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Short Film Festival Cologne

Short Film Festival in Cologne.

About

The Short Film Festival Cologne (KFFK) consists of a variety of programms. The main section, the GERMAN COMPETITION showcases the best of current German short film productions and co-productions. Further sections include the NEW AESTHETIC programme which traces digital tendencies in short films, as well as the FESTIVAL FOCUS and a REGIONAL FOCUS. Screenings and workshops specifically directed towards children complete the program.

Festival sections:

  • German competition
  • Cologne shorts
  • New aesthetic
  • 360°/VR
  • XXShorts

Awards

  • German Competition
    • Kölner Produzenten-Preis im Wert von 1 800 €
    • Jameson-Award im Wert von 600 €
    • Choices-Award im Wert von 500 €
    • WDR-Preis im Wert von bis zu 5.000 €
  • Cologne Shorts
    • Technikbeistellung im Wert von 1.500 € bei FinderTV
    • 1 Tag Colourgrading bei WeFadeToGrey
    • 2 Tage Projektbetreuung VFX bei Butterfilm
    • WDR-Preis im Wert von bis zu 5.000 €
  • 360°/VR
    • Future Spaces Award im Wert von 500 €
  • XXShorts
    • Ströer-Award im Wert von 500 €

Rules

  • Eligibility:
    • German Competition: Only films with the production site located in Germany are admitted. German co-productions are also accepted 
    • Cologne Shorts: Films with production site located in Cologne are accepted
    • New Aesthetic, 360°/VR, XXShorts & Shorts For Kids: international productions accepted
  • The running length of the film should not be longer than 45 minutes and the date of completion should be in the year of the festival or in the prior year
  • Only completed films may participate
  • The submissions can only be made through the digital screener reelport or filmfestivallife

Screening copy: DCP, BluRay, 16mm & 35mm and in exceptional cases as DVD

Subtitles: German and English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Festival Direction
Marita Quaas, Fabian Flesch, Susanne Grueneklee

Documents

Place

Germany
Cologne

Official website

kffk.de

Contacts

Address:

Festivalbüro
Kurzfilmfreunde Köln e.V.
Kalscheurener Str. 19
50354 Hürth


Tel: +49 221 6777 41 16

Email: info@kffk.de

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    August 01, 2018
  • Event dates
    14 — 18 November 2018
Categories & Fees

Films with production site located in Cologne are accepted.

  • Deadline — free

New Aesthetic features new tendencies in short films and films that reflect on our life in the digital age.

  • Deadline — free

Only films with the production site located in Germany are admitted. German co-productions are also accepted.

  • Deadline — free

Shorts for children, two programms for children of the ages 4 and up and 8 and up. International entries welcome. Films without dialog preferred.

  • Deadline — free

Since 2016 the KFFK awards the year’s best VR experience

  • Deadline — free
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