Short Tiger Short Film Award; Application

Propose short films for the SHORT TIGER short film award.



Proposals for an award can be submitted by

  • German film schools
  • German technical and art colleges with film education
  • AG Kurzfilm - German Short Film Association

Further requirements:

  • the short film must not be longer than 5 minutes.
  • Directors must not be older than 35 years at the time of submission.


You must submit your proposal for the SHORT TIGER short film award in writing to German Films (universities) and AG Kurzfilm (independent filmmakers).

  • Download the form for submitting your proposal from the FFA, German Films or AG Kurzfilm website.
  • Fill out the application and sign it.
  • Independent filmmakers:
    • Send the form and a password-protected streaming link (no download) to AG Kurzfilm.
  • Film schools:
    • Send the form and your short film as MPEG4/H.264 video file (Per download or on data carrier) or on 2 DVDs to German Films.
  • A jury of experts will decide on the nomination of your short film.
  • The best German short films will be awarded the FFA SHORT TIGER at an event in spring and will then be part of the NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER programme at the Cannes International Film Festival.


  • Submission of proposals: variable, the call for proposals will be published in the press

The exact submission date varies each year.

Processing time

  • Selection of films: 2 to 3 months after submission
  • Award ceremony: 4 to 5 months after submission
  • Premiere in Cannes: 6 months after submission

Required documents

  • Required Documents

    With the proposal you must submit:

    • Your short film as
      • Streaming link or
      • video file or
      • DVD


    • none


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