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Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival

Internationales Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg
c/o Collini-Center, Galerie
Collinistr. 1
68161 Mannheim
Germany
phone +49-6 21-10 29 43
fax +49-6 21-29 15 64
http://www.iffmh.de
email: info@iffmh.de

Director
Dr. Michael Kötz

Program Manager
Daniela Kötz

Year of Foundation 1952

Event Date from 15 November 2018 till 25 November 2018

in Mannheim, Heidelberg, Germany

International Competition

Sections International Competition & International Discoveries (independent newcomers), Special Screenings, Children's Films, Short Films, Mannheim Meetings (Co-Production, Sales, Distribution), Arthouse Market

Category Feature

Terms of Entry films directed by newcomers unknown beyond their home countries, no previous participation in German festivals (no broadcast on TV), no previous participation in the Berlin and Cannes festivals as well as the Locarno and Venice competitions, completion within 18 months prior to the festival, minimum length 70 min.

Genre Comedy, Drama

Subtitles English subtitles recommended

Format DCP, Blu-ray

Registration Deadline 15 July 2018

Fees none

Attendance Figures 60,000

Participants of the Film Industry 500 representatives of the national and international film industry (producers, sales companies, buyers)

Prizes/Awards
Grand Newcomer Award Mannheim-Heidelberg (Best Fiction Feature - minimum length 70 min)
Special Newcomer Award Mannheim-Heidelberg (Best Unconventionally Narrated Feature - minimum length 70 min)
Special Jury Award Mannheim-Heidelberg (for an outstanding performance as actor, writer, director, DoP, etc. - minimum length 70 min)
Special Mentions of Mannheim-Heidelberg (for a remarkable film or a special achievment like acting, photography, music, editing, etc.)
Audience Award of Mannheim-Heidelberg
FIPRESCI Prize: The International Film Critics' Prize
Ecumenical Jury: The Ecumenical Film Prize
Recommendations of the Jury of Cinema Owners
Master of Cinema Award

Number of Films Shown about 50 feature films

Media Coverage mostly regional media, some national and international coverage

Evaluation A festival with a long tradition and a focus on international newcomers not previously presented at Cannes, Locarno or Venice, so some new discoveries can be made. The program and the co-production market "Mannheim Meeting Place" attract a number of producers, buyers, distributors and sales agents.

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