While feature films often conform to a formula, the short form readily finds new ways to tell multi-faceted and daring stories. Independent from the commercial demands of big studios, investors and advertisers, a short film is usually less expensive and faster to produce, making it a more readily-accessible medium the world over. Thus, the short form tends to be more immediate, explorative, experimental, conscientious and authentic than the feature, bringing us closer to the world in profound, informative, empathetic and playful ways.
KUKI, Young Short Film Festival Berlin, has been campaigning for a diversity of perspectives since 2008. The films in our broad spectrum of programs deal with socially-relevant topics and raise questions, but they also inspire confidence and empathy. We believe in the power that lies in sharing stories and experiences. Wishing to inspire a fascination and appreciation of cinema in our young audience, we are committed to presenting the limitless creative potential of film by presenting a variety of form, technique and style. Encouraged by the input from our young audience, curators and juries and their astute comments and critical questions, we endeavour to remain true to our course of creating a festival that takes the interests and emotions of young people to heart.