KUKI International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth Berlin 2024

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
03/11/2024 - 10/11/2024
Berlin, Germany
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Festival Profile

The films in the broad spectrum of programs deal with uncomfortable topics and raise questions, but they also inspire confidence and compassion, radiate joy and candidly tell of life’s difficult hurdles and significant triumphs. We believe in the power that lies in sharing stories and experiences. We are committed to presenting the limitless possibilities of film. 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.

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2024 Call for Entries 

KUKI shows 13 programs of international shorts for young audiences aged 4 -18+ All Filmmakers are welcome to apply: professional, student and amateur.

Animation, live-action, fiction, documentary, music video, experimental.  Environmental, LGBTQIA+, positive BIPOC representation, fun, political, deep, empowering, cinematic.

5 Competition categories:

- Best Short Film for Young Children: 1000 EUR
- Best Short Film for Children: 1000 EUR
- Best Short Film for Youth: 1000 EUR
- Best Documentary Short for Children: 500 EUR
- Best German Short Film for Children & Youth: Free submission to FBW-rating board

  • Films may not be longer than 20 minutes, and completed after 1 January 2022

All films will also be considered for INTERFILM - 40th International Short Film Festival Berlin [OSCAR(R)-Qualifying and FFA-relevant Festival]


Event Dates

  • From 03/11/2024 to 10/11/2024

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