The nationwide short film competition JUNGER FILM is the heart of FiSH. Current films by filmmakers up to 26 years of age are shown. Between 20 and 30 short films are selected for the competition programme from around 500 submissions each year. The film discussions with the filmmakers on stage and the expert jury, which meets in public, characterise the communicative atmosphere at JUNGER FILM.

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The jury of the YOUNG FILM competition, consisting of five film experts, discusses in public on stage. In the past, these have included Andreas Dresen, Pola Beck, Anne Ballschmieter, Sven Taddicken, Charly Hübner, Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Özgür Yildirim and Ronald Zehrfeld.

In addition to directors and actors, the jury also includes experts from the fields of production, editing, film editing, festivals and film criticism, for example from ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel, AG Kurzfilm, Rocketbeans TV and epd Film.

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