Copenhagen Short Film Festival 2017

Welcome to the fifth edition of the Copenhagen Short Film Festival (CSFF). Our focus with the festival is three-fold: spotlight new developments in the short film genre, supporting the indie/grassroot filmmaking community, and finally, celebrate old-school analog cinema. It can all seem very different but whatever the approach, content and attitude of special works it all begins here – with the short film. This is where the energy and the vision is born, this is where filmmaking starts. For this year’s program we continue to spotlight the best of new Danish shorts while also showcase international works. We show stuff that runs the gamut from horror cinema to poetry in film. Guided by Berlin-based curator Claus Löser we examine the latest trends having impact on the German scene, and we also pay tribute to the Midtnight Movie phenomenon with a selection of historic drug scare shorts. We investigate the primitive art of found-footage filmmaking and screen a selection of analog oddities on 16 mm from Jack Stevenson’s private archive.