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

Artistic Director & New German Cinema
Christoph Gröner

Programmers
Sofia Glasl, Bernhard Karl, Florian Borchmeyer (International Program), Ulrike Frick (German TV Films), Katrin Hoffmann (Children's Films)

Year of Foundation 1983

Event Date from 27 June 2019 till 06 July 2019

in Munich, Germany

International Competition

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

Category Documentary, Feature, TV Movie, Series, Short

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 2018/2019, DCP
Narrative VR Competition: published not earlier than October 2018, German or English or subtitled in German or English

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

Subtitles English subtitles recommended German subtitles recommended

Format DCP, 3D DCP

Registration Deadline New German TV: 12 March 2019
VR: 12 April 2019

Fees none

Attendance Figures 70,000

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)

CINECOPRO AWARD (Euro 100,000, Best International Co-Production with Germany)

MARGOT HIELSCHER AWARD (Euro 10,000, to an outstanding national or international artistic personality)

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)

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

FRITZ GERLICH AWARD (Euro 10,000)

STARTER FILM AWARDS (3 awards each Euro 6,000 to upcoming filmmakers based in Munich)

MUNICH CINEMA AWARDS

TRANSMEDIA PRIZE (Euro 3,000)

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

MUNICH DEER (Best VR)

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.

In cooperation with the Filmfest Munich, the Bayerisches Filmzentrum organizes the Virtual Worlds International Competition & Exhibition as a three day public and industry event during the Filmfest.

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