6th KLAPPE AUF! Short Film Festival April 4-5, 2025
6th KLAPPE AUF! Short Film Festival April 4-5, 2025


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At our festival people with and without disabilities work together as a team.
We organize the festival together.
During the festival we ask the filmmakers questions after their films and talk with the audience.
Our festival takes place every 2 years. Famous filmmaker Fatih Akin supports our festival.

Our festival is for everybody!
Wheelchair users can also come into the festival cinema.
Visually impaired people can put on headphones.
A speaker describes everything that happens in the film.
Hearing impaired people can read what is being said in the film on the bottom of the screen.
If a hearing impaired person wants to talk to other people, then another person translates the words with their hands.
The signs of hearing impaired people are also translated into words.
All talks taking place after the films are written on the screen.

Any film can be submitted to us.
The films should not be longer than 30 minutes.
They should not be older than 2 years.  

There are 5 people who decide which 3 films they find the best.
The winners will then be given money.
The first winner gets €1500.
The second winner gets €1000 and the third winner gets €500.
The team and the audience can also select a favourite film.
The two winners then get €1000.

If you want to submit your film to our festival, you have to send the film to us by 30th April 2021.
For this you have to download a form from the internet.
The form can be saved and opened on the computer.
You have to fill out the form with information.
If you only have the film on DVD then you have to print out the filled in form.
You have to send the DVD and the form to this address:

KLAPPE AUF! Kurzfilmfestival
Altes Finanzamt /1. Stock
Große Bergstraße 264-266
22767 Hamburg

We cannot send the film back to you.
If you only have the film as a file, then you have to fill in the form on the internet and click the word send.
Afterwards please write us an email to:


Then we explain to you how the film gets to us.


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