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  • Friday, 6/8/2018

    2018's High-Caliber Filmfest Juries


    At FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2018, highly remunerated prizes will be awarded in the sections CineMasters, CineVision, New German Cinema and New German TV.

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  • Monday, 6/4/2018

    Television Series at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN: The Past Is Now


    Eight series. Four German productions. Three world premieres from Germany. Once again in 2018, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN is presenting an impressive range of television series. A surprising number of great detective series have made their way to the international market. Many of them may be seen in the Series Spotlight section of FILMFEST MÜNCHEN (in cooperation with the SERIENCAMP festival). The series in the New German Series section deal mainly with secrets from the past in order to get the best possible start for the future. Foremost among them is the first episode of the lavish ZDF production "Perfume".


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  • Friday, 6/1/2018

    The Courage to Speak Up: The 2018 New German Cinema section


    In Munich, 16 German film productions are celebrating their world premiere in the New German Cinema section. This year's films offer the variety and radicalism that viewers expect from FILMFEST MÜNCHEN: bold visions and socially relevant themes, one after the other. Familiar faces meet ambitious newcomers; historical material meets topical discourse: polarizing, provocative, passionate.


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  • Tuesday, 5/29/2018

    "Mackie Messer – Brechts Dreigroschenfilm" opens the 36th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN


    A new perspective on a timeless masterpiece. When a classic meets a veritable plethora of German movie stars, the result is a grand cinematic experience. That's precisely what happens with "Mackie Messer – Brechts Dreigroschenfilm", the opening film of the 36th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN. The film will have its world premiere as part of the opening gala on Thursday, June 28. Director Joachim A. Lang is expected to grace the red carpet along with Lars Eidinger, Tobias Moretti, Hannah Herzsprung, Joachim Król, Claudia Michelsen, Britta Hammelstein, Robert Stadlober, Peri Baumeister, and Godehard Giese.


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  • Monday, 5/28/2018

    Heartwarming Hip-Hop


    Once again, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN presents a high-caliber youth event. In cooperation with Tobis Film, the festival is screening the world premiere of Aron Lehmann's romantic hip-hop comedy "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World", featuring rising star Luna Wedler, newcomers Aaron Hilmer and Damian Hardung, and preeminent German actresses Anke Engelke and Heike Makatsch.


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  • Wednesday, 5/23/2018

    Charmingly profound: CineMerit for Emma Thompson


    This year's CineMerit Award goes to British actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson. In 2018, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN is honoring an outstanding, multitalented artist whose humorous, considered manner has won the hearts of millions. In Munich, Emma Thompson will not only present her latest film, "The Children Act", but will also meet the audience up close at the Filmmakers Live discussion in the Black Box at the Gasteig cultural center. In further homage to Emma Thompson, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN will also be showing three fantastic films in which she has previously starred: "Howards End", "Sense and Sensibility", and "Nanny McPhee".


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  • Wednesday, 5/9/2018

    Murnau's "Faust" at the Philharmonic Hall


    On June 27 at 8 p.m., Faust enters the Gasteig's Philharmonic Hall: The Munich Symphony Orchestra will accompany a showing of F. W. Murnau's silent-film classic "Faust" with a score by Bernd Schultheis.


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  • Thursday, 5/3/2018

    New German TV Movies: Thin Ice


    The 36th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN (June 28 – July 7, 2018) will show the best new German TV productions while welcoming German-speaking television celebrities to Munich. The series New German TV Movies, curated by Ulrike Frick, includes 16 films that will have their world premiere in 2018. From detective movies to thrillers to portraits and comedies, all of them raise the question of what defines us as humans — Family? Home? Fear of death? — and they show how thin the ice beneath us often is.


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  • Wednesday, 5/2/2018

    FILMFEST MÜNCHEN announces new main sponsor: TELE 5


    • Long-term, strategic partnership through 2020
    • TELE 5 will put FILMFEST MÜNCHEN on the air with festival films and exclusive additional content
    • TELE 5 Movie Nights during FILMFEST MÜNCHEN will feature high-profile guests
    • The group FILMFONIKER will perform the best movie songs of all time


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  • Thursday, 4/26/2018

    Animal Stories, Human Themes

    The animals are loose at #ffmuc Kinderfilmfest 2018! They're caught up in exciting, dangerous, funny, and heartwarming — in short, human — situations. It's great cinema for young and old alike. 16 films are shown at this year's Kinderfilmfest. Nine of those are vying for the favor of young moviegoers and for the traditional Kinderfilmfest Audience Award, which for the first time will consist of 1,000 euros and be presented by SZ Familie.

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