From almost 700 entries we have selected the 29 best: these short films from 17 countries will be shown in five programs. They form the international competition and can be awarded with prizes. As usual, you as the audience will have your own award. Be there with us and vote for the films – on Saturday, at the award ceremony, we will announce the winner!


Konnichiwa, dear short film enthusiasts! After almost a year and a half of postponement, we are finally ready to present you our country in focus program on Japan: In two programs there will be 16 films from the land of the rising sun to discover: feature films, animations, documentaries, music videos, experimental films – to be seen on the big screen in the blue room of the Schillerhof cinema.


We present you as much as 9 different specials for any interests and taste. Queer, body positivity, environment and sustainability, psychic wellbeing, youth protest culture and many more are waiting for you during the festival week.