Under this main idea the 62nd International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg whisked away his audience to unknown countries and told wonderful, unknown stories - in 52 films from 27 countries.
Carefully but without compromises we are looking for the best debuts of many thousands of new films each year. A high-class selection of utterly unknown new stars is awaiting you.
Curated with love, every single one of these selected new film works is the centre of attention. Because we want each cinema artist and the producers as well as the distributors to be taken seriously.
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... was founded in 1952 and is one of the oldest film festivals
... is listed one of the 100 most important festivals among 1.200 film festivals worldwide
... is the only international film festival worldwide which is exclusively dedicated to presenting PREMIERES by NEWCOMER film directors
... has a perfect festival size, professional but still intimate, with 1.000 accredited industry professionals
... with 60.000 visitors annually, it is one of the few professional film festivals that are also open for and successful with the audience.