FILMFEST MÜNCHEN is one of Europe’s most significant film festivals with over 80,000 admissions each year. Every summer established as well as emerging filmmakers from around the globe gather in Munich for 10 days and nights to meet and celebrate cinema. The focus is always on the movies and the encounters between filmmakers and their audiences. FILMFEST MÜNCHEN screens about 200 feature films, documentaries and TV movies each year. The diversity of the medium in all its facets is what attracts both filmmakers and fans. In addition to the screenings, the festival puts on numerous forums, panels, special events, parties and galas. Over 2,500 film industry professionals from around the world and over 500 members of the press are accredited annually. That's what we do in “normal” years.
Due to the fact that the pandemic situation unfortunately still persists, the festival will look a little different this year: For 10 days starting on July 1st, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN will form the backbone of a creative network in Munich with the slogan “Citywide Live” — in unusual open-air locations, with lots of new and long-standing partners and a program of exciting world premieres from Germany and cinematic highlights from around the world. National and international directors and actors are expected to attend many of the 70 open-air premieres — live and in color! Digital tools will also be used where necessary to enhance the experience of this grand cinematic event on site. And for our accredited professional visitors, we are happy to offer the program digitally on this excellent platform.