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International Short Film Festival Detmold
Our Festival is dedicated to high-quality films by innovative filmmakers from North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Europe and around the world. The festival focuses more on non-commercial short films. In addition to documentary films, animated and feature films, as well as experimental films, will be presented. From big premieres to the first work of young talents everything is represented. More than 3,000 short film submissions come from around 70 countries each year. During the 14th Festival, around 111 short films from 40 different countries will be presented. In addition to the short films, there will be numerous highlights of art and music during the festival. Various artists will present their artistic works in Hangar 21. During the festival, a workshop will be held where teens learn to shoot their own short film. The festival will feature different cultural and artistic events & meetings as well as festival performances in the Hangar 21's various halls. These events include interviews, podium discussions, photography, paintings and sculptures exhibitions, video installations, happenings, performances, sound, light, water, lasers, music shows and cocktails. Every year, ISFF Detmold cooperates with the schools and a selection of children's films is presented. The festival takes place in the presence of the city mayor in the 22,000m2 Hangar 21, which is known for its prestigious and important cultural and artistic activities.
Why do we love short films?
Cinema is the seventh and the last kind of art and has begun with short films. Formerly people told themselves stories. Since 2500 years they are shown us - in the theater, paintings & sculpturing, music, dancing, literature, architecture and in cinema. They are everywhere and for everyone in the atmosphere – as we would have inhaled them. Short films give us the possibility to recognize all kinds of structures we met. Every filmmaker has got his own aura, his own way to show us what is need to be shown. So let’s enjoy that at least some of them mirror us. That’s our story and we were not happy, if we wouldn’t have one.