Megaherz Student Award 2017

Film still from PER SONG by Shuchang Xie


PER SONG by Shuchang Xie (Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg) won the Megaherz Student Award 2017, worth 3,000 EUR. The prize is awarded by a jury consisting of students from the participating film schools.

The jury's short list 2017:

  • MOON EUROPA Nuno Escudeiro ZeLIG Bozen
  • ER SIE ICH Carlotta Kittel Filmuniversität Babelsberg
  • PER SONG Shuchang Xie HFBK Hamburg

From the jury statement:

"With sensibility for the interpersonal, this film gives us insight into a circle of friends far away from Europe. As intrinsic the characters and problems may seem to us, though, PER SONG reflects the universality of the awareness of a young generation's life. It is a melancholic contemplation of solitude and search for love. A brave film in form and content, which is not afraid to follow its style stubbornly and forcefully."

The jury

Beatrice Segolini, ZeLIG Bozen
Marina Hufnagel, HFF München
Marion Eisenmann, KHM Köln
Rafael Starman, Filmakademie Ludwigsburg
Tobias Gaede, DFFB Berlin 


Participating Film schools 2017

DFFB Berlin, Filmuniversität Babelsberg, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg Ludwigsburg, HFBK Hamburg, IFS Köln, Filmakademie Wien, Hochschule Luzern, HFG Karlsruhe, HFF München, HEAD Genf, ZHdK Zürich, ZeLIG Bozen, KHM Köln and Macromedia München.