... on TV and on the Internet

 © Stine Wangler
© Stine Wangler

... on television ...

... short films aren't so easy to find. They are often hidden away in the very late-night slots. However, there are some programs that are dedicated exclusively to short films. We would like to warmly recommend these:

Overview of the short film broadcasts of all third programs in the next 4 weeks

ARTE Kurzschluss
ARTE's weekly short film magazine with a changing thematic focus

Short film night on BR television

MDR Unicato
MDR short film magazine with changing thematic focuses

... on the internet ...

... it's easier to find short films. The most well-known platforms are YouTube and Vimeo. Some short film distributors and short film producers even have their own channels on which short films are regularly shown. Here are a few examples:

Animation class at the Kunsthochschule Kassel
Films by students of Kunsthochschule Kassel

interfilm Berlin
Selection of international short films distributed by interfilm Berlin

Kurzfilm Agentur Hamburg
Selection of international short films distributed by the Short Film Agency Hamburg

Studio Film Bilder
Animated short films from Studio Film Bilder

Vimeo Staff Picks
Selection of international short films

But there are also other platforms where you can watch high-quality short films. Here is a selection:

ARD Media Library
Collection of short films, including from the program "Kurzfilme im MDR", the short film magazine "Unicato" and the short film night at BR

ARTE Media Library
Collection of international short films, including from the short film magazine "Kurzschluss"

DFFB Archive
Films from the archive of the German Film and Television Academy Berlin from 1966 onwards

International Short Film Festival Oberhausen Channel
Selected films from the Oberhausen Short Film Festival

Short Film Festival Cologne Media Library
Selection of films from past editions of the KFFK available online

Video-on-demand platform with a selection of international short films, access via the user card of affiliated libraries

Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLFF
Selection of short films made at the film university

Selection of German short films from several decades

Play SRF (Trigger - short film of the week)
A new short film every week

Selects - the streaming service of the Deutsche Kinemathek
Changing streaming offer of short and feature-length films

Short of the Week
A new international short film every week, archive included

Selection of freely accessible award-winning short films

This overview does not claim to be exhaustive and is updated on an irregular basis.