Film sections

FILMFEST MÜNCHEN offers national and international film highlights on the big screen. The film selection is curated by our programmers. From the youngest German cinema and new international discoveries to established world cinema and outstanding TV movies, the film festival sections provide guidance for all tastes!


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CineMasters competition

The competition for the best international film

The new works of master directors from all over the world - in this competition they will be presented to the Munich audience long before the official German theatrical release. They compete for the ARRI Award.

Medusa Online1

CineVision competition

The competition for the best international newcomer film

This competition focuses on international directorial talents who break new ground with their film language. Their current works compete for the CineVision Award.


Petrovs Flu Online1

Cinerebels Competition

The competition for curious cinema adventurers

Ten productions, radical or experimental, surprising and against the grain, can win the new CineRebels Award worth 10,000 euros.

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Current, top-class highlights of international cinema in the spotlight: from documentaries about famous musicians and the new works of the stars to the closing films of the film festival.

True Things Online1


Cinephilic discoveries, indie comedies, political dynamite - discovering the world beyond the mainstream.

Servus Papa See You In Hell Online4

New german cinema

The latest cinema films from Germany

Exciting world premieres from German production. The up-and-coming talents in this series compete for the German Cinema New Talent Award for acting, directing, screenplay and production.

Lauchhammer Online2

New German tv productions

TV highlights of tomorrow, already today on the big screen.

Outstanding television feature films, series and serial productions of the coming year can be seen here in advance. The Bernd Burgemeister TV Production Award goes to the most outstanding film and to the most outstanding TV show in this section.

Cuidando Al Sol Online2


Intelligent entertainment not only for children

The best new feature films and shorts from around the world for film fans from 5 to 99 and interesting workshops that provide an insight into the world of cinema.

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Filmmakers who have changed cinema: In work shows, retrospectives and tributes, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN reviews their careers and places their work in a larger context. The CineMerit Award honours outstanding personalities of international filmmaking for their services to the art of film.