Short Film Competition
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Register films here - Regulations see below
“Mauersegler”-Short Film Award is looking for filmmakers who can reveal
their personal view of the events surrounding the Peaceful Revolution
in East Germany and/or the German reunification. In particular, we
are seeking the perspectives of those who were still children at the
time of the fall of the Wall. We’re eager to gather a wide range of
films that search out and fill in the gaps of recent historical
narrative with individual stories.
Prize money totalling 3000 euros
Do you belong to the so-called Third Generation East Germany,
meaning that you were born in East Germany in the seventies or
eighties? Or if you belong to the same generation from the West, could
you give us your perspective? Did your parents or grandparents migrate
to Germany? How did you experience the upheavals in Germany at that
Did you follow the developments in Germany from
another country? Or do you want to tell of the Third Generation East
Germany that your own children or grandchildren perhaps belong to? What
do the events back then mean to you today? We’re eager to discover your
personal story and look forward to seeing your film!
All genres are permitted: animation, live-action, experimental and documentary films.
Your film may be no longer than 20 minutes.
Entry deadline is the 24th of August 2014.
The “Mauersegler”-Short Film Award will be held
in 2014 within the framework of the 30th International Short Film
Festival interfilm Berlin. Selected short films will be nominated by a
jury of film and media professionals and conferred with prize money
totalling 3000 Euros. - So get shooting and tell us history!
Any questions?! Get in touch with us: festival[at]interfilm.de
Register films here - Regulations see below
information concerning the competition as well as the current state of
preparations and the jury line-up will be posted on the websites:
Perspektive hoch 3 e. V.
The competition is organised by Perspektive hoch 3 e.V.
Perspektive hoch 3 e.V. is a non-profit,
independent and non-party association. Its members are focused on the
views of the so-called Third Generation East Germany concerning past,
present and future societal issues. In the process, the association sees
itself as a platform that initiates and executes projects relating to
Entry deadline is the 24st of August 2014
1, Organiser and sponsor of the
competition Mauersegler Perspektive hoch 3 e.V. in cooperation with
interfilm Berlin Management GmbH.
2, The competition
Mauersegler will be held within the framework of the 30th International
Short Film Festival interfilm Berlin (11 – 16 November 2014). Selected
short films will be nominated by a jury of film.
3, Three cash prizes to the value of 3000 Euro will be awarded.
The call is open to films either already existing or specifically
produced for this competition and that deal with young prospects on the
Fall of the Wall and the (German) reunification.
films may reflect the view of the so-called Third Generation, by which
is meant the (age) group that has been born in the 1970s and 1980s in
East Germany. Or they may focus on how this generation is perceived by
others. Films contributed by West Germans of the same age are required
as well as contributions of the so-called “New Germans” whose parents
or grandparents have once migrated to Germany. Furthermore, films are
welcomed which show the (post reunification) development in Germany
viewed from the perspective of another country.
5, All film formats are permissible as
production media. There are no restrictions regarding style or genre.
The duration of the film should not exceed 20 minutes and may not be
older than three years.
6, Directors, producers, artists,
schools etc. (entitled representatives of the film) are required to
register for participation in the competition via the form on the
competition website, stating all details therein.
There are three different options to submit your film:
If the film is available online (YouTube / Vimeo, public or password
protected), include the relevant link (and password when necessary) on
the application form.
(b) Upload a viewing file to the interfilm FTP Server
(c) Via post, by sending a DVD (will not be returned) to:
interfilm Berlin Management GmbH / “MAUERSEGLER“
Tempelhofer Ufer 1a / D-10961 Berlin
parcels from non-EU member states must be clearly marked with a customs
declaration stating the following: ”For cultural purposes only. No
Parcels from non-EU member states must also be
accompanied by an invoice stating that the value is not more than €
10,00 (under no circumstances should higher production costs be given).
Costs arising from incorrect declarations will be charged to the account
of the sender.
Submission deadline is 24st of August 2014 at
12:00 midnight (Central European Time). The time refers to the moment at
which the online registration form has been completed and submitted.
selection of films for competition rests with interfilm Berlin in
cooperation with Perspektive hoch 3 e.V. Claims cannot be asserted
regarding either competition selection or inclusion on the online
8, Upon submission of a film, the entrant
consents to participate in the competition. If nominated, the entrant is
obliged to send a screening file for the festival (mpg4 or mov), as
well as stills and accompanying information.
participating in the competition, the entrant confirms that all visual,
sound and informative material used in the film is free from the rights
of third parties. Should any other persons apart from the entrant have
played a role in the conception or making of the film, the entrant
guarantees to have obtained all rights required to participate in the
competition from the respective parties and named these persons on the
entry form. The entrant is completely and extensively responsible for
any claims of third parties (copyrights and any other claims) including
any ensuing legal costs if need be. Should the entered film contain
dialogue, it must be subtitled in English.
submission of the entry form, the entrant confirms his or her right to
represent the film, meaning that the entrant has obtained permission
from third parties involved in the production and that these have agreed
to participate in the competition in advance.
11, Notification regarding the selection or rejection of submitted films will be sent via email in October 2014.
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