Shorts

  • A Dog You Are

    A Dog You Are

    2021

    12min

    16+

    In the local outdoor pool, documentary realism mixes with staged absurdity.


  • Don't Call Me Bro

    Don't Call Me Bro

    2018

    18min

    16+

    In her harsh milieu study, Gina Wenzel tells the story of youth violence from the perpetrator's perspective.


  • Matadoras

    Matadoras

    2021

    26min

    16+

    Caught between German stuffiness and Argentinian religiosity, Madi discovers her own sexuality.


  • Everything has an end

    Everything has an end

    2022

    15min

    16+

    Helen no longer wants to be a modern Sisyphus and is breaking the chains of the capitalist grillwalker corset.


  • The Smoothness of Our Teeth

    The Smoothness of Our Teeth

    2021

    28min

    16+

    A family visit and a broken tooth raises universal questions about identity, origins and life choices.


  • Stained Skin

    Stained Skin

    2021

    9min

    16+

    Despite the adverse working conditions, two friends persevere with the power of their imagination and their will.


  • What the Fuck is Going On Between Us, Fuck?

    What the Fuck is Going On Between Us, Fuck?

    2022

    9min

    16+

    Lola's hidden love for teammate Zoe challenges her both on and off the soccer field. Will she score or lose her chance?


  • [Out of Fra]me

    [Out of Fra]me

    2015

    19min

    16+

    An entertaining and ambiguous film that illuminates the connection between cinematic art and human experience.


  • Der Anschlag

    Der Anschlag

    1984

    9min

    16+

    A slap in the face as the ultimate answer to all your problems.


  • Sehnsucht nach dem ganz Anderen

    Sehnsucht nach dem ganz Anderen

    1981

    13min

    16+

    A young woman roams through the night. On a train, she rummages through other people's luggage, seeking closeness to them in an unusual way.


  • Rien ne va plus

    Rien ne va plus

    2017

    15min

    16+

    Bodo is standing on the top of a roof ready to jump when suddenly his phone rings...


  • Pix

    Pix

    2017

    8min

    16+

    Baby photos, Christmas snapshots, school enrollment photos, wedding photos - our lives are an endless succession of photogenic moments.


  • Monday – A German Love Story

    Monday – A German Love Story

    2017

    5min

    16+

    Klaus has a new job. And it's brilliant. The best job in the world. There is just one small snag: after work.


  • Goosebumps

    Goosebumps

    2022

    8min

    16+

    A singer loses her voice and seeks healing in a shamanistic trance.


  • Hallelujah!

    Hallelujah!

    2006

    5min

    16+

    Christians on the one hand, and gays and lesbians on the other. Direct Cinema in short form.


  • Herzsofort.Setzung II (autogene Manipulationen)

    Herzsofort.Setzung II (autogene Manipulationen)

    1996

    7min

    16+

    Michael Brynntrup investigates artwork in the age of artificial reproducibility by means of transmedial self-portraits.


  • Seahorse

    Seahorse

    2020

    16min

    16+

    Hanan fled with her family from northern Iraq across the Mediterranean Sea. At that time, she did not know how to swim. She now overcomes the trauma.


  • Propensity for Silence

    Propensity for Silence

    2012

    15min

    16+

    Bruno Bieri is a Swiss musical multi-talent who finds inspiration in the world of everyday things for his extraordinary sound concepts.


  • So bright the night

    So bright the night

    2019

    14min

    16+

    When night falls and the last rays of sunlight fade, the people in this film start their workday.


  • Blue Summer Symphony

    Blue Summer Symphony

    2017

    29min

    16+

    The air smells like summer. A potpourri of suntan lotion lawn and lime blossom fries, of water polo melon and chlorine lemonade hovering in the air.


  • Un coup d'oeil

    Un coup d'oeil

    2015

    17min

    16+

    Maryam and Frida are close friends living in a small Swedish town. They invite Monique, a mysterious couch surfer, to stay the night.


  • Only One Blink

    Only One Blink

    2020

    10min

    16+

    This student film about the power of chance was lost for years and only rediscovered by chance.


  • The Fabric

    The Fabric

    2019

    21min

    16+

    In a strange, dark asylum, a brilliant physicist without memory is imprisoned. One thing occupies his mind: escape.


  • Don't Shoot Me Mr. Taliban

    Don't Shoot Me Mr. Taliban

    2015

    7min

    16+

    A bearded man with a backpack gets on an airplane and a beardless man without a backpack simply does what a man has to do.


