KUKI - International Short Film Festival for Children
and Youth Berlin

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KUKI - 13th International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth Berlin

Festival dates: 8 - 15 November 2020

Despite the uncertainty of the current situation, we have, in correspondence with our funding bodies and sponsors, decided that our festival will definitely still take place this November. Although we don't know the exact form that the KUKI & interfilm Festival will take in 2020, we do know that it will be an inspiring edition - complete with competition & special programs, awards, juries and lots of incredible short films, just like you're used to!

Submit films until 17 May 2020

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Questions? - Contact us via submissions@interfilm.de

Send us your short films under 20 minutes (all genres, all techniques) for children and youth!

What we and especially our audience get really excited about? Films that show kids and teenagers as the smart, dorky, curious, political, sensitive, funny and wise people they are. Stories and films that encourage empathy and confidence, address serious topics in exciting and lively ways, that offer perspectives and ways forward. Films that make you laugh and feel (without being unbearably corny). Quiet films, crazy films! Films with animal protagonists! Environmental films! Documentaries! Experiments! Visual feasts! Hilarious slapstick! Films from all over the world! Nothing generic! Bring it on!

Festival profile KUKI

KUKI's competition programs are divided into the following age groups for children: 4+, 6+, 8+ and 10+. "Watch the World": is a Documentary Competition (audience award) for children aged 10+. And 2 TeenScreen Competition Programs are for ages 12+ and 14+ (curated by teenagers).

Special programs include the Environmental Program for Children aged 8+, the Foreign Language programs for ages 14+ in English, Spanish and French as well as "Teenage Riot!" and "Girls* Riot!" for older teens (and adults) aged 16+.