Climate Clips

The submission deadline for 2019 is September 26, 2019.


This special competition at the 39th FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH is for film students worldwide and will be taking place for the twelfth time within one of the world’s top international student film festivals.

Film students and film trainees from all over the world are invited to present their personal insights on climate change in a globally comprehensible film language - in short films (min. 30 sec., max. 3 min.). These clips can be documentaries, fiction, comedies or dramas – all forms of artistic expression.

They just have to be one thing - convincing! What are the social causes and effects of the global climate change? How can we best protect our climate and ecosystems individually, collectively, locally and globally? How do we avoid the climate collapse? What does climate change mean for our future? What does the term ‘renewable energy’ mean?

The CLIMATE CLIPS film competition is held by the Nagelschneider Stiftung – Foundation for Renewable Energy, a German non-profit foundation. € 5,000 goes to the winner. Moreover, there are for the first time second and third prizes: The second best rated clip will get € 3,000 and the short film on the third place a € 1,000 award. The best three films will be presented at the 2018 FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH.


Please note that submissions are only possible via


Terms and Conditions 2019 (PDF)

Guidelines (PDF)