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.

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29.11.2022

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AG Kurzfilm in Turin

23.11.2022

From November 27 to 30, 2022, the 7th Talents and Short Film Market (TSFM) will take place in Turin. Representing this year's host country Germany, the AG Kurzfilm will present numerous events on the occasion of its 20th anniversary to give an insight into the diverse German short film scene. There will be the opportunity to meet AG Kurzfilm staff members as well as other important representatives of the German short film scene in person during the event.

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Fresh Films in our online catalog

13.10.2022

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 - 28 brand-new short feature, documentary and animation films. Check it out!

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Short Film and Cinema – the Filmkunstmesse Leipzig

10.10.2022

For many years, we have been working to ensure that short film finds its way back into cinemas more often, back onto the big screen where it can best unfold. One of the most important places to talk to cinema operators, present current short films and reach the hearts of program planners is the Filmkunstmesse (film art fair) in Leipzig.

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FEINKOŠT 2022 in Germany and the Czech Republic

23.09.2022

On September 30, 2022, our traditional German-Czech short film tour FEINKOŠT will start with presenting current short films from both countries. In cooperation with the Elbe Dock Festival, we have selected six short documentary films that will tour Germany and the Czech Republic as a binational short film program until the end of the year.

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"Cannes - but doesn't have to" no longer applies!

13.06.2022

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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KINO in Baden-Baden – a Different World

05.06.2022

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

23.05.2022

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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Focus: Short Film

09.05.2022

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

06.05.2022

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?

04.05.2022

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!

09.02.2022

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: hering@ag-kurzfilm.de

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Viewing Short Films via Online Preview

02.02.2022

The online catalog currently offers more than 900 films of the short film catalogs 2007-2022 as well as various compilations on the website www.ag-kurzfilm.de. 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.

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shortfilm.de - the Online Magazine for Short Film

29.01.2022

The short film magazine shortfilm.de 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.

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