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KUKI Festival - Last call for Short Entries!


KUKI is the young people’s section of the interfilm Berlin Festival

Last chance: We have extended the submission deadline until May 9!

Submit films up to 20 minutes - (all genres, all techniques) for children & youth.
Only entries via Shortfilmdepot will be considered.

KUKI - 14th International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth Berlin 

14 - 21 November 2021
Entries accepted from 18 January to 25 April 2021
Submissions & regulations

Festival Profile - 13 programs

- 4 x competition programs for ages 4+, 6+, 8+ and 10+
- 1 x documentary competition program "Watch the World" for ages 10+.
- 2 x TeenScreen competition programs for ages 12+ and 14+ (curated by teenagers).

Special programs
- 1 x environmental program for ages 8+,
- 3 x foreign language programs for ages 14+ in English, Spanish and French
-  2 x"Teenage Riot!" and "Girls* Riot!" programs (curated by teenagers) for ages 16+.

What we look for
Thrilling, funny, challenging, insightful and empathetic films that appeal to kids and teenagers aged 4-18. Narrative films! Animation! Environmental films! Documentaries! Experimental films! Visual feasts! Hilarious slapstick! Social criticism! Mind-bending! Political! Queer! Playful!

- Check out last year’s KUKI program

- We welcome entries from film students, professionals and autodidacts

- Our young audience doesn't care about 'premiere status' - neither do we

- Cash prizes in all competition sections are awarded by 5 young juries of children and teenagers.

KUKI's confetti stands for diverse and colourful community, creativity and celebration.
KUKI is feminist, antifascist, environmentalist, pro diversity and pro fun - our programming reflects this. We aim to excite and educate young people about the wider world of filmmaking, storytelling and inclusive representation while inspiring them to think critically and engage in society, culture and the arts.



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