Great pictures and great ideas

Dürr sent teams of five students on a journey to one of the three metropolises. All teams created a film based on their own script, around the theme "World of Tomorrow".

 

The costs of travel, food, accommodation and equipment were paid by Dürr. At the grand premiere in fall the votes of the audience and the jury decided which of the three films won. The winners received a prize of 2,500 euro.

Where the journey led

Buenos Aires – a city in transition

The emerging economic region of South America has a clear goal in mind: a successfully invest in the future and growth. Dive into this dynamic and vibrant innovation hotspot and discover a breathtaking city.

 
Dubai – the future of Middle East

Experience this rising metropolitan center of trade and tourism. Countless skyscrapers visualize exactly what Dubai stands for: growth and progress in the middle of a beautiful natural desert landscape.

 
Kuala Lumpur – tradition meets progress

Malaysia is the melting pot of various cultures and religions: In Kuala Lumpur historical architecture and modern skyscrapers show what this South East Asian City stands for.


"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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