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Mannheim discoveries in Venice

"The Protagonists" (1999) by Luca Guadagnino and "Next of Kin" (1984) by Atom Egoyan

This year, you will see two directors discovered at the International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg at the Biennale di Venezia.

Luca Guadagnino participated in the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg in 1999 with his debut film "The Protagonists". This year at the Biennale, he is showing his film A BIGGER SPLASH in the International competition of feature films category.

Also joining the Venezia '72 competition will be REMEMBER by Atom Egoyan. In 2009, Atom Egoyan was priced by the Master of Cinema Award at the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg. His film "Next of Kin" was already screened in October 1984 in Mannheim in the Competition and wins a Golden Ducate. That was just around the corner, in the Planken Festival cinema.

News and Changes 2015
The festival will take place in Mark Twain Village located in the Südstadt district of Heidelberg. From 2015, the International Filmfestival Manheim-Heidelberg takes place in this new area.
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.

Dear professionals,

you can accredit yoursleves online for the 64 International Filmdestival Mannheim-Heidelberg from August, 18th 2015


Accreditation starts online 8/18/2015

Children Movies online September 2015

Official Programme
of the 64 International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg online mid-September 2015

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

Dimitry Rudakov is 


"23 Seconds" - "23 Segundos"

Further independent Prizes... 

Latest press release

Changes at the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg


“New Creators Award” for serial dramas by newcomers. Film producer Nico Hofmann is supporting the search for sponsors for the prize. [more]