Kids and teens between the ages of 4 and 18 are the intended audience of the Mo&Friese Children's Short Film Festival. One of the few festivals in the world entirely dedicated to children's short films, Mo&Friese takes place annually alongside the Hamburg International Short Film Festival. It features around 70 films from a variety of countries and genres, screening everything from cartoons, to documentaries, to experimental films. The films are shown in their original languages and, in the case of foreign-language films, live-translated into German at the cinema.
At the end of the festival, three kids' juries hand out awards for the best films in three age-defined categories. In addition to the screenings, kids can also partake in several workshops on film technology and cinema. The resulting short films are presented on the last day of the festival.
Notice for 2020
The 36th Short Film Festival Hamburg will look a bit different this year due to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Instead the planned dates in the first half of the year, there will be an alternative version of the Hamburg Short Film Festival in November 2020. From 6-8 November, the festival will be presenting the 3rd Hamburg 'Film-In'. Together with the cooperation partners of this year's edition, Mo&Friese will be showing all the competition programs of the international and German competition in a three-day marathon. Various other highlights are also being programmed to adequately celebrate the short form in 2020.
6-8 November, 2020. More details TBD
For more information, please visit the official Mo&Friese website.