About

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.

Awards

Prize money up to 30,000 Euros

  • Best Feature
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Short Feature
  • Best Short Documentary
  • Best Animation
  • Best Children's Film
  • Best Youth Film
  • Best screenplay
  • Producer Award
  • Music Video Award
  • Best Pitch
  • Audience Award

Rules

  • Films and Videos of all lengths by students and debut film makers.
  • Works of young filmmakers outside of a university context
  • The date of completion of the film must be after January 1st, 2018.
  • A premiere status is not necessary.
  • Films can only be submitted at the platform Festhome.
  • To submit your film to Spotlight Production section you have to send additional documents (see regulations).
  • Screening Media Type: SMPTE DCP
  • Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Directors and Program Directors
students at the HFF Potsdam-Babelsberg

Documents

Place

Germany
Potsdam

Official website

sehsuechte.de

Contacts

Address:

Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF Sehsüchte – «Submission» 
Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 11
14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg
Germany

Phone: +49 331 620 27 80,
+49 (0)331 620 27 83

Email: info@sehsuechte.de
programme@sehsuechte.de

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    November 12, 2018
  • Deadline
    January 07, 2019
  • Notifications
    March 24, 2018
  • Event dates
    24 — 28 April 2019
Categories & Fees

This category includes films that have transformed music into moving images.

  • Deadline — free

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.

  • Deadline — free

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.

  • Deadline — free

This category centers on films that observe or comment on factual events. Live-action as well as animated films can be submitted.

  • Deadline — free

This category mainly contains works with fictional plots. Live-action as well as animated films can be submitted. Films up to 50 minutes.

  • Deadline — free

This category mainly contains works with fictional plots. Live-action as well as animated films can be submitted. Films longer than 50 minutes.

  • Deadline — free

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.

  • Deadline — free

Only productions from German film schools are eligible.

  • Deadline — free

Documentary Film

  • Deadline — free

Дебютные жанровые фильмы

  • Deadline — free

Дебютное полнометражное кино

  • Deadline — free

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).

  • Deadline — free

Дебютное музыкальное видео

  • Deadline — free

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.

  • Deadline — free
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