Bilderbeben is a shortfilm competition with annual changing topic.
This year's topic is "farewell".
The show takes place in a theatre with about 400 seats. You will attend two sections of the competition. The first one contains films of regional provenance which did not pass the vote of the jury for the competition. 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 1.500 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 "carelessness". Films can have a lenght of maximaly 5 Minutes. Films may not be finished before 2018.

Overall Rating
  • 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
  • Oliver Theurich

    Thank you to BILDERBEBEN

    Our short film "SCHLAFLOS" by Christian Ludwig won the 3rd price at 28th shortfilm-contest Bielefelder „Bilderbeben“ 2017.

    Vielen Dank

    (the SCHLAFLOS film crew)

    December 2017
  • Phillip Connolly

    Amazing Festival, proud to be part of such a prestigious festival.

    December 2017