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.

20 Years of AG Kurzfilm - Short Film Walk to Celebrate Anniversary in Dresden


The anniversary events on the occasion of the 20th birthday of AG Kurzfilm continue. On September 13, we invite all Dresdeners and guests to a short film walk with the Hamburg artist group A WALL IS A SCREEN. In 1,5 hours outstanding short films will be shown at different locations. Start is at 8 pm at GEH8, Gehestraße 8, 01127 Dresden.

"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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AG Kurzfilm in Annecy


Eight short German animated films are selected for the International Competitions and three more for different sections of the festival. The AG Kurzfilm has again together with German Films a market stand at the MIFA and presents new short animated films in the online catalog.

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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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Fresh Films in our online catalog


The annual short film catalog "German Short Films" is only available online and filled with fresh films three times a year. The second part of this year's selection is now online - 31 brand-new short feature, documentary and animation films. Check it out!

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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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SHORT EXPORT 2022 is ready for bookings!


In its 17th year, SHORT EXPORT 2022 is a new edition of the popular short film program, which started in 2006 as Soirée Allemande. After its premiere on 31st January in Clermont-Ferrand, the approximately ninety-minute programme will go on tour under the title SHORT EXPORT - Made in Germany and can be booked worldwide by Goethe-Institute and their partner organizations. Contact us for more informations and bookings:

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Viewing Short Films via Online Preview


The online catalog currently offers more than 900 films of the short film catalogs 2007-2022 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.

Registration & Online Catalog
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.