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12. November 2023

Statement by Albert Wiederspiel

Dear FILMFEST visitors, dear friends, as chance would have it, on the last day of Filmfest, the last day of »my« last FILMFEST, the world came to an end in Israel.

7. October 2023

Numbers, Closing & Farewell

The awards of the 31st FILMFEST HAMBURG were presented at the closing ceremony on the evening before the film Paradise is Burning by Mika Gustafson was screened at CinemaxX Dammtor.

6. October 2023

FILMFEST HAMBURG announces first awards

At the festive awards ceremony on 6 October 2023 at the Patriotischen Gesellschaft, the three Hamburg Producer Awards were presented by Hamburg’s State Councillor for Culture Jana Schiedek. The prize, 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 Cinema Productions” and “German Television Productions” with prize money of 25,000 euros each. The special prize for serial formats is endowed with 10,000 euros.

6. October 2023

MICHEL Film Award MAJA for Totem 

The new MICHEL Film Award MAJA, endowed with 10,000 euros, goes to the Dutch co-production Totem, directed by Sander Burger. The decision was made by the MICHEL jury, consisting of seven children and teenagers aged between 12 and 16. Additionally, the jury honored the British film Scrapper with a “Honourable Mention of the Hearts.”

5. October 2023

Nominations EUFA

Drumroll for the five nominees in the running for the European University Film Award (EUFA)! The European Film Academy and Filmfest Hamburg announce this year’s nominated films. Introduced in 2016, the award is presented by university students from across Europe. The nominations based on the European Film Awards Feature and Documentary Film Selections 2023.

3. October 2023

FILMFEST HAMBURG sums up positively

After five festival days with national and international guests, full cinema theatres, a first award ceremony and good results, FILMFEST HAMBURG sums up positively at the “Bergfest“.

30. September 2023

industry DAYS

The FILMFEST HAMBURG INDUSTRY DAYS for accredited professional visitors start on 2 October. The five-day supporting programme ends on 6 October with the 4th EXPLORER CONFERENCE and the festive presentation of the Hamburg Producer Awards. 

21. September 2023

Exchange between the films

FILMFEST HAMBURG, together with MOIN Filmförderung, invites you to the MOIN FILMFEST CAFÉ for coffee, cake and hearty snacks during the festival.

21. September 2023

After the cinema is before the party

For the second time in a row, the FILMFEST BAR/Kasematte20 is the evening meeting point of FILMFEST HAMBURG. Every day from 9 p.m. and in the immediate vicinity of the CinemaxX Dammtor, festival-goers are invited to exchange views on the films they have seen over a drink or – depending on their mood – to end the day at a glittering party.

20. September 2023


For 120 Euros, FILMFEST HAMBURG is offering a festival pass for the entire festival period for the first time. The offer not only allows you to travel through the various festival cinemas in Hamburg, but also to immerse yourself in the extensive programme.

12. September 2023

the film programme 2023 

FILMFEST HAMBURG opens on 28 September with the Jordanian film Inshallah a Boy by Amjad Al Rasheed and ends on 7 October with the Swedish contribution Paradise is Burning by Mika Gustafson. For the second time, the Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival will be hosting its national competition with seven feature-length films in the Hanseatic city.

11. September 2023

floating cinema

This year, the Binnenalster Filmfest invites you to unforgettable musical and opera experiences on Jungfernstieg over four days. City Management Hamburg, Lebendiger Jungfernstieg e.V., Hamburg State Opera and FILMFEST HAMBURG have been cooperating since 2012, not only to get in the mood for the film festival at the end of September, but also to celebrate the opening of the Hamburg State Opera season.  


Helen Peetzen

Press Department

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