25th Young Shortfilm Festival Hamburg

4th – 11th June 2023

It was so nice in 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.

High Five!

On 4th of June at 2 p.m. numerous up-and-coming filmmakers will show their latest works in the festival center.
All films are maximum 5 minutes long and the young talents are not older than 13 years.

The Mo- and the Friese-Jury will award the prizes for the first three winning films.

Award ceremony

On June 5th  at 7 pm the award ceremony for the winning films will take place in the festival center.

Our four juries are still busy sifting through the films and we are very excited to see who will get to hold our trophies.

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 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.