51. Sehsüchte – The Highlights

Since October, the whole Sehsüchte team has been working towards this festival week and after five successful festival days we can look back hungover, tired but above all proud. With thousands of tickets sold to film screenings, workshops and panels, Sehsüchte was finally able to welcome international filmmakers again after two years of pandemic and hybrid online festivals. The Award Ceremony The Q&As at the Filmscreenings The Exhibition: Beyond the frame The 360° Films in the Atrium of the Film…

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Award Ceremony – Live

And the Award goes to … ?! This evening the award ceremony will take place and the winning films will be announced. Can’t be there? We got you covered! Watch the award ceremony live.


Which Sehsüchte event suits you? 

With over 80 events, it can be hard to decide what not to miss at Sehsüchte, Europe’s largest international student film festival. Here we give you a guide…

About the Diversity at Sehsüchte-Festival

This year, for the first time, there is a diversity management team in the Sehsüchte team. Cansin and Danae know the work at our festival from previous years in other departments. But this year, Sehsüchte needed to be discovered from a different perspective. Danae gives us an insight into her work at the festival…

Into the future with radiance

From April 20 – 24, 2022, 53 students will transform the Film University into an international festival location with an extensive film program, workshops, panels and concerts. They are coordinated by Sara, Moritz and Philipp.

“It’s not trying to be particularly slick.”

Once again this year, the new design in which Sehsüchte shines is a pillar that visually captures the mood of the festival for filmmakers and viewers. We talked about the processes and challenges behind the new look to this year’s design team India Aparicio and Malte Hillebrand.


„Divisive films are what make the programme interesting!”

The 50th anniversary edition of the Sehsüchte film festival is just around the corner. At the start of the festival, Nina Dekker and Philipp Eichel, coordinators of the main programme, provide an insight into their work and this year’s programme. First the hard facts: How many films from how many countries will be screened in this year’s programme? And how many submissions were there? Nina & Philipp: We have a total of 107 films from 35 countries in the programme,…


A search for traces

50 years of festival history. 50 years that have been more and less documented. On the occasion of the anniversary, Cansin Kuyuköy and Katharina Kauth have taken a comprehensive look at the history of the festival.


Regarding the lack of diversity of the juries

Statement by the festival management on the justified criticism of the almost exclusively white members of the Sehsüchte juries.

Contact us

51st International Student Film Festival Sehsüchte
Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 11
14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg

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