„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.

Sehsüchte Filmprogramm

Diverse and hopeful: the 50th Sehsüchte program

To curate a festival program, it is not enough to divide the submitted films into good and bad. Rather, it requires a festival-specific philosophy of selecting and relating.

Sehsüchte Jury

Meet the Sehsüchte Jury 2021

Sehsüchte is awarding the sehsüchte flame in 11 categories. We left the selection of the winners to a first-class jury, which met virtually in March.

“Taste is totally different.”

Every year, Sehsüchte appears in a new look. One more reason to take a closer look at the design and its special features. Design duo Birte Rauch and Carl-Friedrich Richter in an interview with Eva Lütticke from the Sehsüchte team.

Contact us

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

Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 11
14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg

  +49 (0)331 6202 780


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