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 ().
- 1988: Schmetterlinge / Butterflies by Wolfgang Becker
- 2000: SCHÄFCHEN ZÄHLEN / COUNTING SHEEP by Sven Taddicken
- 2012: SWING OF THE COFFIN MAKER, THE / SCHAUKEL DES SARGMACHERS, DIE by Elmar Imanov
- 2015: SADAKAT / FIDELITY by Ilker Çatak