Events & supporting programme

As a festival for the public, we offer our guests numerous opportunities to meet with the filmmakers during the festival week.

ffmop / Oliver Dietze

ffmop / Oliver Dietze

ffmop / Oliver Dietze

©Christian Ebersbach

©Christian Ebersbach

©Christian Ebersbach

BLAUE STUNDE (START TICKET SALES)

Blaue Stunde traditionally marks the beginning of the Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis and gives the starting signal for ticket sales nine days before the festival begins. Visitors have the opportunity to buy festival catalogues, cinema tickets and tickets for the supporting programme.

Oliver Dietze / ffmop

Oliver Dietze / ffmop

Oliver Dietze / ffmop

LOLAS BISTRO ( FESTIVAL CLUB)

Our exclusive festival club Lolas Bistro is the central meeting place where our guests, Saarbrücken residents and filmmakers meet from Tuesday to Friday night - to talk, drink and dance. A perfect place to celebrate and network. Every evening the bistro opens its doors at 9 pm. DJs from Saarbrücken play music and the filmmakers of the competition feature films offer exciting insights into their projects daily from 11 p.m. at the SRtalks.

Oliver Dietze / ffmop

Oliver Dietze / ffmop

Oliver Dietze / ffmop

SRTALKS (FILMTALKS)

As a long-standing media partner of the film festival, Saarländischer Rundfunk presents SRtalks every year as part of Lolas Bistro.

Between 11 pm and 1 am, from Tuesday to Friday evening, actresses, directors and film-makers from the feature film competition are invited to the talk area. They answer questions about their films and offer the audience the opportunity to actively participate in the discussions.

Leis & Kuckert Grafikdesign / ffmop

Leis & Kuckert Grafikdesign / ffmop

Leis & Kuckert Grafikdesign / ffmop

MOP UFF DE SCHNERR (COMPETITION FILMS GOES ON TOUR)

In order to offer interested visitors from Saarland the opportunity to get a taste of the festival air, even without making the trip to the state capital, the Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis awarded the "uff die Schnerr" for the third time. Participating cinemas so far have been Thalia Lichtspiele in Bous, Kinowerkstatt St. Ingbert and Capitol MovieWorld in Saarlouis.

©FFMOP

©FFMOP

©FFMOP

OPENING CEREMONY

The 42nd Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis can begin! The festival week will open on January 18, 2021 with the awarding of the prize.

©Oliver Dietze

©Oliver Dietze

©Oliver Dietze

AWARD CEREMONY

At the award ceremony on 24 January 2021, after an exciting week of competition, the beaming winners of the festival will be chosen. The film party will take place afterwards.

Oliver Dietze / ffmop

Oliver Dietze / ffmop

Oliver Dietze / ffmop

FILM PARTY (AFTERSHOW)

After the prize is the party. From midnight onwards, guests can look forward to musical entertainment. Those who want to take it a bit easier can relax in the Festival Lounge and review the jury decisions. A large selection of snacks and drinks will ensure the guests' physical well-being.

©Oliver Dietze

©Oliver Dietze

©Oliver Dietze

SUNDAY AT THE CINEMA

Anyone who missed a film or was in a film during the festival week that he or she absolutely wants to see again will get a second chance on cinema Sunday. A special Sunday highlight is the repetition of the winner's Max Ophüls Prize: Best Feature Film and the Max Ophüls Prize: Audience Prize Feature Film.

The Festival

For over 40 years, the Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis has dedicated itself to the presentation and promotion of young German-language film talent.

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FAMILY MAX OPHÜLS

Max Ophüls, who gave the festival its name, was an internationally acclaimed theatre and film director. 

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Programme

The Filmfetival Max Ophüls Preis organizes four competitions and awards a total of 16 prizes worth 118,400 euros.

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