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.

Late Night

02.06.,21.30 Uhr | Festivalzentrum “POST” | Buy Ticket

Whenever the moon shines - it's showtime!
On the night of June 2, the moon may not be full, but at least it is increasing. And for all those who are still awake at 9:30 p.m., we will show our Late Night with selected films from the various competitions of our festival program.
And no adult should miss it!

I’m not afraid

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.

I don’t feel like knowing you (Ancora non lo so)

I don’t feel like knowing you (Ancora non lo so)

Fatema sometimes feels uncomfortable among her friends. New residents in the village make her question her
her own identity.

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.

Sandstorm (Mulaqat)

Pakistan 2021 | Seemab Gul | Short Fiction | 20'00 Min

When Zara sends a video of herself to her online boyfriend, he reacts unexpectedly. Zara finds herself under increasing pressure and looks for a way out.

Gen Tree

Israel 2020 | Alon Sharabi, Hod Adler, Ronni Shalev | Animation | 3'07 Min.

Here, the children live in the trees and the adults on the ground. But what exactly separates one generation from the next?

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?


Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg goes Mo&Friese

01.06.,20.30 Uhr | Festivalzentrum “POST” | Buy Ticket
ca. 85 Min.

Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg

Entries of the International Competition

With NEXT we build a bridge to the Short Film Festival Hamburg. We show four films that compete in the International Competition of the Adult Festival and make great desire for the next step in cinema.
Family and memory, inside and outside, people and climate, self-determination and self-exploitation. Relevant themes in exciting, personal and unexpected forms.
After Friese, after Mo and after NEON .... comes NEXT.

Fruit of the Womb

Portugal 2021 | Fábio Silva | Documentary | 20‘00 Min.

Fábio discovers his father's old 8mm tapes and begins a cinematic argument with him.

Anxious Body

France 2021 | Yoriko Mizushiri | Animation | 5‘46 Min.

Living things, artificial things, geometric shapes and lines. When all this meets, a new direction is created.


UK 2022 | Evgenia Arbugaeva, Maxim Arbugaev | Documentary | 25‘00 Min.

Alone, a man waits in the Arctic to witness an ancient gathering. But climate changes have a great influence on it.

Pink Rider

Sweden 2021 | Daniel Aguirre | Documentary | 11‘50 Min.

An intimate and personal reflection on working conditions in the 21st century, seen through the eyes of a bicycle delivery man.

ca. 63 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".



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.

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!


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

Program Schedule und Program Booklet

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

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