Together with Oberhausen, one of the two major short film festivals in Germany. Compared with the longer tradition of its sister festival, Hamburg is much more audience-oriented, more modern or less dogmatic. The enormous variety of films shown is clearly divided into several sections. Organized by the ShortFilmAgency, Germany´s most successful short film distributor, this wide-ranging event attracts especially cinema operators, distributors, and festival organizers as industry guests.
In addition to the competition section the Hamburg International Short Film Festival also has non-competitive programs which include: Open Air Festival Preview and Panel Discussions.
Three-minute quickie: Audience Award (Euro 1000).
No premiere requirement
Jury and Organizers
Internationales Hamburger KurzFilmFestival
c/o KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg e. V. Friedensallee 7
Phone: +49 40 391 06 30
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This competition focuses on new short films from Germany and gives an overview of contemporary subjects as well as aesthetic and technical trends. There are productions of already established directors but also films by newcomers and students.
Short films of all genres
movie can’t be longer than three minutes (including opening and end credits 3:59 at the most). the topic for the 2021 edition of the competition: "You are the catastrophe"