KUKI 13 - International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth Berlin 2020 - Girls* Riot Workshop


Girls* Riot Workshop

KUKI needs you!

Are you a young woman* between 15 and 17 years of age who is interested in film and also looking behind the scenes of a film festival? Would you like to join a team of other young women* and put together a film program that reflects your individual ideologies and interests? Then you've come to the right place!

The KUKI Festival is not only interested in showing films to children and teenagers, but places particular importance on the opinions and direct involvement of young people. With this in mind, we would like to offer young women* a platform to explore and discuss female* representation in film, the media and society. Participants will curate a film program from a large pool of contemporary international short films and then present it as a group to the wider (film) world at the next edition of the interfilm & KUKI Festivals in November 2020.

What awaits you? Within the framework of our Girl* Riot! program, we offer 10 participants an enthralling and instensive workshop in a relaxed atmosphere with deep discussions, cool films, inspiring lecturers and catering - and thanks to the kind support of 'Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk' it's free of charge!


In the first full week of the Berlin school summer holidays from 2- 24 July, 2020 everyday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The workshop will take place at the Jugendtheateretage located at Theater unterm Dach in Prenzlauer Berg. In collaboration with various speakers, topics such as female* identity, self-perception, women's* rights, gender and diversity as well as film aesthetics and the film industry will be explored.

The aim of the workshop is to collectively select films that represent the female* curators' points of view and aesthetics - thereby sharpening media, argumentative and social skills.

Shortly before the festival, on Saturday, October 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., participants will receive moderation training, to prepare them to present their program at the KUKI/ interfilm Festival (November 8-15, 2020) on two early-evening dates.

If you are interested in taking part or would like to ask us any questions, please contact us at: workshop@kuki-berlin.com

We look forward to meeting you!

Girls* Riot Workshop

For the Girls* Riot! program

This year a group of teenage girls once again curated the film progam for Girls* Riot!  Thanks to the support of Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk, we had the opportunity to set up a workshop dedicated to the lifeworld of young women. Together with the speakers and mentors Anne Isensee, Brenda Jorde and Tua el Fawwal, the 15-17 year old curators spent an entire week exchanging views on women's rights and identity and discussed gender, diversity and (self-)perception. By the end of the week, the participants had curated their program by drawing from a pool of festival submissions and carefully considered the order in which they should be shown. A training session in presentation and moderation with coach and speaker Andrea Schwemmer before the festival equips the Girls* Riot curators with the skill and confidence to present their program during its festival premiere.

Thanks to the Girls* Riot participants in 2020: Annie, Jette, Kira, Maya, Lisa, Jule, Alex, Magdalena, Anna und Friederike!



Have a look at some impressions of the workshop here!