KFFK // Short Film Festival Cologne

KFFK // Kurzfilmfestival Köln

14th edition

Nov 13 - Nov 16, 2021
Cologne, Germany

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Children, Documentary, Experimental, Hybrids, Multimedia, Music video, Narrative fiction, Student, Web
Film length Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Biography, Burlesque, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Flash, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, News, , Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description KFFK traces ongoing tendencies in the work of young talents and offers a platform for its presentation and discussion with an engaged audience and industry representatives. The festival's main section, the German competition, showcases the possibilities of narrative, documentary, animation and experimental shorts.

In further sections the festival offers looks at different regional and thematic focuses. The "New Aesthetic" program features a look at new tendencies in film online. Screenings and workshops specifically directed towards children completes the program.

Entries for the main competition is for German productions and co-productions only. International entries are possible for the New Aesthetic, 360°/VR, Shorts For Kids and XXShorts sections only.

Seit 2006 veranstalten der Kurzfilmfreunde e.V. das Kurzfilmfestival Köln/KFFK und bietet NRWs Medienmetropole ein lebendiges und dauerhaftes Forum für den unabhängigen Kurzfilm. Das Kurzfilmfestival Köln verfolgt aktuelle Tendenzen des ästhetischen und narrativen Schaffens junger Talente und versteht sich als Präsentations- und Diskussionsplattform für junge Filmemacher, ein debattierfreudiges Publikum und Branchenvertreter.


The sum total of the prizes for the 2019 edition is about 15.000 €


German Competition:
- 1. Jury Award - 3.500 € awarded in cooperation with SK Stiftung Kultur
- 2. Jury Award - Cologne Producers' Award: 1.800 €
- 1 day colour grading at WeFadeToGrey
- Choices Audience-Award: 500 €
- WDR-Award worth up to 5.000 €

Cologne Shorts/Kölner Fenster:
- Euipment rental worth 1.500 € from FinderTV
- color grading (1 studio day) at Farbkult Postproduktion
- WDR-Award worth up to 5.000 €

- Future Spaces Award sponsored by btf: 500 €
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Festival website http://www.kffk.de

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