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New auteur shorts competition – “Corti d’autore” in Locarno

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In some communities, there is still an assumption that the short film scene is mainly dominated by up-and-coming filmmakers. The short film section of the Locarno Film Festival, Pardi di domani, is taking the opposite step with a newly announced competition. In the new section “Corti d’autore”, short films by directors who are already internationally known will be invited in the future. Read More

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New lockdown forces November festivals to cancel, online variations or postponements

November has always been a busy festival month. Due to the Corona pandemic, several spring festivals had also postponed their editions until autumn.
The recent lockdown in Germany and other (European) countries, with the closing of cinemas and the cancellation of all events, now confronts these festivals with the decision to cancel completely, to switch to online versions or to postpone. Read More

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No short films for young audiences at the 71st Berlinale 2021 – Open letter to the directors of Berlinale

In 2021 NO SHORT FILMS will be shown in the GENERATION section of the Berlin International Film Festival. The cancellation of an entire platform for the short form at the Berlinale signifies the failure to address both the audience and industry.

Together with more than 30 international organizations, AG Kurzfilm – German Short Film Association drafted an OPEN LETTER addressed to the festival directors. Read More

Short Films online Report

Short film specials in times of Corona

updated on 14 July 2020

Festivals have been cancelled or moved to the Internet, film starts have been postponed, and some cinemas are now opening under strict hygiene conditions. Public and also cultural life seemed to stand almost still for a long time. Many initiatives tried to creatively overcome the crisis and also offer short film compilations.

Here we would like to present a small collection of short film offers, which will be continuously updated. We would be happy to take up your suggestions, just send us a short message to info@shortfilm.de. Read More