CLIP AWARD 2018 – Closing day 07/10/2018

Ceramics and its Dimensions – CLIP AWARD 2018


Short Film Competition

The theme of the competition “Go Green: Ceramics – Functional, Sustainable, Beautiful” invites the participants to take a look at ceramic materials in relation to the current culinary, dining and social culture. An important aspect in the competition is the value of ceramic products as they combine ecological sustainability, functionality and beauty in appearance. The social relevance, modernity and timeliness of ceramic products in Europe are also important viewpoints in the competition.

A wide range of filming styles are encouraged including documentary, fictional, animated or a combination of everything. The contribution length is limited to at least 15 to a maximum of 60 seconds. The closing date of the competition is on October 7th, 2018.


All students and apprentices with film science or design background as well as graduates up to two years after their studies or training can take part in the competition. In addition, experienced film producers and film enthusiasts are invited to contribute to the competition. All participants must be at least 18 years old.

Technical information:

The clips should be uploaded on the Clip Award-Website ( For the best possible results it is recommended to upload the film with the following technical specifications:
•    video format: HD/Full-HD, 1080p – 1920p
•    audio format: aac
•    file format: mp4, m4v, mov, avi, mpg (optimum: H.264, aac, 25 fps, 5000 kBit/s)
•   NB! Films may be submitted in any language, as long as they have German or English subtitles.


1. PRIZE 2.000 €
2. PRIZE 1.000 €
3. PRIZE 500 €
 Material prizes worth 500 € each
2 nights including breakfast for 2 
in a 4-star hotel in Bad Alexanderbad the land of porcelain

The award ceremony will take place on November 6, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

More information:

Further information about the competition (e.g. about the terms and condition and jury) can be found on the competition website and on the Ceramics and its Dimensions website.

Clip Award 2018 is part of the EU-Project Ceramics and its Dimensions, which is led by Porzellanikon porcelain museum and co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. The competition is carried out in co-operation with Kahla porcelain.

Local Additions to the Exhibition in Berlin

In Berlin the core of the exhibition has been joined by three local additions curated by professor Barbara Schmidt from Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin.

Bröhan-Museum in Berlin Charlottenburg. (c) Minerva Juolahti

The exhibition opened at the Bröhan-Museum in Berlin on Sunday January 28th 2018. The core of the exhibition and the local additions take up almost all of the third floor of the museum. The core of the exhibition is placed in a big hall and the local additions together with the Future Lights winners are located in three smaller rooms. The  three local additions are the results of two experimental ceramics courses organised at the Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, final thesis projects of the students of the school and a local architectural ceramics adaption. The themes of the local additions are well linked with the themes of the core of the Shaping the Future exhibition. Several of the students who present their works in the additional part have also works in the core of the exhibition.

The final thesis work of Maximilian Bellinghausen: “Plating and Processes” 2017. (c) Minerva Juolahti

Experimental Courses at Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin

In one of the smaller rooms two project courses carried out at the Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin are presented. The first project took place in winter term 2015/2016 with the headline “table tools”. The project concentrated on the role of ceramics in the preparation and consumption of food. During the course the students tried to answer the question: How does it influence the food and drink related design if the design is developed from the point of view of the physical properties of food, the food preparation techniques and the sensory perceptions during consumption? The works are from Lilith Habisreutinger, Janis Gildein, Maximilian Bellinghausen, Henrik Hjort, Alexandre Bailly and Simon Ertl.

The results of the course “table tools” 2015/2016. (c) Minerva Juolahti

The other project “Clay-Stones-Earth” took place in summer term 2017 and it concentrated on local materials and their use in ceramics and building. Berlin is located in the state of Brandenburg which is usually considered low in raw materials. The local materials – lignite, wood, sand and clay – have nevertheless been important in the building of the city of Berlin and in the future they might be able to offer ways to develop a more sustainable building culture. This was one of the themes of this course that was an interdisciplinary laboratory for sustainable design. In some of the outcomes of the course  3D printing in ceramics has played an integral role. This section has works from Tau Pibernat, Cindy Valdez, Ursula Jarero, Robin Hoske, Joy Weinberger, Adèle Le Houerf, Anton Richter, Benjamin Gladki, Rahel Jacob, Nils Jünke and Tanguy Fraiture.

Some of the works of the project “Clay-Stones-Earth” 2017. (c) Minerva Juolahti

The themes of these two project courses link intriguingly with three of the key themes of the core exhibition: food design, local materials and new technologies. These themes were also present at the experimental Kahla workshop in April 2016 at the Kahla Porcelain factory, where several of the works of the core of the Shaping the Future exhibition were initiated or even produced.

