Since 2008, the AG Kurzfilm organises the cinema tour of the nominees and award winners of the German Short Film Award on behalf of the BKM (Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media) and thus aims not only at increasing the public awareness for short films and strengthen their position, but also at directing the public attention to the significance of the German Short Film Award. Originally launched by the KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg and the Federal Association of Non-Commercial Cinemas, the award winning films have been touring German cinemas since 1998. Cinema operators are given the opportunity to compile a programme of their choice from the award winning and films and nominees.
The AG Kurzfilm supports the screenings by inviting guests, such as filmmakers and other professionals and assists the cinemas in promoting the events. We cooperate with established partners such as the Federal Association of Non-Commercial Cinemas, which is in charge of liaison and support for the non-commercial cinemas, as well as with the tour partners HDF Kino and AG Kino-Gilde (national associations of cinemas) and the media partners Filmdienst and Filmecho | Filmwoche.
The cinema tour is supposed to become a recurring annual highlight in the participating cinemas to attract a growing audience. Furthermore, there are also selected screenings of the films organized worldwide.More information about the cinema tour can be found on the website www.kurzfilmtournee.de.