The jury members of 2016-2017 Youth for German Cinema will participate in a special filmmaking workshop dedicated to screenwriting, led by Oliver Schütte.

2017 marks the fourth year of the Youth 4 German Cinema program, organized by the Goethe-Institut San Francisco’s Language Department, Berlin & Beyond Film Festival and the North American youth portal Step Into German.

Chosen from a pool of over 100 applicants, the Y4GC program of 2016-2017 offers high-school-aged students across the U.S., Mexico, and Canada the opportunity to: go behind-the-scenes and participate at an international film festival; meet industry professionals; participate in a short filmmaking camp; increase cross-cultural awareness through cinema; participate in the selection of two winning films for the Youth 4 German Cinema “Festival Field Trip” that will screen at the festival for hundreds of visiting students of middle schools and high schools.


Alienor Rose Goodman, 16, NY City, New York
Jonathan Christopher Kuse, 16, St. Louis, Missouri
Logan Tarbert Chelmo, 15, Shakopee, Minnesota
Philip Alexander Schwenteck, 17, Toronto, Canada
Angel Olea Romero Ugarte, 17, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Ainara Murueta Arreola, 16, Guadalajara, Mexico