67th International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg

15.11.2018 to 25.11.2018
Mannheim and Heidelberg
Ecumenical Jury Mannheim 2018

The Ecumenical Jury at the IFF Mannheim-Heidelberg 2018

The Iranian film "Orange Days" by Arash Lahooti is the big winner of the festival. He received the Grand Newcomer Award, the main award of the festival, the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and the Prize of the Jury of International Film Critics (Fipresci). The Mannheim-Heidelberg Talent Award went to "The Fireflies are Gone" by Sébastien Pilote from Canada, the Special Jury Prize to actor Christian Malheiros in the Brazilian feature film "Socrates" by Alex Moratto. The winner of the Audience Award was the opening film of the festival, the French-Moroccan co-production "Tazzeka" by Jean-Philippe Gaud.

On 15 November, the 67th International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg was opened. The festival specializes in new directing talents of artistically demanding film. In the two main sections International Newcomer Competition and International Newcomer Discoveries as well as a children's film section and special screenings, the festival showed 55 films, of which 23 were premieres.

Link: Festival-Website


Orange Days
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The prize of the Ecumenical Jury goes to a film about having the strength to care for others when you risk loosing everything and being a true partner and real family in the midst of adversaries. With simple but visually appealing images, close-ups that highlight the actors’ talent and a narrative that includes suspense, tragedy and humor the director tells a unique and moving story about family, love, respect, and oranges.

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Sofia Sjö, president of the Ecumenical Jury at the 67th International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg, reviews the films of the competition.
On the occasion of the church reception at the 67th International Film Festival Mannheim Karsten Visarius gave a speech on the motif of the "soul" in film