Filmfest Hamburg is a film festival for the audience, frequented by more than 40,000 cinema fans every year. Over the course of ten days in autumn, around 100 national and international feature films and documentaries are shown on seven screens for their World, European or German Premiere. In twelve permanent and annually changing sections the programme ranges from cinematically sophisticated arthouse films and innovative mainstream cinema to a colourful film and events programme for the youngest cinema visitors. As a platform for cultural exchange and dialogue, a large number of the films are presented in person by the filmmakers. Numerous additional events make Filmfest Hamburg an important meeting point for cinema enthusiasts and the film industry alike.