25th Young Shortfilm Festival Hamburg

6th – 11th June 2023

Deadline for Submission:
14th February 2023

per Filmfreeway
or Shortfilmdepot

Mo&Friese stands for short film. All genres, all forms, all ages!

Each year at the beginning of June the festival presents nine international competition programmes. We choose current and relevant short films that meet their target group at eye level and take their personal viewpoint seriously.

Thanks to the presence of many filmmakers we are happy to bring together viewers, filmmakers and professionals in our moderated screenings.

In addition, we offer annually changing film workshops where children and young people are introduced to aspects of filmmaking to stimulate their own creativity. Furthermore, the “High 5!” competition invites children and young people to submit their own short artworks.

Inclusive workshop: AUDIO-DESCRIPTION

We’re excited to be working with YOU again this fall to make a few short films more inclusive.

You don’t know what audio description is?
No problem, we’ll learn together and dive deep into perhaps completely unnoticed levels of film.

You can find more information under “Workshops”

To Mo&Friese at the weekend

We will be showing numerous short film programs for children and young people until 6.6.
Tickets can be purchased directly on our website.

We are looking forward to seeing you!


Competition juries for June 2023

If you like to watch a lot of films – preferably in the cinema – and can’t stop talking about them afterwards, then you’ve come to the right place!

Because all you need for our jury is a passion for films and time during the festival week.

If you are between 7 and 9 years old, you can apply for the jury of the Friese Award, between 10 and 13 for the jury of the Mo Award and between 14 and 18 for the NEON Award.

As a member of the children’s or youth jury, you discuss your cinema experiences with other film fans and decide which films win the prizes. So there are lots of film treasures waiting for you and your personal judgement!

Applications per Mail or E-Mail to:

Kurzfilm Agentur Hamburg e.V.
Mo&Friese Junges Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg
Bodenstedtstr. 16 | 22765 Hamburg

February the 15th to April the 15th 2023.

Prizes in four categories

The Friese Prize is awarded by five jurors between 7 and 9 years old for the programs from 4 and 6 years old.

The Mo Prize goes to a film from the programs from 9 chosen by 11 to 13 year olds. Additionally they choose the winner of the High Five-Competition.

For films from the age of 12 and 14, a jury of young people between 14 and 18 will award the NEON prize. The NEON Jury also awards the prize for High Five!-NEON.

All prizes are endowed with 1000 euros each.