The 27. FILMKUNSTFEST Mecklenburg-Vorpommern took place from 2nd to 7th of May 2017 in the capital city Schwerin
Beginning with the opening ceremony on second of May in the evening, the prize giving is already going to start (for instance the "WIR- Vielfaltspreis", the diversity prize of the nonpartisan initiative “WIR- Erfolg braucht Vielfalt”, Success needs diversity; or the scriptwriter’s scholarship “film resicence Mecklenburg-Vorpommern”). Overall, there are 12 prizes, awarded to competitors of various categories like theatrical motion picture, documentaries, short film, and teen film. During the final gala event on the 6th of May, certain corresponding expert panels will publish their results and award the chosen films and laureates. Both of these mentioned ceremonies are to take place in the Filmpalast Capitol Schwerin, which plays an important role in the tradition of the festival. All of the festival films are shown there. By the way, we will celebrate the cinema’s 80’s anniversary this year, whose largest hall (730 seats) is one of the largest in Germany.