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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.

24. September 2022

Call for Solidarity

Iranian filmmakers are calling their friends, colleagues, the global film industry and the press to continue supporting the Iranian people’s fight for freedom. A letter from Shirin Neshat, Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Pegah Ahangarani, Bahman Ghobadi, Abdolreza Kahani, Ali Abbasi, Kaveh Farnam, Farzad Pak, Ali Ahmadzadeh:

21. September 2022

Visiting the districts

FILMFEST HAMBURG visits the city district cinemas – with cinema enthusiasm and exciting guests, the festival can be experienced in all corners of Hamburg. From Blankenese to Winterhude to Wandsbek – from west to east, from the centre to the north, FILMFEST UMS ECK presents unique festival cinema from 1 to 7 October.

13. September 2022


FILMFEST HAMBURG suspends the award ceremony this year, but shows the film Sparta by Ulrich Seidl as a German premiere. A statement by festival director Albert Wiederspiel and programme director Kathrin Kohlstedde.

13. September 2022

Explorer Conference #3

The Explorer programme is fixed and invites you to Hamburg on 7 October to shed light on the changes in producing for film, television and streaming.


Helen Peetzen

Press Department

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