Youth 4 German Cinema

THE 2021 PROGRAM – YOUTH 4 GERMAN CINEMA REUNION

The 2021 edition of Youth 4 German Cinema, presented by the Goethe-Institut’s Step Into German program and the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival, is a vivid celebration of this unique initiative, that had brought youth jury members from across the US, Canada, Mexico, and Central America, and had shown films to over 6,000 visiting high school and middle school students, through the years.  At the 25th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival, there will be a reunion of select youth jury members from past festival editions, in conversation with Sebastian Grobler, Director of “Lessons of a Dream” (“Der ganz große Traum”), which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. 

FORMER YOUTH JURORS:

Ana Sofía Vázquez Partida
Jury 2019 | Guadalajara, México

Katie O’Leary
Jury 2019 | California, USA

Léa Pailassard
Jury 2018 | Montreal, Canada

Patrick Thomas Keen
Jury 2016 | Wisconsin, USA

Rodrigo Cardona
Jury 2018 | Puebla, México

Sebastian Ortiz Wilkins
Jury 2015 | Guadalajara, México

 

“Lessons of a Dream,” directed by Sebastian Grobler, and starring Daniel Brühl, will have a special 10th anniversary screening at Berlin & Beyond 2021.

The Youth 4 German Cinema program presented at the 25th Anniversary Berlin & Beyond Film Festival will be a reunion of select youth jury members from past festival editions, in conversation with special guests from “Lessons of a Dream” (“Der ganz große Traum”), which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

A pre-recorded Q&A will be shown at the drive-in screening of “Lessons of a Dream” on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 5:00 PM at the Fort Mason Flix drive-in at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture. Get tickets.

An interactive, live virtual Q&A will be shown after the live virtual screening of “Lessons of a Dream” on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 10:00 AM to invited students of partnering schools.

 


2020 MEMORIES

Director Sarah Winkenstette of “Too Far Away” and the international jury of our 2020 Youth 4 German Cinema program from the US, Canada, and México.

 

Previous Winners of the Youth 4 German Cinema Program

24TH EDITION – FEB. 7-13, 2020

Youth 4 German Cinema Award
Too Far Away (Zu weit weg)
Dir. Sarah Winkenstette (Germany, 2019)

Youth 4 German Cinema Runner-up
All About Me (Der Junge muss an die frische Luft)
Dir. Caroline Link (Germany, 2018)

23RD EDITION – MARCH 8-14, 2019

Youth 4 German Cinema Award
Mountain Miracle – An Unexpected Friendship (Amelie rennt)
Dir. Tobias Wiemann (Germany, Italy, 2017)

Youth 4 German Cinema Runner-up
A Jar Full of Life (Vielmachglas)
Dir. Florian Ross (Germany, 2018)

22ND EDITION – FEB. 9-15, 2018

Youth 4 German Cinema Award
My Brother Simple (Simpel)
Dir. Markus Goller (Germany, 2017)

Youth 4 German Cinema Runner-up
Rock My Heart
Dir. Hanno Olderdissen (Germany, 2017)

21ST EDITION – FEB. 3-8, 2017

Youth 4 German Cinema Award
At Eye Level (Auf Augenhöhe)
Dirs. Evi Goldbrunner and Joachim Dollhopf (Germany, 2016)

Youth 4 German Cinema Runner-up
Hanna’s Sleeping Dogs (Hannas schlafende Hunde)
Dir. Andreas Gruber (Germany, Austria, 2016)

20TH EDITION – JAN. 14-20, 2016

Youth 4 German Cinema Award
Head Full of Honey (Honig im Kopf)
Dir. Til Schweiger (Germany, 2014)

Youth 4 German Cinema Runner-up
The Spiderwebhouse (Im Spinnwebhaus)
Dir. Mara Eibl-Eibeseldt (Germany, 2015)

19TH EDITION – JAN. 29-FEB. 3, 2015

Youth 4 German Cinema Award
Run Boy Run (Lauf Junge lauf)
Dir. Pepe Danquart (Germany, France, 2013)

Youth 4 German Cinema Runner-up
Macondo
Dir. Sudabeh Mortezai (Austria, 2014)

18TH EDITION – JAN. 15-21, 2014

Youth 4 German Cinema Award
Windstorm (Ostwind)
Dir. Katja von Garnier
(Germany, 2013)

Youth 4 German Cinema Runner-up
Your Beauty is Worth Nothing (Deine Schönheit ist nichts wert)
Dir. Hüseyin Tabak
(Austria, Turkey, 2012)

 

         


Photo credit: Barak Shrama