The Hamburg Producer Award International Cinema Co-Productions goes to the producer of Fabian Driehorst (Fabian&Fred) for the international co-production with Spain SULTANA'S DREAM (director: Isabel Herguera, screenplay: Isabel Herguera, Gianmarco Serra). The jury (Britta Imdahl, acting agent; Martin Langer, cinematographer; Malika Musaeva, director) was carried away by the poetic dream and the artful realisation of the animated film: “Isabel Herguera adheres to cinematic rules and at the same time breaks them. A special experience. More than a film.”

The FFHH23 Audience Award, endowed with 5,000 Euros, donated by the Hapag-Lloyd Foundation for the audience favourite of the festival goes to HEAVEN CAN WAIT – WE LIVE NOW by Sven Halfar. 







The programme of 132 films and series in a total of 11 sections is including about a dozens German documentaries, such as 


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Start-up or standstill? How are new digital tools affecting the film industry? How are film production and the exploitation of stories changing in times of radical change?

The Explorer Conference #4, October 2-6, 2023, as part of the FILMFEST HAMBURG INDUSTRY DAYS will invite producers, financiers, funding institutions and students to discuss these relevant questions together with international guests and to take a look into the future of production for cinema, streaming and TV. With Highlight Sweden, there will be a country focus for the first time, and the special conference program for students will also be continued this year.




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