Festival de Cannes

Since 2004, the AG Kurzfilm, together with German Films, presents current German productions at the Short Film Corner – the market segment for short films at the Festival de Cannes. The films are available for buyers and distributors in the digital film library in the viewing booths. Furthermore, festival curators and buyers can obtain a preview DVD. Since 2006, this DVD has been published especially for the Cannes film market under the name „GerMany Shorts in Cannes“ and since 2014 as "Cannes Edition". The featured films are especially recent productions selected by AG Kurzfilm.

Since 2006, the German Short Film Association invites to the Short Film Lounge, a gathering place for German short film makers and members of the international short film scene. After the BMW Group supported this venue during the first years, ARTE has now become a partner for organizing this venue.

Since 2010, the short film programme „Next Generation | Short Tiger“ premieres in Cannes. In this programme, German Films and the film funding body FFA introduce current productions of German film academies and the winners of the Short Tiger, the FFA’s award for short films with a length of less than five minutes. As a partner, the AG Kurzfilm is in charge of the submissions of independent short film productions.

Since 2014, the AG Kurzfilm, in cooperation with German Films, has been offering young short film directors in Cannes various possibilities to broaden their knowledge about exploitation strategies for their films. Thus, they offer a guided tour of the festival market, discussions with world sales companies as well as workshops.

Flyer German Short Films in Cannes 2015