International Competition

This competition mirrors the contemporary productions all over the world and gathers a selection of short films of all genres.
Awards: Hamburg Short Film Award (3.000 Euro), Audience Award (1.500 Euro) will be given to a film from the International or the German Competition

Deframed Competition (Formerly known as NoBudget)

This competition shows works that aim for new approaches.
Derivations from the narrative mainstream and uncompromising new asthetic positions are highly welcome. The films Deframed screens can be rough and rugged, you are even allowed to go completely shipwreck from a mainstream point of view. The only thing we ask the films for is that they are not overanxious to please the audience.

Awards: Jury Award (2.000 Euro)

Audience Award (1.500 Euro)

German Competition

This competition focuses on new short films from Germany and gives an overview of contemporary subjects as well as aesthetic and formal trends. There are productions of already established directors but also films by newcomers and students.

Awards: Jury Award (2.000 Euro)

Furthermore one production, which has either been made in Hamburg or realized with Hamburgian participation, receives a Jury Award (1.500 Euro).

Three-Minute Quickie Competition

Each year the well liked Three-Minute-Quickie competition puts the short- and shortestfilmer to just one task: shoot a movie no longer than three minutes which deals with a certain topic.

Here comes our annual home work for you: Scandal.

Once again our subject for the Three Minute Quickie competition invites its participants to let their minds run wild with free associations. What matters is this: your movie can’t be longer than three minutes (including opening and end credits 3:59 at the most) and should be here in Hamburg by April 1st 2018. The audience will be your judge and award 1000 euro for the best film.

19th Mo&Friese Children’s Short Film Festival

The Mo&Friese Children’s ShortFilmFestival is one of the few film festivals for children, that presents exclusively short films. It has developed out of a special programme of the International ShortFilmFestival Hamburg. In 1999 it became an independent festival and has grown ever since. Besides children it attracts also a professional international audience.

The festival programme addresses kids and teens between 4 and 18 years. Especially pupils and preschool children are invited to movie screenings which take place in the mornings.
The programmes are presented age-based. Foreign-languaged short films will be dubbed live in German. We try to invite as many national and international film makers as possible, who can answer children's questions concerning their films and projects. Festival's aim is to establish - in consideration of educational aspects - besides animations and short fictions also documentaries and experimentals, furthermore to intrigue children and to fire their imagination.
The festival awards two age-graduated prizes to consider the different tastes of different ages. Two juries made up entirely of children will be given the job of deciding which short film will win the Mo&Friese Awards. The Friese-Award will be given to a film for children aged four to eight by the Friese-Children’s-Jury (8-10 years) and the Mo-Award will be given to one film for children aged nine to twelve, chosen by the Mo-Children’s-Jury (11-14 years). The Mo-Award is sponsored by German children’s magazine GEOlino. Both prizes will be worth 1500 Euro. The Awards ceremony takes place at the last day of the festival.

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