Press Releases

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  • Thursday, 7/9/2020

    FILMFEST MÜNCHEN POP-UP to start off with two world premieres

    FILMFEST MÜNCHEN POP-UP will kick off its summer festival with two exclusive world premieres featuring celebrity guests.

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  • Wednesday, 6/24/2020

    Summer cinema in the city: The festival feeling is alive!

    True to the traditional motto of summer, sun, and Munich, the new FILMFEST MÜNCHEN POP-UP format will celebrate both film and summer in the city in July and August 2020. In cooperation with the PopUp Autokino München drive-in theater and the Kino am Olympiasee, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN will present seven brand-new films and series in the open air — all of them world premieres attended by special guests. Whether from a car seat or a deck chair, the focus of all the events is the shared analog experience of film in the urban space of the city of Munich.

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  • Monday, 4/6/2020

    FILMFEST MÜNCHEN will not be held in 2020

    It is with deep regret that FILMFEST MÜNCHEN and its shareholders decided today to cancel this year’s edition of the festival.

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  • Saturday, 7/6/2019

    Virtual Worlds and Real Encounters

     

    FILMFEST MÜNCHEN takes stock: Alongside two new projects — Virtual Worlds and the CineCoPro Award — the focus continued to be on movie theaters as a meeting places.

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  • Saturday, 7/6/2019

    Award Winners at the 37th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN

     

    The 37th international FILMFEST MÜNCHEN drew to a close on Saturday, July 6, 2019 with a ceremonious presentation of awards. "Bacurau" by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles was honored with the ARRI/Osram Award in the CineMasters competition, while Melina León's "Song without a Name" received the CineVision Award for best international film by a new director.

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  • Friday, 7/5/2019

    The Winners of the German Cinema New Talent Award

     

    Today, on Friday, July 5 at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, talented young filmmakers were honored with the coveted German Cinema New Talent Award. The panel of judges — comprised of Melika Foroutan, Claudia Steffen und Alfred Holighaus — honored Jan-Ole Gerster with the award for best director for his film "Lara". Martin Lischke ("Leif in Concert") received the award for best producer. Two awards went to people who worked on "I Was, I Am, I Will Be": Nils Mohl and Ilker Çatak were honored for best screenplay, while the award for best actor went to Oğulcan Arman Uslu.

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  • Friday, 7/5/2019

    CineCoPro Award for "The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão"

     

    The €100,000 CineCoPro Award goes to the Brazilian-German co-production "The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão", directed by Karim Aïnouz and co-produced by Viola Fügen and Michael Weber (Pola Pandora Filmproduktion).

     

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  • Sunday, 6/30/2019

    "Fatal Plan" receives the 2019 Bernd Burgemeister TV Movie Award

     

    In 2019, the Bernd Burgemeister Award for best German TV movie of the year goes to "Fatal Plan", produced by Dagmar Rosenbauer and Jakob Krebs of Cinecentrum Berlin for the ZDF network and "masterfully directed by Ed Herzog," as producer Rafael Parente remarked in a speech praising the work.

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  • Thursday, 6/27/2019

    The 37th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN has begun!

     

    The 37th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN held its opening gala at the Mathäser Filmpalast with the film "The Art of Self-Defense". This dark comedy deconstructs social norms and purported ideals of masculinity in a way that is both humorous and poignant. On the red carpet were both US director Riley Stearns and well-known Hollywood actor Jesse Eisenberg.

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  • Tuesday, 6/25/2019

    Candidates for the New German Cinema New Talent Award

     

    FILMFEST MÜNCHEN (June 27 to July 6, 2019) will once again honor the best achievements in the New German Cinema sidebar. This year, the recipients will be chosen by actress Melika Foroutan, producer Claudia Steffen, and author and producer Alfred Holighaus. The awards will be presented on July 5 at 8:00 pm in the AudimaxX auditorium at HFF (by invitation only). Candidates from fourteen films qualify this year.

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