Kurzfilmfestival Köln / KFFK N°10 2016

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The Short Film Festival Cologne (KFFK) 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 call for entries for the 10th edition of the festival is now closed. Entry to the MAIN COMPETITION is for German productions and co-productions only. International entries are welcome for the Shorts for kids and New Aesthetic sections.

New Aesthetic features new tendencies in short films and films that reflect on our life in the digital age. Shorts for kids features programs for children of the ages 4 and up and 8 and up.

Submission is possible via beta.reelport.com

or FilmFestivalLife

Subission deadline: August 1st, 2016

Please pay attention to the festival regulations (see p.3 for the English version).


The Short Film Festival Cologne is ready for its ninth edition. From the 17th to the 22rd November, it’s once again time for “short films without limits”.

Since 2006, the “Kurzfilmfreunde” organize the Short Film Festival Cologne (KFFK) which offers a bright and permanent stage for the independent short film in NRW’s media city. The KFFK 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.

Since 2010 the Short Film Festival COlogne cooperates with the Cologne festivals EXPOSED, CINEPÄNZ and VIDEONALE_SCOPE and offers an additional possibility for further networking under the joint label CINECOLOGNE. On the 17th of November, CINECOLOGNE will celebrate the start of the festival week.


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you will be present with your brand during the complete festival. Festival media (posters, trailer, website, advertisement) will feature your logo and your brand will be associated with the festival.

the film culture and young talents. We are happy to engage with you in a dialogue about an individual sponsorship concept.

Sponsorship overview? (PDF, in German)

For further information in English please contact us via info@kffk.de