BENEFIZfilmzeit for the benefit of Ukrainian refugees in Allgäu

On Saturday, 7 May, 7 p.m. at the Stadttheater Kaufbeuren and on Sunday, 8 May, 11 a.m. at the Colosseum Center Kempten we will show Ukrainian short films, framed by literature and music.


Our motto is a play on words with the invitation to watch films briefly in short. We want to revitalise cinema culture in the Allgäu, bringing young filmmakers to our wonderful region and promoting intercultural exchange.

Our audience should be open to new impressions and curious about the very different themes that German and international filmmakers present to us.

filmzeit is an independent festival for short films of all genres up to a running time of 40 minutes. In addition to prize money, the festival trophy Blasi, a small hare, is awarded in each competition. Bears, lions and leopards already exist elsewhere.

The competition window was open from mid-January to 31 March. Filmmakers from all over the world submitted around 700 short films with a total length of 200 hours during this time.

By the beginning of May, each film will receive at least four evaluations from the pre-selection team with 29 members. This initially means 800 hours of voluntary viewing work.

The festival in 2021

Main competion in Kaufbeuren:

TOP DOWN MEMORY by Daniel Theiler wins the Innovation Award and the Prize of the Students' Jury;

Jury Award and Audience Award for LIEBE, PFLICHT & HOFFNUNG.

The award for the best documentaty goes to MEISJESJONGENSMIX (GIRLSBOYSMIX).

SEEPFERDCHEN wins the competition; HAEBERLI is awarded a special prize.

From the best programme the Filmzeit International has ever had, the jury chooses a supposed children's film as the award winner, opting for social relevance.

A fictional film about a deaf young man wins the jury prize!

The audience is enchanted by a film with original music and a real string quartet.

Excerpt from the programme of the 14th filmzeit festival

Music: Cello Solo, Cécile Grüebler. Recording for DAS PROBESPIEL: Benedikt Palier, Jón H. Geirfinnsson

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