Submissions 2020

The  Call for Entry for the 36th Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg (Shortfilm Festival Hamburg) runs from November 1st 2019 until February 20th 2020.

Films can be submitted via the online submission platform Shortfilmdepot.

Short films of all genres no longer than 30 minutes and not older than two years can be submitted for the International Competition, German Competition or the Mo&Friese Children Short Film Festival. The topic of the Three-Minute-Quickie-Competition (not longer than 3 min) for 2020 is “Unknown Territory”.

We are looking forward to your films!

How to submit

  1. Register: If you are not a user of Shortfilmdepot, please fill out the form for each film you would like to submit. Upload your film and test if it plays correctly.
  2. Submit: Search for Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg and submit your film. The festival does not charge a submission fee. Shortfilm depot also requires one stamp per submission. Stamps are available individually or in sets of 5, 20 or 50.

If you have any difficulties with the application or any further questions, you can contact us via email at