Why representation is good for the visibility of diversity but bad for diversity in storytelling. A guest commentary by Letícia Milano and Johanna Faltinat.
The images we see stay in our minds. Stories we hear tell us about our world. Who identifies with them? Who writes the screenplays for our films, who chooses the faces that appear in them, which environments get to be portrayed — and more importantly: which do not?
As of October 2023, Christoph Gröner has assumed the role of director of FILMFEST MÜNCHEN and FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH. Coinciding with this is the announcement of further staff changes and revised festival dates for 2024.
The 40th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN is coming to an end, all prizes have been awarded. Here is an overview of all winners and the juries' statements.
From an expectant mother fighting for custody of her unborn child to a woman who smokes marijuana with her son like a friend — the range of mother figures at this year’s festival is very broad. Indeed, one might ask: What does it mean these days to be a mother?
Many of the films at this year’s festival retrace the steps of real people and events in a range of approaches from in-depth research to unfettered imagination, in search of an inner truth. Some (world) premieres of these films “based on a true story” can be seen today.