Kino Atlantis mit Blick auf den Vorhang vor der Leinwand


The Atlantis Kino’s history is deeply intertwined with Mannheim’s cultural life: The venue used to be a concert hall for the longest time before its eventual transformation into a cinema in the 1950s. A truly fortunate coincidence that is reflected in its excellent acoustics even to this day. Since 1982, the Atlantis has been an arthouse cinema with a curated film selection. The cinema has been a partner of the IFFMH for three decades.

K2, 32
68159 Mannheim


Picture: Tanja Jacobs

Foyer im Cinema Quadrat mit Bildern an der Wand

Cinema Quadrat e.V.

The municipal Cinema Quadrat was founded in 1971 by the later directors of the then Mannheim Film Week Fee Vaillant and Hanns Maier. Even then, the cinema thought of itself as an alternative offer to the cinema landscape of its time. The first film that was shown in 1971 was the winning film of the International Film Week of 1971, El camino hacia la muerte del viejo reales (Viejo Reales’ Long Way Journey to Death) by Gerardo Vallejo.

Cinema Quadrat e.V.
K1, 2
68159 Mannheim


CinemaxX Mannheim & Cineplex Planken

In 2020 not only the Cineplex Planken in the centre of the Mannheim Squares will return as a partner of the IFFMH. The CinemaxX Mannheim, also run by the Spickert family, is from now on one of the venues of the festival as well. Both cinemas offer enough space for a New Film Experience and also one of Baden-Wuerttemberg’s largest screens.

CinemaxX Mannheim:
N7, 17
68161 Mannheim

Cineplex Planken:
P4, 13
68161 Mannheim


Gloria Filmtheaterbetriebe

The Gloria cinemas in Heidelberg have a long, distinguished history spanning over 100 years – the first films were screened in the Gloria as early as 1905. The Gloria cinemas were one of the festival’s most prominent venues in Heidelberg between 1994 and 2006. Starting 2020, they are once again one of the IFFMH’s tentpoles in the UNESCO City of Literature.

Hauptstraße 146
69117 Heidelberg


Heidelberger Kunstverein

The Heidelberger Kunstverein (HDKV) was founded in 1869 as an association for contemporary art. More than 150 years later, the HDKV’s main focus has now shifted to international modern art – it’s the perfect place and atmosphere for the section FACING NEW CHALLENGES. The festival presents amongst others selected art films, video installations, concept films and completed serial formats here. Curator of the section is the current director of the Heidelberger Kunstverein, Ursula Schöndeling.

Hauptstraße 97
69117 Heidelberg


Karlstorkino – Medienforum Heidelberg e.V.

The Karlstorkino was founded in 1990 as a municipal cinema and has already received numerous awards, e.g. the award as of one Germany’s best municipal cinemas is one of them. It was one of the IFFMH’s cores in Heidelberg until 2005. Starting from 2020, the Karlstorkino is once again one of the festival’s venues.

Am Karlstor 1
69117 Heidelberg


LUXOR-Filmpalast Heidelberg

The youngest partner cinema of the IFFMH opened its doors at the end of 2017 near Heidelberg's main train station. It is the first cinema with passive house standard. The three-storey, family-run film palace has a total of 15 theatres and 1800 seats. The open air cinema on the roof of the family business is scheduled to open in 2020.

Eppelheimer Str. 6
69115 Heidelberg


Stadthaus N1

The N1 Town Hall near the Paradeplatz has been the venue of the IFFMH for many years since 1995 and is one of the festival’s most prominent places in Mannheim. The festival mainly uses the Bürgersaal that is otherwise used by the Oststadt Theater.

N1, 1
68161 Mannheim