Alexander Putz Oberbürgermeister der Stadt Landshut

Dear friends of the short film,

dear guests,

I would like to welcome you to the 24th Landshut Short Film Festival. I am pleased that we are once again able to welcome a great number of filmmakers to our city – a warm welcome to you too. 

Short films are produced faster than feature films and can therefore react more quickly to current events. The festival also reflects topics that are of concern to our society and the topicality of the films shown is one of the attractions of this festival. Artistic Director Michael Orth is always in tune with times when it comes to the selection process, and I would like to thank him and his team for their commitment. This year he has once again selected 219 films for us from 2.000 submissions. As always, the festival is very international, with films coming from 37 different countries. Like the “big ones”, they cover a broad spectrum, from documentaries to horror to animated films. They compete in eight competitions, with the city of Landshut once again sponsoring the prize for the “Shorts for Kids” competition.

As the organizational director Birgit Horn and her team ensure, everything will run smoothly as always – one of the main reasons why both filmmakers and viewers always enjoy attending the Landshut Short Film Festival.

I wish you all every success and, of course, lots of fun! 

It´s showtime!