The short film catalogue "German Short Films" has been published annually since 2004 and presents a selection of 100 exceptional current German short films as well as an extensive service appendix containing an index and important contacts of the German short film scene. This compilation is supposed to portray the manifold German short film production and presents works of film students as well as outstanding independent productions. All genres are represented ranging from short fiction to animation, experimental and documentary films.
Since 2006, a preview DVD
accompanying the catalogue and addressing festivals and curators has been published containing a few selected films. Since 2010 there is also a preview DVD with films for children and young audience
The catalogue is offered to international film institutes, festivals, multipliers and international cultural institutes, distribution and sales companies, buyers and TV broadcasters free of charge. Furthermore, it is presented on film markets, festivals and other important industry events.
Its international premiere is traditionally celebrated at the film market of the short film festival in Clermont-Ferrand, the German premiere presentation takes place at the EFM of the Berlinale.
Besides the printed edition there is also an online version of the catalogue
. Since 2009 industry professionals are offered the possibility of watching various films from the catalogue editions since 2007 online.
With financial support of: German Films Service + Marketing GmbH, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM)
To download a pdf version of the hitherto existing catalogue click on the respective picture: