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15. October 2021

Academy Award submissions

Some films from the FILMFEST HAMBURG programme have already been announced as candidates for the Best International Feature Film at the Oscars. An overview of the FILMFEST films participating so far.

11. October 2021

Closing evening, award ceremony & balance sheet

The awards of the 29th FILMFEST HAMBURG were presented at a festive closing event on 9 October at the CinemaxX Dammtor.

9. October 2021

Hamburg Producer Award

The three Hamburg Producer Awards were presented by Hamburg’s Senator for Culture Dr. Carsten Brosda at the festive award ceremony in the Besenbinderhof on 8 October 2021.

6. October 2021

MICHEL Children’s and Youth Film Festival Closing

The MICHEL Children’s and Youth Film Festival has come to an end. The jury children chose the winning film of the MICHEL Film Award from seven feature-length films.

28. September 2021

European University Film Award (EUFA) nominations

The European Film Academy and FILMFEST HAMBURG take great pleasure in announcing the five nominated films for the European University Film Award (EUFA). Introduced in 2016, this award is presented by university students from across Europe.

14. September 2021

The complete programme 2021

The complete FILMFEST 2021 programme is online. From 30 September to 9 October, 110 films from all over the world will be shown, including many award-winning films from the festivals in Cannes, Locarno and Venice.

7. September 2021

Douglas Sirk Award 2021 to Leos Carax

This year FILMFEST HAMBURG will present the Douglas Sirk Award to the secret superstar of French cinema, Leos Carax.

2. September 2021

Contemporary Cinema in Focus: Andrea Arnold and Sean Baker

With Andrea Arnold and Sean Baker FILMFEST HAMBURG brings two distinctive voices of independent cinema from both sides of the Atlantic into a cinematic dialogue with each other at this year’s “Contemporary Cinema in Focus”.

31. August 2021

Closing film and further titles

Jacques Audiard’s modern love story Paris, 13th District is this year’s closing film of FILMFEST HAMBURG. The Cannes competition entry will run in the “Voilà!” section.

17. August 2021

Locarno winners at FILMFEST HAMBURG

Three films awarded at the Locarno Film Festival are on the programme of this year’s FILMFEST edition, including the Golden Leopard winner Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash by Indonesian director Edwin, produced by Fatih Akin’s Bombero International and The Match Factory.

27. July 2021

»Learning from History«

FILMFEST HAMBURG will launch its 29th edition with Great Freedom on 30 September 2021. Sebastian Meise’s third feature film and Jury Prize winner of »Un Certain Regard« in Cannes focuses on the little-noticed topic of the criminalisation of homosexuals in post-war Germany.

26. April 2021

Sense for Oscars

The FILMFEST closing film of last year’s programme, Nomadland, by Chloé Zhao is the winning film at yesterday’s Academy Awards. The work about modern nomads in the USA won Best Picture, Chloé Zhao became the second woman in the history of the awards ever to win Best Director and Frances McDormand received the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role.


Helen Peetzen

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