Selected German Film Festivals

sehsüchte - International Student Film Festival

sehsüchte - Internationales Studierendenfilmfestival
Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 11
14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg
phone +49-3 31-6 20 27 80
fax +49-3 31-6 20 27 81

Directors and Program Directors
students at the Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

Year of Foundation 1972

Event Date from 21 July 2021 till 25 July 2021

Event Date !!! 2021 edition postponed from 21-25 April to 21-25 July 2021 !!!

in Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany

Sections International Competitions: Fiction Film (Shorts, Features, Animation), Documentary, Music Video, Genre Film, Future Kids, Future Teens, Focus, 360°, Showcase: Interaction, Immersion

Category Feature, Short, Student Film, Documentary, First Feature

Terms of Entry participation only for student, debut and young directors' films, all lengths, completed in 2020/2021, short films up to 50 min, feature films longer than 50 min;
Section 360°: films produced by students at German film schools (completed after 01 January 2019, longer than 2 min);
Screenplay Award: unfilmed screenplay for films longer than 45 minutes

Genre Children & Youth, Comedy, Drama, Documentary Films, Animation, Experimental, Music, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP

Registration Deadline 22 January 2021

Fees none

Attendance Figures 7,000

Participants of the Film Industry smaller production companies, executives of advertising agencies, film distributors, TV commissioners, festival scouts

Prizes/Awards Best Feature (Euro 5,000)
Best Documentary (Euro 5,000)
Best Short Feature (up to 30 min)
Best Short Documentary (up to 30 min)
Best Genre Film
Best Children's Film (Euro 2,500)
Best Youth Film (Euro 2,500)
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Acting
Focus Award
Script Award (Euro 1,500, invitation to a public script reading at sehsüchte, tutoring)
Producer Award
Music Video Award (Euro 1,500)
Best Genre Film - Audience Award
Audience Award (Euro 5,000)
Best Pitch

Number of Films Shown ca. 100 films

Media Coverage print press: regional and national trade papers, radio: regional coverage due to media partnership with Radio 1, TV: regional and national, media partnership with public broadcaster RBB

Evaluation This is a student film festival with a long tradition. It's organized by a team of students at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. The 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: forum of media economy, pitching workshop; different podium discussions and conferences, production technique workshop, screenplay lounge.

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