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 are meant to be watched. 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.


Deutschland, China 2017 – Director: Tian Dong – Original language: chinese – Subtitles: english, german


Kung Fu Football - the “Chinese dream.” In a Deng Feng Shaolin boarding school some of the 10,000 pupils learn to play football alongside the traditional martial arts – to complete exhaustion. China’s next generation captured in insightful sequences.

English/Original Title: IRONHEAD. Writer: Tian Dong. Camera: Christian Mario Löhr. Sound: Echo Ho. Editing: Tian Dong. Production: Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln. Producer: Tian Dong. Length: 92 min.

  • Friday
  • 18:00
  • HFF - Kino 1