In a new format for premieres, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN in cooperation with FFF Bayern and Warner Bros. Entertainment GmbH will show Helena Hufnagel’s COMMITMENT PHOBIA in numerous cinemas throughout Bavaria and the rest of Germany on July 6 — parallel to the film’s premiere on location in Munich.
The POPUP SOMMERKINO powered by M-net (July 1 to August 15, 2021) is an initiative of the Munich film festivals, the Seriencamp Festival, and the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF) in collaboration with Veronika Faistbauer and Simon Pirron. FILMFEST MÜNCHEN will kick things off from July 1 to July 10.
FILMFEST MÜNCHEN’s section for young audiences, the Kinderfilmfest, invites you to a very special edition of the festival with lots of outdoor activity. The Kinderfilmfest will open with the world premiere of LAURA’S STAR, a live-action adaptation of a classic children’s book. With Tobias Krell as its new director, an online workshop for school classes, and a series for young adults in its program, the Kinderfilmfest is breaking new ground.
FILMFEST MÜNCHEN will open this year with KAISERSCHMARRNDRAMA, the latest in the series of detective films about village cop Franz Eberhofer. This cult series began its journey at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN in 2013. Now it’s returned to the festival.
In this unusual year, the 38th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN will screen 70 feature-length films from 29 countries, including 28 German premieres and 33 world premieres — all on the big screen, at nine open-air locations and in seven Filmfest theaters. This year, both Senta Berger and Robin Wright will be honored with the CineMerit Award for their achievements in the art of film. Other honorees will include Franka Potente (Margot Hielscher Award) and Małgorzata Szumowska (tribute).
At this year’s open-air edition of FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, the festival will honor four great women who have played a major role in shaping international cinema both in front of and behind the camera.