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

Workshop in preparation for the festival

Short films are ideal for school use! To show you how easy it is, we are thrilled to offer an online version of our media pedagogical workshop for teachers in the run-up to the festival. Especially in this digital KUKI year, this is a brilliantly practical offer to take advantage of.
In cooperation with Cornelsen Verlag, we will show films from our current festival program that are particularly suitable for use in the classroom. Subsequently, educational methods for exploring short films and their application in school lessons will be presented. The event will be led by Mara Leibowitz from Cornelsen Verlag.

→ The workshop will take place on 05 November from 9am-13:30pm and costs 12€, reduced rate 8€.

→ To register or if you have any questions, please contact info@kuki-berlin.com

Workshop certificate and working materials will be sent by post directly after the workshop!

Mara Leibowitz

is a huge film fan from near Chicago, in Germany by way of Detroit, Connecticut, France, Boston, England, and Spain. She did her MA in Teaching English a Second Language in Boston and is a licensed high school teacher. In Germany she has been a teacher in a Gymnasium and Realschule in Berlin, teaching every English class possible from 8-12th grade and starting a Film AG. Through her writing hobby and freelance script writing and polishing, Mara then ended up at the Berlinale as part of the Berlin Talents team. Her job at Cornelsen is the perfect combination of using her background and passion for film and education!


We at Cornelsen sponsor the Teen Screen section of KUKI because we believe in film as a medium that offers endless ways of inspiring young people. We also believe in the value of using film in class as a part of a multi-faceted learning and teaching experience. It makes sense then to combine the expertise at Cornelsen and Interfilm to offer this workshop, a playground to experiment with different methods of using film in class. It is also pure joy to see dedicated educators taking the time to hone their craft. We all benefit: the teachers acquire tools and new contacts and we get a sense of what methods work for different films, different age and grade levels, and what kinds of films represent the current Zeitgeist. All of that goes back to the editorial groups so that we can integrate some of that in our materials.