Bavarian Film Awards

The Bavarian Film Prize is awarded annually by the Bavarian government for outstanding achievement in German filmmaking since 1980. After the German Film Prize, he is the most lucrative award for movies in Germany. The award will be presented at a gala in Munich's Prince Regent Theatre (since 2005) or Cuvilliés Theatre (before and 2009 ) each instead of at the beginning of that year. It is produced by Bayerischer Rundfunk and broadcast live on Bavarian television.


An eleven-member jury will be appointed by the Bavarian State for three years. This independent jury makes recommendations for the awards for artistic quality. In addition to the jury, the transnational associations and institutions of the German film can ( among other Federal Film Board of Trustees young German film, German Film and Media Review (FBW )) and the FilmFernsehFonds Bavaria submit proposals. The Bavarian Prime Minister decides on the allocation of the recommended awards.

The jury members should come from the fields of acting, directing, screenwriting, screen design, film criticism, film drama, movie theaters and college. Chairman of the jury is the director of the film unit in the Bavarian government. Jury members are (as of 2011): Isolde Barth (actress ), Bettina Reitz (Producer, Managing Director Degeto Film ), Susanne Petz (Producer ), Benedict Neuenfels ( cameraman), Manfred Heid (Producer), Steffen Kuchenreuther ( SPIO - President ), Adrian Prechtel (journalist ), Wolfgang Limmer ( Writer, Director ), Klaus Schaefer ( CEO of FilmFernsehFonds Bavaria ), Hans Steinbichler (Director) and Carolin Kerschbaumer (film consultant Bavarian State Chancellery).

For the vote on the annual award since 2001 Audience Award, the five most visited German films to choose from. To participate mainly call the TV film magazine Cinema Cinema on ( Bayerisches Fernsehen ) and the radio station Bayern 3. The vote will take place in December. 2005 determined once the television station Kabel 1 and the film magazine TV Movie Audience Award winner ( Hitch - The Date Doctor ) from the list of ( international ) Top 20 in Germany.


The prize since 2004, with around 300,000 euro from state resources. The largest share is taken by the producer price of 200,000 euros. This price may be divided equally between two films. The prize money must be used for the production of a new movie. The creatives were given at the Film Prize 2010 prices of 5,000 or 10,000 euros, in previous years, up to 25,000 euros. The prize is undoped. Price symbol is the porcelain figure from the commedia dell'arte Pierrot by Franz Anton Bustelli, created in the Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory.

As part of the Bavarian Film Prize and the Prize of the collecting society for rights to use cinematographic works (VGF ) is awarded annually to a promising young producer since 1994. This award is endowed with 60,000 euros, which will be awarded in addition to the state prize money.

Award winners

Prizes will be awarded for the best performances of the theatrical year and presented in January of the following year. The Bavarian Film Awards 2010, for example, presented in January 2011. The following annual figures are available for each rated years.

Prize winners 1979-1997


Actor / Actress

Young Actor / Actress


New Director


Camera / image design


Children's Film

Sound Design

Film Music


Special Price

Artistic Price

Prize winners 1998

Excellent, on 15 January 1999 Cuvilliéstheater:

Prize winners 1999

Excellent on 14 January 2000 in Cuvilliéstheater:

Prize winners 2000

Excellent on 19 January 2001 in Cuvilliéstheater:

Price 2001

Excellent on 18 January 2002 in Cuvilliéstheater:

Award Winners 2002

Excellent on 17 January 2003 in Cuvilliéstheater:

Award Winner 2003

Excellent, on 16 January 2004 at Cuvilliéstheater:

Award Winners 2004

Excellent, on 14 January 2005 at Cuvilliéstheater:

2005 Winners

Excellent, on 13 January 2006 at the Prince Regent Theatre:

Award Winners 2006

Excellent, on 19 January 2007 at the Prince Regent Theatre:

Winners 2007

Excellent, on 18 January 2008 at the Prince Regent Theatre:

Award Winners 2008

Excellent, on 16 January 2009 at Cuvilliéstheater:

2009 award winners

Excellent on January 15, 2010 at the Prince Regent Theatre:

2010 winners

Excellent on 14 January 2011 in the Prince Regent Theatre:

Winners 2011

Excellent, on 20 January 2012 at the Prince Regent Theatre:

2012 winners

The 34th Bavarian Film Prize was awarded on 18 January 2013 by Prince Regent Theatre:

Prizewinners 2013

The 35th Bavarian Film Prize was awarded on January 17, 2014 Prince Regent Theatre: