Filmfest Hamburg

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Filmfest Hamburg
Hamburg International Film Festival
Filmfest Hamburg
Location Hamburg, Germany
Founded 1991
Awards Douglas-Sirk-Award
Film titles 148 (250 screenings) in 2012
Directed by Albert Wiederspiel
Website www.filmfesthamburg.de

Filmfest Hamburg is an international film festival, the third largest of its kind in Germany (after Berlin and Munich). It shows national and international feature and documentary films in ten permanent and several annually-changing sections. The range of the program stretches from art house films to innovative mainstream cinema, presenting the first feature films of young unknown directors together with films by internationally established directors. In 2012 more than 40,000 people attended 250 screenings of 148 films.[1]

Since 2003 Albert Wiederspiel has been the director of the festival. The 24th edition of Filmfest Hamburg will run from 29 September until 8 October 2016.

History

The Hamburg Film Festival had various predecessors dating from the 1950s through to the 1980s. It was founded in late 1991 and first held in 1992. Academy Award winners and nominees such as Clint Eastwood,[2] Jodie Foster,[3] Christoph Waltz,[4] Atom Egoyan,[5] Julian Schnabel[6] and Tilda Swinton,[7] Dogma-founder Lars von Trier,[8] award-winning director Kim Ki-duk[9] and German directors such as Wim Wenders,[10] Fatih Akin, Andreas Dresen and Tom Tykwer attended the festival in the past.

Festival program

Romanian actor Claudiu Mark Draghici in 2015

The program of Filmfest Hamburg is composed of the following ten permanent sections:

  • Free Port - new section since 2014: German-European films compete for the "Hamburg Producers Award for European Cinema Co-Productions".
  • Veto! – This section, introduced in 2015, covers politically motivated film issues which are also awarded at the festival.
  • Voilà! – comprises films from French speaking countries.
  • Vitrina – comprises films from Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries.
  • Asia Express – showcases films from all parts of Asia.
  • Eurovisuell – comprises the box office hits from other European countries.
  • Transatlantic – shows contemporary English language based North American cinema.
  • Deluxe – is a retrospective that puts its focus each year on a different country`s cinematographic development (so far Turkey, Austria, Finland, Belgium, Portugal, New Zealand, Argentina, Iceland, Canada’s ‘Belle Province’ Québec, the GDR and Israel).
  • Kaleidoskop – is an overview of the world cinema.
  • Hamburger Filmschau – this section is dedicated to films by Hamburg-based filmmakers.
  • 16:9 – shows German TV productions on the big screen.
  • Michel Kinder und Jugend Filmfest – is the section for children and youths in cooperation with LUCAS Children Filmfestival from Frankfurt.[11]

Awards

Douglas-Sirk-Award

This award is presented annually since 1995 to a personality who has made outstanding achievements within film culture and film industry. It receives its name from director Douglas Sirk, born in Hamburg as Detlef Sierck.

Hamburg Producers Award for European Cinema Co-Productions

The Hamburg Producers Award for European Cinema Co-Productions will be awarded to the films in the section Freihafen (Free Port) which will feature German-European co-productions

  • 2014: "Lost in Karastan", German producer: Daniel Zuta, Brandstorm Entertainment AG; Georgian Co-Producer: Vladimer Katcharava, 20 Steps Production
  • 2015: "One Floor Below", German producers: Christine Haupt and Alexander Ris, Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion GmbH; Romanian Co-Producer: Dragos Vilcu, Multi Media Est

Hamburg Producers Award for German Television Productions (formerly: TV Producer Award)

This award for German TV productions is endowed with 25.000 € provided by VFF, Verwertungsgesellschaft der Film- und Fernsehproduzenten mbH.

  • 2006: BurkertBareiss (Producer: Gloria Burkert and Andreas Bareiss) for "Ich wollte nicht töten", Germany. Directed by: Dagmar Hirtz
  • 2007: magnolia Filmproduktion (Producer: Babette Schröder) for "Kuckuckszeit", Germany. Directed by: Johannes Fabrick
  • 2008: Bavaria Fernsehproduktion (Producer: Astrid Kahmke) for "Machen wir’s auf Finnisch", Germany. Directed by Marco Petry
  • 2009: Bremedia Filmproduktion GmbH (Producer: Claudia Schröder) for "Mörder auf Amrum]]", Germany. Directed by: Markus Imboden
  • 2010: Wüste Film (Producer: Ralph Schwingel / Stefan Schubert) for "Etwas Besseres als den Tod", Germany. Directed by: Nicole Weegmann
  • 2011: d.i.e. film GmbH (Producer: Ulrich Aselmann) for "Tödlicher Rausch", Germany. Directed by: Johannes Fabrick
  • 2012: Aspekt Telefilm-Produktion GmbH (Producer: Claudia Schröder) for "Mörderische Jagd", Germany. Directed by: Markus Imboden
  • 2013: --
  • 2014: filmpool fiction (Producer: Iris Kiefer) for "Polizeiruf 110: Familiensache", Germany. Directed by: Eoin Moore
  • 2015: Calypso Entertainment GmbH (Producer: Brit Possardt) for "Frauen", Germany. Directed by Jan Ruzicka

