GB · 2015 · DVD · 1 min

    Katy Wang

    Festival 2015

  • Chernobyl: The Last Lament

    DE · 2015 · Video-File · 10 min

    Jan Fabi

    Festival 2015

  • Rot=Grün

    DE · 2014 · DVD · 9 min

    Margareta Kosmol

    Festival 2015

  • Destroy Roy

    DE · 2014 · 16mm · 9 min

    Hanna Seidel

    Festival 2015

  • Bland-bröder (Brothers Between)

    SE · 2015 · Video-File · 10 min

    Samori Tovatt

    Festival 2015

  • Chulyen, histoire de corbeau (Chulyen, a Crows' tale)

    FR · 2015 · DCP · 20 min

    Cerise Lopez, Agnès Patron

    Festival 2015

  • Die Badewanne

    DE · 2015 · DCP · 12 min

    Tim Ellrich

    Festival 2015

  • Ninis

    MX · 2014 · Video-File · 14 min

    Daniel Santana Rodríguez

    Festival 2015

  • kafal pakyo (Bayberries have ripened)

    NP · 2014 · DCP · 16 min

    Niranjan Raj Bhetwal

    Festival 2015

  • Maniac 8.2.8

    GR · 2015 · DVD · 15 min

    Giorgos Efthimiou

    Festival 2015

  • 69 Ways (To Snore)

    DE · 2014 · DVD · 5 min

    Rebecca Rehm, Michael Hildebrandt, Marc Schießer

    Festival 2015

  • Jak zmniejszenie populacji chrzęszczyka złocistego wpływa na życie miłosne pani Krystyny (What impact does the decrease of the population of the beetler platinus take on love life of Christina

    PL · 2014 · DVD · 3 min

    Marta Magnuska

    Festival 2015

  • An Angel's Tale

    ES · 2015 · DVD · 2 min

    Sara Boix Grau

    Festival 2015

  • Ausweg (ge)Sucht-Lucy

    DE · 2015 · DVD · 2 min

    Lea Seiter, Anna-Juie Brüns, Jule Pätzold, Elena Pleve

    Festival 2015

  • kouka (Glimmer)

    JP · 2015 · DCP · 3 min

    Shinta Ushiki

    Festival 2015

  • Azmayesh (Experiment)

    IR · 2015 · DV · 14 min

    Mohammad Reza Minapour

    Festival 2015

  • Home

    DE · 2014 · Video-File · 10 min

    Lennart Kleinschmidt

    Festival 2015

  • Sagnant (Bleeding)

    ES · 2014 · · 14 min

    Tatiana Dunyó

    Festival 2015

  • Õnnesoovid eakatele (Seniors Choice)

    EE · 2015 · DVD · 9 min

    Ave Taavet

    Festival 2015

  • Mellom himmel og hav / Between Sky and Sea

    NO · 2014 · DCP · 10 min

    Håkon Anton Olavsen

    Festival 2015

  • Perheenjakaja (Homebreaker)

    FI · 2014 · Video-File · 18 min

    Marko Pekkanen

    Festival 2015


    IL · 2014 · DVD · 5 min

    Ira Elshansky

    Festival 2015

  • SUPERLUX "Reptile Smile"

    BE · 2014 · Blu-ray · 4 min


    Festival 2015

  • Blanc Flocon et les 7 naines (Flake White and the seven Lady Dwarves)

    BE · 2014 · Blu-ray · 5 min


    Festival 2015


    ID · 2014 · DCP · 15 min

    Loeloe Hendra Komara

    Festival 2015


German-Indian Coproduction: film makers met at u-a-c

German film maker Cylixe (Berlin) some years ago met as a festival participant of u-a-c 2011 Indian film maker Rahoul Daswani (Mumbai).

u-a-c prize winner wins again: most important film award of asia

Zune KWOK (Hong Kong) is one of the five directors of the winner film '10 YEARS'

films selected for international competition

Welcome to the 13. up-and-coming INT. FILM FESTIVAL HANNOVER. Out of more than 3000 entries from 57 countries 81 films from 33 countries have been selected for the international competition program.

New deadline: 01. September 2015

Deadline for festival 2015 extended!

up-and-coming Internation Film Festival Hannover, one of the leading and most successful film festivals for young film makers

up-and-coming Int. Film Festival Hannover is an international competition for young film makers.

It takes place every two years (odd years) in Hannover, targeting young people up to the age of 27. This target group has massive potential for creative talent; talent just waiting to be discovered and cultivated. The u-a-c festival initiates support for these young ambitious artists while they are still in this highly motivated and enthusiastic age group.
For the 13. u-a-c festival (2015) 3004 film entries have been sent in from 57 countries; 82 films from 34 countries had been selected for the international competition program, 75 films for the national competition program. The International Young Film Makers Award has been awarded for the sixth time.

