Celebrate Innovation

5th INTERNATIONAL PROJECT FOR STUDENTS

So much to explore

Creativity, team spirit and a great portion of courage – that’s what inventors and explorers are made of. During the Dürr Challenge 2017 you will have the chance to prove these qualities on an exciting adventure. Take the plane to Tokyo, London or Silicon Valley and experience progress right in front of your eyes and show us what real innovation means to you by capturing exciting situations with the movie camera.

There are no special qualifications required. You can participate regardless of your major and without any special knowledge on making movies. More important is your enthusiasm for innovation and that you are motivated, creative and a team player. Of course you should have enough time for the trip to Tokyo, London or Silicon Valley and the postproduction of the movie together with your team afterwards.

 

More reasons to celebrate

During the 5th anniversary of the Dürr Challenge you and four other students will explore one of the three high-tech hotspots of the world. You will experience innovation in daily life, science and technology and make a movie about your ideas on the topic “Celebrate Innovation”. All costs for travel, food, accommodation and camera equipment will be covered by Dürr. At this year’s premiere in fall all movies will be presented and the jury will announce the winning team and award them with 2.500,-€.



The Procedure

July 9th, 2017
Application

Send us your application and show us how creative you are.

 
July
Kick-Off in Bietigheim-Bissingen

You will meet your team members and learn more about Dürr.

 
September
Journey and filming on site

Together with your team members you will travel to one of the metropolis and produce your movie. Afterwards the postproduction will take place in Bietigheim-Bissingen.

 
November
Premiere and award ceremony

Finally all movies will be shown on big screen to an enthusiastic audience and jury.

Closely experience innovation

Tokyo
Trendsetter for Asia

Numerous universities, high schools, research institutions and a modern industrial center make Tokyo the center of science for robot technology.

 
London
Non-stop Innovation

What has been an ingenious invention, like the telephone, in the past – nowadays is the extensive support of numerous different technology branches. Part of this is presented by the MedCity, which makes London today and also in the future to one of the most innovative metropolis in the world.

 
Silicon Valley
The US-HighTech Hotspot

Whoever has a certain status in IT and High Tech industry settles down south of San Francisco. Innovation and visionary thinking are part of the daily business in Silicon Valley. Therefore, it is no surprise that most of our electronic devices like smartphones and computers have been developed there.

5 years of Dürr Challenge

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.

 


Looking back over unique experiences.

 
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.
Sebastian Hilger Singapore, 2015
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.
Hauke Bensch Sao Paulo, 2013
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.
Dustin Loose Detroit, 2013
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.
Miriam Seeger Buenos Aires, 2016
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.
Yves Alain Lambert Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, member of the jury since 2013
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).
Eszter Knobloch New York, 2014
The Dürr Challenge gave me the chance to get to know a global metropolis in a creative and competitive way. It was fantastic!

"World of Tomorrow" ...

... 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!


Award ceremony

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!

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Create Emotions ...

... 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!


Award ceremony

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!

Feel the Culture

... 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!


Award Ceremony

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!

Work and Life

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!


Award Ceremony

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.

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