History

History

A look back at fifteen fantastic years.

In 2004, the 11mm Football Film Festival began with “Football Films from England.”

In 2005, we continued by examining what all of Europe had to offer by way of football films.

To mark the 2006 World Cup in Germany, we expanded our scope to include football films from all five continents.

In 2007, “Football Gods” descended upon our movie screens, while in 2008 took a look at club football.

To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 2009, we focused on football in and from Communist East Germany.

In conjunction with the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, we shifted our attention to African football.

To acknowledge the 2011 Women’s World Cup in Germany, the festival that year was devoted to women’s football films.

In 2012, we leveled our gaze upon Poland and Ukraine, the hosts of that year’s European Championships.

And to mark the festival’s tenth anniversary, for the first time we staged two best-of series: documentaries and feature films.

In 2014 to mark the World Cup in Brazil, we took a closer look at Brazils football.

In advance of  the 2015 Champions League Final, which was held in Berlin, we shifted our focus on films about the legendary history of the Europe’s top club competition.

The thirteenth edition of the 11mm International Football Film Festival focused on the fiftieth anniversary of the controversial "phantom goal" at Wembley and the host nation of the 2016 European Championships, France.

In 2017 the festival devotes a cinematic homage to Dutch football icon Johan Cruyff.

Our archive has gradually become a treasure trove of football films. Click here for the complete history of the festival at a glance.