4. KLAPPE AUF! Short Film Festival 8.-10. November 2019
Submissions open late Summer
KLAPPE AUF! is unique, as it focuses on the concept that our festival’s film selection and moderation used, be chosen and presented by a variety of people with and without disability. The organisation and structure of the programs is also designed on a similar basis. The festival takes place every two years, held in the city of Hamburg, Germany. The highly esteemed director, Fatih Akin, is the festival’s main patron.
It is our aim to create the greatest level of accessibility to our festival. This means that all of the films presented will be done so with Captions for the hearing impaired, as well as Audio Description made available for the visually impaired. The Audio Description is directly recorded by voice-over-artists and can be heard with headphones. The festival will also be attended by Sign Language Interpreters and Captioners (STTRs). All venues will be barrier-free and wheelchair friendly.
Dates & Submission
Festival Dates: 8.11. – 10.11. 2019, Metropolis Kino, Hamburg
Films from all genres may be submitted from, 15.9.2018. “Feelings and other catastrophes”, is the theme for our 4th Short Film Festival, 2019. The deadline is 15.01.2019. The films should not exceed a maximum length of approx. 15 min., and must be available in a German language version, or the films must have been produced without dialogue. Films accepted will have been produced and completed from no earlier than, 31.12.2015.There will be three jury prizes of 1500€, 1000€ and 500€. There will be a people’s choice award of 1000€. In addition, there is a team prize of 1000€, which is awarded by the inclusive festival team.
“Feelings and other catastrophes”, is the theme for our 4th Short Film Festival, 2019. The deadline is 15.01.2019. We accept only films with german dialog or without dialog.
Concept & Team
CINEMA for ALL! Short films and quality cinema should be made accessible to as many people as possible. Our goal at KLAPPE AUF! is to make cultural events obtainable and tangible for everyone.
It is our aim to create the greatest level of accessibility at our festival. All of the films presented will be done so with Audio Description and German Captions for the hearing impaired …
Our festival runs only every other year, but in between we don’t get boredom.
Our project Butterfahrt, continues to improve itself with new films which we acquire the rights to. The Klappomat is our fine arts experiment. Piece by piece, we create a kind of walk-in sculpture that helps to bring people closer to barrier-free cinema and provide them with an understanding of our themes and intentions in a playful participatory way. Along with this, we try to sharpen our senses and train ourselves with small workshops being held.
Butterfahrt Short Film Screenings
This short film offer is a compilation of 22 selected short films. From these, you can put together a screening selection of your choice.
KLAPPE AUF! Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg
Altes Finanzamt /1. Stock | Große Bergstraße 264-266 | 22767 Hamburg
Festival Director: Andreas Grützner
Please contact us via the contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.