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  • Monday, 5/13/2019

    New Generous Co-Production Award at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN


    The 100,000-euro CineCoPro Award is the most generous award for German co-producers of international co-productions. It will be presented as part of a curated competition at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2019.


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  • Monday, 5/6/2019

    The Filmfest's New German TV Movies: Time to Get Serious


    Families torn apart, unusual generational conflicts, the most current affairs — sometimes serious, sometimes funny. Once again, the 37th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN (June 27 – July 6, 2019) will present the most interesting German-language TV productions of the season. 16 films in the New German TV Movies section will celebrate their world premiere as the entire German film industry meets in Munich to show how diverse, exciting and brave German-language television is. The films tell of old friendships, new beginnings, and last chances. Their characters move in virtual worlds and in the criminal depths of the human soul. Their starting point and focus are often the family, with all its ups and downs.

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  • Monday, 4/29/2019

    Bold, brazen, and fantastical: Kinderfilmfest München 2019


    After 14 years of making Kinderfilmfest München a success with young audiences, Katrin Hoffmann has chosen to pass the baton to Katrin Miller, who was with SchulKinoWoche Bayern from 2007 to 2017. Plenty of this year's films at Kinderfilmfest München have fantastical themes. This is a trend that the German Federation of Film Clubs for Children and Young People (BJF) picks up on in its accompanying seminar, titled "The Fantastical in Children's Film".


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  • Monday, 1/21/2019

    Christoph Gröner is named artistic director of FILMFEST MÜNCHEN

    Festival director Diana Iljine has appointed Christoph Gröner artistic director. This is a first step toward giving FILMFEST MÜNCHEN a new direction by its 40th festival in 2022.

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  • Saturday, 7/7/2018

    "Shoplifters" wins the grand prize


    • ARRI/Osram Award for "Shoplifters" by Hirokazu Kore-eda
    • CineVision Award for "Border" by Ali Abbasi 
    • The FIPRESCI jury honors "All Good" by Eva Trobisch
    • Audience Awards for "Wackersdorf" and "100% Coco"
    • ONE FUTURE PRIZE for "A Letter to the President" by Roya Sadat


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  • Saturday, 7/7/2018

    Current and innovative


    FILMFEST MÜNCHEN takes stock: some 80,000 attendees, more industry events than ever, and popular live streams.


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  • Friday, 7/6/2018

    Winners of the German Cinema New Talent Award


    • The awards for best directing and best acting go to "All Good"
    • Anna de Paoli receives the award for best producer for "A Young Man with High Potential"
    • Damian John Harper is honored for best screenplay for "In the Middle of the River"


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  • Sunday, 7/1/2018

    Bernd Burgemeister TV Prize for hager moss film


    This year's Bernd Burgemeister TV Prize for the best German television movie of the year goes to... "Rufmord" (English title: "Defamed") (production: Kirsten Hager, Carmen Stozek/Hager-Moss, director: Viviane Andereggen).


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  • Thursday, 6/28/2018

    The 36th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN has begun!


    The 36th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN held its opening gala at the Mathäser Filmpalast theater with the film "Mackie Messer – Brechts Dreigroschenfilm". Director Joachim A. Lang was joined on the red carpet by Lars Eidinger, Tobias Moretti, Joachim Król, Claudia Michelsen, Britta Hammelstein, Robert Stadlober, Peri Baumeister, and Godehard Giese.

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  • Monday, 6/25/2018

    Partners of the 36th international FILMFEST MÜNCHEN


    In 2018, as always, it's not just our stakeholders, but numerous partners that make it possible for FILMFEST MÜNCHEN to be the exclusive cultural event it is, with thousands of guests and fans of cinema arriving from around the world. "Only with the help of our partners are we able to host an attractive festival with high-caliber films, guests, and events. I'm especially pleased that we have found a new main partner in TELE 5, which shares our love of good films. Led by its motto 'Different is better', the station keeps its finger on the pulse of the times, with fresh film series and great movies. I'm happy and proud of the fact that many of our partners have been with us and supporting us for years or in some cases even decades," says festival director Diana Iljine.


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