German Short Film Association

Welcome to the website of the AG Kurzfilm - German Short Film Association. Here you can find information on our association work, our members and important news from the German short film scene.

AG Kurzfilm @ European Film Market


In the first week of March (01.-05.03.) the online edition of the Berlinale's European Film Market will be launched. The AG Kurzfilm will present its current project portfolio at its digital stand.

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SHORT EXPORT - Made in Germany 2021


In its 16th year, SHORT EXPORT 2021 is a new edition of the popular short film program that started in 2006 as Soirée Allemande. The six current films were selected from 455 German submissions to the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and illustrate the artistic, stylistic and thematic diversity of German short film making. The 85-minute program is now available and can be booked by Goethe-Instituts and their partner institutions worldwide.

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AG Kurzfilm @ Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market


The AG Kurzfilm - German Short Film Association will traditionally be represented at the film market of the International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand (29.01.-06.02.2021), which will take place from 01.-05.02.2021, and will present a total of three market programmes there as well as the new short film catalogue and two new preview compilations.

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„Emerging Artists – Contemporary Experimental Films and Video Art from Germany, Vol 5“


On January 16, 2021, starting at 6 p.m., the fifth edition of the programme "Emerging Artists - Contemporary Experimental Films and Video Art from Germany" will have its premiere as part of the online edition of the 34th Stuttgart Film Winter. Presented by AG Kurzfilm and German Films, the programme is exclusively dedicated to young German experimental film and is now open for booking by festivals and galleries.

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We are still available for you


The AG Kurzfilm team is currently partly returning to home office work. Therefore we can best be reached via e-mail. Our e-mail addresses and responsibilities of the individual colleagues can be found under ABOUT US --> Team.

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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 (@berlinale). 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 international organizations, we've drafted an OPEN LETTER addressed to the festival directors. We hope the decision will be reconsidered and the Berlinale will live up to its pioneering role.

Open Letter

DVDs available as Online Preview


We've extended our preview possibilities - from now on all films contained in the recent DVD editions "New German Animations" and "German Short Films Part 2" are available in our Online Preview. The later DVD editions will be added gradually, too. As of 22 June, some of the recent compilations' films will also be available via T-Port. You may access the Online Preview via the list of our publications.

List of Publications