All selected films are screened at the u-a-c festival in various programs where each film and its makers are introduced by the festival presenters. The members of the national and international jury, exclusively selected for each festival, are viewing all films along with the audience for the first time. At the end of the festival, the jury comes to a decision and awards the prizes. Former members of the international festival jury (a.o.): David Larcher (film maker, England), Meenakshi Shedde (author, film critic TIMES OF INDIA), Solange Oliveira Farkas (head of the International Electronic Art Festival VideoBrasil, São Paulo; director des Museum of Modern Art, Salvador de Bahia), Grahame Weinbren (film maker, New York), Valerie Saunders (head of ZENTROPA Norway). Please click here for more...

up-and-comings history and former u-a-c participants
In 1982 the festival first ran its projectors under the name ‚First Federal Film Festival for Pupils’ in Hannover, Germany. In celebration of the tenth festival in 1999, up-and-coming went global. Meanwhile, the festival has established its own international network linking 61 countries into a world-wide forum for young film makers.
Many film makers gained their first recognition at this festival, motivating them to continue in film. For them, the festival became a stepping stone into successful careers in the film and television industry.
Among the festival’s most prominent shooting stars are several German OSCAR winners: Volker Engel ( OSCAR Academy Award Special Effects for ‚Independence Day’, 1997; Emmy Award for the SF series ‚The Triangle’, 2006) and Thomas Stellmach ( OSCAR Academy Award for his short animated film ‚Quest’, 1997).
Both, Engel and Stellmach repeatedly entered their early films in the Hannover festival between the ages of 15 and 18.
Further OSCAR winners and former u-a-c participants are Marc-Andreas Bochert (OSCAR Student Academy Award and Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis, Film Ribbon in Silver, for the short feature ‚Kleingeld’, 1999 ) and Florian Gallenberger ( OSCAR Student Academy Award for the short feature ‚Quiero Ser’, 2000; OSCAR Academy Award for ‚Quiero Ser’, 2001).
Further ex-u-a-c participants and their awards: Fatih Akin ( German Film Award 2008 / ‚Golden Lola’ for ‚Auf der anderen Seite’; Best Script in Cannes for ‚Auf der anderen Seite’, 2007; Golden Berlin Bear Award, Berlinale 2004); Ayse Polat (Silver Leopard, Filmfestival Locarno for ‚En garde’, 2004); Ali Samadi (German Film Award 2006 for ‚Lost Children’). Please click here for more...

WOUNDS & VISIONS OF A MEGALOPOLIS has been the title of the u-a-c international accompanying program since 1995. An international network forms its foundation.
Through the international resonance triggered by the up-and-coming Film Festival in Hannover, it was possible to establish contacts with curators interested in cooperation in the WOUNDS & VISIONS OF A MEGALOPOLIS program. At previous festivals, curators from 27 mega-cities presented in this film series works by young film makers. In 2007, WOUNDS & VISIONS OF A MEGALOPOLIS presented in addition to films from Bombay and Cairo for the first time fiction and sound experiments (VJ) by young artists from these two mega-cities.
All WOUNDS & VISIONS OF A MEGALOPOLIS programs have been compiled exclusively for the Hannover festival.

CITYZOOMS is an initiative by u-a-c. This international film workshop with young film makers took place in the city of Hannover in May 2000 and in October 2006; and in the city of Bremen in May 2003.
In 2006, the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bonn) and u-a-c presented within the accompanying program of the exhibition 'The Guggenheim Collection'CITYZOOMS >>New York.
New York based video artist Caspar Stracke (long-time curator for u-a-c and ex-participant of the festival) compiled in co-operation with u-a-c a program of short films by a young/new generation of video artists from New York.

The 14. International FilmFestival Hannover up-and-coming will take place 22.-26. November 2017.

This is a discovery festival - films/videos by the up-and-coming generation
a festival too cool to be ignored
a festival too fun to be serious
a festival to entertain and provoke
a festival to push the boundaries between different genre & media
what you send us will define the programming
we welcome work that is concise / innovative

We want them all:

films by young people, pupils, students. neo-budget / post-budget / après-budget / off-budget / de-construction / post-cult productions
We also welcome the results of first-time work.

We guarantee:

4 days/nights of passion. What we guarantee, too: we'll download your zeitgeist. Just remember: there is no replay in the real world / there are only ups & downs. We support & promote work that is pushing the boundaries between everything: media / people / technology / style / fashion / tradition / future / any genres. We encourage experiments in content, style and form. Production values are secondary to imagination and ideas. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions

Don't try to copy - be yourself / trust yourself, have your very own visions. Be extraordinaire. Be creative. And don't sell your dreams. Because in dreams begin responsibilities. You might remember this. Send us something sometime / in time.