Welcome to FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH 2022 and to our website. Here we compile answers to the most important questions about our current festival edition for you. The FAQs will be continuously updated until the festival starts.


Dates & festival locations

The festival will be held from Sunday, November 13 (Opening) to Saturday, November 19, 2022. The film screenings start on Monday, November 14.

FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH 2022 will be held at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). The HFF is both the Festival Center and festival theater. You will find the HFF in the Museum District at Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1 opposite the Alte Pinakothek.

Address: Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1 (on Gabelsbergerstrasse), 80333 München

It’s best to come by bike or use public transportation (MVV/MVG).

Nearby stops:
Subway: U2 Königsplatz
Tram: 27, 28 Karolinenplatz
Bus: 58, 68, 100 Pinakotheken

MVV schedule

No. Our focus is on interaction! FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH 2022 is an in-person festival, which means that the films in the ten competition programs and three special programs are being screened in the Audimax theater at the HFF. The filmmakers and our team are looking forward to seeing you there!

Most of the panel discussions and workshops held as supporting events are open to interested members of the public. You will not need tickets for them. All further information can be found on the individual pages describing these events.

A timetable showing all the screening times and venues at a glance is found in the printed festival magazine. It can also be downloaded here. The magazine is also available at the Festival Center and at various other locations in Munich.

You’ll find a digital edition of the festival magazine here.

In the FILMS section you’ll find all the films of the festival, and in the EVENTS section all the panel discussions, master classes, and workshops.


As usual, it’s possible to purchase tickets for Filmschoolfest screenings online as well as at the festival box office. However, due to the fact that the pandemic is still ongoing, we’d like to ask you to use the Webshop whenever possible. Advance ticket sales have already started.

Webshop: To order online tickets, always go to the page on the Filmschoolfest website that describes the film you’re interested in (FILMS). Simply click on the ticket icon there and then continue to the Filmschoolfest Webshop. There you can buy individual tickets or a pass valid for the entire festival period.

Box office: The festival box office is located in the foyer of the HFF during the festival. You’ll find the opening hours here.

München Ticket: You can also buy tickets for FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH from our partner MT, both via the MT portal and at the advance sales counters of München Ticket. (An additional 1.00-euro advance sales fee applies.)

An individual ticket costs 6 euros.

A festival pass costs 30 euros.

Yes, to place an order via the Filmschoolfest Webshop, you will need to have an account. If you do not yet have a customer account with München Ticket, you can create one free of charge during the ordering process.

Yes, there is an evening box office at the Festival Center at the HFF. You’ll find the opening times here.


A festival pass may be redeemed for one ticket for each program. The tickets may be booked in the Webshop or at the festival box office. The pass alone does not entitle the bearer to admission.

Online: Go to the Webshop either directly or via a page offering details about one of the films. Search for the desired program. Click on the button that says “Tickets”. Log in with your customer number and the password you’ve chosen (unless you’ve just purchased the pass, in which case you’re already logged in). Place a ticket with the “Festival Pass 0.00 euros” discount in the shopping cart. For the payment method, leave the checkmark for credit card selected. Check the required boxes and order your print@home ticket(s).

Festival box office: At the festival box office, please show the booking confirmation for your festival pass (the PDF you received at the time of purchase). The friendly staff member at the box office will do the rest for you.

You’re free to choose any seat at all screenings.

Currently there are no pandemic-related restrictions on the number of tickets, so you’re welcome to purchase multiple tickets for yourself and your companions.

For your own safety and that of the others attending, we request that you maintain a safe distance to others, observe proper hygiene, and wear a mask covering your nose and mouth while inside the venue. Since the regulations may still change by the time the event is held, please check our website prior to the event for information about any rules that are in effect at that time and any restrictions that may apply to the event.

To enter the venue, you must follow the hygiene rules that are in effect. For more information, see below under the heading SAFETY.

Yes, for the screenings for which tickets are sold via the Filmschoolfest Webshop, this is not a problem. Place the tickets you wish to order in the shopping cart and then click on the header in the shop to return to the films. Then you can add tickets for additional films to your shopping cart. This way, you will only need to log in and pay once.

At the festival box office, you can also acquire multiple tickets for different events in one go.

