Since its foundation 28 years ago, Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg (Short Film Festival Hamburg) has been celebrating short films as an independent art form while offering an opportunity for film makers from all over the world to get in touch with an eager audience and with each other. At the Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, around 15,000 visitors get to watch 400 films in international and national competitions as well as in carefully curated special programmes which showcase contemporary film art alongside earlier influential avant-garde pieces. Apart from the national focus which takes a look at a different country every year, there are monographic shows or explorations of specific cinematic motives through time and genres.
The International Competition mirrors current global aesthetic tendencies and narrative structures as well as more resistant marginal and raw works. The German Competition offers an overview of the state of the nation’s short films and film academies. The Three Minute Quickie is another one of the unique specialities. In it, filmmakers from Germany and from abroad can submit films of no more than three minutes long to a predetermined subject. Furthermore, the Mo&Friese Hamburg Children’s Short Film Festival is one of a small number of short film festivals for children in the world. It offers programmes for several age groups in cooperation with the Hamburg International Short Film Festival.
This year, Short Film Festival Hamburg will feature movies from the following British artists in the competition: Ben Garfield – Spelliasmous, Steven Fraser – What It Feels Like, Carol and Edward Lyon – Lost in Translation? (competing in the Three Minute Quickie Competition) as well as Kerry Skinner and Stewart Alexander – The Bicycle Thief (competing in the Mo&Friese Children’s Short Film Festival) among others.
Single ticket: €8, reduced €7
5 tickets: €33 / €30
10 tickets: €65 / €58
Mo&Friese Children's Short Film Festival: €3 / €3.50
More info available here
All movies are shown in their original version with English subtitles if the original language is not English. Films taking part in the competitions are shown without English subtitles.