Short Film Program

We are very pleased to announce an extensive short film program once again at the 52nd Hof International Film Festival and to present, for the first time, a cooperation with


Europe is experiencing strong social and political changes. How do young filmmakers from all over Europe reflect on them and what is their idea of the future of European cinema? As part of a new cooperation with the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) and EFP (European Film Promotion), the Hof International Film Festival has invited young filmmakers to present the German premieres of their short films selected for this year’s edition of EFP FUTURE FRAMES. Recommended by EFP and selected by the artistic team of KVIFF EFP FUTURE FRAMES highlights new European cinema and the promising young directing talent behind it since 2015 at KVIFF, a renowned hub for young cinema and one of the key international festivals.

The EFP FUTURE FRAMES films screening at the Hof International Film Festival this year are:

by Hleb Papou (Italy)

by Michal Ďuriš (Slovakia)

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by Dawid Ullgren (Sweden)

by David Gurgulia (Georgia)

by Judita Gamulin (Croatia)

by Lora Mure-Ravaud (Switzerland)

The complete short film program - 52 films selected by Martin Scheuring to mark the 52nd edition of the festival - will present a broad spectrum of works by young filmmakers from all over the world, with films from Australia, France, Italy, Iran, Croatia, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, Great Britain and Austria. A compact overview of short films from Germany and Switzerland will be presented in the two kurzGeschichten screenings, the short film series which was initiated last year.

EFP (European Film Promotion) is a unique network of 38 European promotion agencies from throughout Europe representing their national films and talent. Under the EFP flag, these member organisations come together to jointly promote the diversity and spirit of European cinema and talent at key international film festivals and markets, in particular outside of Europe. EFP is financially supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and by its member organisations.

The Hamburg-based office is backed by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Film Fund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and the Ministry of Culture of the City of Hamburg. For more information please visit »

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) is the largest film festival in the Czech Republic and the most prestigious such festival in Central and Eastern Europe. It is one of the oldest A-list film festivals (i.e., non-specialized festivals with a competition for feature-length fiction films), a category it shares with the festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Venice, San Sebastian, Moscow, Montreal, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Among filmmakers, buyers, distributors, sales agents, and journalists, KVIFF is considered the most important event in all of Central and Eastern Europe.

Every year, the festival presents some 200 films from around the world, and regularly hosts famous and important filmmakers. The Karlovy Vary festival is intended for both film professionals and the general public, and offers visitors a carefully designed programme, excellent facilities and a broad range of other services. For more information please visit »