Date: 25. November - 5. December 2021
Place: Khudozhestvennyj cinema & Oktyabr cinema

The German Film Festival, organized by German Films and its partner CoolConnections, takes place every November in Moscow. For many years, the festival has been an important part of the annual cultural events of the city and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2021.

The Russian public has the chance to watch the best of the current German Cinema (features, documentaries, short films and series) and get in touch with some German talents who present their films personally.

Brochure 2021

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Since 2021, German Films is also supporting the Russian speaking podcast POCALIGARIM.

POCALIGARIM is a podcast about German Cinema, created in Moscow by Russian film journalists Ksenia Reutova, Ira Posrednikova and Maria Buneeva.

The main aim of the podcast is to showcase interesting insights about German Cinema in all its facets to a Russian speaking audience. Specialties are portraits, hot-button topics, history reviews and news about the German film industry today.

The episodes of the podcast are being released on Tuesdays, every other week, on the POCALIGARIM platform.

The podcast is also available on Apple, Spotify, Castbox, Youtube, SoundCloud, Yandex Music and Google. 

Sehenswert Film Festival (Budapest)

Every year in October, the Goethe-Institut Budapest, the Swiss Embassy and the Austrian Cultural Forum, with the support of German Films, present the “Sehenswert” Film Festival in Budapest. As in the successful editions of the past years, it offers a selection of the most interesting and innovative films of the current German cinema.

More information here: Website


Das Film Fest (Prague, Brünn, Olmütz)

The festival DAS FILMFEST has opened the festival season every October since 2006. It regularly offers a selection of the latest films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland - whether high-quality mainstream, documentaries or films that have been successful at international festivals. DAS FILMFEST presents to Czech audiences with films that would otherwise hardly find their way into Czech cinemas and is also a place for inspiring encounters with European filmmakers. 

More information here: Website


A-Festivals in Central & Eastern Europe

  1. Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (A-Festival; Czech Republic)
  2. Moscow International Film Festival (A-Festival; Russia)
  3. Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival  (A-Festival; Estonia)
  4. Warsaw International Film Festival  (A-Festival; Poland)

For further information about A-Festivals, please contact Sylva Häutle.

Other Central & Eastern European Film Festivals

(selection by German Films)

Your festival is in Central or Eastern Europe, and you are interested in the selection of German films for your program? Then please get in touch with our Head of Regional Desk Marcos Rabelo

You can apply for travel support if you and your film are invited to a festival abroad.
Please find more information here.