In the anniversary year of the Dürr Challenge 15 motivated students travelled to the innovation hotspots Tokyo, London and Silicon Valley. According to the motto "Celebrate Innovation" these students captured different views of how innovation can be experienced. Provided with professional camera equipment, a large portion of adventurous and team spirit, the participants created completely different and impressive films, which can now be watched in our Dürr Challenge media library.
Dürr supported the teams by covering all costs for travel, food and accommodation. The teams were professionally accompanied by a tutor from the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. At the great premiere in November the jury decided which of the three film teams wins and receives the prize money of 2,500 euro.
... was the motto for the Dürr Challenge’s anniversary year 2017. With a lot of creativity and a 360° camera, the 15 students travelled to the innovation hotspots Tokyo, London and Silicon Valley.
The three teams made their ideas of this year's motto come alive by creating three completely different and breathtaking films, allowing us to share their countless impressions on site.
We would like to sincerely thank all teams for these remarkable results. And now – IT’S SHOWTIME!
On the 9th of November 2017, the time had come for the 5th Dürr Challenge’s film premier and award ceremony. The Cinema Scala in Ludwigsburg was fully booked and the audience was excited and curious which film result would entertain the audience the most and how the teams would interpret the motto “Celebrate Innovation”. On big screen the audience dived into the different stories and cultures of each film. The film "A Journey to Tokyo", invites you to accompany a young woman on her trip through the metropolis by visiting different places of her children's book. A film that touches without many words. "Abundance Scarcity" by Team London captures the different thoughts, wishes and fears of young employees and a street artist on the subject "Innovation". Cleverly, the team collects different perspectives and stories that inspire to reflect upon the topic. Team Silicon Valley offers a completely different interpretation of the motto. Their film "algo rhythm" accompanies a young inventor attempting to market his app in a humorous way. After the presentation of the films the winner was presented. The winning team was elected by a jury consisting of company representatives and the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. At 7 pm, the winner was finally announced: “... the 5 th Dürr Challenge Award 2017 goes to ... Team Silicon Valley!" Congratulations!
... was the motto of this year’s Dürr Challenge. In the metropolises Buenos Aires, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur, our three teams captured impressions of the world of tomorrow with their camera. Intensive preparations, but also flexibility accompanied our teams through the metropolises of the world and staged this year’s motto with a large portion of creativity. We would like to thank all teams for their remarkable results. And now - Showtime!
On 24 November 2016, the time had come for the Dürr Challenge’s fourth film premier and award ceremony. The Caligari cinema in Ludwigsburg was fully booked and the audience was exited – which film results would entertain the audience the most and how would the teams bring the “World of Tomorrow” to the big screen? The film „mi buenos aires“ covers a period reaching from the history to the future of Buenos Aires. Team Dubai’s film „What‘s ahead“ expresses the modernity of the metropolis through traditional Arabic poetry and the dramaturgy „Lysande“ from Kuala Lumpur inspires the audience to think. The audience was particularly impressed by the various approaches used in addressing the topic. After all film results were presented, the Dürr Challenge Award ceremony 2016 took place. A jury, consisting of Dürr employees and a member of the Filmacademy Baden-Württemberg selected the winning film. At 6 pm, the winner was finally announced: „... and the Dürr Challenge Award 2016 goes to ...Team Dubai.“ Congratulations!
... was the goal for our 15 participants in the Dürr Challenge. In the metropolises of Singapore, Madrid and Toronto, our three teams were challenged to present the big emotions through the camera. Sorrow, passion and happiness – this year’s film results will touch the audience. Intensive preparations, but also flexibility accompanied our teams through the metropolises of the world and staged this year’s motto with a large portion of creativity. We wish to thank all teams for their remarkable results. And now: Showtime!
