Our mission at Wonderous Stories Film Festival is clear and simple: to screen outstanding independent films from around the world, focusing especially on film makers and art-house writers and directors.

WSFF stands for the love of independent film, innovation, creativity, forward thinking culture and the love for our planet.  

Held in one of the most beautiful natural settings outside Berlin, on national park land in Angermünde, we set out to create a vibrant, new festival with a difference. Offering a space of beauty and quiet, where great films can be discovered, experienced and cherished.

Our story so far

  • In August 2018 festival directors Marcel Grant and Conny Hammelman proudly presented the first edition of Wonderous Stories Independent Film Festival in association with the city of Angermünde.  

  • Set below the magical backdrop of Stolpe tower, a new 3-day, all night, film festival, attracted many film fans from all over the world, enjoying outstanding movies - under the stars. 

  • WSFF 2018 presented 15 feature films and 13 shorts - all by writer/directors - alongside workshops with Martin Hagemann, Bartosz Werner, Äventyr and Panasonic.  

  • Guests at the festival included producers Karsten Stöter and Mathis Schwerbrock, directors Eibe Maleen Krebs, as well as Linda Röhl and Cristiano Bortone. 

  • Su Jia Ming and Liu Wei came to show their films in the Voice of China category, curated by Yang Du, and renowned film maker Sabrina Farji selected three films from her native country of Argentina for us.  

  • Further festival entries represented Mexico, Poland, Italy, France, UK, USA and of course Germany.  

  • Angermünde’s Mayor Frederik Bewer opened the festival in attendance of Knud Bach from the Ministry of Economic Affairs Brandenburg, and the event was widely covered in the press (online and offline) and filmed by RBB TV and Uckermark TV.

  • Delicious food and drink was provided by award-winning Havana in Love, Stolpe Sausages and Two Fellas bio beer.  

  • National park guided walks, yoga classes, 5km group runs and bike hire were additional activities offered, for those keen to venture further afield to enjoy the weekend.