Department of Culture of the City Munich


The City of Munich's Department of Culture includes the city's museums, theaters and cultural education institutions. The municipal cultural mandate also includes the promotion of professional artistic and creative work, the facilitation of civic involvement in art and culture or the mediation of cultural education.

The Starter Film Awards were introduced as early as 1985 to honor artistically outstanding films by young, not yet established Munich filmmakers. They are awarded as part of the FILMFEST MÜNCHEN.


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Starter 2021 Credit Elisabeth Greil

We support young artists of all disciplines to help them on their way to professionalism. The Starter Film Awards have brought initial attention to some of today's well-known directors. It is only natural that the prizes are awarded as part of FILMFEST MÜNCHEN. The public festival is also a meeting place for the industry and offers excellent networking opportunities.