This award is presented to an outstanding artistic personality who has achieved distinction at a young age through versatility and achievements in a variety of cultural disciplines. The award is sponsored by Peter Graf von Schall-Riaucour.

Fritz Gerlich Prize

Fritz Gerlich Prize

This prize is awarded to a current feature film or documentary that boldly addresses a topic that the media have reported on. The award is sponsored by TELLUX Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH.

Transmedia Prize

Transmedia Prize

This award honors ideas for cross-media, transmedia, interactive, and immersive presentations of socially relevant topics.