The following is a list of the German films nominated or shortlisted for the Student Academy Award. Films which then received a Student Oscar are marked ().
- 1994: Abgeschminkt / Making Up by Katja von Garnier
- 2005: AUSREISSER / RUNAWAY, THE by Ulrike Grote
- 2008: AUF DER STRECKE / ON THE LINE by Reto Caffi
- 2015: ALLES WIRD GUT / EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY by Patrick Vollrath
- 2016: AYNY by Ahmad Saleh
- 2016: AM ENDE DER WALD / WHERE THE WOODS END by Felix Ahrens