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

from 22th to 28th November 2021

The winners are ...

After viewing a total of 145 films from all over the world, the two juries have made their decision. On November 28th they awarded the prizes in a wonderful ceremony: Deutscher Nachwuchsfilmpreis, up-and-coming Int. Film Award, Bundes-Schülerfilmpreis, Honorable Mention.

We congratulate all winners and thank our great team with all our hearts for a fabulous festival!

In the last few decades, up-and-coming has brought the world and its film talents to the festival in Hanover. up-and-coming went out into the world in 2021. We took advantage of a new online format to look into living rooms around the world and brought filmmakers together: indoors from around the world.

More about the digital festival [click> here]


Prize Awarding Ceremony 2021

Don't try to copy - be yourself, trust yourself, have your very own visions.

up-and-coming International Film Festival Hannover is a festival for ambitious filmmakers up to the age of 27 from Germany and all over the world.

The festival is both a german and an international competition for films made by the up-and-coming generation. That means films are nominated either for the german or the international competition. Both programs run in parallel.

The festival takes place every two years. It’s a discovery festival, a meeting place and a springboard for young talents. There are no limits to subject or duration of a film.