Call for Entry

16th KUKI Young Short Film Festival Berlin – Call for Entry 2023

Dear Asian filmmakers, the KUKI Young Short Film Festival Berlin (Germany) is accepting short films until May 29, 2023.

About the festival:
Founded in 1982 in the squats of West Berlin as a Super-8 film festival, INTERFILM has gradually evolved to become an epic and audience-focused, Oscar-qualifying international short film festival with a distribution and sales agency. KUKI Young Short Film Festival Berlin grew out of interfilm’s small children’s section in 2008 and presently shows 13 programs of international shorts to young audiences aged 4-19. Held during the same festival week, interfilm and KUKI collectively present around 50 programs each year to an audience of approximately 20,000. While both festivals have a largely narrative focus, innovative film forms and fresh gazes can be found throughout all sections. Creative programming concepts have also brought forth interfilm’s legendary events including EJECT!, Sound & Vision and Full Dome, while KUKI’s great expertise centres on the involvement of teenage curators and in-depth film talks. The festival is accompanied by an extensive program of masterclasses, panels and talks featured at INTERFORUM for industry professionals and the interested public.

– The festival accepts shorts suitable for a young audience aged 4-19.
– The festival accepts short films from all kind of genres (narrative, documentary, animation, and experimental).
– Films should have been produced after January 1, 2021.
– Short films should not exceed the 20-minute mark.
– Films with dialogue that is not German or English must be subtitled in one of these languages.
– No premiere status is required.
– Submissions must be made via ShortFilmDepot.
– Submitted films will be considered for all festival categories, including those at their partner festival, InterFilm – 39th International Short Film Festival Berlin.
Submission Fee: 8 Euros (+ submission platform fee)
Deadline: May 29, 2023
Notification Date: October 2, 2023

We recommend filmmakers to read the full Rules and Regulations here: Official PDF File

To submit to the festival please visit:

We remind readers that the 16th KUKI Young Short Film Festival Berlin will take place from November 12 – 19, 2023 in Berlin, Germany.

To see other Calls please follow the next link: “Call For Entries”.

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