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Guillaume Nicloux director discovery of the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg shows Film at Cannes Filmfestival

He was only 28 years old when the filmmaker showed his film "Faut Pas Rire Du Bonheur" at the 43. International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg in 1994.

Nowadays the talented filmmaker Nicloux is featured with his film "Valley of Love" at the "Official Selection" of the Filmfestival in Cannes.

Film submission

Deadline for film submission for the 64 International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg 2015 is June, 8, 2015

further information...

For more information please contact Daniela Koetz (Programme Management),

For film submissions please contact Esther Boehringer or Anna Bell,

With a worldwide reputation as a forum for the discovery of new directorial talent in arthouse cinema, the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg is establishing a new competition for creative, intelligent serial dramas by highly talented newcomers.




Film producer Nico Hofmann is supporting the search for sponsors for the prize

Furthermore, the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg is also planning to endow its New Creators Award Mannheim-Heidelberg for serial dramas; as well the Grand Newcomer Award Mannheim-Heidelberg for the best newcomer film with a substantial cash prize. Discussions with sponsors and donors are underway. As the renowned German film and television producer Nico Hofmann appreciates the festival and the profile, he has volunteered to work on the acquisition of sponsors for this prize.



Days are gone... the 63. International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg 2014...

Dimitry Rudakov is 


"23 Seconds" - "23 Segundos"

Further independent Prizes... 

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