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The erotic section takes part in a competition for the first time

The erotic section takes part in a competition for the first time

The erotic section takes part in a competition for the first time

The Flensburg Kurzfilmtage (Short Film Festival) will be taking place in Flensburg for the 15th time between 18th – 22nd November. It will take place in the 51 Stufen cinema in the Deutsches Haus. This festival focuses on the short film as an artistic means of expression and is a substantial part of Flensburg’s cultural event calendar.

ORION has been supporting the Flensburg Kurzfilmtage since 2009 and suggested to the organisers that they could have a special erotic section. The erotic section is always extremely popular and sells out very quickly. This year is the first year that it is part of a competition. The title for competition block 6 is “Pole Dance and Partner Relationships”. The films that are shown in this competition block get assessed by the jury and for the first time ever they have the chance to win one of the prizes and 1000 euros.

This year 45 films have been chosen from over 800 film submissions for the competition. These films will be shown as part of the festival. The focus of the competition is on current short films from German-speaking countries. The highlight will certainly be the competition block “Oscar Award Winners”: this year all the student Oscars in Los Angeles went to German directors and all three have also submitted their films to the Flensburg Kurzfilmtage. Their films will be shown in a separate block.

Along with the competition with films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, there is also a fantastic special programme on offer. The special programme consists of international cartoons from Odense, nature films from Eckernförde and a special British selection from filmmaker Simon Ellis. Moreover, the erotic block, which has become a tradition over the years, will be shown late on Friday evening. This year, for the first time ever, there is also a Trash Night on Thursday which will be showing extremely trashy films. The films are chosen and presented by moderator Jim Lacy and filmmaker Manuel Francescon.

Just under 80 films will be shown at this year’s Flensburg Kurzfilmtage. Short films are shown, as well as documentaries, animated films and experimental films. The films are carefully chosen and put into specific film blocks that will both delight and surprise the audience.

Tickets are available from 9th November at the 51 Stufen cinema and in MODUL 1, Rote Strasse 17. It is also possible to reserve tickets at www.flensburger-kurzfilmtage.de.

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