Student Award

“Human beings are human insofar as they bear witness to the inhuman.” This sentence by Giorgio Agamben indicates how the films in the programme of the Student Award 2018 can be watched. Not only the news of the war atrocities that reach us on a daily feed prove the inhuman, but also the little matters of daily life. This is found in the conditions that define us and the relationships that we are in. Also in our needs to this world like our ideals, our ambitions and our obsessions. Sometimes the inhuman is reflected by forgetting or not wanting to see things. Using films to take a closer look and to report is the students’
means of counteracting. The films portray bitter stories and moreover prove the feather light line, the personal and the peculiar side of life in the world that we live in. All films in the section are nominated for the Megaherz Student Award, worth 3,000 Euros. The jury consists exclusively of students from the participating film schools.

Programme 2018

Programme Student Award

Please find here the Student Award films 2018. Read more

Participating film schools

An overview of the 15 participating film schools. Read more

Megaherz Student Award

All the selected films are nominated for the Megaherz Student Award, worth 3,000 EUR. Read more

Student Pitch Award

The Pitch Competition of Marketplace offers students the chance to win 2,500 EUR as project funding, sponsored by Haus des Dokumentarfilms. More information

Portraits Croisés

Pussy-core kitsch-hop trilingual party rap from Montréal meets the folklore figure Krampus: We present two short films made in the exchange program between the HFF Munich and INIS Montréal. Read more


Programme Student Award 2017

Please find here the 2017 Student Award films. Read more

Megaherz Student Award 2017

The Megaherz Student Award 2017 goes to PER SONG by Shuchang Xie. Read more

Student Pitch Award

The Pitch Award 2017 goes to AWALATJE – DIE HEBAMMEN by Sarah Noa Bozenhardt. Read more

Programme Film School Festival 2016

All films of Film School Festival 2016. Read more


Megaherz Film School Award 2016

LA FIN D'HOMÈRE by Zahra Vargas won the Megaherz Film School Award 2016. Read more

Pitch Award des Hauses des Dokumentarfilms

MY JEWROVISION by Walter Solon won the Pitch Award 2017. Read more