The motto 2023

“Pandora’s Box”

in addition, the following special object must appear in the film:

Squeaky ducky


If you have any questions, please feel free to write to us at

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Film drop-off & registration deadline
19 March 2023, 4 pm

Motto announcement
17 March 2023, 4pm

Start of registration
1 March 2023

Award ceremony
1 April 2023, 8 p.m.
at the Schauburg Bremen

at the Bremen Film Art Theatres

Culture editor Alexandra Knief (Weser-Kurier), Jens Schnieders (editor SAT 1 regional), Karin Demuth (Künstlerhaus Bremen) & Max Stascheit (Max – Der Podcast)

Idea &

The challenge of the short film competition Klappe!, which is connected to the Filmfest Bremen, is to produce short films on a specific theme in just 48 hours. Anyone can take part, from amateurs to professionals. The condition is that the motto of the competition is creatively adapted in the film. All genres are welcome.


The motto will be announced here and on Instagram and Facebook on 17 March 2023, 4pm. From then on, the 48 hours will run until the deadline on Sunday, 19 March 2023, 4pm. In addition, an item announced together with the motto must appear in the film.

Awards &

1st and 2nd audience award via audience vote at the premiere event / award ceremony on 1 April 2023 at the Schauburg.

All prize money is made possible by Die Sparkasse Bremen

  • Jury Prize


  • Special mention by the jury


  • 1. Audience Award


  • 2. Audience Award



  • The finished films must be uploaded online to (e.g. via WeTransfer, WeSendit, TransferNow, Dropbox or similar) by 4pm on 19 March 2023.
    Important: The filename of the uploaded video file must include the film title and the name of the filmmaker, matching the name in the application. In addition, information on the director, script, actors, camera, editing, music, sound and, if applicable, other contributors should also be provided with the submission.

  • The following formats are permitted:
    Container: MOV or MP4
    Codec: Apple ProPres 422 or H.264
    Resolution: 1920×1080 px (Full HD)
    Frame rate: Interlaced/Progressive Frame rate: 25 fps
    The submitted film must not exceed a length of 3 minutes including credits.

Rights &

With the submission of their film, the filmmakers grant Filmfest Bremen their consent to show their film publicly on the channels of Filmfest Bremen (Filmfest Bremen website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vimeo channel of Filmfest Bremen) in the period from 1 April 2022 to 31 December 2023. For the promotion or presentation of the festival, the filmmakers also grant Filmfest Bremen the provision of excerpts (max. 90 seconds in total) for online, radio and TV exploitation, or make these excerpts available to radio and TV stations as well as online media for reporting purposes. The filmmakers release Filmfest Bremen and its partners from possible claims by third parties and declare that they are the sole owners of the rights to images, sound and music. All other rights to the films remain with the filmmakers.


All Klappe! short films that meet the content and technical requirements and have been submitted in time are admitted to the competition and will celebrate their cinema premiere at the award ceremony on 1 April 2023 at the Schauburg Bremen. Voting will take place exclusively by audience vote on site. Each audience member can cast exactly two votes for two different films. Award ceremony The winners will be announced at the award ceremony on 1 April 2023, 8 pm, at the Schauburg Bremen. All submitting filmmakers will be invited to attend and, if applicable, receive their award in person.

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