Braunschweig International Film Festival

36th Edition

Braunschweig International Film Festival

where:Braunschweig (Germania)
when:November 7th - 13th, 2022
address:Neue Straße 8
38100 Braunschweig
tel:+49(0)531/702 2020
deadline:July 28th, 2022
entry form:Submission at

Founded in 1986, the filmfest is the oldest festival in Lower Saxony, Germany. Started by a handful of cinema enthusiasts it has developed into an audience festival for 25,000 visitors. Around 280 film industry professionals – filmmakers, actors, producers, composers, press – attend the festival to see about 170 full-length and short films on six screens. Since 2009 the festival operates its own cinema, the UNIVERSUM Filmtheater, with two screens for 87 and 207 seats.
Young European cinema of the highest standard is one of the trademarks of Braunschweig Int’l filmfest. “Music & Film” is Braunschweig’s second focal point, drawing attention to the sound of the moving images. International premières, cinéma d’auteurs, film concerts, retrospectives, tributes and four awards round off the filmfest’s profile, giving the audience and the press ample scope for new discoveries.
Braunschweig Int’l filmfest devotes itself to a long neglected aspect of cinema history and culture: the close relationship between film and music. Since 2002 we have invited famous film composers to present a selection of their films and talk about their work in a music master class. In cooperation with the Braunschweig State Orchestra, one of the oldest orchestras of the world, filmfest also showcases film concerts with new compositions.
Awards & Prizes:
- European contribution Award DIE EUROPA - 20.000€
Audience Award »DER HEINRICH«(EUR 10.000 to the director and distributor)
- Jury Award »VOLKSWAGEN FINANCIAL SERVICES FILMPREIS«(EUR 10.000 to the director)
* German-French Youth Jury Award »KINEMA«(EUR 2.000 to the director)
»Queerer Filmpreis Niedersachsen« within the section »Que*rama«
»Braunschweiger Filmpreis« for a German speaking newcomer actor/actress (EUR 3.000)
Frauenfilmpreis for a newcomer female director within all sections from women for women(EUR 3.000 to the director)
- »GREEN HORIZONS AWARD« within the section »GREEN HORIZONS« (EUR 2.500 to the director)
- »Braunschweiger Heimspiel Filmpreis« within the section »HOME MATCH« (EUR 1.000 to the director)

  • Andarevia by Claudio Di Biagio: Competition

  • The World by Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci: Competition

  • Clown by Marco Pontecorvo: Audience Award "The Heinrich"

  • Empty nest by Daniel Burman: Vistas Latina

  • Muto by Blu: Shorts Competition

  • Hidden by Michael Haneke: New International Cinema

  • Waves by Francesco Fei: Heinrich Competition