FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH is once again a live event

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021

This year, FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH (November 14–20, 2021) will celebrate its 40th birthday in style. The film screenings as well as the supporting events will be live and in color, as part of an in-person festival with many international and German up-and-coming directors. The festival will return to the place where it all began: to the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). 

“After many years at the lovely Filmmuseum, the Filmschoolfest will be moving closer to the film students this year as it relocates the festival center to the University of Television and Film Munich. This way, everything will be in one place, and the national and international film school students will be able to network with each other in the best possible way and introduce themselves to Munich audiences at the same time. I’m very much looking forward to this,” says festival director Diana Iljine.

Bettina Reitz, president of the HFF, adds: “I can’t imagine anything more fitting than a film school being able to host film students and their instructors from all over the world as they come together and present their films. For 40 years, the Filmschoolfest has launched some impressive careers and films that have enjoyed (worldwide) success. So it is that this year, too, we are happy and excited to turn our attention to all those who are just starting out in their careers.”

46 short films from 26 countries (of production) have been chosen by the selection committee (Margot Hervée, Thomas Kupser, Tomás Alzamora) for this year’s international competition. The films from Argentina, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Mexico, Nepal, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, and the United States will compete in the various categories for awards totaling 36,500 euros.

The films and supporting events of the 40th FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH (November 14–20, 2021) will be announced in late October. Tickets will go on sale in early November.