  • Kleptomami

    Kleptomami

    2017

    10min

    16+

    A film about the absurdities of being a mom today.


  • Lockbuster

    Lockbuster

    2015

    9min

    16+

    When all his colleagues leave the office for exciting holidays, office clerk Joost locks himself in the storage room. The only way to escape is to unleash ...


  • Speaking Of Love

    Speaking Of Love

    2017

    19min

    16+

    SPEAKING OF LOVE tells of being in love and friendship, reluctance and overcoming obstacles, giving things a shot and of failing to get things right.


  • Volta

    Volta

    2014

    11min

    16+

    The walk through the financially battered city of Athens, destination unknown, is a bittersweet confrontation with the Greek economic crisis.


  • Analysis Paralysis

    Analysis Paralysis

    2016

    9min

    16+

    A man’s head is bursting with thoughts and decisions. A gardener is about to explode – somebody has trampled on her flowerbeds.


  • The Fire, a Fowl And an (Un)Forgotten Past

    The Fire, a Fowl And an (Un)Forgotten Past

    2017

    12min

    16+

    Over a hundred years ago, "Togoland", now the Republic of Togo and part of present-day Ghana, was a colonial possession of the German Empire.


  • The Jackpot

    The Jackpot

    2015

    13min

    16+

    THE JACKPOT: 4.12 Billion Euro. Five hungry mouths. Nobody wants to share. A short film by Malte Wirtz (5 Stories in 4 Days).


  • Schweinevogel – Long Live Progress!

    Schweinevogel – Long Live Progress!

    2010

    23min

    16+

    Inspired by the ideas of Professor Eisenstein, inventor SCHWEINEVOGEL builds his own time machine-space capsule in his cellar.


  • Exit Right

    Exit Right

    2015

    3min

    16+

    Look away or intervene? When a man is victim of unfounded abuse in a packed bus, there is only one passenger who doesn't ignore the situation like everyone ...


  • tagged

    tagged

    2017

    12min

    16+

    This is the story of a 14 year old girl and her mobile phone. The content Elise posts on social media gets out of hand, and out of her control.


  • 12 Years

    12 Years

    2010

    3min

    16+

    For twelve years she ignored sneers and mockery and stood up for her relationship. But that was probably a mistake. Now her husband is leaving her for ...


  • Ready to Assemble

    Ready to Assemble

    2017

    20min

    16+

    Rune and Pernille find their living room table unexplainably broken. But buying a new table at IKEA seems to be a bigger challenge than expected.


  • Somebody Else

    Somebody Else

    2016

    15min

    16+

    A car valet pretends to be a golden boy to charm a beautiful socialite.


  • Quiet On Set

    Quiet On Set

    2016

    12min

    16+

    Petter S. Holmsen's metafictional short film QUIET ON SET deals with a romantic encounter at the bottom of the film world ladder.


  • Little Secret

    Little Secret

    2013

    21min

    16+

    A little lie can have big consequences... huge, monstrous, unimaginable consequences. Inspired by a true story.


  • The Sleeper

    The Sleeper

    2018

    17min

    16+

    The stories of two women, who could only through acts of violence, claim visibility.


  • to raze

    to raze

    2014

    6min

    16+

    A village has to make way for open-cast mining.


  • Mit dem Wort Wende

    Mit dem Wort Wende

    2009

    3min

    16+

    Filmmaker Juliane Henrich explores the term "Wende" (course change) by means of a speech by Christa Wolf, which she gave shortly before the fall of the ...


  • Memento Mori

    Memento Mori

    2016

    13min

    16+

    When I face death – I face myself. A boy spends hours on a busy holiday beach. His impressions and thoughts circle around the idea of transience.


  • The Lone Fighter

    The Lone Fighter

    2017

    10min

    16+

    Jürgen Blin, who ran away from home at the age of 14 to go to sea, talks openly about his life and his years at a boxing school in Hamburg.


  • Surrounded

    Surrounded

    2013

    10min

    16+

    A short biography about analogue vinyl records.


  • Vue Pointe

    Vue Pointe

    2014

    11min

    16+

    In his short film VUE POINTE, Arne Körner looks at an island - the rushing sea, bays, unusual plants and buildings.


  • Zero-G

    Zero-G

    2016

    9min

    16+

    "I'm a city kid - born in the smog." Delicately and with great poetry a group of young parcours artists recapture the urban space of their home city of ...


