Numerous German short films and co-productions are presented in the competition sections of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (23 January – 3 February) and Berlinale (7 – 17 February) – two of the first major film festivals in 2019. For the Ammodo Tiger Short Competition in Rotterdam FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT by Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani (DE/IT) and MAMAN MAMAN MAMAN by Lucia Margarita Bauer were selected. In the non-competitive section Bright Future Short COWTRAP by Callum Hill (DE/GB), FOREST ON LOCATION by Persijn Broersen and Margit Lukács (NL/DE/PL), and WALLED UNWALLED by Lawrence Abu Hamdan were shown. SOUVENIR by Miriam Gossing and Lina Sieckmann premiered in the section Voices Short.

Six German short films were selected for the Berlinale Shorts section: UMBRA by Florian Fischer and Johannes Krell, CAN’T YOU SEE THEM? – REPEAT. by Clarissa Thieme (DE/BA), BLUE BOY by Manuel Abramovich (AR/DE), FLEXIBLE BODIES by Louis Fried, IT HAS TO BE LIVED ONCE AND DREAMED TWICE by Rainer Kohlberger (AT/DE), and WELT AN BOARD by Eva Könnemann. For the 17th time, the German Short Film Association will be representing German short filmmakers and their films at the most important film market in Germany.

As a part of the German Films booth at the EFM, the association provides a meeting point as well as useful information and contacts to industry professionals, such as filmmakers, producers, distributors and festival representatives. The latest edition of the short film catalogue GERMAN SHORT FILMS will be also be available as well as the highly sought-after festival calendar for 2019, the indispensible assistance for everybody in the international short film circus.