6th Filmfest Bremen from April 14 to April 18, 2021

Due to the Corona virus pandemic, the Filmfest Bremen is moved from fall 2020 to spring 2021 and will take place Wednesday to Sunday, April 14 to April 18, 2021.

Until then, the short film competition Klappe! will still keep up the festival feeling with a special online edition in September 2020. While streaming and voting will be online, there is going to be a small award ceremony via livestream.

Time for “Action!” starts in spring 2021 when the whole Filmfest Bremen with all international and national categories Humour/Satire, Innovation, Bremen, Music and the special focus topic Literature will run from April 14 to April 18.

The glamorous opening ceremony in 2021 will be held at Theater Bremen on Thursday, April 15. At Theater am Goetheplatz, the Große Preis des Filmfest Bremen will be awarded and celebrated with international guests and the full orchestra. 

The annual 48 hour short film competition Klappe! will kick off the 6th Filmfest Bremen on Wednesday, April 14. The competition entries will have their own day at cinema Schauburg with the audience voting, surrounded by a musical program and the award ceremony in the evening.

“With the cinema Schauburg, selected live music and a compact schedule, we are creating a very own profile for the Klappe! event and competition: an individual, charming event that will hopefully bring all participants a lot of joy”, says Ilona Rieke, head of program. Awards of the total value of 3,000 EUR wait to be presented to the winning short films with maximum 5 minutes of length in the 48 hour competition.

The cinema Schauburg will again be the festival’s official cinema with its Bar Tabac as musical meeting point. In addition, the cinema Atlantis in Böttcherstraße which will be the home to filmic innovation, the Cinema im Ostertor and the City 46 complete the list of the festivals locations in 2021.


Schauburg Bremen

Vor dem Steintor 114, 28203 Bremen


Böttcherstraße 4, 28195 Bremen

Theater Bremen

Goetheplatz 1-3, 28203 Bremen

Cinema im Ostertor

Ostertorsteinweg 105, 28203 Bremen

City 46

Birkenstraße 1, 28195 Bremen

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