InformationAbout Filmfest Hamburg
05. OCT - 14. OCT 2017

About Filmfest Hamburg

Filmfest Hamburg is a festival for the audience. In ten permanent and several anually changing sections Filmfest Hamburg shows about 140 national and international feature and documentary films as world, European or German premiere. The many facets of the program range from sophisticated arthouse films to innovative mainstream cinema.

Filmfest Hamburg presents the first feature films of young German and international directors together with films by internationally established directors. Furthermore special German TV productions find their unique way to the big screen.

Academy Award winners such as Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz and Tilda Swinton, Dogma-founder Lars von Trier and German directors such as Wim Wenders, Fatih Akin, Andreas Dresen and Tom Tykwer represent the festival’s entire artistic plentitude.

From October 5th until October 14th, 2017 the 25th Filmfest Hamburg invites to the following venues: Abaton, CinemaxX Dammtor, Metropolis, Passage and Studio Kino.

Festival Director
Albert Wiederspiel

Albert Wiederspiel has been the Director of Filmfest Hamburg since 2003.

Born in 1960 in Warsaw, his family had to leave Poland after the anti-semitic events of 1968. He grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark and left for Paris in order to study film at the Sorbonne University. After finishing his studies he started as a trainee with Twentieth Century Fox International in 1985 before he switched to Twentieth Century Fox of Germany in Frankfurt/Main where he eventually became head of Marketing. He left in 1995 and took up the position as Head of Marketing and later as General Manager at PolyGram Film Entertainment in Hamburg . 2000 – 2001 he was General Manager (Theatrical) at Tobis StudioCanal, Berlin.

Albert Wiederspiel is a member of the European Film Academy and was named Chevalier de l’odrde des Arts et det Lettres in 2013. He lives in a registered partnership with the actor Gustav Peter Wöhler in Hamburg and Berlin.

Filmfest Hamburg gGmbH|Mönckebergstraße 18|D-20095 Hamburg|Tel. +49 40 399 19 00 0|Fax. +49 40 399 19 00 10|ed.grubmahtsefmlif@ofni
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