Goldene Leinwand

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The Goldene Leinwand (Golden Screen) is an award created in 1964 by the HDF ("Hauptverband Deutscher Filmtheater e.V.", literally translated "Main Association For Movie Theatres")[1] and the journal Filmecho/Filmwoche.

Like a Golden Record, it is a sales certification.

The Goldene Leinwand is to be bestowed upon film distributors for having provided a film of feature-length which sold more than 3,000,000 tickets within 18 months.


  • Goldene Leinwand (“Golden Screen”) for 3 million tickets within 18 months
  • Goldene Leinwand mit Stern (“Golden Screen with Star”) for 6 million tickets within 18 months
  • Goldene Leinwand mit 2 Sternen (“Golden Screen with Two Stars”) for 9 million tickets within 18 months
  • Goldene Leinwand mit 3 Sternen (“Golden Screen with Three Stars”) for 12 million tickets within 18 months
  • Goldene Leinwand Sonderausgaben (“Golden Screen Special Editions”) for 15 or 18 million tickets within 18 months
  • Goldene Leinwand mit Stern und Brillanten (“Golden Screen with Star and Diamond”) for a series of 6 coherent films that altogether sold more than 30 million tickets
  • Goldene Leinwand für besondere Verdienste (“Honorary Golden Screen”)
  • Goldene Leinwand Pin (“Honorary Golden Screen as Pin”)

Titanic is the only feature film that was awarded special editions for 15 and/or 18 million tickets.

The James Bond film series (1983), Star Wars (2005) and the Harry Potter film series (2009) were awarded a "Goldene Leinwand mit Stern und Brillanten".


Goldene Leinwand[edit]

Year Films
1969 The Jungle Book
1970 The Love Bug
1973 The Aristocats
1976 Robin Hood
1978 Star Wars: A New Hope, The Rescuers
1979 Grease, Superman
1980 The Wild Geese[2]
1981 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
1982 The Fox and the Hound
1983 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
1984 Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
1985 Ghostbusters, Gremlins, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
1986 Back to the Future
1989 Who Framed Roger Rabbit
1990 Back to the Future Part II, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
1991 Home Alone, The Little Mermaid
1992 The Rescuers Down Under
1993 Beauty and the Beast, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Jurassic Park
1994 Aladdin, Free Willy, The Lion King, Mrs. Doubtfire
1995 Casper
1996 Babe, Pocahontas
1997 The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Men in Black
1998 Hercules, Mulan
1999 A Bug's Life, The Mummy, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Tarzan
2001 Shrek
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown

Goldene Leinwand mit Stern[edit]

Year Films
1994 Aladdin, The Lion King
1996 Babe
1997 Men in Black
2000 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
2012 The Intouchables, Ice Age 4: Continental Drift, Skyfall
2013 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
2014 Fack ju Göhte, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
2015 Head Full of Honey, Minions, Fack ju Göhte 2, Spectre, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
2018 Fack ju Göhte 3

Goldene Leinwand mit Stern (Sonderversion)[edit]

Year Films
1981 The Aristocats
1984 Once Upon a Time in the West, Papillon, From Here to Eternity, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Twelve Tasks of Asterix
1988 The Jungle Book

Goldene Leinwand mit 2 Sternen[edit]

Year Films
1994 Jurassic Park
1995 The Lion King
1996 Independence Day
1998 Titanic
2001 Der Schuh des Manitu, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2003 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2004 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Traumschiff Surprise – Periode 1
2010 Avatar
2012 The Intouchables
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Goldene Leinwand für besondere Verdienste[edit]

Year People
1967 Walt Disney (posthumous)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Award by the Hauptverband der Deutschen Filmtheater (HDF) for films with an audience of 3 million in Germany". Archived from the original on 2013-12-07. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  2. ^ Kindred, Jack (27 August 1980). "Euan Lloyd Preems 'Sea Wolves'; After Europe, Then U.S." Variety. p. 42. Retrieved 27 August 2023 – via

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