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!!!
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.
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
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!
Short films (including those for adults) are often dismissed as kids’ stuff, as a practice platform for the big brother feature-length film, in which students* learn their craft. But the short film is much more than just the lean version of the feature-length film!
It is a place to experiment, to fantasize, to try things out or to concentrate on a topic. Due to it’s relatively small budget and shorter production period, the short form offers great artistic freedom and plenty of room for experiments. Moreover, short films are less standardised than feature-length films, which often have to adhere much more to visual or narrative conventions due to financial pressure.
The fact that short films are thus sometimes much more uncomfortable for our (entrenched) viewing habits than feature-length films is a hurdle worth overcoming.
The fact that it leaves us alone with our thoughts again after a short time and thus limits our deep immersion in a story, leaves us time for reflection and discussion. This is not only of great advantage for it’s use in schools, but also crucial for media reception in general.
Moreover, short film can move through all genres. Therefore, a short film programme always offers the possibility of direct comparison and contextualisation. And this is necessary and beneficial for the development of media understanding and for shaping one’s own taste. All this makes short film extremely suitable for young audiences, who are often much more receptive to experimental forms and surprises.
Last but not least, however, a major advantage of the short film, especially for younger children, lies simply in its brevity. Because of the limited attention span of children, short films offer an ideal introduction to the cinema as a new and magical place.
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!
Mo&Friese Junges Kurzfilm Festival
c/o Kurzfilm Agentur Hamburg e.V.
Bodenstedtstr. 6 | 22765 Hamburg
February the 15th to April the 15th 2022.
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.
High 5!- Competition
Send us your films for the young filmmakers competition!
Do you have an idea or already a finished story that’s all about shooting? Then get a camera and bring it to life on the big screen in the Give Me 5! young filmmakers contest!
How fast does your everyday life go? Is it calm, slow or dizzyingly fast? Even though the pace is always changing, life is somehow always in motion and rarely really stands still. What is spinning around you? What are you spinning around? And are you always spinning in the same direction?
Show us what’s on your mind: People spinning around each other? Storms kicking up leaves? Fidget spinners, record players, carousels, or your parents’ arguments on an endless loop? Is there something that really makes you go crazy?
No matter if dreams, experiences or completely absurd pictures. Shoot your film and apply with it to Gib Mir 5!
To take part in the Gib Mir 5! young filmmakers competition, you should be no older than 13 and submit your film, which should be no more than 5 minutes long, to us from the beginning of 2023 until March 21, 2023.
We are looking forward to your films!