Festival Cancellation and new plans


36th Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg / 22nd Mo&Friese Children‘s Short Film Festival: Cancellation and new plans


Roughly two months from now, it would have once again been time to celebrate the short film in Hamburg with more than 16,000 visitors and guests from more than 35 countries. Since developments until then are hard to predict, we are no longer able to make reliable plans. Therefore, we decided to not host the 36th Hamburg Short Film Festival and the 22nd Mo&Friese Children’s Short Film Festival in the month of June 2020.

Instead, there will be a modified version of the Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg in November 2020: From November 5th to November 8th we will present the 3rd Hamburg Film-In. This Film-In will be held in cooperation with our current partners and we are going to present all the competition programmes of the International, German and Three-Minute-Quickie Competition at a 3-day marathon. In order to properly celebrate the short form in 2020, we are programming additional highlights as well.

According to the current status, the Mo&Friese Children’s Short Film Festival will be held from January 17th to Januar 24th 2021. Given the current situations, all information is naturally subject to change. Even though we had once again been planning for a grand framework programme with workshops, installations and much more, the festival will restrict itself to the competition programmes in order to offer the previously selected films an appropriate platform and audience. 

This decision was a painful one, since we were all very much looking forward to a festival with all of you and the fantastic guests from all over the world. However, this solution, which we developed in consultation with our supporters and partners, seems to be the best.

We wish you all good health and hope that together, we will be able to ride out these times.

 Your Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg and Mo&Friese Team