German Films is the national agency for the promotion of German films worldwide. Together with the German Federal Film Board (FFA), German Films is happy to present the 11th 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 2021.
The 11 short films for NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2021 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 91 submissions from 18 German film schools; to be eligible, the films had to be 15 minutes or under and completed at German film schools in 2020 or 2021. Additional films made by independent producers 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!