Since 2005, the German Cinema New Talent Award has been awarded as part of the Hof International Film Festival. It focuses on German productions and filmmakers who present their first to third long feature film with a minimum length of 79 minutes for the first time in Hof. An independent jury decides who receives the young filmmaker award. The €10,000 prize is sponsored by Bavaria Film, Bayerischer Rundfunk and DZ Bank. This year, the award goes to the feature film
receives a special commendation.