Next Generation Short Tiger

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 2022 edition of NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER and the SHORT TIGER AWARD, German films schools can submit student productions up to 15 minutes to German Films. German short films up to 5 minutes directed by non-student filmmakers not older than 35 years can be submitted for the SHORT TIGER AWARD to the AG Kurzfilm. Non-student productions up to 15 minutes can be submitted to the AG Kurzfilm for NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER, if the filmmaker is based in Germany, and either not older than 35 years or it’s the first film after graduation, and if the film is selected for the AG Kurzfilm’s catalogue GERMAN SHORT FILMS 2022.

Click here for the detailed Call for Submissions.

Deadline: 1 December 2021

Click here to see the Next Generation Short Tiger 2021 booklet and here to see the latest one from 2022.


For screener requests and all further questions please contact:

An archive collection of the brochures from previous years' editions can be found here.