| Hamburg, Germany|
| 148 (250 screenings) in 2012|
Filmfest Hamburg is an international film festival, the third largest of its kind in Germany (after Berlin and Munich). It shows national and international feature and documentary films in ten permanent and several annually-changing sections. The range of the program stretches from art house films to innovative mainstream cinema, presenting the first feature films of young unknown directors together with films by internationally established directors. In 2012 more than 40,000 people attended 250 screenings of 148 films.
Since 2003 Albert Wiederspiel has been the director of the festival. The 24th edition of Filmfest Hamburg will run from 29 September until 8 October 2016.
Filmfest Hamburg Wikipedia
The Hamburg Film Festival had various predecessors dating from the 1950s through to the 1980s. It was founded in late 1991 and first held in 1992. Academy Award winners and nominees such as Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz, Atom Egoyan, Julian Schnabel and Tilda Swinton, Dogma-founder Lars von Trier, award winning director Kim Ki-duk and German directors such as Wim Wenders, Fatih Akin, Andreas Dresen and Tom Tykwer attended the festival in the past.
The program of Filmfest Hamburg is composed of the following ten permanent sections:Free Port - new section since 2014: German-European films compete for the "Hamburg Producers Award for European Cinema Co-Productions".
Veto! – This section, introduced in 2015, covers politically motivated film issues which are also awarded at the festival.
Voilà! – comprises films from French speaking countries.
Vitrina – comprises films from Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries.
Asia Express – showcases films from all parts of Asia.
Eurovisuell – comprises the box office hits from other European countries.
Transatlantic – shows contemporary English language based North American cinema.
Deluxe – is a restrospective that puts its focus each year on a different country`s cinematographic development (so far Turkey, Austria, Finland, Belgium, Portugal, New Zealand, Argentina, Iceland, Canada’s ‘Belle Province’ Québec, the GDR and Israel).
Kaleidoskop – is an overview of the world cinema.
Hamburger Filmschau – this section is dedicated to films by Hamburg-based filmmakers.
16:9 – shows German TV productions on the big screen.
Michel Kinder und Jugend Filmfest – is the section for children and youths in cooperation with LUCAS Children Filmfestival from Frankfurt.
This award is presented annually since 1995 to a personality who has made outstanding achievements within film culture and film industry. It receives its name from director Douglas Sirk, born in Hamburg as Detlef Sierck.1995: Clint Eastwood
1996: Stephen Frears
1997: Jodie Foster
1998: Peter Weir
1999: Jim Jarmusch
2000: Wong Kar-wai
2001: Majid Majidi
2002: Aki Kaurismäki
2003: Isabelle Huppert
2004: François Ozon
2006: Gérard Depardieu
2007: David Cronenberg
2008: Atom Egoyan
2010: Julian Schnabel
2011: Andreas Dresen and Peter Rommel
2012: Kim Ki-duk
2013: Tilda Swinton
2014: Fatih Akin
2015: Catherine Deneuve
The Hamburg Producers Award for European Cinema Co-Productions will be awarded to the films in the section Freihafen (Free Port) which will feature German-European co-productions2014: "Lost in Karastan", German producer: Daniel Zuta, Brandstorm Entertainment AG; Georgian Co-Producer: Vladimer Katcharava, 20 Steps Production
2015: "One Floor Below", German producers: Christine Haupt and Alexander Ris, Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion GmbH; Romanian Co-Producer: Dragos Vilcu, Multi Media Est
This award for German TV productions is endowed with 25.000 € provided by VFF, Verwertungsgesellschaft der Film- und Fernsehproduzenten mbH.2006: BurkertBareiss (Producer: Gloria Burkert and Andreas Bareiss) for "Ich wollte nicht töten", Germany. Directed by: Dagmar Hirtz
2007: magnolia Filmproduktion (Producer: Babette Schröder) for "Kuckuckszeit", Germany. Directed by: Johannes Fabrick
2008: Bavaria Fernsehproduktion (Producer: Astrid Kahmke) for "Machen wir’s auf Finnisch", Germany. Directed by Marco Petry
2009: Bremedia Filmproduktion GmbH (Producer: Claudia Schröder) for "Mörder auf Amrum]]", Germany. Directed by: Markus Imboden
2010: Wüste Film (Producer: Ralph Schwingel / Stefan Schubert) for "Etwas Besseres als den Tod", Germany. Directed by: Nicole Weegmann
2011: d.i.e. film GmbH (Producer: Ulrich Aselmann) for "Tödlicher Rausch", Germany. Directed by: Johannes Fabrick
2012: Aspekt Telefilm-Produktion GmbH (Producer: Claudia Schröder) for "Mörderische Jagd", Germany. Directed by: Markus Imboden
2014: filmpool fiction (Producer: Iris Kiefer) for "Polizeiruf 110: Familiensache", Germany. Directed by: Eoin Moore
2015: Calypso Entertainment GmbH (Producer: Brit Possardt) for "Frauen", Germany. Directed by Jan Ruzicka
Since 2004 Filmfest Hamburg is presenting the Hamburg Film Critic Award. The German news magazine Der Spiegel, Hamburg’s daily newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt and the radio station NDR 90,3 run this joint initiative to honor a production that offers an original view.2004: "Brothers", Denmark. Directed by: Susanne Bier
2005: "Iron Island", Iran. Written and directed by: Mohammad Rasoulof
2007: "Control", Netherlands. Directed by: Anton Corbijn
2008: "Frozen River", USA. Written and directed by: Courtney Hunt
2009: "Cold Souls", USA. Written and directed by: Sophie Barthes
2010: "Pulsar", Belgium. Directed by: Alex Stockmann
