Film-Festival « Univerciné allemand »

 May 4th-9th 2021


Poster for the 2020/2021 festival

In light of the recent health crisis and because of the closing of cinemas, we have made the decision to postpone the Univerciné Allemand Festival, initially planned December 8th-14th 2020, until 2021.

The Univerciné Allemand Festival, one of the four festivals of the Univerciné Nantes cycle, invites you to celebrate its 25th anniversary on May 4th-9th, with a retrospective of some of the films from previous editions. It will take place online, on the Festivalscope platform, and will therefore exceptionally be the last festival of the Univerciné Nantes cycle this season.

Come watch many movies in their original version with French subtitles!

You can find the whole 2020/2021 programme on:

We hope to see you in cinemas for the next edition very soon!

Trailer for the 2020/2021 season: 


Check out the new 2021 school programme here!


Virtual treasure hunt: geocaching about the festival’s history

From May 4th to May 9th, the German film festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary in Nantes. For this occasion, our civic service volunteer Rabea Effelsberg has created a virtual treasure hunt: you can discover the festival’s history, its programme and its partners through 25 online questions, and you can – with the right answers – find a real treasure in Nantes. Read more

The German film festival « Univerciné allemand » in a few words:

The festival « Univerciné allemand » about german-speaking films has become an important event and in encounter in the cultural life of Nantes. It is a moment of exchange and cinematic discovery around the German culture. It is appreciated by a wide audience reaching from experts, students and families to enthusiasts of the cinéma.

Co-organised by the German-French cultural centre of Nantes, the association « Univerciné » and the cinema « Katorza », the film festival « Univerciné allemand » opens the cycle « Univerciné » of four european film festivals (German, British, Italian and Russian). Their aim is to present the large diversity of European film creation.

Each year, the film festival selects four films for the official « Univerciné allemand » competition. Therefore, a jury prize, made up of students from the University of Nantes, an audience prize and for the first time in 2018 a Nantado prize are awarded.

« Univerciné allemand » provides a stage for films, that have not been seen before in France and are emblematic for the vibrancy and vivacity of young German cinema. Furthermore, the film festival organises various exchanges between the audience and the German-speaking directors and actors.

In 2020, the festival will take place from 8 to 14 December at the Katorza cinema in Nantes.


Univerciné Allemand Festival Archives