Young Shortfilm Festival Hamburg

29th May – 6th June 2022

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.

Advance booking starts

Tickets are now also available for the weekend and afternoon screenings.

Simply click on the BUY TICKET link next to the respective program … see you in the cinema!!!

29th of may at the Festivalzentrum POST


On Sunday, the 29th of May, we open the 24th Mo&Friese Young Short Film Festival Hamburg with film, games and of course waffles!!!! We start with our opening programme UNPREDICDTABLE  at 3 pm, for the first time ever in our Festivalzentrum  “Post” at Kaltenkircher Platz.

The film programme is shown with audio description for blind people and a german sign language interpretation.

The programme UNPREDICDTABLE  is recommended for ages 5 and up!

TICKETS (3.50 Euro) are available via the link next to the programme

Group bookings possible

Dear educators,

As of now, you can register with your school classes and daycare groups for cinema screenings during the week of May 31 to June 3!

Age-graded, nine carefully curated international short film programs await you for children and teens ages four and up. 54 films with relevant, diverse and challenging themes, but also plenty of humor meet the young audience at eye level.

We look forward to a wide-ranging program with strong identifying characters. Moderated in an age-appropriate way and with plenty of room for discussion!


Competition juries for June 2022

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 8 and 10 years old, you can apply for the jury of the Friese Award, between 11 and 14 for the jury of the Mo Award and between 15 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:

Mo&Friese Junges Kurzfilm Festival
c/o Kurzfilm Agentur Hamburg e.V.
Bodenstedtstr. 6 | 22765 Hamburg

February the 15th to April the 15th 2022.

Prizes in four categories

The Friese Prize is awarded by five jurors between 8 and 10 years old for the programs from 4 and 6 years old.

The Mo Prize goes to a film from the programs from 9 and 12 years, chosen by 11 to 13 year olds.

For films from the age of 14, a jury of young people between 14 and 18 will award the NEON prize

All prizes are endowed with 1000 euros each.