„Cinema Culture Award MV“
Despite the Corona virus crisis, the second round of awarding exceptional programmes of cinemas in the state of Mecklenburg- Western Pommerania will take place in September 2020. In the first round 2019 17 commercial and non-commercial venues were awarded with prize money of 25,000 € in total for an exceptional annual programme of the previous year. Due to the special situation, the prize money for high-quality annual programmes in 2019 will be doubled once this year to a total of 50,000 euros. The prize money is provided by the State Chancellery of Mecklenburg-Western Pommerania through project funding and is again awarded by the project manager, FILMLAND MV gGmbH in the city of Schwerin. The FILMLAND MV will again convened a three-member expert jury to identify the prize winners. The „Cinema Culture Award MV“ is intended to be an incentive for cinema operators to invest in the quality and diversity of their cinema programmes.
"Starke Stücke" film screenings
“Starke Stücke” is a series of events that presents movies in churches in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania every year. Emotionally touching and controversial films are presented in churches and barns in small villages, followed by open discussions. This season – in which all necessary hygiene and distance rules will be observed – the two Protestant church districts of Mecklenburg and Pomerania will invite the audience to a total of 42 cinema evenings! This increases the number of screenings again from 39 in the previous year. In total 29 different German and international films will be presented from 29th of July to 6th of November in different places. The films are provided by FILMLAND MV gGmbH.