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The international competition Humour / Satire brings films from all over the world to the screen that illuminate very different facets of the genre. Whether black humour or romantic comedy, social satire or action comedy, at the Filmfest comedy can be laconic, absurd or light, tragic or feel good, it can scratch (taste) boundaries or simply make you laugh. Humour unexpectedly opens up new doors and possibilities between people, because in many places explosive topics can only be addressed through the comedic mouthpiece. Tragedy and comedy are often very close to each other and laughter is all the more liberating. Laughter is also a form of communication that knows no linguistic barriers, which is why this competition is particularly close to our hearts.


From more than 200 submissions, our viewing committee has selected 22 short and medium-length films as well as seven feature films that will “compete” for the following prizes in their respective categories:



Best Feature Film
(45 minutes or more), endowed with 5,000 EUR,

donated by the Senator for Economics, Labour and Europe


Best Medium-Length Film
(15 to 45 minutes), endowed with 2,500 EUR,

sponsored by the Senator for Economics, Labour and Europe


Best Short Film
(up to 15 minutes), endowed with 1,500 EUR,

donated by the Senator for Economics, Labour and Europe


Our expert jury will select the winning films on 16 April at 7.30 pm in the theatre’s Kleines Haus.

André Erkau



Gisa Flake


Singer, actress, cabaret artist and speaker on stage

Nora Dreyer


Managing Director and Festival Director of the International Film Festival Emden-Norderney

These are the nominated films:

Captain Wits
Home Owners
Die Rumba- Therapie
Welcome to the family
My beautiful apartment
Strange Encounters – Short Films Humor 1
Get over it – Medium length Films Humor 1
Today is different – Short films Humor 2
The great conspiracy – Medium length Films Humor 2
Short and bloody

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