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Short, concise, discursive, stimulating, style-forming. The Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg presents the state of the art of the short form. 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 Forum with guests.

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Competitions

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We show 91 films in the International and German Competition as well as the Triple Axel. We meet the filmmakers, make connections and raise questions. All three competitions of the festival feature fictional as well as documentary films, hybrid formats, animations and essays. The International Competition shows current aesthetics and new narratives, the German Competition the best from the nationwide short film and film school scene. In the competition for the Triple Axel, films are screened that are a maximum of 3 minutes long and are dedicated to the theme "On Very Thin Ice".

German Competition

Deutscher Wettbewerb 1

German Competition 1

Wed, 01.06. 19:00
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Thu, 02.06. 18:00
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Fri, 03.06. 21:15
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Deutscher Wettbewerb 2

German Competition 2

Thu, 02.06. 18:45
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Fri, 03.06. 18:00
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Fri, 03.06. 19:00
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Deutscher Wettbewerb 3

German Competition 3

Thu, 02.06. 21:30
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Fri, 03.06. 20:15
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Sat, 04.06. 19:15
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Deutscher Wettbewerb 4

German Competition 4

Fri, 03.06. 18:30
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Sat, 04.06. 16:00
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Sat, 04.06. 18:00
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Deutscher Wettbewerb 5

German Competition 5

Thu, 02.06. 19:00
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Sat, 04.06. 18:00
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Sat, 04.06. 21:45
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Best Of Deutscher Wettbewerb

Best Of German Competition

Sun, 05.06. 18:00
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Mon, 06.06. 21:15
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International Competition

Internationaler Wettbewerb 1

International Competition 1

Wed, 01.06. 19:15
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Fri, 03.06. 21:45
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Internationaler Wettbewerb 2

International Competition 2

Wed, 01.06. 21:30
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Fri, 03.06. 17:30
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Internationaler Wettbewerb 3

International Competition 3

Thu, 02.06. 19:00
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Sat, 04.06. 17:30
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Internationaler Wettbewerb 4

International Competition 4

Thu, 02.06. 21:15
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Sat, 04.06. 21:30
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Internationaler Wettbewerb 5

International Competition 5

Fri, 03.06. 18:15
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Sat, 04.06. 22:00
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Internationaler Wettbewerb 6

International Competition 6

Fri, 03.06. 20:45
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Sat, 04.06. 19:45
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Internationaler Wettbewerb 7

International Competition 7

Thu, 02.06. 21:30
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Sat, 04.06. 17:00
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Internationaler Wettbewerb 8

International Competition 8

Thu, 02.06. 17:30
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Sat, 04.06. 19:30
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Best Of Internationaler Wettbewerb

Best Of International Competition

Mon, 06.06. 19:15
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Triple Axel

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Der Dreifache Axel

Triple Axel

Wed, 01.06. 19:30
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Fri, 03.06. 22:15
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Sat, 04.06. 20:30
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»You talkin‘ to me?« Regel No. 1: Lass niemals einen Schwan aus deiner Hand fressen. Regel No. 2: Denk bloß nicht, dass ein Pinguin in seiner Peergroup glücklich ist. Regel No. 3: Sag deiner Mutter nichts, wenn du eine Katze adoptierst. Sie wird sie lieben, irgendwann.

DER DREIFACHE AXEL Wettbewerb 2022: tierisch, trashig, traurig. Ein Vater malt das Daumenkino seines tödlich verunglückten Sohnes zu Ende. Frauen suchen Zuflucht in der Anonymität eines Frauenhauses. Superheld:innengeschichten treffen auf den Wahnsinnsalltag. »Auf ganz dünnem Eis« lautet das Motto des diesjährigen Programms. Das knackt und knirscht wie ein alter Super-8-Projektor. Risse ziehen sich durch die Geschichten und durch die Gegenwart.

Das Gute beim AXEL ist: Nach 3 Minuten kommt eine neue Welt. Das Beste beim AXEL ist: Ihr sagt, wer am Ende des Abends in die Luft springt und mit 1.000 Euro nach Hause geht.Der Publikumspreis DER DREIFACHE AXEL wird gefördert von der Hamburgischen Kulturstiftung.

Laboratory of the Present

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The Laboratory of the Present is a place for reflection on societal, social and cinephile questions. Selected artists, programmers, curators, change makers think in films and programmes about positions and theses. The lab’s Forum is where we talk extensively with international guests who expand the questions and theses with additional disciplines and views.

Laboratory of the Present 1: Asia - Poetics & Politics

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Asia. The largest continent on earth. Here, many things are bigger, higher, faster, further, more. The competition is stronger, the rivalry greater, the family in the background strong, migration omnipresent, the colonial heritage widely visible and tangible. The horror from the recent past has left its mark, the ghosts from history and narrative are omnipresent: Echoes From the Near Future. In five film programs, filmmakers, curators and collectives from the middle of the region, from Southeast Asia, approach these questions. Mynamar and Hong Kong with films about the first as well as the most recent demonstrations can be seen as well as the eccentric, cinematic experiments of Gotot Prakosa, mentor of filmmaker Edwin "Asia - Poetics & Politics" is friction and emotion, approach and magnifying glass - it makes the scars of the past physical, is an offer to dive into the future, which is not conceivable without the ghosts of the past. Curated by Rizki Lazuardi, Lisabona Rahman, Popo Fan, Collective Pony, Flora, Wei & Pimpaka Towira.

(1) Another World is Probable

(1) Another World is Probable

Fri, 03.06. 19:45
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Sat, 04.06. 17:00
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(2) Film Pinggiran: The Short Films of GOTOT PRAKOSA

(2) Film Pinggiran: The Short Films of GOTOT PRAKOSA

Wed, 01.06. 19:00
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Thu, 02.06. 19:45
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