Student Award 2019

Touchscreen is a word that can be understood as an invitation: Come on, Touch me! This apparently simple, ubiquitous tool connects us to the world. Yet there is a place where we do not touch the screen. Following unwritten rules, we take our seats, keep quiet and sur­render our emotions within the space and for the duration of the film that is about to start. Welcome to the cinema. The films submitted in 2019 for the Student Award made one thing clear: here is a generation that captures the screen with a fresh and radical take on the world. There are the epic dramas that transcend boundaries and the delicate observations that lead us to redefine the world in the small and the everyday. The screen becomes a laborato­ry: welcome to the cinema.

Programme 2019

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.

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. Read more

Close Up – A film journey to Istanbul

Students of the HFF Munich portray different faces of the Turkish metropolis in seven close-up film shots. Read more


Film meets Print

Ein Thema, zwei Disziplinen. Angehende Filmemacher.innen und Journalist.innen von HFF und DJS treffen beim aufeinander. Weiterlesen


Programm Student Award 2018

Find here all films of the Student Award 2018. Read more

Megaherz Student Award 2018

The Megaherz Student Award 2018 went to SAND UND BLUT by Matthias Krepp and Angelika Spangel. Read more

Pitch Award of Haus des Dokumentarfilms

For her project MERCI DE VOTRE VISITE Julia Furer from the Zurich University of the Arts received the 2018 Pitch Award of Haus des Dokumentarfilms.

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