about the festival
The Mo&Friese Children’s ShortFilmFestival is one of the few film festivals for children, that presents exclusively short films. It has developed out of a special programme of the International ShortFilmFestival Hamburg. In 1999 it became an independent festival and has grown ever since. Besides children it attracts also a professional international audience.
The festival programme addresses kids and teens between 4 and 18 years. Especially pupils and preschool children are invited to movie screenings which take place in the mornings.
The programmes are presented age-based. Foreign-languaged short films will be dubbed live in German. We try to invite as many national and international film makers as possible, who can answer children’s questions concerning their films and projects.
Festival’s aim is to establish – in consideration of educational aspects – besides animations and short fictions also documentaries and experimentals, furthermore to intrigue children and to fire their imagination.