26.9. - 5.10.2019



Contemporary Cinema in Focus

FILMFEST HAMBURG will highlight the work of two current world cinema's most exciting voices in the newly introduced format »Contemporary Cinema …

Happy Decision

The third European University Film Award (EUFA) goes to the film Happy as Lazzaro by Alice Rohrwacher. 22 students from 22 European countries agreed …

Awards & Conclusion

The 26th FILMFEST HAMBURG Awards were presented at the CinemaxX Dammtor during the evening of the closing ceremony before the closing film Loro by …

Moving worlds

This year, FILMFEST HAMBURG will be screening 138 films from 57 countries – some of which were award-winners at Sundance, Cannes, Locarno and …

Anything is possible

This year’s opening film is from Iceland: Woman at War by Benedikt Erlingsson will open the 26th FILMFEST HAMBURG on 27 September 2018, in the …

Art endures

Cultural censorship is still a harsh reality for many countries. Yet people continue to make films nonetheless. With Leto by Kirill Serebrennikov and …

First Films

Stories of families and of romance, portraits of artists and films that memorialise what should not be forgotten: Here’s a first look at this …

Submit now!

Submission for the 26th FILMFEST HAMBURG is open from from now on to 15th July 2018.Film Submissions must fulfill the following criteria:• your …

Eufa to Island


Experiencing Europe

The EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY FILM AWARD – a project initiated by FILMFEST HAMBURG and the EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY – is to be presented for the second …

Awards Ceremony and Closing

The 25th FILMFEST HAMBURG Awards were presented at the CinemaxX Dammtor during the evening of the closing ceremony. The Art Cinema Award from the …

A lens on the world

This year marks a special anniversary for FILMFEST HAMBURG. In eleven sections, the festival will be screening 130 films from 59 countries, created …

A Celebration of Life

The 25th FILMFEST HAMBURG opens on 05/10/2017 with the film Lucky by John Caroll Lynch in the presence of the director himself. Further programme …

Strong women

Again this year FILMFEST HAMBURG will showcase a multitude of films made by women. Here is a lowdown of the first five of these productions involving …

Happy Birthday Wim!

As well as wishing him the happiest of birthdays, FILMFEST HAMBURG today announced, on Wim Wenders’ special day, that it will be honouring him with …

First films

Self-awareness, brotherly love, hope, responsibility, decisions, passion, metadata, angels and art: FILMFEST HAMBURG presents the first ten films of …

New Perspective

For the first time, FILMFEST HAMBURG would like to honour directors who work in other countries across national and cultural borders and create films …


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