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31st FILMKUNSTFEST MV is postponed to late summer 2022!

Due to the pandemic, the 31st edition of the Schwerin Film Festival will take place from 30th August to 4th September 2022.

The 31st FILMKUNSTFEST MV, like last year’s anniversary edition, will take place at the Filmpalast Capitol Cinema and other venues, giving filmmakers and spectators the opportunity to meet in person and exchange ideas. Open-air performances with highlights from the overall programme are also planned in the courtyard of the famous Schwerin Castle, which were among the most visited events of the 30th edition of the festival.

“Our visitors, partners and sponsors can look forward to the usual high-quality and varied program at the end of August", says the Managing Director of FILMLAND MV gGmbH and Artistic Director of the Festival, Volker Kufahl.

The deadline for film submissions has also changed accordingly and is now 26th of June 2022 (directly possible on the FILMLAND MV homepage). The complete programm will be anounced here on August 18th 2022.


Competitions for German-language Films

Since its founding in 1990 FILMKUNSTFEST MV has championed young German-language film from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. That is why films from those countries, which account for 40 entries in all, are again the focus of the generously endowed jury competitions for feature films, documentary films and films for children and young audiences. Numerous productions in these sections will celebrate their German premieres at the festival and a large number of directors and cast and crew members will present their films in person in Schwerin. Numerous expert juries consisting of a diverse range of industry professionals will award 40,000 euros in prize money.
The four competitions:

feature films,

documentary films,

films for children and young audience,

short films.


The complete programme of this year's competitions will be announced on August 18th, 2022.

Photo galleries of the festival issue 2021 can be found here....