We are looking for your declaration of love for Bremen.
Short, creative and even a little different.
But above all: authentic. 1 minute film maximum.


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


Start of registration
as of now!


Award ceremony
16 April 2023, 11 a.m.
at the Schauburg Bremen


If you have any questions, please write to us at wfb@filmfestbremen.com.

Show us your Bremen


Idea &

For the short film award “More than Fairy Tales”, WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH is looking for your declaration of love for Bremen. Short, creative and even a little different. But above all: authentic. Take part and show us your view of the city with your film in a maximum of one minute and win great cash prizes at the Bremen Film Festival 2023. In addition to the cash prizes, you will of course receive attention and appreciation for your view of Bremen, and we will make sure of that.

More info

The Bremen Town Musicians are world-famous. But Bremen is so much more, isn’t it? Definitely “More than fairytales”! That, by the way, is the name of the nationwide campaign with which the Hanseatic city is currently drawing attention to itself. Instead of the usual topics like Beck’s, Werder and the World Heritage City Hall, we are also relying on the power of images of your Bremen lifestyle with the short film competition. Show us what makes Bremen so special for you! Why do you like living here? What makes you proud? What about your district? Why is this city worth a visit and where are the “hidden champions”, “hidden highlights” and the “real” guys? All this told briefly, emotionally, loudly or quietly and above all as you want it in one (!) minute.

Awards &

The best films are nominated by a jury of Bremen personalities. We present these films online in advance and invite the nominees and their companions to the award ceremony on 16.04.23 at 11 a.m. in the large cinema hall of the Schauburg Bremen for a Bremen matinee.

  • 1. Prize


  • 2. Prize


  • 3. Prize


Conditions of participation

  • The application period for the WFB Short Film Award “More than Fairy Tales” is from now until 31.03.2023, 16:00 hrs.
    The finished films must be received by Friday, 31 March 2023, 4 p.m., via online upload to wfb@filmfestbremen.com (e.g. via WeTransfer, WeSendit TransferNow, Dropbox or similar).
    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. Aus dem Dateinamen der hochgeladenen Videodatei muss der Filmtitel und der Name des*der Filmemacher*in, übereinstimmend mit dem Namen in der Anmeldung, hervorgehen.
  • In addition, the submission should also include information on the director, script, actors, camera, editing, music, sound and any other contributors.
    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 1 minute (without credits).

Rights &

With the submission of their film, the filmmakers give their consent to Filmfest Bremen and WFB 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 12.4 – 31.12.2023 as well as on any channels of WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH for the calendar year 2023. For the promotion or presentation of the festival and the WFB Short Film Award “More than Fairy Tales”, the filmmakers also grant Filmfest Bremen and WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH the provision of excerpts for online, radio and TV exploitation, or they make these excerpts available to radio and television stations and online media for reporting purposes. The filmmakers release Filmfest Bremen, WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH and the 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.





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