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Hamburg International Short Film Festival

One of the two major short film festivals in Germany.

About

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.

Awards

International competition:

  • Hamburg Short Film Award (Euro 3000);
  • Audience Award (Euro 1500).

Deframed competition:

  • Jury Award (Euro 2000),
  • Audience Award (Euro 1500).

German Competition​:

  • Jury Award (Euro 2000),
  • Jury Award for Hamburg production (Euro 1500).

Three-minute quickie: Audience Award (Euro 1000).

Rules

  • The running time of films entered for the competitions (except for the Three-Minute Quickie) should not exceed 30 minutes and the films should not be produced before 2017.
  • Previous participation in other festivals is accepted. 
  • Please register your film on our website and include a downloadable preview link or send us a digital preview file (mp4/mov encoded in h.264/aac, 500 mb max).
  • If your film’s language isn’t english, please make sure it has English hardcoded subtiles.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Artistic Director — Birgit Glombitza
  • Administrative Director — Sven Schwarz

Documents

Place

Germany
Hamburg

Official website

shortfilm.com

Contacts

Address: 

Internationales Hamburger KurzFilmFestival
c/o KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg e. V. Friedensallee 7
22765 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 391 06 30
Email: festival@shortfilm.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    February 16, 2018
  • Three-Minute Quickie Deadline
    April 01, 2018
  • Event dates
    5 — 11 June 2018
Categories & Fees

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.

  • Deadline — free
  • Three-Minute Quickie Deadline — free

Short films of all genres

  • Deadline — free
  • Three-Minute Quickie Deadline — free

Being the nucleus of the Hamburg International Short Film Festival, NoBudget sees cinema as a place to bury limitations and for experiments. The only thing we ask the films for is that they are not overanxious to please the audience.

  • Deadline — free
  • Three-Minute Quickie Deadline — free

movie can’t be longer than three minutes (including opening and end credits 3:59 at the most). And the topic for 2017 is: Scandal

  • Deadline — free
  • Three-Minute Quickie Deadline — free

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