KUKI .14 Young Short Film Festival Berlin
14. - 28. November 2021

FBW Special Award

A jury with no easy task: Judging all of the German productions and co-productions throughout the entire KUKI program to select one winner! Among them a workshop film and animated music videos for younger children, insightful documentaries, experimental films and political, feminist shorts for youth. Lucky our special jurors, Susanne Braun, Nazgol Emami, and Tobias Krell have heaps of diverse experience! The winning film will receive a free submission to the FBW – Deutsche Film-und Medienbewertung (the federal authority for evaluating and rating film & media). If the film then receives a rating of “particularly valuable” it can be helpful for the financing of future projects.

These are the films:

Kindernachrichten „Neukölln News“ – Wie funktioniert Demokratie? Children & Teenager from "Movies in Motion - mit Film bewegen" film project / 2021 / 5:30min
Antoine der Stadtschwan Jessica Dürwald / 2020 / 4min
Wellen aus Licht Samuel N. Schwarz / 2019 / 15min
Hier und Laut Henrike Rothe / 2020 / 4:10min
Les trois portaits du chaos Liselotte Séchet / 2021 / 12min
Obervogelgesang Elias Weinberger & Ferdinand Ehrhardt / 2020 / 6:22min
Father’s Day Andre Hörmann / 2020/ 7:45min
Furor Frieda Lindenau, Luna Jordan / 2020 / 3:30min
Hit the Road, Egg! Sabine Redlich / 2021 / 1:18min
GRRRL Natascha Zink / 2020 / 14:36min

Nazgol Emami

lives and works as a filmmaker and video designer in Cologne. Her work spans the interface between film, theatre and the visual arts. Among other things, she directs for the ZDF Magazin Royale, where she meets heavyweights like Haftbefehl or an iguana on set. She also conducts workshops in the field of animated film and multimedia scenography. Her playfully experimental children’s short film “Die Lupe” was selected for the 6+ KUKI Festival competition program in 2018.

© Datamilch Sebastian Gimmel

Susanne Braun

advises and directs artistic projects in children's, youth and adult education as a theatre and media educator. In collaboration with Yugen Yah, she organises and engages in discussions with guests from the film scene on their podcast Indiefilmtalk. Moreover, she is also a highly accomplished host of film evenings, panels and podium discussions with her engaging voice and charming wit.

© Sergej Schneider

Tobias Krell

is the host of the popular educational programme "Checker Tobi" and has received numerous awards for his work, including the Bavarian Television Award for the Promotion of Young Talent. In 2019, his first feature film, "Checker Tobi und das Geheimnis unseres Planeten" (Checker Tobi and the Secret of our Planet), hit cinemas nationwide, and a second part is currently in production. In 2021 he took over the curatorship and direction of the Kinderfilmfest München.


© Hans-Florian Hopfner