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About us.

Our team 2022

Matthias Greving (Festival management)
Sylvia Ilona Rieke (Programme)
Marc Sifrin (Organisation)
Marie Binning (Design, Marketing, Social Media, Organisation Klappe!)
​​​​​​Lara Dittmers (Organisation, Studio, Hospitality)
Karsten Lehmann (Screening)
Tine Klier (Press)
Corinna Gerhards (Lounge)
Henrik Paro (Video)
Lea Lünenborg (Organisation)
Pia Guckert (Organisation, Hospitality)
Fabian Nolte (Social Media, Video)
Jan Kiesewetter (Web)

About the festival

The Filmfest Bremen will take place for the seventh time in April 2022 and will feature a range of international and regional competitions. At the heart of the contests are the Humour/Satire and Innovation categories. The festival is unique in Germany with films from more than 30 countries as well as the contest for the audience awards for the best films from Bremen and region. The focus category shows international productions of a specific thematic field. In 2022, the focus is on sustainability.

In addition, for the first time, there will be a retrospective for the winner of the Bremer Filmpreis which is awarded during the festival for special comedic works and achievements. In 2019, it went to director and Oscar winner Caroline Link and in 2020 to Hape Kerkeling for his humorous body of work. 

In the short film section, Filmfest Bremen presents several special formats: The 48 hours short film competition Klappe!, the cine film competition St-8 of the Art as well as the interdisciplinary experiment Super-8 Expanded where silent film, live music, spoken word and performance meet. 

Since its inception, it has been important for the Filmfest to make Bremen visible as a film city and production location, to act as a networking platform, and to inspire filmmakers and audiences alike. The festival sees itself as a media innovation laboratory and stage for German and international film art and entertainment. The prizes are awarded by annually changing jury panels, which in recent years have already included renowned filmmakers as diverse as Milan Peschel, Pola Beck, Petra Nadolny, Burhan Qurbani, Ruth Thoma, Johanna Wokalek Sky du Mont.