  • Like A Summer Sonata

    Like A Summer Sonata

    2016

    11min

    16+

    LIKE A SUMMER SONATA consists of four parts named after the classical structure of a sonata. In timeless black and white, it's a surreal, modern-day morality ...


  • The Man Who Couldn't Cry

    The Man Who Couldn't Cry

    2016

    12min

    16+

    A modern fairy tale about a man who has never shed a tear in his life. After observing a lot of people, he realizes that he is different.


  • The Wheel

    The Wheel

    2017

    9min

    16+

    A dance film blending philosophy, exploring life's cycles through an inspired adaptation of Dogville's themes by Sara Fortuna and Daniela Lucato.


  • The Birthday

    The Birthday

    2015

    16min

    16+

    Two best friends, one is in love with the other, who in turn, is unaware of the fact.


  • I Follow You

    I Follow You

    2015

    3min

    16+

    Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Anna is a digital-native. I FOLLOW YOU by Jonatan Etzler reveals the pitfalls of the post-modern information society.


  • Julian

    Julian

    2011

    13min

    16+

    Berlinale Short Film winner JULIAN by Matthew Moore tells of a fourth grader who feels the strong urge to tell the truth and who runs into trouble for ...


  • The Amber Amulet

    The Amber Amulet

    2013

    23min

    16+

    Little Liam becomes a superhero at night with the power of a gemstone.


  • In Your Interest

    In Your Interest

    2012

    10min

    16+

    The humorous short film IN YOUR INTEREST by Swedish filmmaker Jimmy Olson is the story of an unusual bank robbery.


  • A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation

    A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation

    2010

    14min

    16+

    A LOST AND FOUND BOX OF HUMAN SENSATION is an award-winning animation film about grief and loss by Stefan Leuchtenberg, based on a poem by Martin Wallner. ...


  • Grimm’s Cuckoo

    Grimm’s Cuckoo

    2012

    15min

    16+

    This short film dares a slightly different view of life in a psychiatric clinic. Screened at Cannes Short Film Corner and Interfilm Berlin.


  • MPA - Medical Psychological Assessment

    MPA - Medical Psychological Assessment

    2011

    6min

    16+

    Robert Bohrer's short comedy looks at the bête noire of many a drunk driver in Germany, MPU - MEDICAL PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT. Two years of preparing ...


  • Clumsy Little Acts of Tenderness

    Clumsy Little Acts of Tenderness

    2015

    9min

    16+

    The Finnish short comedy by Miia Tervo portrays an anything but typical relationship between a loving father and his skeptical daughter.


  • Nelly

    Nelly

    2015

    16min

    16+

    A car drives through the snow. Behind the wheel is thirteen years old Nelly who wants to go home. Separating her from her goal are three questions, two ...


  • Kojotenweg 13

    Kojotenweg 13

    1996

    12min

    16+

    An intense two-person drama about a dysfunctional love relationship featuring cult actor and musician Lars Rudolph ("Run Lola Run").


  • Sprung ins Leere

    Sprung ins Leere

    1995

    12min

    16+

    Gwen makes herself invisible to search for her own life form and to be able to study those of the others secretly. With an unpredictable outcome...


  • Warten (Waiting)

    Warten (Waiting)

    1990

    4min

    16+

    This silent, black and white short film accompanies a young woman in a quiet zoo. Time passes, the woman becomes more and more restless...


  • Der Mensch ist seines Lebens froh – nicht nur als Embryo

    Der Mensch ist seines Lebens froh – nicht nur als Embryo

    1986

    4min

    16+

    With quirky charm and DIY panache this short film captures a young woman's everyday annoyances. DER MENSCH IST SEINES LEBENS FROH - NICHT NUR ALS EMBRYO ...


  • Treffpunkt Er + Sie

    Treffpunkt Er + Sie

    1984

    8min

    16+

    One man, one woman, one board game. Whose turn is it next?


  • This is what it looks like

    This is what it looks like

    1984

    5min

    16+

    A rhythmic, subjective short documentary by Maren-Kea Freese about life in a West Berlin boho studio apartment in the 1980's.


  • A Girl Named Yssabeau

    A Girl Named Yssabeau

    2011

    18min

    16+

    Sixties legend Lou Castel participates in Rosana Cuellar's German-Mexican short-film fairy tale, about a young woman in a mysterious land.