Save the Date: FILMFEST MÜNCHEN Friday, June 23 to Saturday, July 1, 2023!

Wednesday, 11/02/2022

FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2023 will have its opening gala on Friday, June 23, at the Gasteig HP8. From June 24 to July 1, 2023, all of Munich will have caught festival fever — with a best-of-festival day on the final Saturday.

2023 FFM Save The Date

This means that in 2023 the festival will be a day shorter, a necessary step in view of its tight budgetary constraints. However, the format established in 2022 will continue to provide the same quality of content. Thus you can now join us in looking forward to a magnificent 40th edition of FILMFEST MÜNCHEN with highlights of international cinema and exciting world premieres from Germany’s cutting rooms, with competitions for lucrative awards, a topical supporting program, and numerous guests.


Additional dates in November

We’d also like to highlight two dates that are coming up in just a few days. The 41st FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH will open on November 13 at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF) with 40 films from 21 countries in the international competition and numerous guests in attendance. Please refer to our current press releases here.

Tomorrow, FILMFEST MUNICH will also be launching a cooperation with the Gans am Wasser yurt in Munich’s Westpark. On four Thursdays in November, starting on November 3, we’ll team up to show films on the big screen in a casual setting like a living room in autumn, absolutely free of charge. Each screening is a special kind of double feature: we’ll be presenting a feature-length film that had its world premiere in the New German Cinema section at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN in combination with a short student film that’s part of the current 41st FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH. You’ll find more information about these screenings here.

It all starts on November 3 at 7 pm with the Munich premiere of BEYOND REVOLUTION – FIGHTING FOR DEMOCRACY. On the ninth anniversary of the Euromaidan revolution, Kristof Gerega’s documentary follows three young politicians on their quest for democracy and self-determination in Ukraine. The director will be present.

As an opener we will be screening LIQUID BREAD, which also deals with the legacy of a former Eastern Bloc state. In this short feature film, director Alica Bednáriková depicts the conflicts experienced by a supposedly normal family in southern Slovakia.