Federal Festival of Young Film

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The Federal Festival of Young Film has been taking place in St. Ingbert since 2018 .


With a prize volume of 20,000 euros, which is awarded to short films with a length of up to 29 minutes, and over 50 films in competition, it is one of the largest German-speaking short film festivals for young talent.

Special features of the festival are the Filmreif music video award, the Filmreif material development award for scriptwriters, the Filmreif trash film award and the Filmreif sustainability award, which is awarded to ecologically and socially responsible filming.

At the time of submission, either the director, screenwriter or producer must not be older than 29 years, as the festival focuses on promoting young talent.

The festival is organized mainly with financial means from the cultural budget of the city of St. Ingbert. The organizer is the young film eV The artistic director is Jörn Michaely , the organizational director is Fabian Roschy . Both are also the founders of the event.


In 2018, 2,200 visitors attended the event, which took place from June 7th to 10th, 2018 at various locations in St. Ingbert. The festival's patrons were District Administrator Theophil Gallo , Minister of Culture Ulrich Commerçon and Hans Wagner , the Lord Mayor of St. Ingbert. In the first year 72 short films took part in the competition. The award ceremony took place on June 10, 2018 in the St. Ingbert town hall. The jury for the fabric development award consisted of editor Stefanie Groß , director and film lecturer Cho Sung-hyung and Anna Schöppe , director of the Board of Trustees for Young German Films . The competition jury consisted of Marcus Siebler , President of the Federal Association of German Film Authors , director Almut Getto , journalist Marisa Winter and actor Marc Rissmann . Hans Wagner donated two sponsorship awards.

Originally it was planned to hold the festival only every two years, but after the positive first edition, the St. Ingbert city council decided to hold the festival again in 2019 with some innovations.

The second edition of the festival took place from May 30 to June 2, 2019 at various venues distributed across St. Ingbert, including an open-air cinema on the market square. The number of visitors has risen to 6,079 guests. The juries included the director Andreas Dresen , actor Moritz Jahn , the director of the ZDF Kleines Fernsehspiel Claudia Tronnier, actress Lucie Hollmann , director Sung-Hyung Cho , presenter Nina Eichinger and the director of the Max-Ophüls Preis film festival Svenja Böttger .

The third edition of the festival is supported by the city of St. Ingbert with 150,000 euros and a further 100,000 euros from federal funds. Due to the continuing spread of the COVID-19 virus, it took place as an online and TV festival from July 30th to August 2nd, 2020. The competition jury included: director Philipp Eichholtz , actress Janina Fautz , director and actor Max Hegewald and actor Christian Friedel . The material development jury was attended by director Sung Hyung Cho , editor Jan Berning, managing director of nordmedia Thomas Schaeffer and head of the board of trustees for young German films Julie Kania. The music video jury included presenter Celina Fries, actor Marc Rissmann and director Daniel Seideneder. New in 2020 was the junior jury, which also awarded a prize.

Award winners

Prize winners 2020

price Movie title
Ready for film - Award for the best film fish sticks
Ready to film - audience award Emperor
Ready for film - Prize for a particularly socially relevant film Masel Tov Cocktail
Ready to film - price for a special directing achievement Andreas Kessler with the film Sinking Ships
Ready for film - Prize for a special acting performance Lilian Mazbouh with the film 023_Greta_S
Ready to film - sustainability award Rooftop Refugee
SR - innovation award In the rushes
Ready for film - Prize of the Young Talent Jury Masel Tov Cocktail
Ready to film - music video award Tremors
Ready for film - 1st fabric development award White boxers
Ready for film - 2nd fabric development award Strays
Ready for film - Trashfilmpreis Dead inside

Prize winners 2019

price Movie title
Best movie At the Cu Ce
Audience award La Bestia - Train of the Unknowns
Substance development award Noctem
Music video award Home - wallet
Prime Minister's Prize Everything is easy
Prize for a special socially relevant film La Bestia - Train of the Unknowns
Prize for a special film on the subject of democracy and tolerance Biotope
Prize for a special film about the future and Europe Summer hit
Prize on the subject of education for sustainable development and global learning Watermorphosis
Intergenerational Film Prize Domashnee video
Sustainability awards Azenza

At the Cu Ce

Special directing performance The last children in paradise
Special script Summer hit
Special production output Proxima-b
Special image design Germ cell
Special equipment Mascarpone
Special post production Azenza
Student film competition trendsetter

2030 Agenda


young film plays mini golf! Captain Gaza
Mondo Trashfilm Special Award The succubus

Prize winners 2018

price Award winners Movie title Director
Substance development award Clara Jaschke Golden Delicious nn
Prize for a special socially relevant film the whole team ReConnect Julian Richberg
Special motion design Mischel Klares Where is she Linda Gasser
Special makeup image Aytug Topcu Enough Kristina Ratzka
Special sound design Jannik Müller Bright spot Fabian Fornalski
Special cut Julian Cohn The calling Anna-Lena Ponath
Special equipment Tobias Blickle, Philipp Link Crumble Fish Philipp Link
Special directorial work Daniel Popat Hostel Daniel Popat
Special script Alexander Conrads Sardinia Alexander Conrads
Special achievement of a junior team Max Schäffer My window Max Schäffer
Special image design Katharina Hauke At the end of the day Svenja Heinrichs
Special drama Joël Simmler, Sebastian Meiring, Ann-Christin Zartenaer, Valentin Gronau With Bobby by my side 3 Steffen Schmidt
Prize for a special sustainable film the whole team Kleinheim Michael Ciesielski
Production price Christian Zipfel catharsis Alison Kuhn
Audience award the whole team Followers Jonathan Behr
Best movie the whole team Summer in the garden Nora Mazurek

Web links

supporting documents

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