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.
FILMFEST MÜNCHEN will be showing 14 German productions as world premieres in its New German Cinema section. Multifaceted themes center around the history of divided Germany, whether they are explored in tragicomedy, biopic, or drama. Other works explore the friction between the individual and society in depth.
Generational conflicts, existential crises, and risky decisions are the themes of the current crop of exciting domestically produced made-for-television films which FILMFEST MÜNCHEN will be presenting in its New German TV Movies section. The twelve entries selected by program curator Ulrike Frick will each have their world premiere on the big screen at this 38th edition of the festival, which will be an outdoor event! And as always, various guests will present their films to the audience in person.
FILMFEST MÜNCHEN is moving the start of its festival to July 1, in the spirit of kicking off Munich’s Summer of Arts and Culture confidently and with a bang. Accordingly, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2021 will be held from July 1 to 10 in the form envisioned.
FILMFEST MÜNCHEN means meeting up in person, even in the summer of 2021: attending open-air film premieres, seeing national and international directors and actors, and bringing the German film industry together in person at the first-ever Filmfest Beergarden Convention. For ten days starting on June 24, the festival will be the backbone of a creative network in Munich — in unusual locations, with lots of new and long-standing partners and a streamlined program of promising films.
FILMFEST MÜNCHEN is pleased to announce that Tobias Krell, alias “Checker Tobi”, is the new head of KINDERFILMFEST MÜNCHEN. The popular television host will be organizing the program of the Kinderfilmfest starting in 2021.