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International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg

Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg opens with Our Own Oslo

Opening with true love – The Icelandic romantic comedy OKKAR EIGIN OSLÓ (Our Own Oslo) by Reynir Lyngdal will start off the 60th International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg The great anniversary edition of the International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg, which is now 60 years old, starts cheerfully and amourously: the romantic comedy OKKAR EIGIN OSLÓ (Our Own Oslo) by newcomer director Reynir Lyngdal marks the official start of the programme of the second-oldest German film festival....

One Final Gaudy Night in Mannheim

Well, the weather held and so did the quality of the films as the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival wound up, rather than down ,towards its 59th Awards Ceremony.Audiences seemed to increase in number and enthusiasm during these unusually  balmy November days and the nightly drinks receptions for lucky invitees saw sparkling German wines and beer pouring as if there was no tomorrow well into tomorrow, with  on one occasion-well past 2am local time-most of the Festival Direction ...

Mannheim-Heidelberg Fest Jury

The 59th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg takes place from the 11th till the 21st November 2010.Three experts for Mannheim-Heidelberg – The International Jury is complete with film artist Cynthia Beatt, film author Clemens Klopfenstein and cinematic all-rounder Stefan LaudynMannheim-Heidelberg, November 2nd 2010---- Three persons who know how to create cinematic art, how to talk about it and how to convey it: This year, the decision on the Main Award of Mannheim-Heidelberg is in ...

Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg will showcase 30 newcomers

The International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg, which will celebrate its 60th anniversary next year, is internationally well regarded and sustains its position as being one of the top 100 film festivals worldwide and as being the festival which exclusively presents films by newcomers.From out of thousands of newcomer films the festival selects only roundabout 30 and is thus driven by a very conscious programming process.„We practically fall in love with each single film. The authors and pr...

International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg trailer (11 to 21 November 2010).

International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg will take place 11 to  21 November 2010. Programme 2010

Mannheim MEETING PLACE to launch at next fest...

The International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg will launch its 59th edition in November 2010 with a new offer for industry guests. The MANNHEIM MEETING PLACE will support the improvement of sales and marketing of finished film works by newcomer directors while it continues to invite selected producers interested in co-producing new, unfinished film projects as was previously the case at the MANNHEIM MEETINGS. „A vibrant venue nourished by mutual confidence for newcomers and all those who w...

58th Mannheim-Heidelberg closes with about 60.000 spectators (and strong focus of 40 films only)

Unique focus on the art of film- The International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg closes with splendid results Despite the flu and the financial crisis the 58th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg ended with surprisingly good results on 15 November 2009. The Festival has a worldwide reputation for selecting the fine spearhead of the best cinema artist from the entire world production and to present them in front of an international audience for the first time. Given the plet...

Atom Egoyan to be honored by Mannheim-Heidelberg

A former discovery of the festival is finally back in Mannheim: Atom Egoyan will be honoured „Master of Cinema“ at the „58th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg 2009“ Mannheim-Heidelberg, IFMH, 6 October 2009 --- His career took off in Mannheim: In 1984, 24-years-old director Atom Egoyan won one of the most prestigious awards for young cinema, a Golden Ducat at the Mannheim Film Festival for his film „Next of Kin“. On 6 November 2009, the Canadian filmmaker with Armenian ...

Meisjes to open Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg

Senior rock stars having a blast - The 58th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg 2009 opens with European Premiere „MEISJES/ The Over the Hill Band“ by Geoffrey Enthoven With filmmaker Geoffrey Enthoven and the main actors of the film present, the European Premiere of „MEISJES“ from Belgium will open the 58th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg on November 5, 2009 in Heidelberg. The story about a former girl group reuniting after 50 years runs outside competition...

Berlinale Forum and Best First Feature Jury with Mannheim–Heidelberg Laureates

This years jury member for the Best First Feature Film Award at the Berlin film festival, Iranian Rafi Pitts, made his first steps as a director in Mannheim-Heidelberg: He presented his debut Cinquieme Saison in 1997 in International Competition and came back to the festival of newcomers in 2000 with "Sanam". On both occasions, he was awarded the Special Prize of the International Jury. Pitts today is recognised to be one of the most renowned representatives of contemporary Iranian cinema.Having...

