The thematic and formal variety of short films represents a broad range of filmmaking. Our programmes for children and youth typically contain about six to eight films offering diverse perspectives. Emotions, unusual role models, alternative lifestyles, and glimpses into foreign cultures serve to inspire animated discussions in the classroom and beyond. Our offers for youth, teachers, and youth workers can be booked separately or in combination.

Expert visits in the classroom

Our film experts offer half-day introductions to cinematic storytelling, exploring elements of filmmaking such as cinematography, sound, and editing with the help of numerous examples – right in the classroom.

Private screenings for school groups

During the festival, Kurzfilmtage screens programmes for children and youth at all grade levels, from first grade to secondary level II, offering students the opportunity to experience an internationally renowned film festival first-hand.

Teaching materials

Teachers who book an expert visit or a group screening receive free access to our teaching materials and streaming access to the youth programmes. Access can also be purchased separately.

Registration & cost

Expert visit and festival visit: CHF 200.– per class*
Expert visit only: CHF 150.– per class*
Festival visit only: CHF 100.– per class
Teaching materials and streaming access: CHF 100.– per teacher**

* Availability of expert visits is limited
** Free of charge in combination with an expert visit or festival visit

Prices do not include travel expenses. School groups from the canton of Zurich can request free ZVV tickets for their festival visit from Schule + Kultur Kanton Zürich. More information will be provided with the registration confirmation.

  Registration opens in August 2022.