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 140 national and international feature films and documentaries are shown on eleven screens for their world premiere, European premiere or German premiere.
In ten 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 FILMFEST HAMBURG an important meeting point for cinema enthusiasts and the film industry alike.
Albert Wiederspiel has been the Festival Director since 2003.
From 24 September to 3 October 2020, FILMFEST HAMBURG invites you to its 28th edition in the Abaton, CinemaxX Dammtor, Metropolis, Passage and Studio-Kino
cinemas. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, this year's festival will be adapted to the current situation. The 18th MICHEL Children's and Youth Film Festival
will take place from 26 to 29 September.