29.05.,15.00 Uhr | Festivalzentrum “POST” | Buy Ticket
ca. 60 Min.

Cat Days

Deutschland, Japan 2018 | Jon Frickey | Animationsfilm | 11’09 Min.

Little Jiro is sick. His father takes him to the doctor. Her diagnosis is harmless, but it shakes the boy's identity.

School Disco

Sweden 2018 | Christian Zetterberg | Short Fiction | 5’30 Min.

A shy boy discovers new concepts of friendship and love while dancing at school.

Girl Power

Schweden 2004 | Per Carleson | Short Fiction | 4'00 Min.

Actually, it should not be a problem to take the bike with you, but a small transportation problem can quickly turn into a big one. The film proves that a little trick can go a long way, especially if you're a woman of a certain age.


Germany 2018 | Julia Ocker | Animation | 3'37 Min.

The sloth wants to buy an ice cream. But unfortunately it is much too slow.


Niederlande 2020 | Lara Aerts | Documentary | 6'42 Min.

Why does it really matter if you're a boy or a girl? When Long explains how it feels to be intersexual.

ca. 31 Min.

Masquerade –
a costume installation

29.05.,16.00 Uhr | Festivalzentrum “POST”
Opening: 29.5. | 16h
from 1.6. daily 11-20h

"Have you ever imagined being something other than human? Maybe a hybrid of a tree and a cat? What material would this character be made of? Does it have a special ability or maybe make a certain sound?"
These were the questions we asked participants in our MASKERADE workshop last fall. The video and costume artist Katharina Duve provided exciting insights into the world of costume design and the use of materials. With the help of green screen technology we brought seven fantasy creatures to life.
You can see the results of this exciting workshop in our installation in the festival center. Admission is free.
The opening will take place on May 29 at 4 pm. From June 1 till 6 you can admire the works daily from 11 am in the festival center "Post".


Out and about in nature –
an inclusive event

31.05.,10.00 Uhr | Metropolis Kino 02.06.,16.30 Uhr | Festivalzentrum “POST” | Buy Ticket
educational material ca. 60 Min.


Olga Poliektova | Russland,Spanien 2017 | Animation | 2'00 Min.

An ecological film about the great adventure of a little turtle in search of his family.

The white crow

Miran Miošić | Kroatien 2018 | Animation | 9'07 Min.

The little crow looks different. Although her family loves her, she is teased by the other crows. Until one day ...

In search of the land without evil

Anna Azevedo | Brasilien 2017 | Documentary | 15’00 min.

In a small village not far from Rio de Janeiro lives a group of Guaraní (indigenous people of Brazil). The children grow up between old traditions and modern influences. An everyday life between playing, laughing and learning.


Julia Ocker | Deutschland 2017 | Animation | 3’37 min.

The ants work together perfectly. If it weren't for one ant that does everything differently.


Milen Vitanov | Bulgarien, Deutschland 2020 | Animation | 7’30 min. | Ohne Dialog

The lives of four snow bunnies in the arctic are literally turned upside down by an unplanned visitor.

ca. 38 Min.

EiS for everyone! –

02.06.,18.00 Uhr | Festivalzentrum “POST”
ca. 60 Min.

In this event, it is with great pleasure that we introduce you to the EiS app (An inclusive language learning app).

The EiS app is a pocket dictionary for learning signs. Terms are explained through four elements: METACOM symbol, word, audio and sign video. The sign actors are children with and without disabilities.

Children and their social environment can use the EiS app to playfully learn a basic vocabulary of signs from the German Sign Language (DGS). In this way, everyone can make themselves understood, regardless of whether they can read, write, hear or speak. The shared "sign knowledge" supports communication and enables a more self-determined participation in education and society.

The EiS-App-Workshop addresses all interested people, educators, children and parents.
You will learn how the EiS app was created, you can try out the app and meet some of the signers in person. A teacher will show how she uses the app with her students and share ideas for teaching materials she has created from the EiS app.

We are happy to welcome the initiator Anke Schöttler as well as some of the participating children and welcome all interested people!


High five!
Young Talent Film Competition

04.06.,14.00 Uhr | Festivalzentrum “POST” | Buy Ticket
ca. 60 Min.

Travel Agency Multiverse (Reisebüro Multiversum)

Schule Tegelweg, 2022 | Short Fiction | 9‘00 Min. (supporting film, out of competition)

Here you get travels of a very special kind.

Flight to Olympus Mons (Flug zum Olympus Mons)

Florian Heppner, Matteo Maxhaku, 2022 | Short Fiction | 3 Min.

Two friends climb the highest mountain in our solar system, Olympus Mons. But a surprise awaits them there.

