17. up-and-coming Int. Film Festival Hannover

More than 2000 films from 120 countries around the world

Pre-selection jury is in the middle of reviewing all the films that have reached us by August 1st: a total of over 2.000 films from 120 countries around the world. It will be an exciting and exclusive program with selected pearls from young filmmakers.

From November 22nd to 26th, 2023 we will open the cinema doors for you and true to our motto — up-and-coming connecting film talents with experience and passion — we want to bring you together and network with each other, because you are much stronger together, than you think.

In addition to the classic film screening on the big screen, the films will also be shown in streams during the festival period. Filmmakers who cannot come to Hanover will be connected digitally to our film discussions in the cinema. In Zoom panels about filmmaking you can meet experts from the industry and in on-site workshops you can network with other filmmakers and actively work on new projects.

New festival - new happiness - new festival location

We move into the Künstlerhaus Hannover for the festival period, play in the cinema in the Künstlerhaus, hijack the rooms of the Kunstverein, lay siege to the Literaturhaus, stop by the neighbors, Schauspielhaus Hannover, the theater around the corner and celebrate the best festival party of all time in the stairwell of the Cumberland Gallery .

Mixed programs

New this year: the films from the German and International Competitions will not be shown in parallel, but in mixed programs. And it's about nothing less than the "German Young Film Award", the "Federal School Student Film Award" and the "up-and-coming Int. Film Award"