Short & Hoart 2022

Originally conceived purely as a feature-length film festival, we were forced to hold a short film competition when we became members of the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF). After all, the renowned Méliès D'Argent for the best European fantastic short film was also to be presented in Regensburg. A chore became a desire and finally a burning passion! The reason for this are the countless, insane filmmakers out there! What wonderfully awful films they let off the leash!!! But best just see for yourself.

We have come to appreciate them and have been bass-ackwards at the sheer quality of genre short films that are out there. Countless short film festivals prove every year how much this scene is thriving. Unfortunately, this is usually limited to the festival circuit. All the more reason we should celebrate the films and their makers in such a setting! We do this with two short film blocks of eight films each. In addition to six international highlights, there are also ten films vying for the Méliès D'Argent - one of the world's most esteemed short film prizes. The competition can be found in the programme of all member festivals of the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF). The winners will then go on to the final round at the world's biggest genre festival in Sitges, Spain. There, under the Catalan sun, the best European fantastic short film will be chosen. There are expert juries at all the competitions, and Regensburg is no exception. We want to show you who decides on the weal and woe of the entries.


Short Film Block 1 | Fri, 8.4.2022 | 22:30

  • La Penumbra [ESP 2020 | Dani Viqueira]
  • Editor [USA 2021 | Dan Repp, Lindsay Young]
  • Man or Tree [GBR 2021 | Varun Raman, Tom Hancock
  • Forbidden [FIN 2022 | Anssi Korhonen]
  • O [GER 2022 | Dominik Balkow]
  • Dana [ESP 2020 | Lucía Forner Segarra]
  • The Tenant [ESP 2021 | Lucas Paulino, Ángel Torres]
  • Good Girl [NZL 2021 | Dean Hewison]

In this short film block you will see eight films from six countries, including two German premieres and two world premieres. Guests will also be present.

The short film block will also be available in streaming on 14 and 15 April.

Short Film Block 2 | Sat 9.4.2022 | 22:30

In this short film block you will see eight films from six countries, including four German premieres, one European premiere and one world premiere.

The short film block will also be available in streaming on 16 and 17 April.


News, Preview, Jury, Manuel Ewald

Manuel Ewald

Manuel is no stranger to the film industry and he has an impressive DIY CV. Until 2003, he wrote for Cinependent film magazine, which he founded, and a year later he founded Asia Filmfest, which he co-managed until 2010. In the same year, he joined Koch Media, where he has since worked as a product manager and in film purchasing. He has also gained experience in the field. Manuel worked as an editor for various TV stations. As an industry person, he is an important voice in the jury.

News, Preview, Jury, Huan Vu

Huan Vu

Born in 1982, the Stuttgart native caused a stir during his studies at the Stuttgart Media University by presenting a very ambitious directorial work with his privately financed Warhammer fan project DAMNATUS. As a lover of H.P. Lovecraft, he took on the film adaptation of the short story THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE in 2010 - even before Nicolas Cage was bumbling around in the US film version. He is currently working on another Lovecraft adaptation from the Dreamland cycle.

News, Preview, Jury, Kevin Zindler

Kevin Zindler

Always in the river! Kevin Zindler, a genre aficionado, travels directly from the Weser to the Danube. He is not only one of the leading minds at Art of Horror Magazine, but also has something to contribute to the genre beyond our media partner. He writes reviews, booklets and books, is editor and co-founder of the publishing house "Wuzi Books", podcasts and produces films such as ATOMIC EDEN. In other words: Kevin is a jack-of-all-trades and an enrichment for the local genre landscape.


News, Preview, Programmer, Michael Orth

Michael Orth

Why interfere when there are absolute professionals? As founder and co-organiser of the short film festival in Landshut, he has proven expertise. On closer inspection, however, it becomes clear that a real genre freak is at work here. With the Shock Blocks and the Deadline Award, the Landshut festival is an address in itself. He programmes the short film blocks for us!

-> Landshut Short Film Festival
-> Deadline Award

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