KURZFILM FESTIVAL HAMBURG
Short, concise, discursive, stimulating, style-forming. The Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg presents the state of the art of the short form and brings together cinema, exhibition, performative works, concerts and discourse. As one of the most renowned and important European short film festivals, Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg has been screening more than 400 films every year that react to the world in loud and sparkling, quiet and poetic, wild and calm ways. This way, selected programmes present the whole range of courageous, experimental and artistic films. Film makers, industry and audiences celebrate the short form together.
In three great competitions, the International Competition, the German Competition and the Triple Axel, film makers and artists compete for prizes of a value of 15,500€. In the Laboratory of the Present, curated film programmes introduce questions, conditions and commentaries on contemporary issues which are then discussed in the associated discourse format forum with guests. The Archive of the Present presents rare insights into archives and institutions. In addition, there are many other screenings, audiovisual art in open space, performance, open-airs, concerts and parties.
The festival is an exhibition space and a dance floor, it’s both intellect and emotion, and a place for the industry with plenty of space inviting the visitors to stay for a while. Music, art, people, archives and performances turn the festival into a roaring festivity. Come and see – celebrate with us!
THE YOUNG AUDIENCE
The Mo&Friese Junges Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg is a part of the Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg and dedicated to young audiences between the age of 4 and 18. The festival presents several contemporary and relevant short films in its international competition programmes. Film makers, audiences and trade professionals have a chance to get into conversations at several events. Furthermore, film workshops help to familiarize children and young adults with aspects of film making. You can find out more about Mo&Friese here: moundfriese.shortfilm.com: moundfriese.shortfilm.com
- More than 400 short films from over 40 nations are being screened.
- Among them, over 150 films run in seven competitions.
- The juries and audiences award more than 15.500 € in total prize money.
- Mo&Friese awards prizes worth a total of 3000 €.
- The festival plays host to ca. 200 film makers from over 25 countries in addition to 400 trade visitors.
- Over 15,000 visitors attend roughly 100 programmes and events in six different cinemas, the festival centre and open-air screenings.