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IVAL

Here, everything revolves around our festival - Our history, our team, as well as sponsors. You can find all the information about tickets, locations, directions, accommodation, and current events here.

Call for beds

Host Film Guests at Your Home! To accommodate the numerous filmmakers, we are once again seeking hospitable residents of Regensburg who can host guests in their homes. If you have a guest bed, sofa, or spare room available during the festival period (especially on the first weekend), and would like to meet creative individuals while actively supporting the festival, please contact our guest service team, Greta and Leon. As a token of appreciation, hosts will receive two complimentary tickets per guest per night for the festival. It's worth it!

Call for volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to assist with cinema entrance, at the information desk, or at the bar. As a token of appreciation, we offer two complimentary tickets per shift, and for a certain number of shifts, volunteers will receive a festival pass granting free access to all film events! If you're interested in being part of the festival experience and available for a few afternoons or evenings between March 7th and 17th, please feel free to reach out to us. Prior to the event, there will be a briefing where shifts will be assigned.

CURR
ENT

Call for beds

Host Film Guests at Your Home! To accommodate the numerous filmmakers, we are once again seeking hospitable residents of Regensburg who can host guests in their homes. If you have a guest bed, sofa, or spare room available during the festival period (especially on the first weekend), and would like to meet creative individuals while actively supporting the festival, please contact our guest service team, Greta and Leon. As a token of appreciation, hosts will receive two complimentary tickets per guest per night for the festival. It's worth it!

Call for beds

Host Film Guests at Your Home! To accommodate the numerous filmmakers, we are once again seeking hospitable residents of Regensburg who can host guests in their homes. If you have a guest bed, sofa, or spare room available during the festival period (especially on the first weekend), and would like to meet creative individuals while actively supporting the festival, please contact our guest service team, Greta and Leon. As a token of appreciation, hosts will receive two complimentary tickets per guest per night for the festival. It's worth it!

Call for beds

Host Film Guests at Your Home! To accommodate the numerous filmmakers, we are once again seeking hospitable residents of Regensburg who can host guests in their homes. If you have a guest bed, sofa, or spare room available during the festival period (especially on the first weekend), and would like to meet creative individuals while actively supporting the festival, please contact our guest service team, Greta and Leon. As a token of appreciation, hosts will receive two complimentary tickets per guest per night for the festival. It's worth it!

Call for beds

Host Film Guests at Your Home! To accommodate the numerous filmmakers, we are once again seeking hospitable residents of Regensburg who can host guests in their homes. If you have a guest bed, sofa, or spare room available during the festival period (especially on the first weekend), and would like to meet creative individuals while actively supporting the festival, please contact our guest service team, Greta and Leon. As a token of appreciation, hosts will receive two complimentary tickets per guest per night for the festival. It's worth it!

Call for beds

Host Film Guests at Your Home! To accommodate the numerous filmmakers, we are once again seeking hospitable residents of Regensburg who can host guests in their homes. If you have a guest bed, sofa, or spare room available during the festival period (especially on the first weekend), and would like to meet creative individuals while actively supporting the festival, please contact our guest service team, Greta and Leon. As a token of appreciation, hosts will receive two complimentary tickets per guest per night for the festival. It's worth it!

Call for beds

Host Film Guests at Your Home! To accommodate the numerous filmmakers, we are once again seeking hospitable residents of Regensburg who can host guests in their homes. If you have a guest bed, sofa, or spare room available during the festival period (especially on the first weekend), and would like to meet creative individuals while actively supporting the festival, please contact our guest service team, Greta and Leon. As a token of appreciation, hosts will receive two complimentary tickets per guest per night for the festival. It's worth it!

Call for beds

Host Film Guests at Your Home! To accommodate the numerous filmmakers, we are once again seeking hospitable residents of Regensburg who can host guests in their homes. If you have a guest bed, sofa, or spare room available during the festival period (especially on the first weekend), and would like to meet creative individuals while actively supporting the festival, please contact our guest service team, Greta and Leon. As a token of appreciation, hosts will receive two complimentary tickets per guest per night for the festival. It's worth it!