On 23 November 2015, the time had come – the Dürr Challenge's third film premier and award ceremony! The Caligari cinema in Ludwigsburg was fully booked and the audience was excited – which film results would move the audience and achieve the goal of "Create Emotions"? Then it was time for team Singapore to capture the audiences emotions with an affecting story about life. Passion in dancing, music and culture characterized the atmosphere in the film by Team Madrid. In Toronto it was about deep love with all the ups and downs. The audience was especially keen on the different approaches to the topic. After all film results had been presented Dürr Challenge Award ceremony 2015 took place. A jury, consisting Dürr employees and a member of the Filmacademy Baden-Württemberg, made the decision on the winning film. At 6 pm, it was finally announced: "...and the Dürr Challenge Award 2015 goes to... Team Singapore". Congratulations!
... was the theme for the Dürr Challenge 2014. We looked for fifteen students from various different areas of study to capture the exciting metropolis on film. The participants travelled to Seoul, Istanbul and New York for a week in teams of 5 to shoot exciting film reportages. The films were created on long days and nights of shooting with plenty of team spirit and a lot of creativity. We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to all teams for their impressive results. And now: Showtime!
With any film production, there’s always a premiere and with any competition, there’s always an award ceremony. Both took place at the Caligari cinema in Ludwigsburg, Germany on 5 November 2014. Each of the three films allowed the audience to immerse themselves in the world and unique cultural characteristics of Seoul, Istanbul and New York for a few minutes. The generous applause after each entry showed how much the audience liked them. After all the films had been presented, the Dürr Challenge Awards ceremony 2014 was held. A jury, made up of Dürr employees and a representative of the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy, had decided the winning film in advance. And at 6:00 pm, it was finally announced: “... and the Dürr Challenge Award 2014 goes to ... Team New York”. Congratulations!
To Shanghai, São Paulo or Detroit with Dürr. Creative students from all disciplines and semesters were sought. The participants traveled together in teams of five to spend a week in one of the exciting cities. “Urban Experience – Work & Life in the City” was the topic the teams interpreted in their own ways when filming their documentaries. These films were produced with leeway for creativity, team spirit and intercultural collaboration. We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to all teams for their impressive results. Enjoy the film!
The premiere and award ceremony took place at the Caligari cinema in Ludwigsburg, Germany, on 22 November 2013. All contributions received enthusiastic applause from the guests. The audience, representatives from Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and members of the press were impressed by the high standard of the films, which were produced within a very short time.
Getting to know interesting people, travelling to exciting cities, accepting a creative challenge with your team – that’s the Dürr Challenge.
The impressions will last after returning to Germany. During the glamorous premiere and award ceremony your unique movie project will be shown on big screen. Experience the audience’s and jury’s enthusiasm, exchange experiences with the other teams and feel the wave of excitement when the winning team is announced.
The Dürr Challenge is very special: You are sent to a foreign city with people you do not know and have to make a movie within one week– a craziness of intensity and concentration for a common goal. A time which I still recall with pleasure.
The Dürr Challenge is the best way to discover a city within a very short time. To get to know interesting places and people in a metropolis within one week was a big challenge that I don’t want to miss in my life.
To be with a group of different young people in an unknown city, in a country far away, exploring everything together and to return to Bietigheim with a thrilling movie– that’s the exciting mission of the Dürr Challenge.
The Dürr Challenge not only implies filming, travelling, having fun and getting to know great people. It also means to accept challenges and to master them together with your team. For me, it was one of the best experiences I’ve made in my life.
From the very beginning, the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg is glad to be a project partner of the Dürr Challenge. Especially the open character of the project description, which also leads to these exciting short movies, is extraordinary. So far, all members have successfully coped with the challenge, which made the jury decision a very competitive one.
The Dürr Challenge gave me the very special opportunity to collect experiences in the new field of filming and to get to know the Dürr Group while visiting Schenck Trebel Corporation in Long Island. I’m currently working on an exciting logistics project as a working student at Schenck RoTec GmbH (company of the Dürr Group).
The Dürr Challenge gave me the chance to get to know a global metropolis in a creative and competitive way. It was fantastic!