Short Film in Germany – Study on the Situation of German Short Film

May 2006

Despise difficult underlying conditions, the German short film scene is more heterogeneous and diverse today than ever before. The study sheds light on German short film production and distribution in the 2003 to 2005 period. In addition to aesthetic issues, the study analyses the areas of production, finance, marketing and distribution as well as screening and broadcast opportunities in cinemas and on television.

In separate chapters, the study deals with short film festivals, the role of film schools and colleges, short film as a cultural document, as well as the perspectives for short film as production and distribution becomes increasingly digitised.

The short film study has been published by AG Kurzfilm – the German Short Film Association – and was financially supported by the funding bodies, FFA, BKM and the Defa-Foundation.

The English translation of the introduction and conclusions can be downloaded here:

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Die Geschichte meiner Frau (c) Alamode
Die Geschichte meiner Frau (c) Alamode
Die Rettung der uns bekannten Welt (c) Warner
Die Rettung der uns bekannten Welt (c) Warner
Hannes (c) Studiocanal
Hannes (c) Studiocanal
Contra (c) Constantin
Contra (c) Constantin
Schachnovelle (c) Studiocanal
Schachnovelle (c) Studiocanal
Lieber Thomas (c) Wild Bunch
Lieber Thomas (c) Wild Bunch
Mein Sohn (c) Warner
Mein Sohn (c) Warner
Es ist nur eine Phase, Hase (c) Majestic
Es ist nur eine Phase, Hase (c) Majestic
Die Schule der magischen Tiere (c) Leonine
Die Schule der magischen Tiere (c) Leonine
Happy Family (c) Warner
Happy Family (c) Warner
Wagner, Bayreuth und der Rest der Welt (c) Filmwelt
Wagner, Bayreuth und der Rest der Welt (c) Filmwelt