Filmfest München (Munich International Film Festival)

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Filmfest München (Munich International Film Festival)

SINCE: 1983

WHERE: Munich, Germany

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Germany’s largest summer film festival, which screens some 200 films annually. Countless filmmakers come to Munich from all over the world to present their latest work in person and interact directly with audiences in a relaxed summertime setting.

Renowned actors and actresses including Melanie Griffith, Michael Caine, Ellen Burstyn, Bryan Cranston, Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, and Antonio Banderas have graced the festival in recent years, while leading directors such as Sofia Coppola, Lucrecia Martel, Alexander Payne, and Bong Joon Ho have also come to Munich to see their work honored in retrospectives. Of all festivals, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN screens the most world premieres of German films. These have included such works as OH BOY by Jan-Ole Gerster and ALLES IST GUT by Eva Trobisch, both of which went on to receive multiple awards.

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BABAI is Big Winner with 3 New German Cinema Award 2015 at Munich Film Festival

BABAI is Big Winner with 3 New German Cinema Award 2015 at Munich Film Festival

Visar Morinas debut film “Babai” (Father) won three New German Cinema Award 2015 at Filmfest München (Munich Film Festival). Visar Morina received the Award for Best Director and Best Screenplay for his debut.  In addition, its two main characters Astrit Kabashi and Val Maloku were jointly awarded the Award New German Cinema Theater. “Babai” explores the story of Nori (Val Maloku) and his father Gezim (Astrit Kabashi) both street cigarette vendor in Kosovo of nineties, during Milosevic regime, […]

John Malkovich & Otar Iosseliani to receive CineMerit Award at 2011 Munich Film Festival

John Malkovich & Otar Iosseliani to receive CineMerit Award at 2011 Munich Film Festival

This year, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN aka Munich Film Festival honors Georgian writer-director Otar Iosseliani and American acting icon John Malkovich with the CineMerit Award. Every year, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN presents the CineMerit Award, sponsored by German carmaker Audi, to outstanding personalities in the international film community for extraordinary contributions to motion pictures as an art form. Festival Director Andreas Ströhl: “Otar Iosseliani is the unsurpassed master of the melancholy comedy, and John Malkovich has always been in […]