Spotlight – new section in magazine

In our new Spotlight section, we will now be reporting at frequent intervals on current developments, festivals and the short film scene in countries that are always somewhat outside of Western perception, but which are worth taking a closer look at for that very reason. Read More

Competitions News

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


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


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