International Short Film Festival Jena “Cellu l’art“
cellu l’art-Festival Jena e.V., founded in 1999, is a non-profit association organising the annual International Short Film Festival Jena „cellu l'art“ since 2000 as well as movie nights and events dealing with short film.
A main focus of the programme lies on narrative forms of short film like short fiction, animation, and short documentaries. In addition, experimental and non-narrative forms are part of the programme in order to present an overview of recent works of the short film community. The best works, about 40, are selected for an international competition. A jury of three film professionals, a youth jury of three teenagers, and the audience decide on the awards for the festival's best films. Another focus of the festival is on an annually changing country and its short film scene. Three programmes present shorts from this country and are accompanied by a photo exhibition. In terms of topics the festival provides a wide range of subjects from different countries and (film) cultures. Since 2012 there is a focus on political short film. Since then the best entry against violence, intolerance, and social injustice is awarded with the „Jena Film Award for Tolerance“.