Special events

Talent meets Producer

In the forefront of this year’s International ShortFilmFestival Hamburg (31.5. – 5.6.2006) a new initiative has been started: In cooperation with FilmFörderung Hamburg and supported by MEDIA Desk Hamburg filmmakers participating in the festival shall be given the chance to meet locally and internationally working producers and talk with them personally.


Furthermore, the workshop "Break the Myths of Pitching and Selling!" will be open for participating filmmakers.

Break the Myths of Pitching and Selling!


This is a border-breaking, edge-of-insanity, confidence-building workshop for talented people who hate the idea of selling, or don’t feel comfortable with Pitching.


In this workshop you get into the action of know how to talk to people who make decisions. And you break the myth that Pitching is something unpleasant (a pain in the ass). And then you’re ready to look at Pitching in another light or a new perspective.

Pitching is also an Art of doing business that has a purpose: to move your project or product forward by building a team or hitting the Market.


• What do you do or what do you have that would interest a decision-maker ?

• How do you make your project packaging appetizing to people who make the decisions?


So let yourself be surprised about what you can do and how you can pitch.


This workshop is in English. A basic understanding of English is helpful.

Your Mythbreaker is Astrid Luethe (Canadian)

Workshop is 3 hours (can run over-time)


Thursday, 1 June, 2 - 5 pm at the Monsun Theater, Friedensallee 20 (opposite the Festival Centre).

A Wall is A Screen

Lots of News on the Western Front


This year, A WALL IS A SCREEN, the mobile cinema of the Short Film Festival, moves to Altona. Equipped with a generator, two beamers and a small sound system, there will be two tours with different routes, movies and subjects.


On Friday, 2nd June we will chill you to the marrow. We are going to offer an evening of eerily beautiful places and films, sponsored by 13th street. We will start at 10:15 pm at the Kleine Marienstraße (S-Bahn Reeperbahn, Nobistor).


On Saturday, 3rd June, we will conquer the public spaces of Altona. With some tragic and some comical movies, we will be moving from rags to riches. This time, we will meet at 10:15 pm, in the Van Smissen Straße, opposite the „Docklands“-building.


More information: www.awallisascreen

Zeeman-Club's 20th anniversary

The Zeeman-club celebrates its 20th anniversary in Hamburg


The Zeemann-Club-Magazin is a private, non-profit magazine, cosily moderated with contributions that take place right in your own mental backyard.


Twenty years ago the man they call the doctor of the healthy, Uli Sappok, won the first prize in the video-competition of the “No Budget“, as the Hamburg shortfilmfestival was called back then, with his “Zeemann-Club-Magazin 1“. So we invited him again to chew the fat and present old and new magazine-contributions.


In Uli Sappok’s own words: “In the ambiente of the Zeemann-Club, I am going to celebrate the 20th anniversary on 1 June, 2006: The best of ZC1 and 2, along with previously unpublished material, stories from the club and drafts for the ZC 3 2006 anniversary issue. I am looking forward to the ZC-stronghold Hamburg.“.


So let us look forward to a cosy and entertaining evening with Uli Sappok, wondering whether there will be another Zeemann-Club-Quiz.


Thursday, 1 June, 9 pm at the Lichtmess.


More information: www.zeemannclub.de

All for cuts - KinoKabaret Hamburg 2006

Do well with nothing, do better with little, and do it right now!


It is as nerve-wrecking, exciting and exhausting as the 48 hours of Le Mans: The KinoKabaret Hamburg. 48 hours is all you get to conceive, film, cut, organize and screen an entire short. Are you filmmaker enough to do it? Directors, actors, musicians and other talents from all over the world are going to show up and give their best.


Come and see or be part of it! Will you create art, end up in an asylum, or both?


The results will be shown on Friday, 2 June in the 3001 Cinema and on Sunday, 4 June in the zeise 2 Cinema, both times at 10 pm.

For more dates an information, please visit www.HamburgerKino.de

Creativity vs. Intellectual Property Theft

The new German copyright laws, collecting societies and alternative approaches to intellectual property


What do we have to consider when using existing images or a literary work for making a short film? How do you go about clearing music rights for a film and what are the limits of artistic license? Do different rules apply for non-commercial screenings at film festivals etc? The experts on the panel will discuss these questions, sketch the implications of the reforms to German copyright law and present alternative approaches such as the “creative commons” concept.


Hosted by: Anne Schricker (Hamburg ShortFilmAgency, Sales Department)

Speakers: Christian Füllgraf (copyright lawyer), Meike Richter (academic), Romeo Grünfelder (filmmaker)


The panel discussion will be held in German.


Sunday, 4 June, 12 to 3 p.m. at the Monsun Theater, Friedensallee 20 (opposite the Festival Centre).

About the art of making "short" films!



During the 22. International Short Film Festival this year the Filmschool Hamburg Berlin invites Philip Parker for an exciting master forum: writing great short films.


The well known development consultant from the UK gives an introduction to the practical problems of writing, developing and marketing successful short films. On the basis of several special short films he will show how directors and authors deal differently with genre, subject, style and visualization. Beyond that fundamental differences to the longer films will be discussed.


The workshop will take place in English. There will be a participation fee of 100 Euro (accredited festival guests will pay an reduced fee of 50 Euro)


Saturday, 3 June, at 2 p.m. in the Filmhaus Hamburg, room 209.


Application and information: www.filmschule-hamburg-berlin.de or Fon: +49-(0)40-399 099 31

The Prefilm Test

The Short Film Agency Distribution presents:


We are going back to our roots. Up until 1997, there was an annual test of supporting films. A seperate programme of possible supporting-films chosen from all the competitions had to face the verdict of the viewers. And this time around, with the nearly mystical forces harnessed from bolts of lightning, we have reanimated the surprisingly well preserved corpse of this concept, and we invite you to the Prefilm Test 2006!


Saturday, 3 June 2006, 19:45 h at the cinema 3001.

Festival Café


Stressed out? The festival café, equipped with Carroux Coffee, delicatessen from König & König and Apple Internet, is the perfect place to soothe your nerves and cleanse your mind - a Well Ness unhaunted by your nightly monsters, salvation guaranteed.


The festival café will be open from 31 May till 5 June, daily between noon and 6 p.m. and can be found in the Galerie entwurf-direkt, Kleine Rainstraße 6 (3 minute walk from festival centre).



Festival Club

„You wanted to know how I did it. That's how I did it. I never saved anything for the swim back.“


Apart of an entertaining musical programme, pictoresque sunsets over railroad tracks and a well equipped bar, the festival club shows films from the MuVi-Award 2006 (music videos from the archive of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen on Sunday, 4 June, from 11 p.m.


The Festival Club will be open each night during the festival from 10 pm. Admission is free, except Sunday, 4 June.

NoNite and LoLite

If you can’t remember any of the films you saw during the festival, or if you simply were not there, you still have two chances: on Thursday, 8 June at 8 p.m., during a screening we like to call LoLite, the more obscure festival highlights can be viewed again at the Lichtmeß theatre.

And on Saturday, 10 June at 9:15 p.m. at the Metropolis, the NoNite will give you three hours of award winners and favourites with both the audience and the festival team.

International Short Film Festival Hamburg

Organiser: KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg e.V.

Friedensallee 7 • D-22765 Hamburg • Phone: +49-40-39 10 63 23

Fax: +49-40-39 10 63 20 • eMail festival@shortfilm.com

© 2006 KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg e.V.
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