The International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg prides itself in discovering young talents - new film directors who are at the beginning of their career and who are highly talented. This means Newcomers -directors who at best made themselves a name in their own country but who are internationally unknown. Young cinema authors who deserve discovery. Films are genuine premieres, as they do not screen any films which have already been seen at other big festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno or at any German festival. The selection process is a radical one: these have to be really outstanding new arthouse films by newcomer-directors. They typically present 40 new feature films (mainly fiction films but also cinematographically interesting documentaries and short films) - films which are to a large extent unknown to the international film industry.
Each year the festival combs through the entire new production of arthouse films by newcomers. Some 2,500 of these films are viewed and judged by scouts and staff, numerous tips are gathered, resulting in an overview that an individual film buyer, for example, cannot acquire or organize due to restrictions of both time and human resources. In a very careful final selection they then choose, from a pool of some 700 feature films, those 35 to 40 films that are finally presented in the "International Competition" and in the "International Discoveries" programme.
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International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg |
D-68161 MANNHEIM / GERMANY
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