2011: "Take Shelter", USA. Directed by: Jeff Nichols
2012: "Lore", Germany/Australia/Great Britain. Written and directed by: Cate Shortland
2013: "Metro Manila", Great Britain/Philippines. Written and directed by: Sean Ellis
2014: "Hope, France. Written and directed by: Boris Lojkine
2015: "Neon Bull", Brazil/Uruguay/Netherlands. Written and directed by Gabriel Mascaro
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is awarding this prize at Filmfest Hamburg for the first time in 2013. Films aspiring to provide a political message are competing for the prize money of 5,000 euros.2013: "Fire in the Blood", India. Written and directed by: Dylan Mohan Gray
2013: "Manuscripts Don't Burn", Iran. Written and directed by: Mohammad Rasoulof
2014: "Children 404", Russia. Directed by: Askold Kurov and Pavel Loparev
2015: "Every Face Has a Name". Directed by: Magnus Gertten
The Art Cinema Award was established by the Conféderation Internationale des Cinémas d'Art et d'Essai (CICAE). Films that have a German distributor can be nominated. Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein is contributing 5,000 € to the award in support of PR measures by the German distributor.2008: "35 Rum", France/Germany. Written and directed by: Claire Denis
2009: "Soul Kitchen", Germany. Written and directed by: Fatih Akin
2010: "Nowhere Boy", Great Britain/Canada. Directed by: Sam Taylor-Wood
2011: "Monsieur Lazhar", Canada. Written and directed by: Philippe Falardeau
2012: "Laurence Anyways", Canada. Written and directed by: Xavier Dolan
2013: "Venus in Fur", France/Poland. Written and directed by: Roman Polanski
2014: "Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem", Israel/France/Germany. Written and directed by: Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz
2015: "Mustang", France/Turkey/Germany. Directed by: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
In 2012 the NDR (Norddeutscher Rundfunk) sponsored the NDR Young Talent Award with a prize money of 5,000 €.2008: "Johnny Mad Dog", France. Written and directed by: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
2009: "Before my Eyes", Turkey. Written and directed by: Miraz Bezar
2010: "Oldboys", Denmark. Written and directed by: Nikolaj Steen
2011: "Avé", Bulgaria. Written and directed by: Konstantin Bojanov
2012: "Germania", Argentina. Written and directed by: Maximiliano Schonfeld
2013: "Short Term 12", USA. Written and directed by: Destin Cretton
2014: "Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy, Thailand. Written and directed by: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
2015: "Keeper", Belgium/France/Switzerland. Directed by: Guillaume Senez
The audience gets to decide by public vote which of the competing films in the Eurovisuell section is their favorite and receives a prize money of €5,000, donated by the Commerzbank.2004: "Dog Nail Clipper", Finland. Written and directed by: Markku Pölönen
2005: "Adams Äpfel", Denmark. Written and directed by: Anders Thomas Jensen
2008: "Willkommen bei den Sch’tis", France. Written and directed by: Dany Boon
2009: "Meet the Elisabeths", France. Directed by: Lucien Jean-Baptiste
2010: "Oldboys", Denmark. Written and directed by: Nikolaj Steen
2011: "King of Devil's Island", Norway. Directed by: Marius Holst
2012: "This Life", Denmark. Directed by: Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis
2013: "The Brats", France. Written and directed by: Anthony Marciano
2014: "Hallåhallå", Sweden. Written and directed by: Maria Blom
2015: "Nice People", Sweden. Directed by: Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson
The Hamburgische Kulturstiftung and the Rolner Stiftung fund this award since 2013 with prize money of 5,000 €. A jury made up of children selects the children's and youth films for this international competition.2003: "Das geheimnisvolle Fräulein C.", Canada. Directed by: Richard Ciupka
2004: "Station 4", Spain. Directed by: Antonio Mercero
2005: "Der Schatz der weißen Falken", Germany. Written and directed by: Christian Zübert
2006: "Don", Netherlands. Written and directed by: Arend Steenbergen
2007 "Rot wie der Himmel", Italy. Directed by: Cristiano Bortone
2008 "Hey Hey, hier Esther Blueburger", Australia. Written and directed by: Cathy Randall
2009 "Glowing Stars", Sweden. Directed by: Lisa Siewe
2010: "Spork", USA. Directed by: J.B. Ghuman Jr.
2011: "Ways to Live Forever", Great Britain/Spain. Written and directed by: Gustavo Ron
2012: "Stay!", Netherlands. Directed by: Lourens Blok
2013: "Felix", South Africa. Directed by: Roberta Durrant
2014: "The Contest", Denmark. Directed by: Martin Miehe-Renard
2015: "Little Ganster", Netherlands. Directed by Arne Toonen
Endowed with 10.000 € sponsored by Hamburg-based company Montblanc. The award is granted as part of the "Northern Lights" section to a fiction or documentary film either produced or set in Hamburg or Schleswig-Holstein.2007: Jan Hinrik Drevs for "Underdogs", Germany
2008: Srdjan Vuletic for "It’s Hard to be Nice", Bosnia-Herzegovina/Germany
2009: Xiaolu Guo for "She, a Chinese", Great Britain/China/France/Germany
2010: Henrik Peschel for "Pete the Heat", Germany
2011: Marnie Blok for "Simon and the Oaks", Germany
2012: Kim Fupz Aakeson for "Mercy", Germany/Netherlands
2013: Katrin Gebbe for "Nothing Bad Can Happen", Germany
2010: "Beyond", Sweden. Direction: Pernilla August
2011: "The Art of Love", France. Direction: Emmanuel Mouret
2012: "God's Neighbors", Israel. Direction and screenplay: Meni Yaesh