Call for entries: 4th Verstärker Art-Film-Festival

Apply now until 5/8/2022!

From June 17 – 18, 2022, the GEH8 Art and Culture Center in Dresden will host the 4th Amplifier Art Film Festival and present the Amplifier Award as part of it. The film festival is aimed at students from the new German states. In a public screening on June 18, 2022, visitors and a jury of experts are called upon to vote for their favorite. 

In summary:
Max. 8 min length
Format: 16:9 (HD), mp4
Please note conditions of participation!!!
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More about Verstärker

Under the title “Verstärker” GEH8 presents projects and exhibitions by students of the HfBK Dresden and other art academies of the new federal states. Besides its own exhibitions and projects, the GEH8 repeatedly opens its space for young artists and artists and thus provides better artistic production and presentation conditions in Dresden. Dresden. With “Verstärker”, a format of its own has now been created for the first time, which supports and honors up-and-coming artistic positions and honors them.


Jana Endruschat studied Media & Communication Science and has always been connected to the Saxon film scene. She produced image and industrial films for more than 10 years and worked at least as long in the production department for national and international feature film productions. As a trainee in the funding department she got to know the mechanisms of the Central German Media Funding & was able to expand her moving image spectrum at Werkleitzgesellschaft e.V. in the Center for Media Art. 2013-2018 she was responsible for communication & network at Filmverband Sachsen. In 2019-2021 she took over the management.

Alexandra Meißner was born in Hoyerswerda in 1983 and studied sociology and communication science in Dresden. From 2008 she worked for the International Filmfest Dresden and was a member of the festival management for seven years. She is active as a freelance programmer and lecturer and advises film and cultural projects in the areas of production, development and mediation. Since 2019, she has been an advisor for program support and communication at the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony, where she coordinates, among other things, the international residency programs and the Small Projects Fund for Rural Areas.

Michael Merkel, born in 1987 in Dresden, studied German language and literature, cultural studies and art history in Dresden and Wroclaw after training as a wood sculptor. He also studied fine arts at the Academy in Wroclaw and at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. In addition to the implementation of curatorial projects, he has exhibited several times in Germany and abroad. He has been awarded various grants as well as project funding for his artistic work and has been working as coordinator program planning and public relations at GEH8 Kunstraum Dresden since 2018. He initiated the Verstärker Art-Film Festival in 2019, which he has also coordinated since then.

Friday, June 17, 2022
International Films + Art.Space.Concert
Start: 6:30 pm
Where: GEH8

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Short films + award ceremony Gala show with live music + afterparty
Start: 6 pm
Where: GEH8


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Supported by der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.