Call for entries gestartet!


You know what they say: after the festival is before the festival. So don't hesitate and submit your new shorts to us and participate in the 20th edition of cellu l'art Short Film Festival!

Just click here:

Since the early bird catches the worm (and maybe gets selected for the festival ;)), you should submit your film until July 31st for only 3 dollars. We're really looking forward to see your brilliant new shorts!

And the winners are...!

Our juries have made their decisions and we are proud to announce the winners of the 19th cellu l'art Short Film Festival Jena.

We congratulate the following shorts and their filmmakers:

Bester Spielfilm (Best Fiction):
RETOUCH (2017, Iran) by Kaveh Mazaheri


Special Mention Fiction:
Der Sieg der Barmherzigkeit (2017, Austria) by Albert Meisl

Bester ExAnDo (ExAnDo Award):
Catherine (2016, Belgium) by Britt Raes


Special Mention ExAnDo:
Protokolle (2017, Germany) by Jan Soldat

Jenaer Lichtstadt Award (donated by the lord mayor of Jena Dr. Albrecht Schröter):
Green Screen Gringo (2016, Netherlands) by Douwe Dijkstra


Preis der Jugendjury (Youth Jury Award):
Botanica (2017, Netherlands) by Noël Loozen


Teen Shorts Award:
Game (2016, Great Britain) by Jeannie Donohue


Tickets for the 19th cellu l'art

Just five days to go - then CELLU L'ART is gonna start!

And you can and should get your tickets already now. You know the saying: The early bird...


There are several opportunities to get them:

  • at the Jena Tourist-Information (opening hours: Mo - Fr 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sa 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.),
  • at our pre-sales at Ernst-Abbe-Mensa (today and Monday to Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and at our festival opening at Faulloch on Tuesday or
  • here on our website: just click on the little "tickets" links behind each event.

And here we got it all summarized for you:

So, let's see at the short films!

Unsere Fachjury 2018: Bryan M. Ferguson


We would like to introduce the third member of this year's industry jury to you: Scottish director Bryan M. Ferguson. Ferguson is a self-taught filmmaker and photographer from Glasgow, Scotland. His visual style solidified while living in Florida, a place he felt evoked an atmosphere of candy-coloured nihilism. Ferguson’s work has been described as paradoxically beautiful and disturbing – his surrealism earns him the reputation as a unique visionary with a distinct film style in the British short film landscape. His films have received critical acclaim at festivals and exhibitions in the US, Canada, UK, France, China, and many more. His film “Umbilical Glue” has been picked up by the BBC for exclusive broadcasting rights in the UK. During the festival week of the 19th Jena Short Film Festival we are showing a retrospective on his films from the past years.