KUKI - 13th International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth Berlin, 8 - 15 November 2020
Films (including animation) may not be longer than 20 minutes, and not older than two years (January 2018). However the KUKI Festival reserves the right to include films exceeding 20 minutes duration.
Description: "Films that show kids and teenagers as the smart, brave, 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 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"
Films submitted will be considered for the following competitions:
- International Films for Children Competition (ages 4 to 12)
- International Films for Youth Competition (ages 12 and up)
- Documentary Competition (ages 10 and up)
- Environmental Program (ages 8 and up)
- all other non-competitive festival categories
- and for interfilm - 36th International Short Film Festival Berlin
KUKI, the International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth Berlin, has been campaigning for a diversity of perspectives since 2008. The films in our 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.
The KUKI confetti-spirit stands for celebration, diversity and the power of community.
Organisers of the KUKI – 13th International Short Film Festival for Children & Youth Berlin are Interfilm Berlin Management GmbH in cooperation with Bewegliche Ziele e.V.