German Films is the national agency for the promotion of German films worldwide. Together with the German Federal Film Board (FFA), German Films presents the 10th anniversary edition of their initiative NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER. This annual showcase presents the year’s most remarkable new directors and outstanding student short films to international audiences and the film industry. The program combines young talents – the NEXT GENERATION of German cinema – with the best German shorts under 5 minutes – the winners of the FFA’s SHORT TIGER Award 2020.
The 13 short films for NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2020 were selected by an expert jury: KATRIN KÜCHLER (MDR unicato), actress MARLEEN LOHSE, and DR. CHRISTIAN BRÄUER (Yorck Cinemas). The NEXT GENERATION student films were chosen from 82 submissions from 11 German film schools; to be eligible, the films had to be 15 minutes or under and completed at German film schools in 2019 or 2020. An additional 50 films were submitted for the SHORT TIGER Award; to compete for this award, films have to be suitable for theatrical release and no longer than 5 minutes.
German Films and the FFA invite you to make your own discoveries!