What to expect at the International Short Film Festival Jena ? From 19th to 24th April 2017, we will be presenting top-notch short films of all genres and categories by filmmakers from all over the world at Volksbad Jena. We will make you laugh, cry, dance and reflect.

Get to know directors and producers! And the best thing: You decide who is going to win. Alongside the awards presented by our professional jury, the audience can vote for their favorite short to receive the audience award. If you’re interested in Finland, come and join us at this year’s country focus programme . We're gonna kick off the festival week with our popular open-air event at Johannistor. The crowning finish will be the award ceremony on Saturday evening. Afterwards, you can get your groove on at the after show party. Welcome!

Awards 2016

Best
Fiction

tenderness

film still tenderness
Fiction, Poland,
direction
Emilia Zielonka

Liebe zueinander: Ein Pärchen nimmt ein Zimmer in einem Hotel. „Kennt man alles schon“, möchte man denken.

Best
ExAnDo

we can't live without cosmos

film still we can't live without cosmos
Animation, Russia,
direction
Konstantin Bronzit

A weightless friendship between dream and reality.

Audience
Award

Discipline

film still Discipline
Fiction, Switzerland,
direction
Christophe M. Saber

Unsuspectedly, this film shows the power of candy that isn’t allowed to be bought. The depths and absurdities of human rage surface.

Jena
Film Award
for Tolerance

my enemy, my brother

film still my enemy, my brother
Documentary, Canada,
direction
Ann Shin

The first Gulf War claimed victims on each side. There is no place for mercy. Or is it? Sometimes the line between enemy and brother fades faster than we think.

Award
of the
Youth Jury

Leona

film still Leona
Fiction, Mexico,
direction
Davek Carrizosa

Single mother, on the edge of life, but young and beautiful. Leona tries to find a way to lead her children to a better future – even if she has to sacrifice a lot.

Teen
Shorts
Award

9 Meter

film still 9 Meter
Fiction, Denmark,
direction
Anders Walter

Teenager Daniel is a young athlete with a talent in long jump. Believing he might be able to save his comatose mother by breaking his own records, he won't stop jumping until she wakes up.

Downloads

cellu-l-art-katalog-2016.pdf (6.21 MB)