11mm Shortkicks

Inka Blumensaat moderiert wie 2019 die 11mm short-Gala, Foto Felix Herlt

When elefants fall to the ground in the penalty area, when little girls with a football are smarter then soldiers, when the legs of Maradona can win an atari gaming console and when filmmakers are holding up trophies to the cinema sky - then it is shortkicks-time.

The audience and the each year newly appointed 11mm shortkicks jury will watch together the most moving and imaginative short films of the year at the 14. shortkicks gala. Subsequently, „the most beautiful football short film of the year will be nominated. There will be live music by the australien artist Alex St. Joan, the awarding of the 11mm jury prize, of the 11mm audience prize „Golden 11“ - and a lot of fun and good mood.

This year, we could win as members of the jury Pierre Littbarski (World Champion), Thomas Preiss (Founder of Common Goal-Initiative), Dennis Aogo (Former National Player), Christine Watty (Deutschlandfunk Kultur), Taner Sahintürk (Actor), Paul Keuter (Hertha BSC) and Katharina Dahme (chairwoman of Babelsberg 03).

Moderation: Inka Blumensaat (NDR)

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The 11mm shortkicks - finalists 2017:

AL HAGVUL - Berlin Premiere
Borderline IL / 2015 / 15:00 min / Dmitry Konoplov / OmeU

MEX / 2015 / 20:00 min / Raúl López Echeverría / OmeU

HORACIO & JOHAN - World Premiere
NL / 2017 / 12:00 min / Johan Kramer / OmeU

USA / 2016 / 2:00 min / Case Jernigan / OF

USA / 2016 / 17:00 min / Kenan Harris-Holley / OF

SATURDAY - Berlin Premiere
GB / 2014 / 14:00 min / Mike Forshaw / OF

UN OBUS PARTOUT - Berlin Premiere
F / 2015 / 9:00 min / Zaven Najjar / OmeU

11mm shortkicks jury 2017:

Salomon Kalou (Hertha BSC), Arne Friedrich (former football professional), Helmut Schulte (Union Berlin), Kerstin Ott (singer / songwriter), Anne Leppin ( Deutsche Filmakademie), Alfred Holighaus (Präsident SPIO) and one player from the Bundesliga squad of VfL Wolfsburg.


The 11mm shortkicks - finalists 2016:


N 2014, 6.00min, no dialogue
DIR: Rune Denstad Langlo,
Snow as far as the eye can see - for months upon months. Foul centers on the everyday but imaginative impressions of a ten-year-old girl on a normal winter day in Norway.

La Veu del Bar

NL 2015, 4.14min, original with English subtitles, German premiere
DIR: Johan Kramer
For the past 60 years, stadium announcer Manel Vich has been the voice of mighty Barcelona. The fans all know his voice, but almost no one recognizes him.

Padres Hooligans

E 2015, 11.00min, original with English subtitles, world premiere
DIR: Alba Gomez, Alba Cid, Sarah Zelich
It's only a youth-division match of the Singuerlín club from a suburb of Barcelona. The parents of the pint-sized athletes treat the proceedings as if it were the Champions League final.

Präsident Ulonska

D 2015, 11.50min, original with English subtitles
DIR: Daniel Brückner & Dominik Boymanns
Klaus Ulonska was originally a fan of Cologne FC, but fans of rival Fortuna Cologne convinced him to help save their club. What was originally planned as a four-week engagement turned into a ten-year tenure as club president.


GB 2013, 4.00min, no dialogue
DIR: Ross Hogg
"Spectators" concentrates on the unsung stars in the stadiums - the fans who attend every match and accompany the events on the pitch with never-changing rituals.

An Unfair Game

GB 2013, 3.00min, original version
DIR: Kris Hofmann
The beautiful game has become a business, and unfortunately it's begun to neglect those people, without whom it has no soul - the fans.

Sur la touche

F 2014, 14.40min, original with English subtitles, German premiere
DIR: Hortense Gélinet
Samir is a PSG fan, and that gets on his girlfriend Anna's nerves. But she changes her mind one day, when he convinces her to accompany him to the stadium.

Twelfth Man

GB 2014, 5.41min, no dialogue
DIR: Duane Hopkins
Thousands of Newcastle and Sunderland confront one another in the hours between their local derby. Twelfth Man is a vivid portrait of what happens next.


IRL 2014, 13.00min, original with English subtitles, German premiere
DIR: Dave Tynan
Cork, 1982. A young Roy Keane hopes to battle his way to a starting role with his club - thanks to his iron will and typically vocal instructions on the pitch.  


The 11mm shortkicks - finalists 2015:

11 Churches (GB / 2014 Andrew Bone)
Der Tag wird kommen (GER / 2014 /Dennis Dirksen)
En Équipe (FR / 2012 /Steve Achiepo)
Fußballfloskeln wörtlich genommen (GER / 2014 /Jörn Hintzer & Jakob Hüfner)
Game (GB / 2015 /Ina Nikolova)
Gol de Messi (ESP / 2013 /Christian León Brazao)
Im Glanze dieses Glückes (GER / 2015 /Sven Schrader & Riccardo Wolff)
Top soccer shootout ever (USA / 2014 /Jared Shores)
Un sonho Severino (BRA, CAN / 2014 /Danilo Baracho)

11mm shortkicks jury 2015:

Marcel Schäfer - VfL Wolfsburg - 11mm shortkicks juror
Torsten Mattuschka - Energie Cottbus - 11mm shortkicks juror
N.N. - Hertha BSC Berlin - 11mm shortkicks juror
Aljoscha Pause - filmmaker, director - 11mm shortkicks juror
Thomas Staisch - journalist - 11mm shortkicks juror
Stefanie Fiebrig - football blogger - 11mm shortkicks juror
Marleen Lohse - actress and singerin - 11mm shortkicks juror

Naldo - VfL Wolfsburg - 11mm shortkicks Special guest