Hardly any festival has such a legendary reputation as Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg (which, by the way, is one of the reasons why the author of these lines has dedicated himself to the short cinematic form). From the lovingly designed festival center, which serves as a much-loved industry meeting place in early June, to the mass film walk A Wall Is A Screen, to the radically ecstatic 35ml bar, a model for uninhibited get-to-know-you rituals.
The festival team around Sven Schwarz and Maike Mia Höhne works hard to live up to this reputation every year, designing a program that often oscillates between hardcore experimentation and popular formats and providing plenty of room for discussion in between. These can sometimes drag on for hours and even nights, especially when the bar is simply far too close. And did I mention that Hamburg is always worth a trip anyway? Anyway, see you at the 35ml bar!
Text by Daniel Hadenius-Ebner
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One Hundred Steps by Bárbara Wagner Benjamin de Burca
A Present Light by Diogo Costa Amarante
Lemongrass Girl by Pom Bunsermvicha
Curators Choice Programme at Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg
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