Festival de Cannes
For the 71th time the international film industry gathers at the Côte d'Azur. From 8 to 19 May 2018 the international short film scene is also present at the most important festivals worldwide and its film market.
In the Short Film Corner, the AG Kurzfilm presents together with German Films eight current short film productions from Germany. Those films are also available for curators and buyers on the preview DVD "German Short Films – Cannes Edition 2018". In total, more than 60 German short films and coproductions have been registered in the Short Film Corner. They are accessible for preview for buyers and distributors during the course of the festival. (www.cannescourtmetrage.com)
Another highlight is the premiere of the short film programme "Next Generation | Short Tiger", which is celebrated for the eights time on the big screen on 13 May 2018 with the filmmakers attending. German Films and the Federal Film Funding Board FFA present recent production of German Film schools as well as the winners of the Short Tiger Award, the FFA's award for short films with a legth of less than 5 minutes, to the festival audience. As a partner, the AG Kurzfilm is responsible for the coordination of the independently produced short film entries. With "Charlotta's Face" by Valentin Riedl and Frédéric Schuld as well als "Island" by Robert Löbel and Max Mörtl there are two independent production among the award winners.
Furthermore, the AG Kurzfilm and German Films offer young short film directors different possibilities to broaden their knowledge about marketing strategies for their short films. They organise a guided tour of the market, meetings with world sales companies and workshops, such as on "PR strategies for international festivals". The traditional Short Film Lounge on the ARTE boat as a meeting point for the short film scene in Cannes for example facilitates the exchange of experience with established producers.
Flyer German Short Films in Cannes 2018