KUKI - Shorts for kids drew a record number of 5,400 young and not-so-young cineastes to the cinemas at Filmtheaters am Friedrichshain and Passage Kino Neukölln.
The school programmes alone registered more than 4,000 guests, with the most popular being the Spanish Foreign Language Programme "Que Onda?", which was viewed by a total of 700 students and teachers. In addition to the Opening Matinee which burst with an audience of 350, the Competition Programme for ages 6 and up was attended by 700 little fans and a clear audience favourite.
And the TrickTruck was back on site for the 2nd festival animation workshop, parked outside the FaF cinema. This year, legendary international animators Camera-etc from Belgium led the workshop for children aged 6 to 12 years of age and the finished film was premiered at the zapf Family Screening on the last festival Sunday to a cheering full house!
A further highlight was the enormously successful teachers' workshop "Short Film Goes to School", where diverse lecturers gave teachers an insight into how they can utilise short films in the classroom in numerous different ways.