Deutsches Filmmuseum

Deutsches Filmmuseum

The Deutsches Filmmuseum in Frankfurt am Main is dedicated to the medium of film, showcasing its history and present, its aesthetics and influence in a multitude of ways through exhibitions and screenings in its own cinema.

Permanent Exhibition

The permanent exhibition at the Deutsches Filmmuseum is the venue for an intensive engagement with the moving image, its origins, its development, its future. More…

Temporary Exhibitions

Since its establishment the Deutsches Filmmuseum has presented more than 180 exhibitions concerned in detail with issues of film history, the cultural and social aspects of the medium as well as individual persons. More…


The in-house cinema presents the whole spectrum of artistically notable film productions alongside movie classics. Further information are only available in German.
Monthly movie schedule, March 2019 (pdf)

Education Activities

Education activities offered by the Deutsches Filmmuseum include guided tours through the permanent and current exhibitions, children’s birthday parties and summer holiday specials. More…

Trailer „The Deutsches Filmmuseum“

TrailerEgmont Mayer and Stefan Schomerus, two artists from Berlin specialized on animation, created an exceptional Stop-Motion art movie by screening pictures and exhibits onto styrofoam boxes. 1000 pictures, every single one animated, in 24 seconds.

Experience yourself!


Supporting film culture: Friends and Sponsors

Friends and Sponsors

Two circles of friends support the work of the Deutsches Filminstitut/Filmmuseum in a wide variety of ways. More…

Further information on the Deutsches Filmmuseum

The Museum, incorporated into the Deutsches Filminstitut with its collections, archives, scholarly projects and its library, offers visitors an exceptional venue for intensive engagement with the moving image. The origins, progress and future of film are the subjects of the permanent exhibition, beginning even before the „invention“ of the cinema in 1895 and tracing its subsequent development.

In addition, it enables the visitor to understand how seeing and storytelling work in film – by which means the film images obtain the effect intended by the director. This offering is complemented by several special exhibitions per year: they are devoted to the work of outstanding film talents such as Stanley Kubrick, H. R. Giger or Romy Schneider, present fascinating phenomenons such as Anime, Stop Motion or the film noir style.



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