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FF Muenster

From October 4th to 8th 2017 the Filmfestival Münster takes place for the 17th time. Three competitions in the feature and short film sections, carefully selected side programs, media art exhibitions, film workshops for children and young adolescents as well as a symposium addressing alternative ways of filmmaking and Films from the Countryside are part of the program.

The oldest competitive festival in Westphalia, presented by the Filmwerkstatt Münster since 1981, has become firmly established within the festival scene over the last 36 years. Because of the warm and personal atmosphere and the closeness between filmmakers and the enthusiastic audience, it is held in high esteem. Special attention is turned to young talents – numerous filmmakers presented their early works at the Filmfestival Münster or won awards for the first time in their career here.

In the European Feature Film Competition, eight feature films compete for the award for best directing (endowed with 5,000 Euro) which is awarded by an international jury.
The traditional Short Film Competition has ever since the first festival addressed filmmakers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
The section Focus NL features contemporary films from the Netherlands and is unique in all of Germany.


New Old Home – Filmfestival Back at the Schloßtheater

The Filmfestival Münster changes its residence. After ten years at the Cineplex, the festival with tradition returns to where it was hosted in the 90s already: to the Schloßtheater. From October 4th to 8th more than a hundred filmmakers will present their new works at the 17th edition of the Filmfestival in the building at the Kanonierplatz in Münster. The move aims at the strengthening of the Schloßtheater as a festival cinema. “We want to further enhance the Schlo&...

Turkish debut feature film „Çogunluk“ (Majority) wins award for best director

The Filmfestival Münster 2011 awards the Turkish director Seren Yüce for his film „Çogunluk“ (Majority) with the jury award for best director in the European Feature Film Competition, endowed with Euro 7,500. The raw and authentic „family film“ and desperate „love story“, written and directed by Fatih Akin’s former assistant director premiered at the film festival in Venice in 2010 and was honored there with the Luigi De Laurentiis Award for the best debut feature film. The in...

Filmfestival Muenster 2011 - First films for the European Feature Film Competition

20-year-old Marisa is a member of a group of right-wing extremists in a small East German town. Her life is aimless and governed by small-minded prejudices. Marisa begins to question her convictions after violence and attacks against innocent people increasingly escalate. “Kriegerin” (Combat Girls), the feature-film debut of writer-director David Wnendt, is part of the European Feature Film Competition at the 14th Filmfestival Münster (12-16 October 2011). The film, precisely observed and ...