Germany may not have had a film in competition at Cannes for ten years, but the Next Generation event has now become a regular - and popular - fixture.

Organised by the Export Union, Cannes screenings showcased ten short films by students from six German film schools. In addition to the ten, last year's Oscar nominated short Rocks returned to the Croisette.

The session was attended by Christina Weiss, state minister for culture and the media, who was in town for a discussion on film studies and film production in Germany.

As in previous years, the selection is expected to travel on to other festivals later.