27.9. - 6.10.2018

Art Cinema Award

The Art Cinema Award was established by the Conféderation Internationale des Cinémas d'Art et d'Essai (C.I.C.A.E.; International Confederation of Art House Cinemas). Films that have a German distributor can be nominated. The confederation's extensive network will support the distribution of the winning film throughout Europe. Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein is contributing 5,000 euros to the award in support of PR measures by the German distributor.


Award Winner 2017

The Rider

Director and script: Chloé Zhao; German distributor: Weltkino Filmverleih 

Jury 2018

Beki Probst
Präsidentin European Film Market
Sebastian Gebeler
Kino UT Connewitz, Leipzig
Magdalena  Gruber

Nominated Films

BPM (Beats Per Minute)

FF 2017 | France 2017 | 144 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Robin Campillo
rated for 0 + years
Paris in the early 1990s. For the last 10 years, AIDS has been raging in France, but the government isn't bothered about sex education and the …

Ex Libris. The New York Public Library

FF 2017 | USA 2017 | 197 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Frederick Wiseman
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY With more than 51 million media, the New York Public Library is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Opened in 1911, the building …

The Florida Project

FF 2017 | USA 2017 | 112 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Sean Baker
rated for 0 + years
Orlando, Florida. Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) is only 6, but has one heck of a temperament. Her precocious pranks don't seem to bother her very young …

Human Flow

FF 2017 | Germany 2017 | 140 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Ai Weiwei
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY For the last two years, Ai Wei Wei has lived outside China as an involuntary emigré.  The people that he met on a year-long …


FF 2017 | Germany, Italy, Austria 2017 | 96 Min. | OV
Director: Felix Randau
rated for 0 + years
More than 5000 years ago in the Ötztal Alps. While Kelab (Jürgen Vogel) is out hunting, his entire clan is brutally murdered, including his woman …

The Invisibles

FF 2017 | Germany 2017 | 110 Min. | OV
Director: Claus Räfle
rated for 0 + years
Berlin, 1943. The Nazi regime has declared the capital of the Reich officially "Jew-free". But a few Jews have managed to slip through the net. Cioma …


FF 2017 | USA 2017 | 88 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: John Carroll Lynch
rated for 0 + years
90-year old loner Lucky (Harry Dean Stanton) lives in a remote part of the Arizonan desert. A war veteran, passionate chain smoker and atheist, he …

Mademoiselle Paradis

FF 2017 | Germany, Austria 2017 | 97 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Barbara Albert
rated for 0 + years
Vienna, 1777. Despite having lost her sight at an early age, 18-year old Maria Theresia »Resi« Paradis (Maria Dragus) is celebrated in Viennese …


FF 2017 | Russia 2017 | 110 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Alexey Uchitel
rated for 0 + years
Nikolaus (Lars Eidinger) is heir to the Russian throne, Mathilde (Michalina Olszanska) a world-famous ballerina. The two have a fleeting affair which …

My brother Simple

FF 2017 | Germany 2017 | 113 Min. | OV
Director: Markus Goller
rated for 0 + years
Ben (Frederick Lau) and his brother Barnabas (David Kross) have been very close ever since Ben can remember. Barnabas, also known as "Simpel", is 22, …

The Rider

FF 2017 | USA 2017 | 104 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Chloé Zhao
rated for 0 + years
After a rodeo accident, Brady has to get used to having a metal plate in his head. What is far worse for the cowboy is the fact that he can never …


FF 2017 | USA 2017 | 105 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: George Clooney
rated for 0 + years
Matt Damon and Julianne Moore are brilliant in this very dark satire about murder and desire written by director George Clooney and the Coen brothers …

Tehran Taboo

FF 2017 | Germany, Austria 2016 | 93 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Ali Soozandeh
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION In the schizophrenic world of Teheran, the paths of three self-confident women and one male musician cross. In the city, sex, corruption, …

What Will People Say

FF 2017 | Norway, Germany, Sweden 2017 | 106 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Iram Haq
rated for 0 + years
16-year old Nisha leads a double life in Oslo. For her strict Pakistani parents, she is the perfect daughter. Then, when she goes out with her …