360° & Showcase: Interaction & Immersion

The 48th edition of the international student film festival Sehsüchte focuses on new, innovative narrative forms. Therefore the programme will be extended by two sections. In the section 360° Film the best 360° FIlm submission is rewarded with a price. The Showcase: Interaction and Immersion exhibits not only the nominated 360°-Films, but a selection of new and innovative media projects.

360° Film

All works created by students or in a university context as well as debuts by young filmmakers are eligible for submission in the 360° section. All works of more than three minutes in length are admitted. The works must have been completed by 1st January 2017 at the latest.

The submissions must be sent via download link to virtualreality@sehsuechte.de by 07th February 2019 at the latest. The PDF application form available on the website must also be attached. Submissions in other languages than English must be subtitled in English. If the work is not completed at the time of submission, it must be ensured that the final file will be available on 17th March 2019. The nominated works will be exhibited during the festival in the atrium of the Film University. The winners of the award will be chosen by a jury of experts.

Showcase: Interaction and Immersion

This year’s Sehsüchte will feature a brand new Creative Technologies exhibition: Showcase: Interaction and Immersion. We are looking for entries that use modern technologies in a creative manner. We are especially interested in entries that involve novel forms of storytelling, with focus on interaction and immersion. Also performances of a maximum of 30 minutes are welcome.

You are invited to submit work that includes but is not limited to the following creative technologies:

  • VR, MR, AR
  • Projection Mappings
  • Multi-Screen Setups
  • Sensor-based Systems
  • Robotics and performance systems
  • Biophysical sensors
  • Brain-computer interfaces
  • Gesture recognition and motion tracking
  • Artificial Intelligence


  • Interaction
  • Collaboration and Audience interaction
  • Tangible interaction
  • Experimental interfaces
  • Storytelling
  • Immersion
  • Digital Media Art
  • Audiovisual performance

The exhibition will not be limited to finished pieces but we are also interested to include fascinating work in progress. Please submit a two to four pages paper with a detailed description of the planned work, a technical rider (layout, setup, required equipment) and a short biography of each collaborator (up to 150 words) via virtualreality@sehsuechte.de. The artwork will be exhibited throughout the festival. Each artist is required to give an informal talk about the exhibited work during the festival.