Bye Axel, hello Mara!
We have already announced it last summer, but when the bitter truth comes, it's still hard and sad. Axel Behrens, with us since 1986 and the second festival, living legend and pilot of our short film enterprise, is irrevocably leaving the ship. He said: "At some point it's just time to say goodbye." Luckily, Axel won't be lost to us all together as he retains the project responsibility for the Triple Axel at the Hamburg Short Film Festival. No one is ever leaving the KFA for good!

From tears to smiles: Mara Marxsen joined the short film distribution team at the beginning of January. Mara studied Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image in Amsterdam, was a trainee at the ZKM Karlsruhe and is co-author of the monograph "The Literariness of Media Art" (Routledge, 2019). Since 2011, she has supported the Hamburg Short Film Festival as a moderator and curator, for example with the special programmes "DISCO" and "Oh Pleasure Up Yours." She is doing her doctorate on the queer-feminist aesthetics of deviance in US riot grrrl films from the 1990s and says: "I am incredibly happy to finally belong to the KFA family!"

Die Verleihnixe: Silja Ebeling, Axel Behrens, Mara Marxsen und Anne Jagemann

Silja Ebeling, Axel Behrens, Mara Marxsen, and Anne Jagemann

June 30, 2023

Check out the trailer of our new children's programme MO&FRIESE ON THE ROAD IN FABULOUS COMPANY:

The programme is available in German, German Sign language and a German audio description for the blind.

September 11, 2019

We're moving! New address from September 30, 2019:

Kurzfilm Agentur Hamburg
Bodenstedtstraße 16
22765 Hamburg

June 06, 2018

The 34. Hamburg International ShortFilmFestival has begun and a lot of filmmakers in our catalogue are competing in different competition sections. We keep our fingers crossed for all the wonderful films, especially as there is an audience award as well.
The latest inclusions in our distribution catalogue and potential new entries vie with each other for the podium of the Supporting Film Test. The audience will be the judge for the most entertaining supporting film as well.

April 24, 2018


On April 23 the FFA and German Films have awarded the winners of the Short Tiger Next Generation Award in Berlin. Out of 116 submissions the jury (Dr. Gregory Theile, Katja Benrath and Daniel Ebner) chose 5 winning films:

L'Aria del Moscerino (04:30 min, 2017, D: Lukas von Berg, P: Oliver Krause, Filmakademie Baden Württemberg)
Carlotta's Face (05:00 min, 2018, D: Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld, P: Fabian Driehorst, Filmstahl, Fabian & Fred)
Comments (04:48 min, 2017, D: Jannis Alexander Kiefer, P: Milena Schäpers, Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF)
Island (02:30 min, 2017, D+P: Max Mörtl, Robert Löbel, M:David Kamp)
Megatrick (01:46 min, 2017, D+P: Anne Isensee, P: Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF)

From May on all films are available in our catalogue for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

March 16, 2018

Our office will be closed from March 29. till April 02. Emails and phone calls can be answered until Wednesday 5 PM. All others will be replied with fresh energy on April 03.

January 25, 2018

We are very happy that WATU WOTE by Katja Benrath and her team at Hamburg Media School did not only win the student Oscar in gold, but received a nomination for Best Short at the Academy Awards. We keep all our fingers crossed for the award ceremony in March. The film is available for screenings from now on.

October 13, 2017

On October 15 the European Art Cinema Day is celebrated in movie theaters around Europe. A lot of cinemas show previews of the winner of this years Cannes festival: THE SQUARE by Ruben Östlund. What else ther is by him? Of course, shorts: Scene 6882 from my Life and Incident by a Bank

July 14, 2017

Check out our latest short film programme ALL INCLUSIVE - ShortFilmHolidays

April 26, 2017

We celebrated the premiere of our new short film programmes for children and youths on refuge and home. Ready to start the cinema tour around Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Programme 1 - from 9 years // Programme 2 - from 14 years

Premiere Zwischenwelten

April 06, 2017

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website with a fresh look and user-friendly surface! As registered user you can create a favourite list, preview on mobile devices (Smartphone, Tablet).