The German Federal Film Board (FFA) reworked its guidelines. With the revised version of the Film Funding Act important improvements were reached. Thus, for instance, the length definition for a short film was extended to 30 minutes. EMAF (Osnabrück) as well as Kassel Dokfest with emphasis on experimental, artistic and documentary films, are now on the list of “reference festivals”. Filmmakers from Germany can collect points at both festivals and qualify for FFA funding. Please find general information via AG Kurzfilm (http://www.ag-kurzfilm.de/de/ffg.html) and within the next Call for Entries of the Kassel Dokfest from mid-April.