Visionary Dreams – worldwide at Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg

The 57th International Filmfestival Mannheim-HeidelbergNov. 6 – 16, 2008The 57th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg will present 34 visionary dreams by newcomer directors from 22 countries captured on film in the festival's main sections. There are 18 films by young authors in „International Competition“ for the Main Award of Mannheim-Heidelberg, the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Prize and the Special Award of the Jury. There are 14 new discoveries from 11 countries out of competiti...

Edgar Reitz is Jury President at Mannheim Heidelberg Fest

German film director Edgar Reitz will preside over the International Jury at the 57th Mannheim- Heidelberg Filmfestival 2008. The jury, consisting of Reitz („Heimat“), Alexander Bohr, editor at the German national TV station ZDF, Canadian film producer Paul Martin Hus, Russian Raissa Fomina, the owner of Intercinema, and Jaana Puskala, Head of Promotion at the Finnish Film Commission, will confer the main awards at the Grand Festival Finale on 16 November, among which are the Main Award of M...

Programme International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg 2007

The programme of the 56th International filmfestival Mannheim- Heidelberg 2007 (12 to 21 October 2007) is out.The International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg is one of the most important filmfestivals for newcomer films worldwide, a sort of "Euro- Sundance" (L.M. Kit Carson). We present numerous discoveries among the young filmmakers, there are 36 premieres from 30 countries in the two main sections of the festival, International Competition and International Discoveries, and in the sidebar "...

55th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg ends successfully

The 55th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg has ended this weekend awarding the Main Award of Mannheim-Heidelberg and several further prizes. „With persistence and consistency the Newcomer festival has conquered the second position after the Filmfestival Berlin“, said Dr. Michael Kötz, festival director and artistic director since 15 years, at the closing press conference in Mannheim. This position is not surprising from an international perspective as for many years the festi...

55th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg ends successfully

The 55th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg has ended this weekend awarding the Main Award of Mannheim-Heidelberg and several further prizes. „With persistence and consistency the Newcomer festival has conquered the second position after the Filmfestival Berlin“, said Dr. Michael Kötz, festival director and artistic director since 15 years, at the closing press conference in Mannheim. This position is not surprising from an international perspective as for many years the festiva...

Mannheim Revisited

There is no doubt that the current International Filmfestival MANNHEIM-HEIDELBERG has capably regained its position as the second most significant cinema event in Germany, after the Berlinale. From 16th to 25th November, 2006 these lovely cities in Badem-Wurtemberg (a short drive from the vast Frankfurt airport) are home to an impeccably organised celebration of art-house cinema,which has reached its 55th edition with renewed vigour and a welcome sense of style. A legendary birthing event for nu...

Mannheim-Heidelberg 2006 kicks off

The curtain for the 55th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg has been be drawn in ten cinemas throughout Mannheim and Heidelberg. Ten days of high quality cinema, in a very special atmosphere hosting 60 000 spectators, lie in front of of the audience and the more than 1000 accredited guests. This year’s programme encompasses 42 films selected out of 713 newcomer film entries. Two world premieres, seven international premieres, five European premieres and 24 German premieres will be ...

Mannheim-Heidelberg Award winners

The Award Winners of the 54th International Filmfestival Mannheim-HeidelbergInternational Jury: Claudia Bedogni (Italy), Miguel Pereira (Argentina), Dr. Veit Heiduschka (Austria), Micha Schiwow (Switzerland), Alexander Bohr (Germany)Main Award of Mannheim-Heidelberggoes to Igor Sterk from Slovenia for the film Tuning / Feinabstimmung”For the precise use of film language in the construction of a powerful visual narrative about the deconstruction of a middle class family.“ Rainer Werner Fassbi...

Fassbinder Hommage at next Mannheim-Heidelberg Fest

Nine films for eternity – Hommage to Rainer Werner Fassbinder atthe 54th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg taking place from 17 to 26 November 2005The 54th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg dedicates thisyear’s hommage to one of the rare superstars of German cinema,Rainer Werner Fassbinder. He died in 1982. But still there is nodiscussion about German film that doesn’t start with him and also endswith a reference to his work. He showed his first films in Mannheim ...

Wenders and Edgar Reitz honored at Manheim fest

Two German, Wim Wenders and Edgar Reitz, receive Master of Cinema-Award of the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg Mannheim-Heidelberg (IFMH), October 2004 – Two Old Masters of German cinema shall be honoured Master of Cinema at this year’s 53rd International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg. Edgar Reitz, one of the masterminds of New German Cinema, co-author of the “Oberhausener Manifest” and fantastic storyteller, presents his most important and also longest film, the trilog...