Awards & Winners

Margot Hielscher Award

This award is for an outstanding national or international artistic personality who in his or her youth demonstrated versatility and achievement in various cultural disciplines. The 10,000-euro prize money is donated by media publisher Peter Graf von Schall-Riaucour, the nephew of actress and singer Margot Hielscher, who passed away in 2017. The award-winner was selected by FILMFEST MÜNCHEN's curating team in coordination with the benefactor of the award. The award is also made possible by the support of former Munich mayor Christian Ude.

Margot Hielscher Award 2019

The Margot Hielscher Award was presented on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, during a festive gala in the Carl-Orff-Saal at the Gasteig.


The award will go to French actor and director Louis Garrel. FILMFEST MÜNCHEN is showing A FAITHFUL MAN the latest film directed by the 35-year-old artist, who also co-wrote its screenplay and took on one of its leading roles. 


Prize donor Peter Graf von Schall-Riaucour with award winner Louis Garrel