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
One future Prize

One future Prize

This award from the Interfilm Akademie München honors films in the program that, ethically as well as aesthetically, show that our world has one common future.

Children Media Prize "White Elephant"

Children Media Prize "White Elephant"

Since 2005, the White Elephant children’s media award, created by the Medien-Club München e.V., has honored films at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN that foster positive development in children and youth and that contribute to improving the quality of what is offered to them.

Starter Film Awards by the City of Munich

Starter Film Awards by the City of Munich

The Starter Film Award is presented to artistically outstanding films, particularly those by young, unestablished Munich filmmakers. It is sponsored by ARRI Media.

Cinema Awards by the City of Munich

Cinema Awards by the City of Munich

With this award, the City of Munich recognizes smaller dedicated movie theaters in order to accentuate their significant role in maintaining Munich’s diverse cinema culture.

13th Street Shocking Short

13th Street Shocking Short

This award from 13th Street recognizes the best short film among entries in the action, crime, thriller, mystery, and horror genres.