Dorothee Erpenstein
Geschäftsführerin FFF Bayern

Dear friends of short film,

the Landshut Short Film Festival is one of the most important cultural events in Lower Bavaria. For 22 years, it has been inspiring short film fans beyond the borders of Bavaria with an international program: 246 short films from all over the world are shown in eight competition sections and 60 events for a week. They were produced over the past two years and curated by the jury with great commitment and passion. The range of genres is large: whether films from world cinema, shocking shorts or extraordinary homeland and documentary films – there is guaranteed to be something for everyone in Landshut.

After last year’s successful online edition, this time the festival will take place in a hybrid format for the first time. I wish the festival organizers that the short films achieve even more reach. At the same time, I am pleased that after two years of the corona pandemic, the festival is finally taking place in the cinema again, making personal exchange between the audience and the filmmakers possible.

I would like to thank Michael Orth and Birgit Horn for their tireless commitment, motivation and perseverance and wish the entire team a successful festival, many viewers and unforgettable film moments.