The short film program NEXT GENERATION was created by German Films in 1998 to introduce young talents from Germany to international audiences. Selected from film school submissions by an independent jury, the program premieres within the framework of the Cannes Film Festival and is then presented worldwide at Festivals of German Films and is also available for screenings at international film festivals. Since 2011, German Films has cooperated with the German Federal Film Board (FFA) to present the nominees of their annual SHORT TIGER Award as part of the program, now called NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER.
For the 2021 edition of NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER, German films schools could submit student productions up to 15 minutes to German Films, films up to 5 minutes directed by non-student filmmakers (who are not older than 35 years) could be submitted for the SHORT TIGER AWARD to the AG Kurzfilm.
Click here to see the Next Generation Short Tiger 2021 booklet.