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.