Submissions for 2014 are closed.

The Short Film Festival Cologne UNLIMITED consists of a variety of programms and is being held each year in November. The main section, the GERMAN COMPETITION showcases the possibilities of narrative, documentary, animation and experimental shorts and offers an overview over the best of current German short film productions and co-productions. The competition is complemented by the local competition KÖLNER FENSTER.

Further sections include the NEW AESTHETIC programme which traces digital tendencies in short films, as well as the FESTIVAL FOCUS and a REGIONAL FOCUS. Screenings and workshops specifically directed towards children complete the program.


The Short Film Festival Cologne UNLIMITED is ready for its eight edition. From the 19th to the 23rd November, it’s once again time for “short films without limits”.

Since 2006, the “Kurzfilmfreunde” organize under the label UNLIMITED the Cologne short film festival and offer a bright and permanent stage for the independent short film in NRW’s media city. UNLIMITED traces current aesthetic and narrative tendencies and sees itself as a platform for presentation and discussion for young, talented film-makers, filmfans and industry representatives.

Under the label CINECOLOGNE, UNLIMITED cooperates since the year 2010 with the Cologne festivals SOUNDTRACK_COLOGNE, EXPOSED and CINEPÄNZ and offers an additional possibility for further networking. On the 19th of November, CINECOLOGNE will celebrate the start of the festival week.


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