The International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg (IFFMH) discovers and encourages young cinematic artists from all over the world. It has provided a unique platform of cultural, political and social dialogue through film art since 1952.
The filmmakers who showed their early work in Mannheim-Heidelberg include François Truffaut, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch, Angela Schanelec, Atom Egoyan, Thomas Vinterberg, Derek Cianfrance, Hong Sang-soo and Guillaume Nicloux.
The IFFMH celebrates innovation as well as narrative and aesthetic courage. It stands for new experiences. The festival acts as a compass and a trend scout, presenting new talents and visionaries, opening up horizons and revitalising the historical.