Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival

Potsdam, Germany

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08 Jan 2023

Published: 22 Nov 2022
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films
Feature films

The 52nd edition of the Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival, one of the biggest film festivals for young filmmakers in Europe, will take place from 19th April until 23rd April 2023 in Potsdam. Founded in the 1970s as a showcase for young filmmakers in the GDR, Sehsüchte has established itself over the decades as an internationally important festival and has become an integral part of the Berlin and Brandenburg cultural landscape.

International up-and-coming filmmakers are offered a platform here to present their works and come into contact with a broad audience as well as the industry. Sehsüchte sees itself as a place of encounter and networking, as an event of cultural diversity and a celebration of cinema, today as well as tomorrow. Sehsüchte is planned, organized and implemented entirely by students of the Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. The direct connection to the renowned film university enables a unique exchange between young filmmakers, media practice and academia, which is the festival's special appeal.

new shores

The Sehsüchte Festival is setting out for new shores in 2023. As an integral part of Potsdam's cultural landscape and the state of Brandenburg, the festival will move out of the buildings of the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF and instead find itself in the heart of Potsdam. The new festival campus will reflect the cultural diversity of the state capital and at the same time bring international perspectives to Potsdam. Our identity and our programme are characterized by innovative films, fresh impulses and new perspectives that reflect current social and aesthetic discourses. Especially in a time marked by political crisis and social insecurity, Sehsüchte as an open-minded cultural event aims to create discursive spaces and to offer young filmmakers a platform to make themselves heard with their art. We see ourselves as a dynamic, young and courageous festival. Only by exploring unknown terrain, questioning existing structures and breaking out of patterns, space is created for new possibilities, for confrontation and inspiration.

We want to open and celebrate this space. We do not show the filmmakers of tomorrow, but of today. The future of film is now - is Sehsüchte.

Feature Film
Documentary Film
Animated Film
Focus Production
Exhibition – Untitled
Genre Film

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Other  Experimental  Music Video

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