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  • Thursday, 1/28/2021


    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.

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  • Wednesday, 8/19/2020

    Local but worldly: “A Call Girl for Ghosts” and “Gutterbee” at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN POP-UP

    For the rousing finale of FILMFEST MÜNCHEN POP-UP, two open-air premieres will showcase the entire spectrum of the pop-up series: local hero Klaus Lemke will present his new Munich film “A Callgirl for Ghosts”, while celebrated Danish actor-director Ulrich Thomsen lets Danish humor collide with American westerns and German cultural assets in “Gutterbee”.

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  • Wednesday, 8/5/2020

    Hello and "Servus" at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN POP-UP

    It’s halftime at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN POP-UP. In August, our summer of open-air premieres continues to shine with the world premieres of “Hello Again — Ein Tag für immer” at PopUp Autokino München and the second season of the hit series “Servus Baby” at Kino am Olympiasee.

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  • Saturday, 7/25/2020

    From heavy metal to science-fiction: „Lord & Schlumpfi - The Long Way To Wacken" and „Exit“ at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN POP-UP

    The open-air festival summer at PopUp Autokino München is going into its next round. While “Lord & Schlumpfi – The Long Way to Wacken” is likely to test the limits of many a car radio, “Exit” blurs the boundaries between reality and simulation. As with all world premieres, you can count on the stars of the films to attend.

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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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