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New, great talents from more than 30 countries of the world.

16 days of film festival. 

From more than 1,000 submissions the festival picks a selection of 22 films by new directors. We present unknown talents each year who are all driven by their increased awareness, a strong personal vision and a powerful ambition.
Great cinema is art! New top films by world-famous directors. A selection of the best movies from Cannes, Toronto, Amsterdam etc.
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 since 2015.

Dear professionals,

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


Accreditation starts online 8/18/2015

Official Programme of the serial dramas online early September 2015

Children Movies online early September 2015

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

The festival will take place in the Campbell Barracks located in the Südstadt district of Heidelberg. From 2015, the International Filmfestival Manheim-Heidelberg takes place in this new area.

Latest press release

Mannheim discoveries in Venice


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

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]