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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.

13. September 2022

Mittagsstunde Script Reading & Preview

As part of the FILMFEST HAMBURG anniversary events before the festival begins, screenwriter Catharina Junk and actor Peter Franke will read from the script of “Mittagsstunde” on 20 September at Levantehaus. This will be followed by an exclusive preview of the film at Passage Kino.

13. September 2022

Everything in the flow

Films from the most important international festivals in Cannes, Locarno and Venice celebrate their German premieres at FILMFEST HAMBURG, including the Golden Palm winner Triangle of Sadness by Ruben Östlund, Kilian Riedhof’s Locarno entry Meinen Hass bekommt ihr nicht and The Banshees Of Inisherin by Martin McDonagh, which recently won the Best Screenplay Award in Venice.

9. September 2022


One day before the official advance ticket sales, FILMFEST HAMBURG will open the ticket counter in the Levantehaus on 14 September from 6 p.m. and invites all film festival fans in advance to the “Gelbe Stunde” at Mönckebergstraße 7. This will be celebrated with the vernissage of the photo exhibition “Klarträumer” by photographer Heike Blenk.

9. September 2022

Filmfest Bar

The new evening meeting place for festival-goers from 30.9. to 7.10.2022

8. September 2022


FILMFEST HAMBURG celebrates its 30th birthday and there’s a present! For all cinema fans up to and including 30 years of age, this year there is the 30er-Pass for almost unlimited cinema pleasure.

6. September 2022


Social criticism reflected in the visual language: Filmmakers Ruth Mader and Santiago Mitre are highlighted in this year’s „Contemporary Cinema in Focus“. In addition to earlier works by the director, FILMFEST HAMBURG will show the films Serviam – Ich will dienen by the Austrian Mader and Argentina, 1985 by the Buenos Aires-born Mitre as German premieres and promote cinematic exchange across continents.

5. September 2022

Watching and Gathering

maxdome is the new main partner of the 30th FILMFEST HAMBURG. The first German online video store will accompany cinema and film fans this year from 29 September to 8 October in the cinemas and will also extend the Filmfest at home in home cinemas with a selection of the 30 best films from the last 30 years of Filmfest.


Helen Peetzen

Press Department

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