Welcome to FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH 2023. You can find all the information about our newest festival edition here.


Dates & festival locations

The festival will be held from Sunday, November 12 (Opening) to Saturday, November 18, 2023. The film screenings start on Monday, November 13.

FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH 2023 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
Bus: 58, 68, 100 Pinakotheken

MVV schedule

No. Our focus is on interaction! FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH 2023 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!

All the panel discussions and workshops held as supporting events are open to interested members of the public. You will not need tickets for them.

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

You’ll find a digital edition of the festival flyer 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. 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.

Tickets for accredited persons are available two days prior to the screening here.

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 1.20-euro advance sales fee applies.)

An individual ticket costs 7 euros.

A festival pass costs 35 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.

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, unfortunately, 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, school screenings will be held on Nov. 14, Nov. 16 and Nov. 17 at 9:30 am for school groups in grades 7 and up to attend. Register at tobias.obermeier@filmfest-muenchen.de

Yes. The festival flyer is available at the Festival Center and at various other locations in Munich. You can also download the flyer 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.

This year we will use the voting tool Votemo to determine the audience award winning film. For this you will find QR codes on the cinema screen and in the festival lounge, which you can scan and vote for the film right away. There is one code per film program, click through all the films and don't forget any when voting.

You can enter your email address to subscribe to our newsletter, but not to vote.