27.9. - 6.10.2018

Cinema for everyone

FILMFEST HAMBURG is a film festival for the public, frequented by more than 40,000 cinema fans every year. Over the course of ten days in autumn, around 120 national and international feature films and documentaries are shown on eleven screens for their world, European or German premiere.


In eleven permanent and annually changing sections, the programme ranges from cinematically sophisticated arthouse films and innovative mainstream cinema to a colourful film and events programme for the youngest cinema visitors.

As a platform for cultural exchange and dialogue, a large number of the films are presented in person by the film creators in Hamburg. Numerous events make the FILMFEST HAMBURG an important meeting point for cinema enthusiasts and the film industry alike.

Albert Wiederspiel has been the Festival Director since 2003.

From 27 September to 6 October 2017, FILMFEST HAMBURG invites you to the 26th edition in the Abaton, CinemaxX Dammtor, Metropolis, Passage and Studio-Kino cinemas. The 16th Michel Children's and Youth Film Festival will take place from 28 September to 6 October in the Abaton cinema.