The magical world of gaming (Die magische Welt des Spielens)

Jonas Wiedenhöft, 2022 | Short Fiction | 3'14 Min.

Gaming and reality flow inextricably into one another here.

Can cats fly? (Können Katzen fliegen?)

Jessica, Leenay & Fatma, 2021 | Animation | 0'44 Min.

An interesting question ...

Bottle up (Sei keine Flasche)

Frieda Dugaro | 2021 | Kurzspielfilm | 4'50 Min

To reduce plastic bottles at the school, a group of students is advocating for a water dispenser.

Le Train

filmkids.ch, Schweiz 2021 | Short Fiction | 5‘00 Min.

A girl suddenly disappears under a railroad bridge. Her friend sets out to search.

Jellyfish Law (Quallengesetz)

Vici Cortez, Beeke Liebold, 2021 | Animation | 3'11 Min

Welli is disowned by her family because she is a different color. That's what the old jellyfish law wants. This must be changed!

Moon Stone 66075 (Mondstein 66075)

Ben Kirchenbaur, Aron Ruf | 2020 | Documentation | 5 Min.

In the Giant Crater Museum in Nördlingen there is a moonstone from the Apollo 16 mission. The Moviebande pays him a visit.

Susi & Olivia – The two magic socks (Susi & Olivia – Die zwei magischen Socken)

GBS Tonndorf | 2022 | Animation | 2'54 Min.

What happens when two socks take a trip?

ca. 23 Min.

Speed of light

02.06.,10.00 Uhr | Zeise Kinos 03.06.,16.30 Uhr | 3001 Kino | Buy Ticket 04.06.,11.00 Uhr | Zeise Kinos | Buy Ticket 05.06.,15.00 Uhr | 3001 Kino | Buy Ticket
educational material ca. 50 Min.

Trails of the morning (Épreuves du matin)

France 2021 | Masa Avramovic | Animation | 3'00 Min.

The sun just doesn't want to wake up. So she needs to be helped with a little cheering up.

Cat and Bird (Saka sy Vorona)

Germany 2021 | Franka Sachse | Animation | 7'32 Min.

Cat and bird. Black and white. Seemingly irreconcilable opponents sometimes get along wonderfully.

Feeling the Flow (Vague à l’âme)

France 2021 | Cloe Coutel | Animation | 6'50 Min.

In the afternoon summer sun, a girl finds great joy in her oblivious dance on the beach.

I am not afraid (Ich habe keine Angst)

Germany, Norway 2022 | Marita Mayer | Animation | 7'00 Min.

We all know fear. But most things are nothing to be afraid of if you understand what they are.

Fantastic Flying Competition (De fantastische vliegwedstrijd)

Niederlande 2021 | John Croezen | Animationsfilm | 5'46 Min.

The birds start the annual flying competition with adventurous flying machines. But one by one, they get into trouble.

30 Min.


31.05.,10.00 Uhr | Zeise Kinos 01.06.,16.30 Uhr | 3001 Kino | Buy Ticket 03.06.,16.30 Uhr | Zeise Kinos | Buy Ticket 04.06.,15.00 Uhr | 3001 Kino | Buy Ticket

Luce and the rock (Luce et le Rocher)

Belgien 2022 | Britt Raes | Animation | 13'00 Min.

One morning, a large stone creature lies in the middle of the village. The inhabitants feel disturbed, but Luce finds a solution.

Hannah’s Dream

Niederlande 2021 | Emily Reekers, Eugene Arts | Short Fiction | 13'30 Min.

Hannah's father is a musician and has become unemployed and listless due to the pandemic. A special concert gives him new strength again.


Schweiz, Papua New Guinea 2022 | Ursula Ulmi | Animation | 10'00 Min.

Here we finally learn why coral fish have such beautiful colors and patterns.

The Queen of the Foxes (La Reine des Renards)

Switzerland 2022 | Marina Rosset | Animation | 9'00 Min.

The fox queen is sad. Her entourage brings her discarded, never sent love letters from the city to cheer her up. This makes not only the queen happy.

ca. 45 Min.


31.05.,16.30 Uhr | Abaton Kino | Buy Ticket 01.06.,10.00 Uhr | Lola Kulturzentrum 02.06.,10.00 Uhr | 3001 Kino 02.06.,16.30 Uhr | Zeise Kinos | Buy Ticket 06.06.,15.00 Uhr | Zeise Kinos | Buy Ticket

Sounds between the Crowns (Zvuky spoza lúky)

Czech Republic 2020 | Filip Diviak | Animation | 14'40 Min.

A musician has to leave the city just because the queen doesn't like to look at him. In the forest he finds new sounds and friends.

Cat in Boots (Die gestiefelte Katze)

Germany 2021 | Britt Dunse | Short Fiction | 10'00 Min.

