Festival Calendar

Hamburg International Film Festival

Filmfest Hamburg GmbH
Mönckebergstr. 18
20095 Hamburg
phone +49-40-39 91 90 00
fax +49-40-3 99 19 00 10
email: info@filmfesthamburg.de

Director and Program Director
Albert Wiederspiel

Program Coordination
Kathrin Kohlstedde

TV Movies
Friedemann Beyer

Year of Foundation 1992

Event Date from 24 September 2020 till 03 October 2020

Event Date

in Hamburg, Germany

International Competition

Sections Kaleidoscope (World Cinema), Freihafen (Hamburg-International Co-productions), Transatlantic (Cinema from the US and Canada), Große Freiheit (Films from Germany), Hamburger Filmschau (Contemporary Hamburg-based Cinema), Veto! (Political Films), Vitrina (Spanish- and Portuguese-Language films), Voilá! (French and French-culture films), Asia Express, 16:9 (German TV productions), Eurovisuell (European Highlights), Deluxe (Country Focus), Michel Children's and Youth Film Festival

Category Feature, TV Movie, Documentary

Terms of Entry feature and documentary films longer than 60 min, produced after 30 June 2019; German premieres only

Genre Children & Youth, Drama, Comedy, Family, Documentary Films, Environment/Ecology

Subtitles English subtitles recommended

Format DCP, 35 mm

Registration Deadline 30 June 2020

Fees none

Attendance Figures 45,000

Participants of the Film Industry more than 300 guests (directors, producers and actors presenting their films) and about 1,000 accredited professionals

Prizes/Awards Douglas-Sirk-Award
Hamburg Film Critic Award
Foreign Press Award
German Production Award (Euro 25,000)
European Co-Production Award (Euro 25,000 to the German Co-Producer, post-production services worth Euro 15,000 to the European partner)
TV Producer Award (Euro 25,000)
Sichtwechsel Film Award (Euro 10,000, to a director working across national and cultural borders)
Montblanc Scriptwriting Award (Euro 10,000)
Art Cinema Award (Euro 5,000 for PR measures of a film distributor)
NDR Young Talents Award (Euro 5,000)
Audience Award (Euro 5,000)
Michel Award (Best Children's Film, Euro 5,000)
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Award (Best Direction of a Film with a Political Message, Euro 5,000)

Number of Films Shown more than 140 feature length films

Media Coverage intense local media coverage, strong national response in daily newspapers, magazines and trade papers, radio and TV stations; strong coverage in international trade papers, 150-200 journalists in total (100-150 print press, 50 TV)

Evaluation Independent distributors and producers present highlights from their autumn program here to both the public and numerous industry insiders. The festival enjoys considerable publicity resulting in part from Hamburg´s central importance as one of Germany´s principal press and media locations. The festival cinema theaters present the premieres in a tasteful Hanseatic fashion, in marked contrast to the splashy glamour of the Munich Film Festival.

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