Call for beds

Host Film Guests at Your Home! To accommodate the numerous filmmakers, we are once again seeking hospitable residents of Regensburg who can host guests in their homes. If you have a guest bed, sofa, or spare room available during the festival period (especially on the first weekend), and would like to meet creative individuals while actively supporting the festival, please contact our guest service team, Greta and Leon. As a token of appreciation, hosts will receive two complimentary tickets per guest per night for the festival. It's worth it!

Call for beds

Host Film Guests at Your Home! To accommodate the numerous filmmakers, we are once again seeking hospitable residents of Regensburg who can host guests in their homes. If you have a guest bed, sofa, or spare room available during the festival period (especially on the first weekend), and would like to meet creative individuals while actively supporting the festival, please contact our guest service team, Greta and Leon. As a token of appreciation, hosts will receive two complimentary tickets per guest per night for the festival. It's worth it!

M26

Festival center, info counter with pop-up café, meeting point to linger. This location is wheelchair accessible.

Maximilianstraße 26, 93047 Regensburg

Wintergarten – Kinos im Andreasstadel

The arthouse cinema located in the restored Salzstadel from 1634 screens arthouse films in 2 halls with heavy timber beams. This venue is wheelchair accessible and has wheelchair spaces.

Ostentorkino

The single-screen cinema with a pub and beer garden shows German and international independent films, among others. It is the oldest arthouse cinema in Germany and has a capacity of approximately 180 people. The cinema hall is wheelchair accessible and has wheelchair spaces. Access to the toilets is only partially wheelchair accessible.

W1 – Center for young culture

Young Culture has found a Home: The W1 is a house full of culture by and for young people. With a total area of almost 1,000m² in the heart of Regensburg, there is plenty of space and opportunity for experiences here. Unfortunately, this venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Filmgalerie im Leeren Beutel

The small municipal cinema located in the medieval granary 'Leerer Beutel' showcases international original version premieres and niche films. It is operated by the Arbeitskreis Film Regensburg e.V. This venue is wheelchair accessible and has wheelchair spaces.

LOC
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Prizes

Single Ticket: 8 Euros

Reduced Price: 7 Euros**
Family Cinema***: 4 Euros
Plattenfilme: 12 Euros

Zündfunkparty (Tickets on site): 12 Euros / 10 Euros** (early bird)
Festival Pass: 45 Euros / 35 Euros** (excluding Plattenfilme)

* Additional fees apply for online purchases.

** Reduced prices apply to students, pupils, apprentices, and individuals with disabilities upon presentation of a valid identification document (accompanying person enters for free).

*** Children's films & Impulse programs (also for accompanying persons)

Advance ticket sales (presale) start online* in mid-February on www.filmgalerie.de and www.kurzfilmwoche.de, as well as on-site during the ticket office hours at the Filmgalerie.

 

During the festival, tickets and festival passes can be purchased at all venues during the ticket office hours.

TICKET
INFO

TEAM &
CONTACT

Amrei Keul
Artistic and Organizational Direction
Gabriel Fieger
Artistic and Organizational Direction
Michael Fleig
Program, Organization and Editorial Team
Leandra Lara Steiper
Assistant to the Festival Management
Greta Pralle
Guest Service
Leon Pflieger
Guest Service
  • Organizational & Artistic Direction
    Gabriel Fieger
    gabriel.fieger@kurzfilmwoche.de
    Amrei Keul
    Amrei.Keul@kurzfilmwoche.de

    Press & Public Relations
    Amrei Keul
    presse@kurzfilmwoche.de

    Programming, Curation, and Catalog
    Michael Fleig
    michael.fleig@kurzfilmwoche.de

    Festival Assistance
    Leandra Lara Steiper
    leandra.steiper@kurzfilmwoche.de

    Guest Relations
    Greta Pralle, Leon Pflieger
    guest@kurzfilmwoche.de

    (Editorial) Content Editing
    Michael Fleig

    Short Film and School
    Amrei Keul, Julio Peutler

    Website
    Tobias Horra

    Festival-App
    Michael Straßburger

    Ticketing
    Gabriel Fieger, Chrissy Grundl
    ticket@kurzfilmwoche.de

    Copy Dispatch, DCP Creation & Inspection
    Gabriel Fieger, Robert Hölzel – RHI Media

    Projection & Technology
    Gabriel Fieger, Robert Hölzel, Paul Müller, Paul Völkel

