Festival Calendar

Munich International Film Festival

Filmfest München
Sonnenstr. 21
80331 Munich
Germany
phone +49-89-3 81 90 40
fax +49-89-38 19 04 26
http://www.filmfest-muenchen.de
email: info@filmfest-muenchen.de

Festival Director
Diana Iljine

Programmers
Diana Iljine, Sofia Glasl, Bernhard Karl, Florian Borchmeyer (International Program), Christoph Gröner (New German Cinema), Ulrike Frick (German TV Films), Katrin Hoffmann (Children's Films)

Year of Foundation 1983

Event Date from 28 June 2018 till 07 July 2018

in Munich, Germany

International Competition

Sections Spotlight, CineMasters, CineVision (First & Second Features), International Independents, New German Cinema, New German TV, Hommage (CineMerit, Retrospective), Open Air, Children's Films, Sophie-Opel-Award

Category Documentary, Feature, Short, TV Movie

Terms of Entry German premieres, unsolicited film submissions only possible for German TV Movies, short films are only screened in the children's programs
New German Cinema: world premieres only;
German TV Movies: premieres only, no previous TV broadcast or theatrical screening in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, 60-120 min, produced in 2017/2018, DCP

Genre Animation, Comedy, Drama, Documentary Films, Children & Youth

Subtitles English subtitles recommended German subtitles recommended

Format DCP, 3D DCP

Registration Deadline 01 March 2018

Fees none

Attendance Figures 81,500

Participants of the Film Industry about 2,000 German and international media professionals from the film, TV and video industry

Prizes/Awards CINEMERIT AWARD

ARRI/OSRAM AWARD (Euro 50,000, Best International Film)

CINEVISION AWARD (Best International First or Second Feature, Euro 12,000)

GERMAN CINEMA NEW TALENT AWARD
Best New Director (Euro 20,000)
Best New Producer (Euro 20,000)
Best New Screenwriter (Euro 10,000)
Best New Actor/Actress (Euro 5,000 each)

BERND BURGEMEISTER TV MOVIE AWARD
Best German TV Movie (Euro 25,000)

GERMAN CINEMA AWARD FOR PEACE - THE BRIDGE (Euro 10,000)

AUDIENCE AWARD

CHILDREN'S FILM AUDIENCE AWARD

FIPRESCI Award

CHILDREN MEDIA AWARD "WHITE ELEPHANT"
Best Children's Feature
Best Young Actor/Actress
Best Upcoming Director

ONE FUTURE AWARD

SHOCKING SHORTS AWARD

LOOK & LISTEN MUSIC AWARD

FRITZ GERLICH AWARD (Euro 10,000)

TRANSMEDIA PRIZE (Euro 3,000)

DOCUMENTARY TREATMENT AWARD (Best German-language Documentary Treatment, 3 Awards: Euro 5,000; Euro 3,000; Euro 2,000)

Number of Films Shown approx. 180

Media Coverage about 600 regional, national and international journalists of the print press; strong coverage in Bavarian media; summaries in all major German papers and some TV stations; some summaries in international trade papers

Evaluation After the Berlinale, the second biggest German film festival. A pleasant and relaxed atmosphere, which makes it easy to rub shoulders with both creative talents and decision makers. The "New German Cinema" series highlights brandnew German productions with more ambitious content, the international sections showcase high-profile gala screenings as well as debut films and independent cinema. Major coverage in the national press. A large portion of the German film industry (distributors, producers, promoters) is present; many different conferences, workshops and panel discussions with focus on film and TV.

>> back to list