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Final Cut 2020

The intramural screening of the final films currently produced at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg takes place 19/20 September 2020 during the graduate show under the title »Final Cut«. The Berenberg Film Prize of the HFBK will be awarded to one of the participating graduates.

Part of the jury of the Berenberg-Filmprice der HFBK Hamburg is this year:

  • Irene von Alberti, Regisseurin und Produzentin
  • Jens Balkenborg, Filmkritiker
  • Linda Söffker, Leiterin der Sektion Perspektive Deutsches Kino der Berlinale

Please find here the Final Cut 2020 catalogue.

Supported by Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and Berenberg.

Please find here the film trailers from 2019.

Final Cut


  • AU auditorium Lerchenfeld 2 (EG), if not stated otherwise


  • Each program block is followed by a talk with filmmaker and supervising professor.

Saturday, 19 September 2020


10:00 Uhr, Olga Kosanović Genosse Tito, ich erbe, D/RS 2020, Dokumentarfilm, 27 Min.

Nanna Wibholm ANDERS, D/DK 2020, Dokumentarfilm, 35 Min.
Talk with Prof. Angela Schanelec and Prof. Katharina Pethke

11:15 Uhr, Pola Rader Sreda gisni (Lebensraum), RU 2020, Dokumentarfilm, 65 Min.

Talk with mit Prof. Pepe Danquart

12:30 Uhr, Nizan Kasper BAB7, D 2020, Experimentalfilm, 16 Min.

Jasmin Luu TRIO, D 2020, Filmmusical, 29 Min.

Talk with mit Prof. Udo Engel

14:00 Uhr, Hana Kim A, die Frau im Wunderdeutschland (AT Unbenannte Aphrodite) D 2020, Experimenteller Dokumentarfilm, 22:05 Min.

Thomas Köhling Die Vergänglichkeit der Tage, D 2020, Experimenteller Dokumentarfilm, 34 Min.

Yunus Köylü Weg, D 2020, Spielfilm, 26 Min.

Talk with Prof. Robert Bramkamp

16:00 Uhr, Samuel Heinrichs Derweil, D 2020, Dokumentarfilm, 43 Min.

Dominik Zurowski Wittmoor: Landschaft, Konzentrationslager, D 2020, Experimenteller Dokumentarfilm, 49 Min.

Talk with Prof. Pepe Danquart

18:00 Uhr, Mersiha Husagic Cherry Juice, D/BA 2020, Dokumentarischer Spielfilm, 90 Min.

Talk with Prof. Udo Engel

20:00 Uhr, Annett Stenzel Silence Song, D 2020, Musikfilm, 122 Min.

Talk with Prof. Robert Bramkamp

Raum 50

10 – 20 Uhr, Leonie Kellein Hasen in einer Wiese, D/NL 2020, Kurzfilm, 16 Min.

Superviser Prof. Angela Schanelec

Raum 229 / Hörsaal

10 – 20 Uhr, David Reiber Otálora Wet Chapters, D/FR 2020, Dokumentar-, Spiel-, Experimentalfilm und Installation, 35 Min.

Superviser Prof. Robert Bramkamp

Sunday, 20 September 2020


10:00 Uhr, Rizki Lazuardi Mr Balangue’s Telex Report, ID 2020, Experimenteller Dokumentarfilm, 23 Min.

Talk with Prof. Pepe Danquart


11:00 Uhr, Verleihung des Berenberg-Filmpreises der HFBK Hamburg


12:00 Uhr, Sarah Drath Double Suicide or it wasn’t Love, D 2020, Experimenteller Spielfilm, 22:23 Min.

Marian Freistühler Die geheimnisvollen Inseln, D 2020, Kurzspielfilm, 22 Min.

Davis Huss 2 is a Strange Number, D 2020, Experimentalfilm, 23 Min.

Talk with Prof. Robert Bramkamp

13:30 Uhr, Claudia Scheffel Die Tragödie der Königin Hortense, D 2020, Spielfilm, 17 Min.

Joschka Korn Collage of Mom, D/AT 2020, Dokumentarfilm, 33 Min.

Faezeh Nikoozad Degar Disi, IR 2020, Experimentalfilm, 9 Min.

Talk with Prof. Udo Engel

15:00 Uhr, Yannick Kaftan Douglas, D 2020, Dokumentarische Form, 52 Min.

Sonay Polat Normopathie, D 2020, Dokumentarfilm, 14 Min.

Talk with Prof. Pepe Danquart

16:30 Uhr, Agnese Kušnere Energetika, D 2020, Dokumentarfilm, 15 Min.

Ferdi Ortaeri Kumru, D/TR 2020, Spielfilm, 43 Min.

Laurian-Luis Schymura Take It In, D 2020, Spielfilm, 15 Min.

Talk with Prof. Robert Bramkamp

18:00 Uhr, Binbin Zhang Beside the River, CN 2020, Dokumentation/Spielfilm, 60 Min.

