PR 25.01.2023: The AG Kurzfilm at the International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand

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Once again German short film productions show a strong presence at the International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand (27.01.-04.02.2023): A total of 15 German short films are represented in the competitions and other sections of the festival. In addition, AG Kurzfilm - Bundesverband Deutscher Kurzfilm organizes three market screenings with other recent works and is represented with a booth at the film market (30.01.-02.02.2023). For the 18th time, the premiere of the German-French cooperation program "SHORT
EXPORT" will take place as part of the festival under the title Soirée Allemande.

German productions in the festival program
From more than 8,300 submissions from all over the world, eight German contributions have been invited to participate in the festival's competitions. Five German (co-)productions are running in the International Competition: CHEMKIDS by Julius Gintaras Blum, WILL MY PARENTS COME TO SEE ME by Mo Harawe, DER ZUFALL by Justus Hanfland, THE AGE OF INNOCENCE by Maximilian Bungarten and VON DER FLÜCHTIGKEIT EINES GESCHMACKS by Eva Neidlinger. A total of 78 films are competing in the International Competition. The LAB Competition will feature the three German co-productions MAJMOUAN by Mohammadreza Farzad, PARADISO, XXXI, 108 by Kamal Aljafari and BACKFLIP by Nikita Diakur. Here, 25 films will vie for the prizes.

A total of seven German (co-)productions have been invited to other sections of the film festival: I WAS NEVER REALLY HERE by Gabriel Bihina Arrahnio, for example, will be shown in the "African Perspectives" series. In the "Young Audience" programs LAIKA & NEMO by Jan Gadermann, HELLO STRANGER by Julia Ocker, LOUIS I., KÖNIG DER SCHAFE by Markus Wulf and SCHLEUDERGANG by Gurli Bachmann will be shown. DIE BESONDEREN FÄHIGKEITEN DES HERRN MAHLER by Paul Philipp will be screened in the "Polar" section and BAMBIRAK by Zamarin Wahdat will be screened in the "European Short Film Audience Awards" series.

Soirée Allemande / SHORT EXPORT - MADE IN GERMANY 2023
The traditional Soirée Allemande at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival once again marks the start of a new - now 18th - edition of the SHORT EXPORT - MADE IN GERMANY program. On January 30, the new films of the program will be presented in the presence of filmmakers. The project SHORT EXPORT - MADE IN GERMANY 2023 is a long-standing German-French cooperation between AG Kurzfilm - Bundesverband Deutscher Kurzfilm, German Films, Goethe-Institut Lyon, Festival International du Court Métrage Clermont-Ferrand, and Kurzfilm Agentur Hamburg. Following the premiere, Goethe-Instituts worldwide as well as their partners can book SHORT EXPORT - MADE IN GERMANY throughout the year.

Selected from over 470 German submissions at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, the six German short films in this program provide an insight into the broad artistic, aesthetic and thematic diversity of current German short filmmaking. For the Soirée Allemande on January 30, the directors Gabriel Bihina Arrahnio (I WAS NEVER REALLY HERE), Jonathan Brunner (BORDER CONVERSATIONS) and Laura Solbach (WUNSCHKIND) will be present.

Soirée Allemande/SHORT EXPORT 2023 @ Clermont-Ferrand
January 30, 2023, 6pm at the Salle Georges Conchon, Clermont-Ferrand.
Attendance open to all accredited and invitees.

Further market screenings of the AG Kurzfilm in Clermont-Ferrand
The "Emerging Artists Vol. 6" program will celebrate its international premiere as part of the Short Film Festival on Jan. 31, 2023 at 4 pm. A total of seven artistic works will be shown. With "Emerging Artists - Contemporary Experimental Films and Video Art From Germany", AG Kurzfilm and German Films have been presenting a program of short, experimental works by young up-and-coming artists every two years since 2013. As of now, the program can be booked for screening by national and international institutions such as festivals, galleries and cinemas. Furthermore, the screening of "Matinée Allemande / Coup de foudre - Le court métrage allemand" will take place on February 1, 2023 at 11 am. The program introduces the diverse German short filmmaking and presents outstanding brand new independent as well as student productions from the current short film catalog. The films of the Matinée Allemande as well as numerous other films (also from previous catalog editions) can be viewed via the online preview.

Admission to the market screenings with accreditation

Contact AG Kurzfilm in Clermont-Ferrand (30.01.-03.02.2023)
Marché du Film Court, German booth
Jutta Wille ( | Jana Cernik ( | Lisa Hering (

The executive directors and board members of AG Kurzfilm are available for interviews and statements.

Please feel free to contact Claudia Hegner and Dagny Kleber from the agency Kleber Film PR if you are interested in and/or have further press and material requests: or by phone 0160-4400433 (C. Hegner) / 0171-4024803 (D. Kleber)