Since the foundation of the KFA and the Hamburg International Short Film Festival, it has always been our aim to screen short films. Publically, affordably, accessibly, regularly – and not only during festival times.
Dienstagskino (Tuesday Cinema Club) in the Filmhaus cinema and the Kurzfilmstammtisch (Meeting place of Short Film fans) in the B-Movie cinema have been beacons of Hamburg’s short film scene for many years. Archival treasures have been shown on a monthly basis, and emphasis given to highlighting themes or individuals.
Since 2011, under the label KurzFilmKlause (“Short Film Pub”), we have been compiling most of our public short film screenings organised outside our regular film festival schedule.
The first German Kurzfilmtag (i.e. Short Film Day) took place on 21st December 2012, based on the French model, and on the initiative of the AG Kurzfilm (Short Film Association) and the KFA. This involves the screening of short films in every possible location on the shortest day of the year – an idea which arouses great enthusiasm. Short films have been screened and continue to be screened in many cities, in cinemas, open air, in public transport facilities, galleries, museums and other locations.