CineMerit Award

With the CineMerit Award, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN has since 1997 honored outstanding individuals from the international world of filmmaking for their contribution to motion pictures as an art form. Films from the career of the honorees are screened at the film festival and are presented by the award recipients themselves. The honored guests, who grace the Filmfest with their easy-going manner and their desire to chat about filmmaking, have included such luminaries as actress Susan Sarandon (1997), actor Mario Adorf (2005), director Michael Haneke (2009), and actress Emma Thompson (2018).

 

2021

Senta Berger

Robin Wright

Actor

Actor, Director

2019

Ralph Fiennes

Antonio Banderas

Actor, Director

Actor

2018

Emma Thompson

Terry Gilliam

Actor, Academy Award Winner

Director

2017

Bryan Cranston 

Actor

2016

Ellen Burstyn

Actor

2015

Rupert Everett

Jean-Jacques Annaud

Actor

Director

2014

Isabelle Huppert

Udo Kier

Actor

Actor

2013

Michael Caine

Actor

2012

Melanie Griffith

Actor

2011

Otar Iosseliani

John Malkovich

Director

Actor

2010

Abbas Kiarostami

Mads Mikkelsen

Director

Actor

2009

Michael Haneke

Director

2008

Julie Christie

Actor, Academy Award Winner

2007

William Friedkin

Kevin Kline

Director, Academy Award Winner

Actor, Academy Award Winner

2006

Barry Levinson

Director, Academy Award Winner

2005

Mario Adorf

Actor

2004

Alan Parker

Director

2003

Geraldine Chaplin

Actor

2002

Barbara Hershey

Actor

2001

Jacqueline Bisset

Manoel de Oliveira

Actor

Director

2000

Milos Forman

Director, Academy Award Winner

1999

Marin Karmitz

Producer

1998

Eric Pleskow

Francesco Rosi

Producer, Academy Award Winner

Director

1997

Susan Sarandon

Jules Dassin

Actor, Academy Award Winner

Director, Actor, Author