Kurzfilmtournee 2021
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The German Short Film Award.
In Cinemas

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…


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films

Meeting

Jannis Alexander Kiefer
Germany 2020 • fiction film • German • 9 min.
German Short Film Award in Gold in the fiction category up to 10 minutes
3 minutes before the online meeting: The opening gag is well thought out, the bottle in the pants is firmly in place and the internet connection is premium - what could possibly go wrong?

Pannónia Dicsérete/ Land of Glory

Borbála Nagy
Germany 2020 • fiction film • Hungarian w. German ST • 27 min.
German Short Film Award in Gold in the fiction category of more than 10 to 30 minutes
Amidst the confusion triggered by the Prime Minister's visit to an average school in Hungary, the student Márti is confronted with a moral dilemma.

Der natürliche Tod der Maus

Katharina Huber
Germany 2020 • animation film • German • 22 min.
German Short Film Award in Gold in the animated category of up to 30 minutes
A person with red arms goes into the desert of his conscience to find out if and how he can be a good person.

Alturas

Roxana Reiss
Peru, Germany, Denmark 2020 • documentary film • Spanish w. German ST • 30 min.
German Short Film Award in Gold in the documentary category of up to 30 minutes
Fragments from everyday life in the Peruvian village of Contay, 3600 metres above sea level. The water is scarce, the earth dry. What grows in this place?

Untitled Sequence of Gaps

Vika Kirchenbauer
Germany 2020 • experimental film • English w. German ST • 13 min.
German Short Film Award in Gold in the experimental category of up to 30 minutes
The invisible spectrum of light - that which is felt but never seen - becomes the means of approaching trauma-induced memory loss in this essay film.

Maman Maman Maman

Lucia Margarita Bauer
Germany 2019 • documentary film • German, French • 37 min.
Special Award of the German Short Film Award for films with a length of more than 30 to 78 minutes
The semi-criminal transfer of her deceased grandmother from Riedlingen via Paris (including a bus tour and a tour of the Seine) to the French province was the starting point for Lucia M. Bauer's search for her own roots. As if it were a matter of course, she sets out on her journey, not without getting stuck at one or two of the forks in the road.

In den Binsen

Clara Zoë My-Linh von Arnim
Germany 2020 • fiction film • German • 6 min.
Nomination in the fiction category of up to 10 minutes
Early morning in the Bavarian forest. The teenage Christoph, hungover, tries to come out to his mother when the whole situation "falls apart".

Berzah

Deren Ercenk
Germany 2020 • fiction film • Turkish w. German ST • 26 min.
Nominierung in der Kategorie Spielfilm von mehr als 10 bis 30 Minuten
On the hottest day of the year, three different events merge into a story about powerlessness.

Favoriten

Martin Monk
Austria, Germany 2019 • fiction film • German • 18 min.
Nomination in the fiction category of 10 up to 30 minutes
After an argument with her mother, Sofia wants to car-hop to Italy to find her biological father.

Masel Tov Cocktail

Arkadij Khaet, Mickey Paatzsch
Germany 2020 • fiction film• German, Russian w. German ST • 30 min.
Nomination in the fiction category of 10 up to 30 minutes
Ingredients: 1 Jew, 12 Germans, 5cl culture of remembrance, 3cl stereotypes, 2 tsp patriotism, 1 tsp Israel, 1 falafel, 5 stumbling blocks, a dash of anti-Semitism. Preparation: Put all ingredients in a film, bring to the boil and shake vigorously. Then garnish with Klezmer music. Consumption: Light and enjoy before consumption. 100% Kosher.

From my Desert

Veneta Androva
Germany 2019 • animated film • Englisch w. German ST • 14 min.
Nomination in the animation category of up to 30 minutes
The meeting sends the young art investor into ecstasy. There he hangs, Martin, beautiful, engaging, arousing. It is something like love. But can the relationship last?

A Demonstration

Sasha Litvintseva & Beny Wagner
Germany 2020 • experimental film • German • 24 min.
Nomination in the experimental category of up to 30 minutes
A monster film without monsters.

Just a Guy

Shoko Hara
Germany 2020 • anim. documentary • English w. German ST • 15 min.
Nomination in the documentary category of up to 30 minutes
Three women recall their relationship with convicted serial killer Richard Ramirez.