    Trailer
    Gabriel Fieger

    Graphic Design
    kitzmann.wiesinger grafik.mediendesign

    Advertising Sales & Fundraising
    Gabriel Fieger, Amrei Keul

    Interns
    Fabian Kahr, Julio Peutler

  • Competition Organization
    Gabriel Fieger

    International Competition
    Michael Fleig, Amrei Keul, Leon Pflieger, Christian Sailer, Leandra Steiper
    Pre-selection: Leander Heckl, Greta Pralle, Patrik Thomas, Philipp Weber

    Architecture Film Competition
    Michael Fleig, Amrei Keul, Leon Pflieger

    German Competition
    Laura Guppenberger, Gabriel Fieger, Amrei Keul

    Window to Bavaria
    Nina Dillinger, Gabriel Fieger

    Window to the Region
    Nicole Cucit, Gabriel Fieger, Michael Fleig, Hubertus Hinse, Fabian Kahr

    OberpfalzPlus, Katzenjammer, Impulse, Plattenfilme, Poetry in Motion
    Gabriel Fieger, Amrei Keul

    Canada Focus
    Michael Fleig, Amrei Keul, Dagmar Schmelzer

    Late Nights
    Gabriel Fieger, Michael Fleig, Amrei Keul

    Dance Films
    Amrei Keul, Wagner Moreira

    International Women's Day
    Laura Guppenberger, Amrei Keul

    A Single Life
    Gabriel Fieger

    Kid's Program

    Daniela Weinbach

Festivalprofile

The Regensburg Short Film Week was founded in 1994 by the Arbeitskreis Film Regensburg e.V. and takes place annually in March. Over the years, it has expanded to include ten awards across five competitions, ranging from international to regional. Fiction, documentary, animation, and experimental films are given equal importance.

Beyond the competitions, the extensive special program focuses on thematic highlights and country spotlights. These are complemented by retrospectives, lectures, exhibitions, and workshops.

For the youngest short film enthusiasts, children and youth programs are curated, along with DIY workshops. Additionally, there are educational short film offerings tailored for schools, with the option of media pedagogical support.

Last but not least, the Short Film Week has made a name for itself over the past thirty years with its legendary "Plattenfilme" - live soundtracks to short films using vinyl records - and the Zündfunkparty at the Leerer Beutel, attracting filmmakers and short film enthusiasts alike to the charming cinemas of the cathedral city!

Competition Sections

The screening groups of the International Short Film Week Regensburg select the best films from over 2000 submissions annually. These form the individual competition blocks, which are then shown to the audience and a professional jury on-site at the cinema.

Productions from around the world can be seen in the International Competition, while short films produced domestically are screened in the German or Bavarian Competition. The Window to the Region offers a glimpse into the local short film landscape of the Upper Palatinate and Lower Bavaria. In the Architecture Film Competition- the only theme-specific competition - international films with architectural relevance compete for the Architecture Film Prize. All competitions exclusively feature films that are no older than two years.

Arbeitskreis Film Regensburg e.V.

The International Short Film Week Regensburg is organized and hosted by the Arbeitskreis Film Regensburg e.V. (AKF). In addition to the Short Film Week, AKF organizes the Regensburger Stummfilmwoche in the summer - Germany's oldest silent film week - and CinEScultura, the Spanish Film and Culture Festival in Regensburg. Throughout the year, AKF operates a cinema: the Filmgalerie im Leeren Beutel. The programming of this venue follows the tradition of sophisticated, municipally funded cinemas placed beyond the mainstream.

PROFILE &
HISTORY

We are member of
  • As a founding member of the AG Kurzfilm, we support short filmmakers. The AG Kurzfilm is the nationwide representation for German short film. Members of this umbrella organization include film festivals, film and art schools, short film distributors, as well as institutions within the film and cinema industry. The aim is to enhance the public perception of German short films domestically and internationally, as well as to improve conditions for short film production and distribution.

  • The International Short Film Week Regensburg also aims to network with Bavarian film festivals and is therefore a founding member of the Association of Bavarian Film Festivals. Our goal is not only to collectively represent the Bavarian film festival scene and support each other but also to advocate for better political and institutional support. We believe that the importance of film festivals in the distribution chain is not adequately recognized.

  • The Short Film Conference has existed since 1970 as a non-profit organization and is the only international entity dedicated to uniting the global short film community.

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