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Festival lounge at NOON / Foyer Kleines Haus.

What is the festival lounge at Filmfest Bremen?

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Für Akkreditierte und Branchenpublikum steht die Lounge ganztägig zur Vernetzung und als Aufenthaltsort zur Verfügung. Sowohl der Akkreditierungs-Counter als auch zahlreiche Branchenveranstaltungen finden hier ihren Raum: Mit Fach-Panels, Speed-Datings, einem „Frauen im Film“–Tag, Pitchings sowie verschiedenen Empfängen bildet die Lounge den sozialen Treffpunkt des Festivals.

Durchgehend zu den Öffnungszeiten laden wir euch ein zum Netzwerken, Kaffeetrinken, Ausruhen und Arbeiten!

Where and when is the lounge open during the festival period April 20 to 24, 2022?


NOON / Foyer Kleines Haus
Theater am Goetheplatz
Goetheplatz 1
28203 Bremen 

Opening hours Lounge

Wed, Thur: 3 pm to 6.30 pm
Fri-Sun: 10 am until midnight
(Kitchen open: 12 am to 10 pm)

Opening hours Festival Counter

Wed, Thur: 3 pm to 6.30 pm
Fri-Sun: 10 am to 8 pm

Info & Registration

The lounge is open during events in the seminar room. The following applies to all talks and networking events: Registering early secures a place, and there will also be a first come, first serve system on site.

Please register at: (please include your profession and preferred language)

Programme Wednesday, April 20

5 pm
Klappe! Warm Up

All participants of the 48h short film competition Klappe! but also other filmmakers already in Bremen are invited to get to know each other before we make our way to the Schauburg Bremen to watch the results of the 48-hours competition and to celebrate properly.

Programme Thursday, April 21

7 pm
Opening Gala (Theater Bremen/Großes Haus)

Festival pass holders and accredited industry please register at Tickets are available on the day of the event upon presentation of the festival pass at the festival counter. Admission is only guaranteed if you register in advance.

Programme Friday, April 22

11 am
Panel discussion: Do you have to “afford” green filming?

What are the extra costs involved in producing a film “green”? What alternatives are there? And what support and conditions are there on part of the funding?

Petra Schleuning (nordmedia), Katharina Rinderle (Cicero – Zwei Leben, eine Bühne), Claire Bouillet (Theater Reeperbahn), Andreas Berg (Schlussklappe)

Corinna Gerhards


1.30 pm
Pitch and Pies

From classic 90-minute films to web series, fiction, documentaries and art films – eight filmmakers present their projects in development to us. The prize money of 500 EUR for the best pitch is provided by the Filmbüro Bremen which also invites you to coffee, cake and discussions afterwards. The jury for the best pitch is: Alexandra Tacke (Senator für Kultur), Katharina Wagner (bremedia), Frido Essen (Radio Bremen), Matthias Schuart (TDF-Filmproduktion)


7 pm
CLOSEUP Bremen: After show party

Following the premieres of last year’s scholarship holder teams (CLOSEUP Bremen Screening on Friday, April 22, starting at 4 pm at Theater Bremen/Kleines Haus), the after show party with live music will take place in the lounge from 7 pm.

Programme Saturday, April 23

Go femin:in: The [unfortunately still necessary] industry day for female empowerment in the film industry


11 am
Panel discussion „Eyes wide shut“

Male gaze, protected space, intimacy coordinator... How has the perception of sex in film changed? Which possibilities and tools are there for everyone involved to ensure respectful and safe handling when shooting intimate scenes?

Catherine Lieser (WIFT), Katharina Wagner (bremedia), Mathilde Bundschuh (Modell Olimpia), Anna Kaiser (Closed), weitere (t.b.a.)

Corinna Gerhards


2 pm
Women* Network Meeting

Women* from all professions of the film industry are welcome to network and get to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere.

Programme Sunday, April 24

12 am
Pitch and discussion „How to sell movies online“

What are the chances of selling a project to a global streamer? What grids, tips and tricks are there?

Leonardo Re


2 pm
Open Network Meeting

Speed dating and relaxed get-to-know groups for all trades and filmmakers.


8 pm
Award ceremony after show party

Together we celebrate the winners of this year’s Filmfest Bremen and let the last few days end with a bang.

Supported by hanseWasser.