Hamburg Film Critic Award

Since 2004 Filmfest Hamburg is presenting the Hamburg Film Critic Award. The German news magazine Der Spiegel, Hamburg’s daily newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt and the radio station NDR 90,3 run this joint initiative to honor a production that offers an original view.

The Political Film of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is awarding this prize at Filmfest Hamburg for the first time in 2013. Films aspiring to provide a political message are competing for the prize money of 5,000 euros.

Art Cinema Award

The Art Cinema Award was established by the Conféderation Internationale des Cinémas d'Art et d'Essai (CICAE). Films that have a German distributor can be nominated. Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein is contributing 5,000 € to the award in support of PR measures by the German distributor.

NDR Young Talent Award

In 2012 the NDR (Norddeutscher Rundfunk) sponsored the NDR Young Talent Award with a prize money of 5,000 €.

Commerzbank Audience Award

The audience gets to decide by public vote which of the competing films in the Eurovisuell section is their favorite and receives a prize money of €5,000, donated by the Commerzbank.

Michel Award presented by Michel Kinder und Jugend Filmfest (part of Filmfest Hamburg)

The Hamburgische Kulturstiftung and the Rolner Stiftung fund this award since 2013 with prize money of 5,000 €. A jury made up of children selects the children's and youth films for this international competition.

  • 2003: "Das geheimnisvolle Fräulein C.", Canada. Directed by: Richard Ciupka
  • 2004: "Station 4", Spain. Directed by: Antonio Mercero
  • 2005: "Der Schatz der weißen Falken", Germany. Written and directed by: Christian Zübert
  • 2006: "Don", Netherlands. Written and directed by: Arend Steenbergen
  • 2007 "Rot wie der Himmel", Italy. Directed by: Cristiano Bortone
  • 2008 "Hey Hey, hier Esther Blueburger", Australia. Written and directed by: Cathy Randall
  • 2009 "Glowing Stars", Sweden. Directed by: Lisa Siewe
  • 2010: "Spork", USA. Directed by: J.B. Ghuman Jr.
  • 2011: "Ways to Live Forever", Great Britain/Spain. Written and directed by: Gustavo Ron
  • 2012: "Stay!", Netherlands. Directed by: Lourens Blok
  • 2013: "Felix", South Africa. Directed by: Roberta Durrant
  • 2014: "The Contest", Denmark. Directed by: Martin Miehe-Renard
  • 2015: "Little Gangster", Netherlands. Directed by Arne Toonen

Former Awards

Montblanc Script Award

Endowed with 10.000 € sponsored by Hamburg-based company Montblanc. The award is granted as part of the "Northern Lights" section to a fiction or documentary film either produced or set in Hamburg or Schleswig-Holstein.

Foreign Press Award

References

  1. ^ "More visitors at Filmfest Hamburg". Die Welt. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  2. ^ "Clint Eastwood receives 'Douglas-Sirk-Preis' in Hamburg". www.filmmuseum-hamburg.de. 
  3. ^ "Jodie Foster receives 'Douglas-Sirk-Preis' at Filmfest Hamburg". imdb. 
  4. ^ "Filmfest Hamburg 2007: Highlight of second week". Hamburger Morgenpost. Retrieved 2007-09-30. 
  5. ^ Gordon, Bonnie J. (2008-09-08). "Atom Egoyan to be honored in Hamburg". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  6. ^ "Julian Schnabel receives Douglas Sirk Award". Hamburger Abendblatt. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  7. ^ Carpenter, Cassie (2013-10-03). "Tilda Swinton receives Douglas Sirk Award". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  8. ^ "Hamburg Film Festival's screens movies from 30 countries". Der Stern. Retrieved 2005-09-08. 
  9. ^ Roxborough, Scott (2012-08-24). "Kim Ki-duk to Receive Hamburg Film Festival's Douglas Sirk Award". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  10. ^ "Filmfest Hamburg 2004 awards seven prizes". Der Spiegel. Retrieved 2004-09-30. 
  11. ^ Lucas Filmfestival

External links

  • Homepage Filmfest Hamburg (in German) (in English)
  • Film Submission Infos
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