Kurzfilmtournee 2020
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The Cinema Tour
German Short Film Award

Short Films are exciting, innovative, entertaining and full of surprises. The German Short Film Award is the most important award, endowed with the highest amount of money given to short films in Germany. It has been awarded since 1956 to outstanding short film productions. Since 1998 the nominees and award winners are touring German cinemas every year. On this website you can find out all about the cinema tour - films, trailer, tour dates…

films

The Last Five Minutes of the World

Jürgen Heimüller
Germany 2019 • Fiction • German • 8 mins
German Short Film Award in Gold for fiction films up to 10 minutes
The end of the world is imminent and instead of going to the supposedly safe bunker, a small, illustrious company arrives on a bench in front of a house to clear the air.

The Subject

Hannes Schilling
Germany 2019 • fiction • German • 30 mins
German Short Film Award in Gold for fiction films of mor than 10 up to 30 minutes
The unemployed Domenique takes on more and more dangerous tests as a test person in order to finance the common dream of a house in the country with his girlfriend Janine.

F for Freaks

Sabine Ehrl
Germany 2019 • fiction • German • 30 mins.
Nomination in the category for fiction films up to 30 minutes
70-year-old Gabriela (Ursula Werner) is terminally ill. Together with a troop of bounty hunters, she embarks on an unpredictable journey through a raw and dystopian world marked by overgrown nature and human brutality. If you pay, you get everything, from cheap helpers to surrogate mothers or organs.

Are You Listening, Mother?

Tuna Kaptan
Germany 2019 • fiction • Kurdish, Turkish • 20 mins.
Nomination in the category for fiction films up to 30 minutes
A Kurdish woman is sentenced to six years house arrest in a Turkish village. However, her elder son cannot stop her from constantly crossing the invisible boundary of the shackles.

Lake of Happiness

Aliaksei Paluyan
Germany 2019 • fiction • Belarussisan • 30 mins
Nomination in the category for fiction films up to 30 minutes
Belarus 1991: After the death of her mother, nine-year-old Yasya is unceremoniously deported to an orphanage. Although she makes her first tender bonds of friendship here and is allowed to be a child for the first time, she can hardly wait for her father to pick her up again.

My Own Kind

Mirjam Khera
Germany 2019 • fiction • English • 15 mins.
Nomination in the category for fiction films up to 30 minutes
As a mother in a small town environment, Lilith is always exposed to the expectations of other people who leave no doubt that motherhood is something wonderful. But Lilith cannot change her feelings, a terrible event is inevitable.

Inside Me

Maria Trigo Teixeira
Germany 2019 • Animation • Englisch • 5 mins.
German Short Film Award in Gold in the category for animated films up to 30 minutes
Als Anna herausfindet, dass sie schwanger ist, weiß sie, dass sie das Kind nicht behalten möchte. In einem intimen Interview erzählt Anna von den ambivalenten Gefühlen, die diese Entscheidung mit sich bringt.

32-Rbit

Victor Orozco Ramirez
Germany 2018 • animation • Spanisch • 8 mins
Nomination in the category for animated films up to 30 minutes
Victor Orozco Ramirez animates disturbing and insane scenes from the Internet with ghostly, surreal images. A voice-over tells of the promises of the virtual parallel world and the sobering realization that not everything can be undone with CTRL+Z.

We Still Speak German Today

Clara Winter & Miguel Ferráez
Germany 2019 • experimental film • German • 16 mins.
German Short Film Award in Gold in the category for experimental films up to 30 minutes
A young man (co-director Miguel Ferráez) recites sentences from the integration course "Living in Germany" while standing in front of changing backgrounds of German representation abroad.

The Ink Doesn't Dry

Felix Herrmann
Germany 2019 • experimental • German • 15 mins.
Nomination in the category for experimental films up to 30 minutes
Two friends, young German Muslims, live together in a shared flat. They observe the culture, the church, dating sites, relationships and each other. One gets to know someone, the other gets to know herself. One thinks pragmatically, the other romantically.

Blue Boy

Manuel Abramovich
Germany 2019 • documentary • Romanian, German • 19 mins
German Short Film Award in Gold in the category for documentaries up to 30 minutes
What are you doing tonight? Are you up for it? Let's have fun together... Seven Romanian sex workers in a gay bar in Berlin have themselves portrayed while listening to and reacting to their own reports.

Dorotchka

Olga Delane
Germany 2019 • documentary • Russian • 20 mins.
Nomination in the category for documentary films up to 30 minutes
In a remote Siberian village where marriage is traditionally considered the highest happiness for women, lives 80-year-old Dorotchka. She is an archetypal babushka, always left alone. Sitting at the kitchen table, she reflects sharply and self-critically on love, remorse and loneliness.

Progress in the Valley of the People Who Don't Know

Florian Kunert
Germany 2019 • documetary • German, Arabic • 67 mins
Special award of the German Short Film Award for films with a length of more than 30 to 78 minutes
The Saxon "Fortschritt" combine had been producing agricultural machinery for the GDR since the 1960s and was located in the so-called "valley of the unsuspecting", where no Western television could be received. Overshadowed by xenophobic riots in Dresden, director Florian Kunert stages an encounter in the ruins of the combine between young Syrian refugees who now live there and former factory workers.