Student Award

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.


Deutschland 2018 – Director: Lisa-Ena Ottenschläger – Original with English subtitles

“Tahriib means escape and oblivion in the Sahara.” A young man tells his story of fleeing through the desert towards the unknown. Striking depictions in an experimental film. Not for the faint-hearted.

We present the world premiere of the film at DOK.fest München 2019.

Writer: Alina-Viviana Crocamo, Lisa-Ena Ottenschläger. Camera: Alina-Viviana Crocamo. Sound: Philip Steger. Editing: Philip Steger. Production: Macromedia. Producer: x. Length: 5 min.


Österreich, Westsahara, Deutschland, Algerien 2018 – Director: Marie-Thérèse Jakoubek – Original with English subtitles

A refugee camp in southern Algeria. A young woman leads us through the desert. This is home and, at the same time, a place of yearning since the Western Sahara was annexed by Morocco in 1975. Powerful visual impressions of life amid a forgotten conflict.

Writer: Marie-Thérèse Jakoubek. Camera: Max Sänger. Sound: Johannes Frese, Ole Sünderhauf. Editing: Marie-Thérèse Jakoubek. Music: -. Production: Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg. Producer: Marie-Thérèse Jakoubek. Length: 44 min.


Deutschland 2019 – Director: Rebecca Zehr, Katharina Rabl – Original language: Hebrew, English – Subtitles: English

Entrepreneurs, pilgrims and big corporations, all wishing for a better future – because who wouldn’t like to float in the Dead Sea? That is if it weren’t for the sea level that gets lower every year. A dialogue with a mute protagonist.

We present the German premiere of the film at DOK.fest München 2019.

Writer: Katharina Rabl, Rebecca Zehr. Camera: Manuel Lübbers. Sound: Katharina Rabl, Rebecca Zehr. Editing: Melanie Jilg. Music: Johannes Wendler. Production: taro films. Producer: Katharina Rabl, Rebecca Zehr. Length: 29 min. International Sales: taro films. Distribution: taro films.

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