With cunning and great ideas, the cat comes to its destination quite cleverly signing.

Don’t blow it up (Odpusť)

Czech Republic 2022 | Alžbeta Mačáková Mišejková | Animation | 8'18 Min.

It's not always easy to reconcile after an argument. Especially when you're all plump and round with anger.

How I Got my wrinkles (L’effet de mes rides)

France 2022 | Claude Delafosse | Animation | 12'00 Min.

What really is a "real" film? Claude and his grandson don't always agree on this.

ca. 45 Min.

Under Pressure

31.05.,10.00 Uhr | Abaton Kino 02.06.,16.30 Uhr | 3001 Kino | Buy Ticket 03.06.,10.00 Uhr | Zeise Kinos 05.06.,15.00 Uhr | Zeise Kinos | Buy Ticket

Wheels on the bus

Nepal 2022 | Surya Shahi | Short Fiction| 15'29 Min.

Social rules and constraints lead a boy of the lower caste astray. But his friend stands by him.

Mist (Niebla)

Colombia 2020 | Leonardo Romero Zarza | Animation | 10'26 Min.

Nicolas is confronted with nature for the first time after the family's move. Its dark secrets fascinate him.

Ten Years (Dix ans)

France 2020 | Clélia Schaeffer | Short Fiction | 15'00 Min.

A gift goes missing at a birthday party. The culprit seems to be found quickly.

Princesses (Las Infantas)

Spain 2021 | Andrea Herrera Catalá | Short Fiction| 13'20 Min.

Rihanna doesn't want to be the carnival princess. But her mother just does not understand.

In der Natur (Dans la nature)

Switzerland 2021 | Marcel Barelli | Animation | 5'00 Min.

In nature, a pair consists of male and female. Really? Homosexuality is not only normal among human beings.

ca. 60 Min.

In good company

01.06.,16.30 Uhr | Zeise Kinos | Buy Ticket 01.06.,16.30 Uhr | Zeise Kinos 06.06.,15.00 Uhr | Festivalzentrum “POST” | Buy Ticket
educational material group registration ca. 85 Min. (Performance at Zeise is not barrier-free)

Alma and Paz (Alma y Paz)

Mexico, USA 2021 | Cris Gris | Short Fictoin| 13'40 Min.

After the death of her mother, Alma's house is to be sold. But Alma is very reluctant to do this.


Germany 2021 | Antje Heyn | Animation | 3'36 Min.

Everything in the flow? Somehow everything belongs to each other and at the same time it does not. The boundaries are fluid.

Fish can’t drown

Brazil 2021 | Anna Azevedo | Documentary | 17'17 Min.

It's summer, it's hot and there's no beach nearby. The children get inventive and find a way to go swimming after all.

Another Sheep

China 2021 | Ziwen He | Short Fiction | 21'32 Min.

One sheep disappears. And another one turns up. The grandparents discuss how they should act now.

Louis 1. King of Sheep

Germany, USA 2022 | Markus Wulf | Animation | 8'30 Min.

What makes the king a king? Is it really only the crown?

ca. 64 Min.

Program Schedule und Program Booklet

For an overview of the festival week, here is the program schedule and the program booklet.


Single tickets

  • 3,50 Euro
  • 3 Euro (program SPEED OF LIGHT)

Advance ticket sales for the afternoon and weekend events will take place online and through the venues.

Group tickets (by registration only)

At the cinema:

  • Kitakind: 3€
  • Pupil: 3,50€
  • Accompanying persons: Admission free.

Online viewing:

  • Kindergarden group: 40€
  • School class: 50€

Box office opening: approx. 15 minutes before show time

Group registration for kindergardens & schools

During the festival week, moderated kindergarden and school screenings will take place in the mornings (May 30 to June 3) in the cinema.

In addition, we offer a digital festival variant in case a cinema visit is not possible.

For the digital screening at your location, all you need is a stable internet connection and a playable device.

You will find the registration form for the face-to-face or online event linked next to the respective program on our website. Once we have received your registration, you will receive a confirmation.

For online viewing, we will send you a password-protected link at the beginning of the festival, which is valid until the end of the festival.

If you have any questions about booking, please contact: anmeldung@shortfilm.com

Accompanying pedagogical material

For all film blocks in the competition, we offer accompanying educational material that can be used to prepare for and follow up on a visit to the cinema in class.

The material covers both the content of the film and the cinematic aspects.

All materials can be downloaded and printed as PDF files from May 2022. You can find them under the respective programs.


All programs are moderated in an age-appropriate manner. Foreign-language short films are dubbed into German. The program for ages 14 and up is subtitled in German.

For the first time, we also offer some of our programs with sign language translation and audio description. These are marked separately in our booklet.


audio description

german sign language