The IFFMH will take place in the cinemas in Mannheim and Heidelberg - a decision dating back to 2019. For us, this is a return to the cities and to the audience, i.e. to you, and a commitment to cinema culture. Because that's what the films we show are made for – for cinema.

We are very happy to have won the following cinemas as partners for our festival. Without them, the IFFMH would not exist in its current form.


The Atlantis Kino has a long tradition in Mannheim's cultural life: even before its conversion into a cinema in the 1950s, the premises served as a concert hall for many years. An extraordinary stroke of luck, which is also noticeable in the excellent acoustics. Since 1982, the Atlantis has been operating as a programme cinema with a curated selection of films. The Atlantis and the IFFMH have been partners for three decades.

K2, 32
68159 Mannheim


Not barrier-free. The cinema hall can be reached by a stair lift. There are three steps in the entrance area without a lift.

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


Cineplex Mannheim

The Cineplex Mannheim, run by the Spickert family, has been one of the festival's venues again since 2020. This is where we officially begin our festival every year with the Opening Ceremony.

Cineplex Mannheim:
N7, 17
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


Karlstorkino Südstadt – 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.

Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 3
69155 Heidelberg


Karlstorbahnhof e. V.

After the extremely successful start at the Karlstorbahnhof in Südstadt 2022, we are strengthening our presence there once again this year: in addition to the Karlstorkino and our Heidelberg Festival Lounge at the "Zentrale", we are building a cinema in the Great Hall of the Karlstorbahnhof especially for the 72nd IFFMH. This temporary cinema will seat 250 visitors and is the symbol of our all-round positive and forward-looking cooperation with the Karlstorbahnhof team.

Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 3
69155 Heidelberg


Kunsthalle Mannheim

The Kunsthalle Mannheim is one of the world's first civic collections of modern art. Epochal key works from Edouard Manet to William Kentridge as well as an outstanding sculpture collection from modernism to contemporary art characterise the museum's self-image today. The Mannheim collection currently comprises around 2,300 paintings, 860 sculptures and installations, 34,000 prints and 800 objects of applied art. In addition to maintaining the collection, the development of high-calibre exhibitions and provenance research are focal points of the academic work at the Kunsthalle Mannheim.
Kunsthalle Mannheim
Friedrichsplatz 4
68165 Mannheim

Opening hours: Tue-Sun and public holidays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Wed until 8 p.m., 1st Wed. in the month until 10 p.m.


Foto: Kunsthalle Mannheim/HG Esch

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


More information is avialable here: Heidelberg huerdenlos und Mannheim Barrierefrei. For the location of parking spaces and toilets for people with disabilities, this map can help: GiS Mannheim