Bilderbeben is a shortfilm competition with annual changing topic.
This year's topic is "hard-boiled" / "case-hardened" .
The show takes place in a theatre in bielefeld, germany with about 400 seats. The event will also be broadcast via online live stream. The main section is slectioned by the jury and contains about 25 films. The audience is called to chose the best film besides the decisions of the jury and donates a special price. Filmhaus also chooses the best film coming from a regional filmmaker. The winner has the opportunity to use the equipment of Filmhaus for his next project. The festival aimes to establish a network of filmmakers in order to improve productions besides the media metropoles.

The total award is 2.000 Euros, separated between the three best films. The best film get's a sculpture "Der kleine Plumpe" named after famous director F.W. Murnau, born in Bielefeld under the name of Plumpe.

The topic or theme of your film has to be "hard-boiled" / "case-hardened". Films can have a lenght of maximaly 5 minutes. Films may not be finished before 2020.

Overall Rating
  • Yulia Orlenko

    It was an amazing experience to be a part of this great festival. An excellent communication, nice organization, great people and so warm greetings. My sincere thanks for selection our short film as a winner.

    December 2022
  • Gui Rampazo

    It was an honor to be selected for such a well organized and presented festival

    January 2021
  • Kim Collmer

    Such a nice festival. Really great people. The films were an interesting mix of regional and international. We had a warm welcome and were treated very well by the people who ran the festival. I definitely recommend it.

    February 2020
  • I couldn't make the festival but it was such a great festival to work with and such an honor to be a part of it!

    December 2019
  • 楚儀 陳

    I am very happy that my short film "compensation" has been included in the Finalist of this year's film festival. I'm sorry I didn't get there, but it was a really good film festival. Thanks again!!

    December 2018