Hochbetrieb by Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg (FBW) student Andreas Krein has won this year's Euros 25,000 Short Tiger award sponsored by the German Federal Film Board (FFA) for students at German film schools.

The other five nominees - including two fellow FBW students, Sven Martin (Ritterschlag) and Anna Matysik (Post Card), Oliver Held (Spring, Academy for Media Arts/Cologne), Maximilian Erlenwein (John Lee And Me, dffb), and Ozgur Yildirim (Der Noetige Schneid, Hamburg Filmworkshop) - each received premiums of Euros 15,000 from the Short Tiger Award jury comprising filmmaker Detlev Buck, producer Maria Koepf (X-Filme) and the FFA's Rolf Baehr.

Commenting on the prize which is intended to support young producers and directors in the realisation of their next film, Baehr said that the Short Tigers are "an important complement to the FFA's automatic support for short films."