Our Filmschoolfest Webshop accepts payment by MasterCard, VISA, PayPal, or SOFORT Überweisung (instant bank transfer).

At the Filmschoolfest box office, you may pay in cash or by using an EC (debit) card.

You are of course welcome to display your print@home ticket digitally on a mobile device. In that case, please make sure that the device’s battery still has enough charge. To be on the safe side, we recommend downloading the ticket to your device.

No, movie tickets may not be returned or exchanged.

It is not necessary for tickets to be personalized. At present, only the contact information of the person purchasing the ticket is collected during an online purchase, as a result of logging into the Webshop.

Attendance of the Award Ceremony on Saturday evening is by invitation only. However, you have the opportunity to see all the award-winning films in the “Best of Filmschoolfest” program on Saturday evening at 8 pm in the Audimax of the HFF!

No tickets are necessary for the supporting events. All of these events are free of charge and open to the public. For more information on the individual events, please see EVENTS.

Yes. You’ll find detailed information regarding tickets for individuals in wheelchairs and those accompanying them here.

Films & Program

Each program includes four very different short films. Many directors and other members of the film teams have traveled to FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH from all over the world. They will come forward for a short Q&A after the screening of their film. You, the audience, can then ask questions about the film. After that, the next film will be shown.

This means that each program takes you on a little trip around the world, immerses you in a wide variety of subject matter, and introduces you to the makers of the films.

In order to allow you to experience the film in an authentic way, the films are always shown in their original language. Films are generally screened with English subtitles. Please consult the detailed page of the film you’re interested in for information on the language offered.

As a rule, no. The short student films from around the world have not been rated by the FSK and are therefore released automatically only for ages 18 and up, regardless of content.

However, a school screening will be held on Nov. 15 at 9:30 am for school groups in grades 7 and up to attend. Register at filmschool@filmfest-muenchen.de

Yes. The magazine is available at the Festival Center and at various other locations in Munich. You can also download the magazine as a PDF here.

Attending the festival

Admission to the auditorium starts 30 minutes before each screening.

No one will be admitted after the screening starts.

Yes! We are expecting lots of young filmmakers from around the world at the Filmschoolfest.

If members of the film team are present, it will of course be possible to ask questions.

Audience Award

YESSS! Be sure to vote for the Audience Award. This prize is very important to filmmakers.

Thanks to the generous support of the Freundeskreis Filmfest München, this year’s award is once again worth 1,500 euros — a big thank-you for that!

Voting is very easy (see the next question) and you are welcome to rate any film you have seen.

Online and very conveniently: the voting area is near the bottom of the page that provides details about a given film.

Clicking on the star labeled “Vote” in the main image on that page will take you there. Alternatively, you can simply scroll down. Under the heading “Vote for the Audience Award”, you can then award up to five stars as usual.

For verification, you will as always need to enter the (final) six digits of the bar code number on the ticket you purchased for that film (that program). For security purposes, a CAPTCHA must also be completed.

You only need to enter your e-mail address if you wish to participate in the competition. In that case, you must also check the box indicating your consent to the terms and conditions of the drawing.


Because of the developing situation with regard to COVID-19, we reserve the right to adapt or cancel events based on official regulations and recommendations. Attending the festival necessitates compliance with the current pandemic ordinance of the Free State of Bavaria.

For your own safety and that of the others attending, we request that you maintain a safe distance to others, observe proper hygiene, and wear a mask covering your nose and mouth while inside the venue. Since the regulations may still change by the time the event is held, please check our website prior to the event for information about any rules that are in effect at that time and any restrictions that may apply to the event.

No, masks are not mandatory. However, we do recommend wearing a mask during the film screening.

The auditoriums are cleaned and disinfected after each screening. All other public areas such as the foyer, aisles and restrooms are also regularly cleaned and disinfected. In addition, dispensers for hand sanitizer are set up for festival visitors. Furthermore, we ask that you follow the familiar guidelines regarding social distancing, personal hygiene, and masks to the extent possible.

Should you suddenly experience any symptoms such as coughing, fever, headache, general fatigue, or a diminished sense of taste or smell, please do not come to the event.