26.9. - 5.10.2019

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.

Winner 2018
Woman at War

Director: Benedit Erlingsson. Distributor: Pandora

Previous winners

Jury 2018

Helene Christanell
Filmclub Bozen
Jörg Jacob
Provinz 80 Programmkino Kaiserslautern
Inge Mauerer-Klesel
Kinos Gloria und Gloriette Heidelberg

Nominated Films

The House That Jack Built

FF 2018 | Denmark, Germany, France, Sweden 2018 | 153 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Lars von Trier
rated for 0 + years
Enfant terrible Lars von Trier explores the sadistic depths of a serial killer. Loner Jack (Matt Dillon) is highly intelligent, but also highly …

I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians

FF 2018 | Romania, Czech Republic, France, Bulgaria, Germany 2018 | 139 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Radu Jude
rated for 0 + years
Romania took an active part in the Holocaust – today the country is in complete denial. An absurd morality tale about selective memory in today's …

The Innocent

FF 2018 | Switzerland, Germany 2018 | 110 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Simon Jaquemet
rated for 0 + years
A disturbing drama about a woman shaken to the core by an encounter with the past.The active Christian and neuro-scientific assistant Ruth leads a …

Las hijas del fuego

FF 2018 | Argentina 2018 | 115 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Albertina Carri
rated for 0 + years
An explicit road movie, in which director Albertina Carri explores female sexuality poetically, pornographically and sensually. In Ushuaia, the …


FF 2018 | Switzerland 2018 | 119 Min. | OV
Director: Marcel Gisler
rated for 0 + years
Two professional footballers fall in love – the start of a tightrope walk between secrecy and gossip. The drama tackles a taboo subject with subtle …


FF 2018 | United Kingdom 2017 | 111 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY A many-layered portrait of the star designer Alexander McQueen, who, thanks to his ambition and instinct, went from being a unremarkable …


FF 2018 | Japan 2018 | 98 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION A four-year old escapes into a world of fantasy. Playful, visually impressive anime. Kun is a happy four-year old – up until the …

The Most Beautiful Couple

FF 2018 | Germany, France 2018 | 97 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Sven Taddicken
rated for 0 + years
A man takes the law into his own hands: Sven Taddicken's new film is a sensitive, yet tense  revenge drama. Malte (Maximilian Brückner) …

Place Publique

FF 2018 | France 2017 | 98 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Agnès Jaoui
rated for 0 + years
With bitingly witty dialogues and precise situation comedy, leading actor and director Agnès Jaoui reveals the depths of Paris society. What a …

The Reports on Sarah and Saleem

FF 2018 | Palestine, Netherlands, Germany, Mexico 2018 | 127 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Muayad Alayan
rated for 0 + years
An affair of the heart becomes an affair of state: a Palestinian drama that takes the upheavals between Arabs and Jews to another, unusual level …


FF 2018 | France, Germany, Luxembourg, Turkey 2018 | 95 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Çağla Zencirci, Guillaume Giovanetti
rated for 0 + years
In the seclusion of a small Turkish village, an unusual young woman fights for her female identity. Sibel lives with her father and sister in a …


FF 2018 | Russian Federation, France 2018 | 128 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Kirill Serebrennikow
rated for 0 + years
Kirill Serebrennikov's new film is a light-footed, yet energetic trip through Leningrad's underground music scene, shortly before the advent of …


FF 2018 | Germany, United Kingdom 2018 | 120 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller
rated for 0 + years
David Kross is inspiring as legendary goalkeeper Bert Trautmann in this unique true story. At the end of World War II, the German soldier Bernd …

Westwood: punk, icon, activist

FF 2018 | United Kingdom 2017 | 83 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Lorna Tucker
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Anti-establishment for more than 40 years: with subversive verve and hitherto unseen insights, the film portrays the past and present of …

What doesn't kill us

FF 2018 | Germany 2018 | 129 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Sandra Nettelbeck
rated for 0 + years
With a certain cheerfulness, Sandra Nettelbeck tells a story of crises of purpose and affairs of the heart. As a sought-after psychotherapist …

Woman At War

FF 2018 | France, Iceland, Ukraine 2018 | 100 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
rated for 0 + years
Benedikt Erlingsson has set his politically sharp-tongued comedy against the breath-taking backdrop of the Icelandic landscape.Halla is 50 and an …


FF 2018 | Spain, Cuba, United Kingdom, Germany 2018 | 110 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Icíar Bollaín
rated for 0 + years
Featuring spectacular dance sequences, this is an inspiring biopic on ballet star Carlos Acosta, who danced his way from a poor quarter of Havana …