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The Complete Programme

This year FILMFEST HAMBURG shows 144 films from 56 countries in 12 sections. Among them are again a range of festival successes from Cannes, Locarno, …

»Eurovisuell« films

The crises in Europe are also becoming apparent in the box-office hits. In addition to two quirky comedies, this year's audience successes on …

Opening film and further highlights

A journey back in time to 1974 marks the opening of this year's FILMFEST HAMBURG on September 26 and takes us on a foray into contemporary …

Douglas Sirk Award

FILMFEST HAMBURG awards this year's Douglas Sirk Prize to the actress Nina Hoss. The award ceremony will take place on September 29, 2019 at 7 p …

TV in the Cinema

The Locarno competition entry A Voluntary Year by Ulrich Köhler and Henner Winckler and Uli Edel's remake of the Theodor Fontane classic Unterm …


This year, FILMFEST HAMBURG could once again win renowned directors, producers, actors and other creatives as jury members to determine the prize …

Dream Team 2019

The festival team is complete and working at full speed on the 27th edition of FILMFEST HAMBURG. On the team page you can find out which face belongs …

First Films

Of extraordinary women, deadly substances and voodoo magic, Chinese mountains and Icelandic fog: FILMFEST HAMBURG shows films from Hamburg and almost …

Mohammad Rasoulof sentenced in Iran

The Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof, who lives in Hamburg and Tehran, has been sentenced to one year in prison by the Iranian Revolutionary Court …

Foundation of German Film Festival Association

At an initial meeting on July 4 in Kassel, more than 60 German film festivals (list below) joined forces to found an Arbeitsgemeinschaft (AG - …

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 …

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 …


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