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The 7th Filmfest Bremen from April 20 to 24, 2022, is over!

In total, the festival presented over 180 films from 38 countries. The Humour/Satire and Innovation competitions are unique in Germany. Prize money totaling 17,500 euros awaited the winning films. Berlinale winner RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH was the opening film.



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Digital festival passes for the entire streaming offer cost 40 EUR, single tickets cost 6 EUR or 9 EUR as a solidarity ticket.

All films and short film programmes that have the "Watch online" button in the programme on our website are available in the streaming portal. Films without this button are not available. As for short films, there is always a link to the associated short film programme where the “Watch online” button can be found.

Opening film and Bremen premiere at 7th Filmfest Bremen

RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH opens the 7th Filmfest Bremen on April 21, 2022! The film team will be present at the Bremen premiere after the gala for the presentation of the Bremer Filmpreis at Theater Bremen.

The film, directed by Andreas Dresen and shot mostly in Bremen, won two Silver Bears at this year’s Berlinale in February (Meltem Kaptan: Best Actress, Laila Stieler: Best Screenplay).


Murat is gone. Detained in the US Guantanamo detention camp. Rabiye Kurnaz, Bremen housewife and loving mother, no longer understands the world. She goes to the police, informs the authorities and is desperate for her powerlessness. Until she finds Bernhard Docke. The reserved, level-headed human rights lawyer and the spirited Turkish mother – they are now fighting side by side for Murat’s release. Paper is patient, Rabiye is not. She moves with Bernhard to the Supreme Court in Washington to sue George W. Bush. In the end, what no one thinks possible happens.

Trailer: © Pandora Film Verleih

7th Filmfest Bremen: In Attendance & Stream

Due to the pandemic, the 7th Filmfest Bremen will again take place in a hybrid way: as a stream and in attendance. The majority of the films shown in presence can also be easily accessed via our streaming platform until May 1, 2022. Access to the streaming offer is already included in the festival pass.

In 2022, the Kunsthalle Bremen is a prominent new addition to the venues. In addition to the Theater Bremen and the cinemas Schauburg, Atlantis, Cinema im Ostertor and City46, the basement of the Kunsthalle will be the place for special film screenings, ranging from video art to virtual reality and supplementary exhibitions. Special bonus: All festival pass users have free entry to the Kunsthalle Bremen during the festival.


Schauburg Bremen
Vor dem Steintor 114, 28203 Bremen

Theater Bremen*
Goetheplatz 1-3, 28203 Bremen

Atlantis Bremen
Böttcherstraße 4, 28195 Bremen

Cinema im Ostertor
Ostertorsteinweg 105, 28203 Bremen

City 46*
Birkenstraße 1, 28195 Bremen

NEU: Kunsthalle Bremen*
Am Wall 207, 28195 Bremen

* Barrier-free access

Aftermovie: That was the 6th Filmfest Bremen from April 14 to 18, 2021

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