German Films and the German Federal Film Board (FFA) are happy to present together a new edition of the short film program NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER! This showcase of the most promising German directing talents and new film trends can look back on a remarkable 20-year history. Audiences around the world have been given the chance to discover exceptional student shorts – the NEXT GENERATION of German cinema – together with the best German shorts under 5 minutes – the winners of the FFA’s SHORT TIGER Award.
The 13 short films selected by an expert jury for NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2019 represent a wide diversity of forms, genres, subjects and skillful filmmaking. The films scan deeply under the surface of current social topics and share fascinating perspectives with the audience. Their stories are deeply personal as well as immensely universal, told from different angles and in a variety of styles. This program confirms that short film is an independent art form deserving of the big screen and the awareness of audiences. We hope you share our enthusiasm and help us spread the word: following the Cannes premiere, the program will be available for screenings at international festivals and film events throughout the year.
PLEASE COME AND ENJOY!
The films for NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2019 were selected by an expert jury: writer-director Doris Dörrie, Daniel Ebner (Artistic Director VIS Vienna Shorts Festival) and Dr. Gregory Theile (Kinopolis/Theile Group). The NEXT GENERATION student films were chosen from a total of 59 submissions from 11 film schools; to be eligible the films had to be 15 minutes or under and completed at German film schools in 2018 or 2019. An additional 55 films were submitted to the SHORT TIGER competition; the conditions of entry for these films were suitability for theatrical release and a maximum running time of 5 minutes.
Sun, 19 May, 20:30 h, Olympia 2
Runtime: 101 min
NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2019 is supported by: