FAQ

Welcome to the 38th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN and to our new website. Since this year’s edition of the festival will be a bit different than usual, we’ve compiled answers to the most important questions about it here.

We’re currently working hard behind the scenes to organize the festival. We ask for your patience as many details are still being finalized. This FAQ will be expanded in the weeks leading up to the festival and will contain all the information you need to plan your attendance.

We’re looking forward to a great summer of open-air film screenings and especially to welcoming you to FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2021!

Dates & festival locations

The festival will be held from Thursday, July 1 to Saturday, July 10, 2021.

FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2021 will be held — true to the motto “Citywide Live” — at various outdoor locations in Munich. You can find an initial overview of our concept for this year here. We have also compiled more detailed information on the individual venues for you here. Directions as well as practical information for your visit will follow shortly.

You’ll find an overview of participating venues here. If you click through to a venue’s individual page, you’ll find the address, information on refreshments and accessibility, and directions if using public transportation.

You’ll find an overview of the complete program here. The screening times and locations are given on the pages that provide details of the individual films. You can put together your own individual festival schedule using the button labeled “Reserve the film”.

Yes, familiar Filmfest theaters are on board once again. Filmfest films will be shown in a 5 p.m. slot in the ASTOR Film Lounge at ARRI, the City Kinos, the Gloria Palast, the Rio Filmpalast and the Filmtheater Sendlinger Tor. In addition, the Amerikahaus in the Museum District and the Carl-Orff-Saal in the festival center at the Gasteig will function as Filmfest theaters.

Unlike in previous years, screenings will not be held all day long. The open-air screenings in the evening usually will not start before 9 p.m. in order to ensure a certain level of darkness and thus an optimal moviegoing experience. Filmfest films will also be shown in a 5 p.m. slot in the indoor theaters. Thus, it will be possible to watch two films in one day. Kinderfilmfest screenings will, of course, be held exclusively at family-friendly times during the day. You’ll find an overview of all of this year’s films here. On the pages showing details of the individual films, you’ll find the respective screening times and locations. You can put together your own individual festival schedule using the button labeled “Reserve the film”.

The Carl-Orff-Saal in the festival center at the Gasteig will again function as a Filmfest theater this year. However, for reasons of health and safety, the customary red carpet cannot be rolled out for gala premieres this time.

Our popular Filmmakers Live! talks will be held again this year in the Carl-Orff-Saal and the Black Box at the Gasteig. Tickets for these events are free; there is only a €1 processing fee. In addition, there will be extended virtual Filmmakers Live! discussions with selected guests. Some of these will be streamed live or made available online afterwards.

FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2021 will be held live and in person, but additionally, MUBI in cooperation with FILMFEST MÜNCHEN will present a special online section, “Homage to Małgorzata Szumowska”, during the festival period. Festivalgoers have the opportunity to try out MUBI free of charge for 30 days. You’ll find their exclusive offer here.

In cooperation with FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, MUBI will present a special online section, “Homage to Małgorzata Szumowska”, during the festival period. Festivalgoers have the opportunity to try out MUBI free of charge for 30 days. You’ll find their exclusive offer here.

Tickets

Advance sales will begin in the week of June 21. We will of course keep you informed about the exact date via our website and our social media channels. Specific information on ticket sales will follow at the appropriate time.

Films & program

In order to allow for an authentic film experience, the films are always shown in their original language. Foreign-language films are screened with German or English subtitles. Please consult the detailed page of your desired film for information on the language and subtitles offered.

All of the films of the Kinderfilmfest are shown in the original German or are dubbed into German.

The German film ratings (FSK) can be found on the pages that provide details of each film. Please note that some films have not yet been rated and are thus automatically released for ages 18 and up, regardless of content. The films of the Kinderfilmfest are of course given a rating and a corresponding recommendation (such as FSK 0, recommended for age 6 and older).

No, the program will not be published as a magazine this year. All information on the films and the supporting program, along with more in-depth essays on some of the themes addressed, can be found here on our brand-new website. In addition, you can of course stay up to date via our social media channels.

Safety

The health of our visitors and staff is of course a top priority at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN. That’s why we have worked out comprehensive hygiene concepts with our partners for all venues, tailored to the respective locations. You will find details here shortly.