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23. May 2023


Start-up or standstill? How are new digital tools affecting the film industry? How are film production and the exploitation of stories changing in times of radical change? The Explorer Conference #4 as part of the FILMFEST HAMBURG INDUSTRY DAYS ( October 2 to 6, 2023) will invite producers, financiers, funding institutions and students to discuss these relevant questions together with international guests.

18. May 2023


The #LoveFilmLoveFestivals initiative is a collaborative effort by film festivals to support their industry in the face of ongoing economic and health challenges. Despite their crucial role as the primary platform for promoting up-and-coming directors, festivals are struggling to survive due to limited support and rising costs.

9. May 2023

NEW head of Filmfest Hamburg

Producer and long-time head of the funding department of MOIN Filmförderung Malika Rabahallah will take over as director of FILMFEST HAMBURG from 1 January 2024, succeeding Albert Wiederspiel, who will leave the festival at the end of 2023 after 21 successful festival editions. 

23. March 2023

Submit now

From now until 15 June 2023, films from all over the world can be submitted for this year’s FILMFEST HAMBURG edition.

11. January 2023

4 x Golden GLobes

The Banshees of Inisherin and Argentina, 1985 have been awarded the Golden Globes in Hollywood yesterday.

9. December 2022

EO wins EUFA

The European Film Academy and Filmfest Hamburg congratulate Jerzy Skolimowski’s EO who has been chosen by university students across Europe as the winner of this year’s European University Film Award (EUFA).

13. October 2022

maxdome Insider-Interview

The 30th Filmfest is already over and it’s high time to finally introduce our new main partner maxdome in a little more detail! Like FILMFEST HAMBURG, maxdome is passionate about good films and is therefore not only the ideal partner for the Filmfest, but with its online video store a real enrichment for everyone who loves films.

10. October 2022

Cinema releases

The FILMFEST HAMBURG films are about to start in German cinemas. For all those who have missed their favourite title or have recommended films to others. 

10. October 2022

Closing Film, Award Ceremony & Balance Sheet

The awards of the 30th FILMFEST HAMBURG were presented at the closing ceremony in the evening before the screening of Maryam Touzan’s film The Blue Caftan at CinemaxX Dammtor.

8. October 2022

Hamburger Producer Award

At the festive awards ceremony on 7 October 2022 at Besenbinder Hof, three Hamburg Producer Awards were awarded by Hamburg’s State Councillor for Culture Jana Schiedek. The award, which has been in existence since 2014, recognises the special achievements of German producers and film and television production companies. It is awarded in the competition categories “International Cinema Co-Productions”, “German Television Productions” and “German Cinema Productions” with prize money of 25,000 euros each. The special prize for serial formats was increased to 10,000 euros in the second year of the award.

7. October 2022

First Awards

The MICHEL Children and Youth Film Festival and the Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival, which took place as part of FILMFEST HAMBURG, ended on Wednesday with two exciting award ceremonies.

28. September 2022

Experience Bearer

For the fourth time, Filmfest Hamburg is accompanying the »Experience Bearers« project of the Karin and Walter Blüchert Memorial Foundation with a film focus and is also showing the potential of experience bearers on the big screen.


Helen Peetzen

Press Department

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