Talk with Prof. Udo Engel

19:30 Uhr, Malte Rollbühler In meiner Welt, D 2020, Spielfilm, 27 Min.

Roxana Reiss Alturas, PE 2020 (Co-Prod: D/DK), Dokumentarfilm, 30 Min.

David Ronner Fragment eines Traumes, D 2020, Horrorfilm/Beziehungsdrama, 21 Min.

Talk with Prof. Robert Bramkamp

21:00 Uhr, Korab Visoka Systemrelevant, D 2020, Dokumentarfilm, 90 Min.

Talk with Prof. Pepe Danquart

Raum 50, 10 – 20 Uhr

Leonie Kellein Hasen in einer Wiese, D/NL 2020, Kurzfilm, 16 Min.

Supervisor Prof. Angela Schanelec

Raum 229 / Hörsaal

10 – 20 Uhr, David Reiber Otálora Wet Chapters, D/FR 2020, Dokumentar-, Spiel-, Experimentalfilm und Installation, 35 Min.

Supervisor Prof. Robert Bramkamp

ASA Open Studio 2019, Karolinenstraße 2a, Haus 5; photo: Matthew Muir

Live und in Farbe: die ASA Open Studios im Juni 2021

Since 2010, the HFBK has organised the international exchange programme Art School Alliance. It enables HFBK students to spend a semester abroad at renowned partner universities and, vice versa, invites international art students to the HFBK. At the end of their stay in Hamburg, the students exhibit their work in the Open Studios in Karolinenstraße, which are now open again to the art-interested public.

Studiengruppe Prof. Dr. Anja Steidinger, Was animiert uns?, 2021, Mediathek der HFBK Hamburg, Filmstill

Unlearning: Wartenau Assemblies

The art education professors Nora Sternfeld and Anja Steidinger initiated the format "Wartenau Assemblies". It oscillates between art, education, research and activism. Complementing this open space for action, there is now a dedicated website that accompanies the discourses, conversations and events.

Ausstellungsansicht "Schule der Folgenlosigkeit. Übungen für ein anderes Leben" im Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg; photo: Maximilian Schwarzmann

School of No Consequences

Everyone is talking about consequences: The consequences of climate change, the Corona pandemic or digitalization. Friedrich von Borries (professor of design theory), on the other hand, is dedicated to consequence-free design. In “School of No Consequences. Exercises for a New Life” at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, he links collection objects with a "self-learning room" set up especially for the exhibition in such a way that a new perspective on "sustainability" emerges and supposedly universally valid ideas of a "proper life" are questioned.

Annual Exhibition 2021 at the HFBK

Annual exhibition a bit different: From February 12- 14, 2021 students at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts, together with their professors, had developed a variety of presentations on different communication channels. The formats ranged from streamed live performances to video programs, radio broadcasts, a telephone hotline, online conferences, and a web store for editions. In addition, isolated interventions could be discovered in the outdoor space of the HFBK and in the city.

Public Information Day 2021

How do I become an art student? How does the application process work? Can I also study to become a teacher at the HFBK? These and other questions about studying art were answered by professors, students and staff at the HFBK during the Public Information Day on February 13, 2021. In addition, there will be an appointment specifically for English-speaking prospective students on February 23 at 2 pm.

Katja Pilipenko

Semestereröffnung und Hiscox-Preisverleihung 2020

On the evening of November 4, the HFBK celebrated the opening of the academic year 2020/21 as well as the awarding of the Hiscox Art Prize in a livestream - offline with enough distance and yet together online.

photo: Tim Albrecht

Art defies Corona: Graduate Show 2020

With a two-month delay, the Graduate Show took place this year on the 19 and 20 September. More than 140 students showed their artistic graduation projects, from painting to sound installation.

Exhibition Transparencies with works by Elena Crijnen, Annika Faescke, Svenja Frank, Francis Kussatz, Anne Meerpohl, Elisa Nessler, Julia Nordholz, Florentine Pahl, Cristina Rüesch, Janka Schubert, Wiebke Schwarzhans, Rosa Thiemer, Lea van Hall. Organized by Prof. Verena Issel and Fabian Hesse; photo: Screenshot

Teaching Art Online at the HFBK

How the university brings together its artistic interdisciplinary study structure with digital formats and their possibilities.

Alltagsrealität oder Klischee?; photo: Tim Albrecht

HFBK Graduate Survey

Studying art - and what comes next? The clichéd images stand their ground: Those who have studied art either become taxi drivers, work in a bar or marry rich. But only very few people could really live from art – especially in times of global crises. The HFBK Hamburg wanted to know more about this and commissioned the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg to conduct a broad-based survey of its graduates from the last 15 years.

Ausstellung Social Design, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Teilansicht; photo: MKG Hamburg

How political is Social Design?

Social Design, as its own claim is often formulated, wants to address social grievances and ideally change them. Therefore, it sees itself as critical of society – and at the same time optimizes the existing. So what is the political dimension of Social Design – is it a motor for change or does it contribute to stabilizing and normalizing existing injustices?