Welcome to the 40th FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH and to our new website. Since this year's festival edition will be a bit different than usual, we have compiled answers to the most important questions about our current festival edition for you here. The FAQs will be continuously updated until the festival starts.

We are looking forward to a great Birthday Edition and especially to welcoming you at FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH 2021!

Dates & Festival Venue

The festival will take place from Sunday, November 14 (Opening), to Saturday, November 20, 2021. The film programs will start on Monday, November 15.

FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH 2021 will take place at the University of Television and Film in Munich (HFF). The HFF is the festival center and festival cinema. You will find the HFF in the Museumsviertel at Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1 opposite the Alte Pinakothek.

Adress: Bernd-Eichiger-Platz 1, 80333 München

The best way to get there is by bike or by public transport:

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

MVV information

No. We focus on encounters! The FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH in 2021 is a presence festival, which means that the films in the ten competition programs and four special programs will be shown in the AudimaxX cinema of the HFF. The filmmakers and our team are looking forward to seeing you!

Most panels and workshops in the supporting program are also open to interested visitors. However, registration by e-mail is usually required. The exact information and the corresponding e-mail addresses can be found in the descriptions of the individual events.

The timetable with all times and venues at a glance is available in the printed program magazine, which is enclosed with the November issue of the event magazine "inMünchen". The program magazine is also available at the Festival Center and at various other locations in Munich. 

A digital edition of the festival magazine can be found here.

In the FILMS section you will find all festival films, in the EVENTS section all panels, workshops,... each with different filter options.



As usual, tickets for FILMSCHOOLFEST screenings can be purchased online as well as at the festival box office. However, due to the current pandemic situation, we would like to ask you to use the webshop if possible. Advance sales has already started online.

Webshop: To order online tickets, always go to the respective film detail page on the FILMSCHOOLFEST website (FILMS). Simply click on the ticket icon there and then on to the Filmschoolfest webshop. There you can then buy one-way tickets or a festival pass for the entire festival period.
Note for accredited persons in the service area.

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

München Ticket: Tickets for the FILMSCHOOLFEST can also be purchased from our partner MT, both on the MT portal and at the München Ticket box offices (additional box office fee of 1 euro).

A one-way ticket costs 6 Euros (5 Euros ticket price + 1 Euro service fee).

A festival pass costs 30 euros.

Yes, when ordering via the FILMSCHOOLFEST webshop you need a corresponding account. If you do not yet have a customer account with München Ticket, you can create one free of charge during the order process.

Yes, there is a festival box office at the Festival Center HFF. You can find the opening hours here.


The Festival Pass allows you to redeem one ticket for each program. The tickets can be booked in the webshop or at the festival box office. The pass itself does not entitle you to admission.

Online: Go to the webshop via the film detail pages or here. Pick the program you want to see. Choose a seat. Put the ticket in the shopping cart. Log in with your customer number and the password you assigned. Then you can select "WEB Festival-Pass 0,00 Euro" for "Ermäßigung". Leave the checkmark for credit card at payment method (even if it seems illogical to you, "Code Filmschoolfest Voucher 2021 eingeben" has nothing to do with the festival pass). Check the necessary boxes and order your Print@Home ticket.

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

Currently there are no ticket restrictions due to the pandemic, so you can buy multiple tickets for you and your companions.

However, since 11-09-2021 the 2G rule applies in Munich for cultural events. This means that you can only attend FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH as a vaccinated or recovered person. In addition, there is no free choice of seats, but you book - as usual in the cinema - one or more seat ticket(s).

At the entrance, the applicable hygiene concept must be followed. For more info see below under the point "Safty".

Yes, for the screenings whose sale runs via the FILMSCHOOLFEST webshop, this is no problem. Put the tickets you want in your shopping cart and then it's best to go back to the film selection via the header in the store itself. Then you can add the tickets for the other films to your shopping cart and complete everything in one login and payment process.

Multiple tickets for different events can also be purchased at once at the festival box office.

In our FILMSCHOOLFEST webshop it is possible to pay by MasterCard, VISA or Sofortüberweisung.

You can pay cash or with a girocard (EC) at the FILMSCHOOLFEST box office. 

Unfortunately, the cinema tickets are excluded from return and exchange.

Tickets do not have to be personalized. At present, only the contact data of the person purchasing the ticket is collected during the online purchase, as he or she logs on to the webshop.

