Munich Film Up! is a 9-month mentoring & residential program welcoming fresh film school graduates with first feature film projects. Presented by HFF München, Munich Film Up! is run in cooperation with the Pop Up Film Residency as exclusive content partner, and in partnership with Film School Fest Munich and Filmfest München.

Each year 6 participants from all over the world take part in the Lab that notably consists in two workshops held in Munich: first in parallel to the Film School Fest Munich in November, and then during the Filmfest München in June, when they present their projects to film industry executives. In between, each aspiring filmmaker benefits from a tailor-made Pop Up Film Residency in one of the residences of our network.

Without further ado, meet the 2022-2023 participants!

Sadeq Es-Haqi, Iran, Soore Art University with Double Blind

Nguyen Luong Hang, Vietnam, University of Texas Austin with Rooftop Lempicka

Soham Kundu, India, University of the Arts London with The Sea Urchin

Nancy Camaldo, Italy, HFF München with Wolf (working title)

Viv Li, China, Doc Nomads Master with Hazy Romance

Ashmita Guha Nehogi, India, Film & Television Institute of India with Cold Ashes

All of these filmmakers will benefit from Pop Up Film Residencies around Europe with leading producers, presenting their film projects to industry representatives at the 2023 Munich Film Festival next June. The winning project will receive the Kirch Foundation Award and a €5,000 prize.

Read more about their projects here!