After a very successful inauguration of the NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER program at last years Portland German Film Festival and KINOFEST Seattle, we will continue with this short film program and show NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2016 at both of this years festival.

The short film program NEXT GENERATION was created by German Films in 1998 to introduce young talents from Germany to international audiences. Selected from film school submissions by an independent jury, the program premieres within the framework of the Cannes Film Festival and is then presented worldwide at Festivals of German Films and screenings at international film festivals. Since 2011, German Films has cooperated with the German Federal Film Board (FFA) to present the nominees of their annual SHORT TIGER Award as part of the program, now called NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER.

For the 2016 presentation of the year’s most creative shorts, German Films and the German Federal Film Board (FFA) combined their initiatives for the sixth time to present the SHORT TIGER award-winners (best German shorts under 5 minutes) together with the NEXT GENERATION, some of the most remarkable German student shorts up to 15 minutes. An expert jury selected twelve short films for NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2016. They represent the diversity of forms, genres and subjects on a high level that international audiences are used to expect from German short filmmaking.

With NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2016, German Films and the FFA invite you to discover new film trends and young talents early on. The program presents deeply personal as well as very universal stories told from different angles and in a variety of styles. The filmmakers masterfully apply cinematic means to their subjects – often in a reflective manner scanning deeply under the surface of today’s way of life and presenting us with new perspectives. This program confirms once more that short film is an independent art form deserving of the big screen and the awareness of audiences.

All of the filmmakers will be in Cannes at the invitation of German Films and the FFA to introduce their films in person.

The Portland German Film Festival and KINOFEST Seattle 2017 will show the NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2016:

  • AMOUR FOU by Florian Werzinski (Film Academy Baden-Württemberg, animation, Short Tiger)
  • CHAY by Charlotte A. Rolfes (Hamburg Media School, fiction film)
  • EAT MY DREAM by Jessica Dürwald (Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, animation/documentary)
  • EMILY MUST WAIT by Christian Wittmoser (Kassel School of Art & Design, fiction film)
  • ERIC THE SOLDIER  by Charlotte Funke (University for Television & Film Munich, documentary)
  • EYE FOR AN EYE by Mahyar Goudarzi, Steve Bache, Louise Peter (Film Academy Baden-Württemberg, animation/documentary, Short Tiger)
  • GERM-FREE by Samuel Pleitner (ifs international film school cologne, fiction film)
  • PIANOID by Janina Putzker (Film Academy Baden-Württemberg, animation, Short Tiger)
  • PRINCE ALFRED by Mingus Ballhaus (German Film & Television Academy Berlin, fiction film)
  • SWEEPER’S PRIDE by Matthias Koßmehl (Hamburg Media School, fiction film)
  • WHAT HAPPENS IN YOUR BRAIN IF YOU SEE A GERMAN WORD LIKE…? by Zora Rux (German Film & Television Academy Berlin, animation/fiction film, Short Tiger)
  • WHO WILL PAY THE BILL? by Daniel Nocke (Studio FILM BILDER, animation, Short Tiger)