Competition German Premieres

With the new international competition for feature-length films set to celebrate their German premiere at Filmfest Bremen, the festival is bringing a multi-faceted selection of high-quality feature-length films from a wide range of countries to Bremen’s cinema screens.


The films introduce their audiences to completely different countries and lifeworlds: Coming of age in rural Kyrgyzstan, a Turkish apartment building with conflict potential, the complex social structures of India, an invitation to a road trip through the USA, a search for clues in Croatia – or a robbery in the middle of the German capital.


From 82 films, the screening committee selected eleven entries for the competition, including two documentaries. They all enter the race for first and second place in the audience’s favour and the prize money that goes with it.


Whether from Great Britain, Israel, Kazakhstan or Denmark, the films in the new competition impressively show which topics, stories and images are currently moving people around the world – and what ultimately unites us across all differences.

Audience voting:

Immediately after every single screening, the audience has the opportunity to rate the film they have just seen using the 5-point system:


1 = bad

2 = moderate

3 = liked

4 = good

5 = outstanding


The evaluation will take place on Sunday, followed by the announcement of the two winning films at the award ceremony on 14 April 2024 in the Kleines Haus of the Bremen Theatre.


Prize money:
Best International Feature Film, endowed with 7,500 EUR and donated by the Senator of Culture
Second Best International Feature Film, endowed with 2,500 EUR and donated by the Senator of Culture

The nominated films

will be announced at the beginning of March.

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