27.9. - 6.10.2018

FILMFEST HAMBURG Critics' Choice Award

Film critics and culture editors from German journals, online media, radio stations and newspapers form the jury for this award. FILMFEST HAMBURG Critics’ Choice Award is the successor to the Hamburg Film Critic Award, which was first presented in 2004. 


Award Winner 2017

The Florida Project

Director and script: Sean Baker

Jury 2018

Jens Büchsenmann
NDR 90,3
Karin Franzke
Hamburger Abendblatt
Wenke Husmann
ZEIT Online
Oliver Kaever
Spiegel Online
Anke Sterneborg
Süddeutsche Zeitung, rbb Kulturradio

Nominated Films

Angels Wear White

FF 2017 | China, France 2017 | 107 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Vivian Qu
rated for 0 + years
A small coastal town in China has half-hearted ambitions to make more of its touristic potential. In one of the many, more or less interchangeable …


FF 2017 | Brazil 2017 | 96 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Affonso Uchôa, João Dumans
rated for 0 + years
Andre lives near an aluminium plant in an industrial area of the Brazilian city of Ouro Preto. When Cristiano, one of the workers, has an accident, …


FF 2017 | France 2017 | 97 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Mathieu Amalric
rated for 0 + years
Actress Brigitte (Jeanne Balibar) has been cast to play the lead in a biopic of the French chanson legend Barbara. She's prepared exhaustively for …


FF 2017 | Argentina, Dominican Republic, Germany, Qatar 2017 | 106 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias
rated for 0 + years
After his father is killed by an influential man, the Evangelical gardener Alberto returns to his home city for the first time in years to attend the …


FF 2017 | France, Belgium 2017 | 87 Min. | OV with English and German ST
Director: Samuel Benchetrit
rated for 0 + years
Jacques Blanchot has lost everything: his wife, his flat, his job. Not all that surprising, as no-one wants very much to do with this "man without …

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 …

Free and Easy

FF 2017 | Hong Kong 2016 | 98 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Geng Jun
rated for 0 + years
Somewhere under a cloudy sky in an undefined corner of the North Chinese provinces, a shifty salesman arrives in a desolate little town. His case is …

A Man of Integrity

FF 2017 | Iran 2017 | 117 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Mohammad Rasoulof
rated for 0 + years
Reza has escaped the moral swamp of the city and leads a modest life with his family as a fish farmer in a village in Northern Iran. But the …

Patti Cake$

FF 2017 | USA 2016 | 108 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Geremy Jasper
rated for 0 + years
Ambitious rapper Patricia Dombrowski, alias Killa P, alias Patti Cake$ (Danielle Macdonald), whose life is wasting away in her rundown home town in …

Song of Granite

FF 2017 | Ireland, Canada 2017 | 104 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Pat Collins
rated for 0 + years
Endless green fields, craggy rock formations and majestically thundering surf – the landscape of Ireland. This breath-taking natural spectacle, …

The Square

FF 2017 | Sweden, Germany, Denmark, France 2017 | 142 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Ruben Östlund
rated for 0 + years
Christian is a well-known art curator, who drives an electric car and despite being separated from his wife dedicatedly looks after their two …

Tomorrow and Thereafter

FF 2017 | France 2017 | 95 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Noémie Lvovsky
rated for 0 + years
9.year old Mathilde is a loner, without a single friend at school. Since her parents' separation, she's lived with her mum (Noémie Lvovsky), a …