Hamburg Film Awards is an international film festival with online screenings focused on independent film and script projects as well as music videos. We are connecting independent filmmakers from all around the world to showcase their art and provide inspiration in their filmmaking careers. Our main mission is to discover new talents and give them the opportunity to promote their art and profile to the filmmaking community including distribution companies. We also want to promote the beautiful city Hamburg to the filmmaking community, which is not so famous in the filmmaking industry as other big European cities.


The first year of Hamburg Film Awards is divided into three seasons:
SEASON 1: Winners have been announed on January 31st, 22
SEASON 2: Winners have been announced on April 3rd, 22
SEASON 3: Winners have been announced on June 5th, 22

THE ANNUAL WINNERS have been presented on June 12th.

The annual online screening of the best projects of the year had been presented from June 12th to June 19th. The following projects were included:

The ghost girl, Director: Jurgen Ureรฑa
Stroke of Midnight, Director: Niclas Ribbarp
Phoenix, Directors: Alexandre Bilardo, Andreia Ribeiro
The Flood of the Century - A witness report, Director: Matias Luge
Leisure Machine, Director: Jim Batt
In The Shadows, Director: Bogdan Kozula
Nanakorobi (Seven Falls), Directors: Glenna Burmer, Gaby Breiter
Breaking & Entering, Director: Michael William Hogan
A Handkerchief's Tale, Director: Jessica Lau
Being Brave, Director: Joffre Faria Silva
Andromaca, Director: Simonetta Barbon
FLAMENCO, Director: Alberto Nacci

After submission, your project will be privately screened by our Jury. After evaluating all Projects, the winners will be announced in the section Winners on our website. Each winner will receive a certificate sent by e-mail, with a specific number to make it simple to prove it's validity.

๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ - ๐—™๐—ถ๐—น๐—บ

Best Super Short Film
Best Short Film
Best Feature Film
Best Experimental film
Best Short Documentary
Best Feature Documentary
Best Music Video
Best Student Film
Best Animation
Best Comedy
Best Drama
Best Romance
Best Thriller
Best Horror

๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ - ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐˜

Best Feature Script (over 40 pages)
Best Short Script (under 40 pages)

๐—”๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€

Best Trailer
Best Poster
Best Director - Feature
Best Director - Short
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Sound Design
Best Editing
Best Costume Design
Best Visual Effects

Submission may only be done through FilmFreeway platform

Entry fees are non-refundable

Films in English or German may be submitted without subtitles

Films in other Languages must contain English or German subtitles

Hamburg Film Awards reserves the right not to award a category or categories

Entrant confirms and warrants having required legal authority over all content in the submitted entry

Entrant provides Hamburg Film Awards a nonexclusive limited license to use segments of the submitted entry, trailer or screenshots for promotional purposes

Entrant agrees, that in case of winning one or more categories, Hamburg Film Awards may use the information sent by submitting the entry on our website and/or social media (e. g. authors, name of the film, city or state etc. in the list of Winners)

Overall Rating
  • What a great Film Festivalโ€ฆ Thank You for the WIN and hope to return with a feature to enter next year. Keep up the great work and let everyone know that Black Eyes, Nicole Epper is on Amazon Prime and will screen on Hollywood Boulevard in September at the TLC Theater on 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
    Allan Tamshen
    Executive Producer/Screenwriter

    August 2022
  • Thank you so much to all staff

    July 2022
  • Moin Hamburg, Thank you so much from the UK, it is wonderful to receive my award for Gullun Drift in the third season. My german family in Hamburg and Rehhorst were especially excited when I shared the news. Makes me feel that much closer to my lovely Deutschland.

    July 2022
  • It's a great festival.
    Thanks for giving me a good opportunity.

    June 2022
  • Joffre Silva

    HFA was a fantastic experience. They go the extra mile. I highly recommend it. Thank you for having "Being Brave" in your line-up.

    June 2022