For the 16th time, we present the International Short Film Competition. 18 films from 16 countries are vying for the Jury Prize, endowed with EUR 2,000. The cash prize has been awarded since 2009 by the festival’s Circle of Friends, for which we are very grateful. You can read more about them on page 71. From fiction features to documentaries and experimental films all the way to animation, all genres are represented here once again, including five German premieres, one international premiere and one world premiere. A three-member jury will select the winner of the award for the “best international short film”: Katrin Küchler, media scientist from Dresden, Claudia Tronnier, chief programmer “Das kleine Fernsehspiel” at ZDF from Mainz, and Ahmet Boyacioglu, festival programmer, director and producer from Ankara. The winner of the competition will be announced at the awards ceremony for the German Short Film Competition on November 26.
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITON – PART I