The Organizers of CineFest have created the following awards to honor outstanding achievements in the field of German Film Heritage:
The Reinhold Schünzel Award:
A prize given to one or more People for longtime achievements in cherishing, preserving, and disseminating German Film Heritage.
The Willy Haas Award:
A prize for an important international print and DVD publication not older than two years on German cinema, chosen from five previously nominated titles.