The festival was founded by the former GDR as FDJ (Free German Youth) student filmdays based at the GDR-filmschool "Konrad Wolf". This event is growing in influence for the work of film students and up-and-coming young filmmakers. Numerous awards are handed out, and plenty of supporting events are on offer. Strong ties to the classic production location Babelsberg.
Due to the variety of workshops, there are plenty of decision makers present, but also representatives of broader based industries, e.g. banks, advertising agencies. Accompanying program: musical events; forum of media economy, pitching workshop; different podium discussions and conferences, production technique workshop, screenplay lounge.
Prize money up to 30,000 Euros
No premiere requirement
Jury and Organizers
Directors and Program Directors
students at the HFF Potsdam-Babelsberg
Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF Sehsüchte – «Submission»
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This category includes films that have transformed music into moving images.
This category is targeted towards audiences from age 6 onwards. Since the children’s films are to be dubbed for the screening, every film chosen to be shown has to include a complete dialogue list in German or English.
This category includes films which show a strong reference to the genre theme. Whether sci-fi, western, horror, action or fantasy - it’s all about your creativity. Live-action as well as animated films can be submitted.
This category centers on films that observe or comment on factual events. Live-action as well as animated films can be submitted.
This category mainly contains works with fictional plots. Live-action as well as animated films can be submitted. Films up to 50 minutes.
This category mainly contains works with fictional plots. Live-action as well as animated films can be submitted. Films longer than 50 minutes.
This category is targeted towards audiences from age 12 onwards. All presentation copies in a language other than German must contain either English or German subtitles.
Only productions from German film schools are eligible.
Дебютные жанровые фильмы
Дебютное полнометражное кино
This category mainly contains works with fictional plots. Live-action as well as animated films can be submitted. Films in this category have the chance to win prizes in the following competition categories: Best Feature Film (Films longer than 50 minutes), Best Short Feature Film (Films up to 50 minutes).
Дебютное музыкальное видео
This category is aimed at viewers from the age of 6 (Kids) and at viewers from the age of 12 (Teens). Live-action as well as animated films (documentary or feature films) can be submitted.