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26. May 2024

A Film for Freedom

The Seed of the Sacred Fig won the festival’s Special Jury Prize  and another four awards and will celebrate its German premiere at FILMFEST HAMBURG this autumn. One week ago, the recently reconvicted director Mohammad Rasoulof fled Iran and was able to present his film in person in Cannes last Friday to the great delight of the global film industry.

12. March 2024

TeleVISIONEN with new head

Director, author and curator Bettina Schoeller Bouju will join the programme team in mid-March, heading the TV section TELEVISIONEN. She succeeds Friedemann Beyer, responsible for the section for over ten years.

11. March 2024

AcadEmy Awards

Four Oscars went to Yorgos Lanthimos’ film Poor Things on Sunday, including the Academy Award for Emma Stone as Best Actress in a Leading Role. Justine Triet and Arthur Harari were honoured for Best Original Screenplay for Anatomy of a Fall.

24. February 2024

Cesars Awards

Justine Triet’s film Anatomy of a Fall was awarded a total of six Césars on 23 February, including Best Film and Sandra Hüller Best Actress. Chicken for Linda! by Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach was honoured as best animated film.

10. December 2023

European Film Awards

Justin Triet’s Anatomy of a Fall was honoured with a total of five European Film Awards, including Best European Film. Further awards went to this year’s four FILMFEST films, Promised Land, How to Have Sex, Scrapper and La Chimera.

8. December 2023

Anatomy of a Fall wins EUFA

University students across Europe chose ANATOMY OF A FALL by Justine Triet to receive this year’s European University Film Award. The European Film Academy and Filmfest Hamburg announced the decision on Friday night during an official reception for the nominees of the 2023 European Film Awards on the eve of the festive gala on Saturday, 9 December in the Arena, Berlin.

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“.


Helen Peetzen

Press Department

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