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Friday, 4/9/2021

Citywide live

This summer, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN invites you to a special edition of the festival with lots of open-air events!

Citywide live

Kino, Mond & Sterne is one of our partner locations this year!

For 10 days starting on June 24, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN will form the backbone of a creative network in Munich with the slogan “Citywide Live” — in unusual locations, with lots of new and long-standing partners and a program of exciting world premieres from Germany and cinematic highlights from around the world. National and international directors and actors are expected to attend many of the 60 or so open-air premieres — live and in color! Digital tools will also be used where necessary to enhance the experience of this grand cinematic event on site.

“We aim to be a beacon of togetherness in the arts!” says festival director Diana Iljine. “With FILMFEST MÜNCHEN Pop-Up in 2020, we were able to celebrate magnificent premieres in the open air; we’re aiming to expand that format this summer. All the films will be shown to a large audience at one of our open-air cinemas and of course — as we’re all hoping — at our partnering movie theaters as well.”

There are plans for at least six open-air locations across the city to operate during the festival period. These include the popular open-air institutions Kino am Olympiasee and Kino, Mond & Sterne in the Westpark, as well as open-air locations created specially for the festival, such as on the grounds of the Institut Français in Schwabing. Bahnwärter Thiel in the Schlachthofviertel will also be part of FILMFEST MÜNCHEN on selected evenings, as will the Pasinger Fabrik and the courtyard of Bayerischer Rundfunk’s premises at Rundfunkplatz 1. A multifaceted supporting program that will promote dialogue and interaction is being planned in cooperation with further partners that include the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism and the Amerikahaus in the Museum District.

 

Once more we're working together with Kino am Olympiasee

Filmmakers and audiences shall be able to interact with each other again this year, while of course complying with all safety regulations. The encounters will take place in the venues and online, with the Gasteig festival center continuing to play a pivotal role. The festival will also provide numerous opportunities for industry representatives to meet up, most notably at the “Beergarden Convention”, which will celebrate its premiere at Hofbräu in 2021 with the slogan “The Munich Way the Industry Works”.

The latest safety and hygiene measures will of course be implemented at all screening locations and cooperative venues. As a member of the Association of Munich Arts Venues (VDMK e.V.), FILMFEST MÜNCHEN also supports the joint effort of Munich’s arts venues, which had approached the City of Munich with a request for an overarching trial concept for local arts venues as well as catering — a trial concept that would allow people to circulate more freely and, above all, to once again experience the arts together in person.

 

Save the date

FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, from June 24 to July 3, 2021 — CITYWIDE LIVE — numerous festival venues throughout Munich, some 60 film premieres, including an exciting program for children at Kinderfilmfest München.