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.

On our larger projects we report in our news section below, information on our daily work you can discover on our social media channels at Facebook and Instagram.

AG Kurzfilm in Annecy


From 10-15 June 2024, the AG Kurzfilm, together with German Films, will be present as part of the Festival International du Film d'Animation at the affiliated film market MIFA. In addition, they present the current short animated films in our online catalog. Numerous German short films can also be seen in the competition sections of the festival.

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AG Kurzfilm offers networking in Cannes


We present new catalog films in Cannes, offer numerous networking opportunities for the German filmmakers on location, including workshops, market guidance and pitch training. Three German short films were invited to the Quinzaine des Cinéastes and the Sélection Immersive.

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AG Kurzfilm elects new board


The members of the federal association re-elected Alexandra Gramatke and Andrea Wink with a large majority. Amrei Keul and Karsten Matern were newly elected to the board.

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New films added to online catalog


Our short film catalog "German Short Films" is filled with fresh films three times a year. Now it's that time again - the first selection of this year has taken place. Take a look and discover the 26 brand-new short fiction films, documentaries and animated films!

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Viewing Short Films via Online Preview


The online catalog currently offers more than 900 films of the short film catalogs 2007-2023 as well as various compilations on the website The service is password-protected and is aimed exclusively at the film industry. It offers, for example, the possibility to filter current German short films by director, year, genre, title and length or to research specific topics. Since 2010, there has been a separate viewing option for media educators and representatives of educational institutions.

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Bild des Webseiten-Logos. Schriftzug in weißer Schrift, unterlegt von farbigen Kreisen, die vom o des Wortes ausgehen. - the Online Magazine for Short Film


The short film magazine provides regular information on current developments in the short film sector. Portraits, interviews with filmmakers in the new Talk'n'Topics section and extensively researched articles provide background information on developments in the short film scene as well as practical tips.


Short Film and Cinema – the Filmkunstmesse Leipzig


For many years, we have been working to ensure that short film finds its way back into cinemas more often, back onto the big screen where it can best unfold. One of the most important places to talk to cinema operators, present current short films and reach the hearts of program planners is the Filmkunstmesse (film art fair) in Leipzig.

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"Cannes - but doesn't have to" no longer applies!


At first glance, the Festival de Cannes is the place for stars, special feature films and glamour. But short film has also fought for its place over the years and we have also been there every year since 2004, creating a meeting place for the short film scene.

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KINO in Baden-Baden – a Different World


The Film Theater Congress in Baden-Baden is a very special business trip for us every year. For more than 10 years, we have been advising cinema operators on how to program short films.

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The Way to the Short Film Study 2006


In May 2006 - four years after its founding - AG Kurzfilm presented a study in Oberhausen on the situation of German short film, which put its (framework) conditions at the time to the test. A look back.

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Focus: Short Film


A congratulation on the 20th anniversary: Julian Nida-Rümelin was Minister of State for Culture from 2001 to 2002 and, with the reform of German film funding that he initiated, helped to ensure that short film was given greater consideration in film funding than before.

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2002 – When the Short Film got Wet Feet


Robin Mallick, founding member of AG Kurzfilm and former director of Filmfest Dresden, recapitulates the emergence of the Short Film Association in May 2002, its location in the Saxon capital, and its incipient influence at home and abroad.

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Why does the AG Kurzfilm actually exist?


The German Short Film Association was founded 20 years ago. Astrid Kühl, founding and former board member, looks back at the beginnings, the difficulties and the players.

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