The award ceremony on Saturday evening can be attended by invitation only. But you have the opportunity to watch all award-winning films in the program "Best-of Filmschoolfest" on Saturday evening at 8 pm in the AudimaxX of the HFF!

No ticket needs to be purchased to attend the special events. However, registration by e-mail is required. The exact info and the respective e-mail address can be found on the page of the respective event in the EVENTS section.

Yes. Detailed information on tickets for wheelchair users and accompanying persons can be found here.

Films & Program

Four to five very different short films are shown in each film program. Many directors and other team members of the films have traveled from all over the world to the FILMSCHOOLFEST. They will come forward for a short Q&A after the screening of their film in the cinema. You as the audience can then ask questions about the film. After that, the next film will run.

This means that with each film program you will take a small trip around the world and can immerse yourself in very different topics and also get to know the makers of the films.

In order to create an authentic film experience, the films are always shown in their original sound. All films are usually provided with English subtitles.

No. The student short films from around the world have not undergone FSK testing and are therefore automatically only released for ages 18 and up, regardless of content.

Yes, the magazine is available at the festival center and at various other locations in Munich. It is also enclosed with the November issue of the event magazine "inMünchen". You can browse through it digitally here.

My Visit

Due to infection control measures (see the "Safety" section below) and the associated checking of proof of vaccination or convalescent status, you should allow generous time for the two-stage admission process. We recommend arriving approximately 60 minutes before the performance begins. 

Unfortunately, admission is no longer possible after the start of the screening.

Yes! We expect numerous young filmmakers from all over the world at FILMSCHOOLFEST.

If guests of the film team are present, there will of course be the opportunity to ask questions.

Audience Award

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

Thanks to the commitment of the Freundeskreis Filmfest München, the prize is again endowed with 1,500 Euros this year - a big thank you for that!

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

Online and very simple: The area for voting is located at the bottom of the film detail page of the respective FILM.

If you click on the star symbol with the description "Vote" in the title screen of the detail page, you will be taken there directly. Alternatively, you can simply scroll down. Under the heading "Voting for the Audience Award", you can then award up to five stars.

For verification, we then need the six (last) digits of the barcode number of the ticket you purchased for the film (the program). In addition, a captcha must be filled out for the purpose of security control.

You only need to enter your e-mail address if you would like to participate in the competition. In this case, you would also need to check the box for the conditions of participation.


The health of visitors, guests and staff is of course a top priority at FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH. Therefore, there is a comprehensive hygiene concept.

Currently the 2G rule applies in Munich for cultural events. This means that you can only attend FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH as a vaccinated or recovered person.

Please note that individual measures may have to be adapted at short notice. This FAQ will therefore be updated on an ongoing basis.

Please note that access is only possible under consideration of the current Corona regulation of the Free State of Bavaria for cultural events. At the current time (status: 11-09-2021 - level RED), cultural events are only possible in compliance with the 2G regulation. This proof is already checked when entering the building.

This information is updated regularly, please inform yourself (for example on the website of LH Munich). However, we assume that 2G will be valid for the entire festival period.

Only vaccinated and recovered persons may be admitted. A person is considered to have recovered if he or she tested positive for the coronavirus at least 28 days ago and no more than six months ago and can provide proof of this. A person is considered vaccinated if more than 14 days have passed since the final vaccination (as evidenced by a digital vaccination certificate or paper vaccination record). The final vaccination is usually the administration of the second dose, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is injected only once. In addition, in former recovered Covid-19 patients, a single dose may be deemed sufficient for immunization by the physician. Verification of vaccination or convalescent status and an identification document will be checked.

In principle, there is no entitlement to a refund of the ticket price in the absence of proof of 2G.

All guests are required to wear FFP2 masks during the festival, this rule also applies in the auditorium.

The cinema auditoriums are cleaned and disinfected after each screening. All other public areas such as the foyer, aisles, and restrooms are also cleaned and disinfected regularly. Hand sanitizer dispensers are also provided for festivalgoers to use. Additionally, we ask you to follow the familiar guidelines on safe hygiene to the extent possible.

If you should develop any sudden symptoms such as a cough, fever, headache, general fatigue, or a reduced sense of smell or taste, please refrain from attending the event. Please be advised that in case of suspicion, access to the event will be denied.