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- The grand prize of the 40th FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH has been awarded to the short film “Regime Change” by Yana Sad (Moscow School of New Cinema, Russia).
- The Audience Award has gone to “Her Dance” by Bar Cohen (The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, Israel).
- Ten awards worth 36,000 euros in total were presented to films in the International Competition.
The anniversary edition of FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH was formally opened by the City of Munich’s cultural affairs officer, Anton Biebl, on November 14, 2021. Festival director Diana Iljine welcomed the national and international students. During the opening ceremony, the Climate Clips Award was presented.
As FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, a total of 46 short films produced in 26 countries will be shown in ten screenings as they compete for numerous awards. The screenings for this international competition will be held at the festival’s host institution, the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF), from November 15 to 19. A multifaceted anniversary program of lectures, panel discussions, and special events will complement the screenings of these and other films.
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021
This year, FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH (November 14–20, 2021) will celebrate its 40th birthday in style.
FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH's first online edition earns positive results.
- The main award of FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH 39 ½ has gone to the short feature film “He Pulls His Truck” by Kirill Proskurin (Moscow Film School, Russia).
- The Audience Award has gone to “The Best Orchestra in the World” by Henning Backhaus (Film Academy Vienna).
- Nine awards with a combined value of around 35,000 euros were presented in the international competition.
- “The Carfuckers” by Josia Brezing (Film Academy Baden-Württemberg) has earned both first prize and the audience award in the special competition for the Climate Clips Award.