PR 14.02.2020: Meet the German Short Film Scene at the Berlinale!

The Berlin International Film Festival (February 20-29, 2020) will once again be showing numerous German short films in its various festival sections and special programmes. Their diversity ranges from experimental documentaries to fiction and animation films and the German short film avant-garde. Furthermore, AG Kurzfilm presents German short films and advises filmmakers and representatives of the film industry at the Berlinale's European Film Market (EFM). Among other things, the association presents its current catalogue "German Short Films 2020" there.

German short films are again represented in large numbers at this year's Berlinale. The Berlinale Shorts short film competition has selected three German productions and co-productions: A DEMONSTRATION by Sasha Litvintseva and Beny Wagner (DE/NL/UK), INFLORESCENCE by Nicolaas Schmidt and, out of competition, VEITSTANZ/FEIXTANZ by Gabriele Stölzner from 1988.

The section Generation Kplus shows with MISHOU by Milen Vitanov a humorous animated German-Bulgarian co-production.

In the Forum Expanded section UNTITLED SEQUENCE OF GAPS by Vika Kirchenbauer, IMAGINARY EXPLOSIONS, EPISODE 2, CHAITÉN by Caitlin Berrigan and QUANTUM CREOLE by Filipa César will be shown. For its 50th anniversary programme, the Forum has also selected the short feature film EINE PRÄMIE FÜR IRENE by Helke Sander from 1971.

On Sunday, February 23, 2020, the winners and nominees of the German Short Film Award 2019 will also be presented to cinema operators at an industry event of the KURZ.FILM.TOUR. 2020 in the Hackesche Höfe cinemas as part of the AG Kino Gilde screenings.
At the Berlinale's European Film Market, German short film productions will be screened as part of the market screening "Hessen Talents 2020". On the other hand, seven other German short film productions will be shown in individual market screenings.

A detailed overview of all current German short films at the Berlinale can be found in the flyer.

At the 70th Berlinale, AG Kurzfilm - Bundesverband Deutscher Kurzfilm is once again a partner of the Short Form Station and supports participants in networking with curators, programme makers and filmmakers on the German short film scene.

Under the umbrella of German Films, AG Kurzfilm's stand at the European Film Market offers a meeting place for industry representatives such as filmmakers, producers, distributors and festivals and provides information and contacts on all aspects of German short film.
In addition, the short film catalogue "German Short Films 2020" will have its German premiere at the Film Market. It presents 100 of the most interesting current German short film productions and, with its comprehensive service section, is a much sought-after information medium.
Also available are the current preview DVDs "German Short Films" and "German Short Films - Children and Youth Edition" as well as the coveted festival calendar published by AG Kurzfilm, which provides a compact overview of important national and international festival dates and deadlines for 2020.

AG Kurzfilm at the European Film Market
Stand: German Films/AG Short Film
booth number: 17
telephone number: +49.(0)30.7 80 95 64 17