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Short Film Specials

Competition for the East Frisian Short Film Award

Since 1997 the East Frisian Short Film Award goes to the short films voted most popular among the productions nominated for this competition. The East Frisian Short Film Award has a purse of € 4,000 (1st prize € 2,500, 2nd prize € 1,000, 3rd prize € 500) provided by VGH Versicherungen, Landes-direktion Ostfriesland.

The winner will receive our famous “Camera Ottifant” (designed by the Emder comedian Otto Waalkes).

Here are this year's nominees ...

Competition for the Engelke Short Film Award

Since 2013 the best short film from the perspective of a young audience is awarded in the competition for the Engelke Short Film Award. The nomination of the short films for the Engelke Short Film Award is conducted by an independent preview and nomination commission called by the section management and made up of school students, apprentices and young adults. 

The Engelke Short Film Award has a purse of € 2,500 provided by the Sparkasse Emden.

Here are this year's nominees ...

London Shorts

After five successful years, our „London Shorts Special“ goes into the sixth round. Thanks to our meanwhile established partnership with the London Short Film Festival and its head, Philip Ilson, in particular – we are happy to present a compilation of brand-new British short-films in Emden. So join us for a very British afternoon at the vhs-Forum with Earl Grey Tea, Scones, Clotted Cream, Strawberry Jam and of course the very best from the London Short Film Festival!

Please find more details on the selected films here ...

Na Huus - Coming Home

Within this programme we present film makers who were born in Emden or East Frisia and started their conquest of the film world from here ...

We proudly present our special on Isabel Braak ...

Filmfest meets Einstein: Neue Bilder, andere Welten

Shorts Films in this section illustrate the tremendously wide scope of film as a medium and how to do this with a fresh and unconventional approach. The selection team consists of steady guests from Café Einstein and present a unique programm to short-film-loving "Emder".

Please find more details on this year's selection here ...

In a Sea of Eyes | Uni Oldenburg

In a Sea of Eyes – the inner TV-landscape from the "Testbildstelle" Emden – a compilation of video sketches, poetry and film narratives out of Emden and from the Fillmfest Emden ... More information here ...