Open Call: Internationales Studierendenfilmfestival Sehsüchte


The 51st international Student Film Festival Sehsüchte hosted by the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF will take place from 20th April 24th April 2022. Sehsüchte is the biggest student film festival in Europe and offers an important platform for in ternational up and coming filmmakers to connect, converse and present their work. International film students and young filmmakers can submit works which have been produced within an academic context or debut films starting from 22nd November 2021 until 9th January 2022.

The regulations can be found here as a PDF.

The festival accepts submissions in the following CATEGORIES:

  • Feature Film (min. 50 min)
  • Short Film (max. 50 min)
  • Documentary Feature (min. 50 min)
  • Documentary Short (max. 50 min)
  • Animation (any length)
  • Future: Kids (Children’s films / any length)
  • Future: Teens (Youth films / any length)
  • Focus Production¹ (exceptional production / any length)
  • 360° ² (min. 2 min)

¹ in the section Focus Production additional production documents must be sent to in addition to the submission of the film.

² in the section 360° works must be sent via download link (WeTransfer, MyAirBridge etc.) together with the completed PDF application to

The winning films are chosen by our expert juries. The winners will receive high cash and non-cash prizes. (Exception being the Genre Award, which is chosen by the audience).


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