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Common Swifts Film Award

Perspectives about the Peaceful Revolution and/or the German reunification

The “Mauersegler”-Short Film Award was 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 time?

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!

Winning films:
1st prize:1.500 Euro & 10×2 Travel Coupons from Stiftung Apfelbaum and
Sieben Mal am Tag beklagen wir unser Los und nachts stehen wir auf, um nicht zu träumen Susann Maria Hempel, Germany, 2014, 18:00 min

2nd prize: 1.000 Euro & 5×2 Travel Coupons from Stiftung Apfelbaum and
MC. Czlowiek z winylu Bartosz Warwas, Poland, 2010, 20:30 min - watch film

3rd prize: 500 Euro & 3×2 Travel Coupons from Stiftung Apfelbaum and
Schätz doch mal! Das Quiz mit Hausverwalter Martin Hubert Märkl, Germany 2009, 10:30 min - Filminfo - watch 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 was held in 2014 within the framework of the 30th International Short Film Festival interfilm Berlin. Selected short films were nominated by a jury of film and media professionals and conferred with prize money totalling 3000 Euros.

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