FILMFEST MÜNCHEN is pleased with the success of its conference sequel “Representation in Film (Vol. 2)”, held in cooperation with the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing at the Academy’s facilities. The festival also announced that documentary film directors Mila Zhluktenko and Daniel Asadi Faezi, festival consultant Karen Arikian, and Filmfest colleague Sandra Engler will henceforth be program scouts for FILMFEST MÜNCHEN. With these appointments, Festival Director Christoph Gröner and Artistic Co-Director Julia Weigl have finished putting together their new team.
In cooperation with the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN is presenting “Representation in Film (Vol. 2)”. This three-day conference (November 28–30, 2023) will address and discuss fresh perspectives on assigned roles, narratives and visibility in front of the camera as well as on the structures and decision-making processes that exist behind the camera. The agenda has been finalized and registration is now open.
FILMFEST MÜNCHEN is announcing its programming team for the next two years and its festival dates for 2024. The new festival director, Christoph Gröner, is being assisted by Julia Weigl and Urs Spörri. The next festival events are coming up soon in November.
As the 40th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN concludes this Saturday (July 1, 2023), it’s able to look back on quite an accomplishment. Some 58,000 people attended the opening evening and the eight days of the festival, which saw approximately 500 film screenings and festival events. This is proof that people are once again enjoying going to the movies and talking about them.
Tonight, the 2023 German Cinema New Talent Award was presented at Filmfest München. The jury honored Sylvie Michel as best director for her film “More Than Strangers”. Uschi Feldges grabbed the award in the category of best producer for her drama “Empty Nets”. Merle Grimme earned the award in the category of best screenplay for “Clashing Differences” as well as participation in the Bavaria Fiction mentoring program, which is now in its second round. Dor Aloni was presented the award for best acting performance for his role in the film “Salty Water”.