Cindy Veldez: “Maximiliana” 2017. (c) Minerva Juolahti

Design and Experiment – Final Thesis Projects

Next to the room of the two experimental courses of Weissensee Kunshochschule Berlin there is a room that presents the final thesis projects of seven students of the school. The works were developed under the study perspective Design and Experiment and they investigate the potential of ceramics material for vessels and tools for the preparation, consumption and for a deeper sensory perception of food. Through the works the students also examine the potential of different industrial, artisan and digital production methods – such as ceramic 3D printing – as well as experiment with materials, surfaces and processes.

The final thesis project of Maria Braun: “Univessels” 2017. (c) Minerva Juolahti

In this section Babette Wiezorek, Dawei Yang, Laura Görs, Qianyu Zhu, Sarah Bräuner, Maria Braun and Maximilian Bellinghausen present their final thesis projects. These works also link well to the works of the core of the Shaping the Future exhibition, they share for example the themes of food design and new technologies.

Babette Wiezorek and Dawei Yang: “Additive Addicted” 2017. (c) Minerva Juolahti

Architectural Ceramics to Improve Concert Hall Acoustics

Next to the works of the Future Lights in Ceramics winners a fragment of a ceramic architectural adaption hangs on the wall. This ceramic structure was designed to improve the acoustic features of the hall of Berlin State Opera, when it was renovated. The whole structure is placed on the ceiling of the opera hall and it consists of approx. 250 square meters of open diamond lattice made out of CPBP (Chemically Bonded Photosphate Ceramics). The structure is designed by the architects of the HG Merz architecture firm and is a great example of how ceramics can be used to create new adaptions for architecture.

HG Merz (GER) 2015: Mock-up of the Reverberation Gallery, Berlin State Opera, Unter den Linden (scale 1:1). (c) Minerva Juolahti

30/01/2018 – 22/04/2018 Exhibition in Berlin / Germany

Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future

January 30th – April 22nd 2018
Tuesday – Sunday 10 – 18
Opening: Sunday January 28th 2018 at 12

, Landesmuseum für Jugendstil, Art Deco und Funktionalismus
Schlossstraße 1a
14059 Berlin (near Charlottenburg Palace)

Around Europe ceramics has always played an important role in everyday life, people use ceramics daily both in the private as well as the public sphere. What significance does ceramics as a traditional material have in today’s society? How are the industrial and the handcrafted production in connection with each other? What is the potential of new digital techniques? And will the material play a role in the artistic education in the future? These are some of the questions that are at the focus of the Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future exhibition which is a result of the Ceramics and its Dimensions project that has eighteen partner institution in eleven European countries. Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin is one of the partners of the project and the students and staff of the school have contributed with their works to the exhibition.


Auf Deutsch:

Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future

30. Januar bis 22. April 2018
Dienstag bis Sonntag von 10 bis 18 Uhr und an allen Feiertagen
Eröffnung: So, 28.1.2018, 12 Uhr

Kuratorenführungen mit Prof. Barbara Schmidt
Sontag 4.3. 15 Uhr
Samstag 24.3. 15 Uhr (im Rahmen der “Europäischen Tage des Kunsthandwerks”)
Samstag 14.4. 16 Uhr: Studierende der weißensee kunsthochschule berlin stellen ihre Beiträge zur Ausstellung “Ceramics and its Dimensions. Shaping the Future” vor. Digitale Werkzeuge werden live demonstriert. Prof. Barbara Schmidt führt durch die von ihr kuratierte Ausstellung. Museumseintritt, Anmeldung nicht erforderlich.

Landesmuseum für Jugendstil, Art Deco und Funktionalismus
Schlossstraße 1a
14059 Berlin (am Schloß Charlottenburg)

In ganz Europa spielt Keramik seit jeher eine wichtige Rolle im alltäglichen Leben der Menschen: Ob im privaten oder öffentlichen Raum, Keramik umgibt uns überall und wird täglich von uns genutzt. Welche Bedeutung hat das traditionelle Material Keramik heute? Wie stehen industrielle und handwerkliche Produktion zueinander, wo liegt das Potenzial digitaler Techniken und unter welchen Perspektiven wird das Material in Zukunft eine Rolle in der gestalterischen Ausbildung spielen? Mit diesen Fragen befasst sich die Ausstellung “Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future” Es werden Ergebnisse des gleichnamigen internationalen Projektes gezeigt, das neben der Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin weitere 20 Partnerinstitutionen aus elf europäischen Ländern vereint. Durch die Nutzung digitaler Medien werden die Projektergebnisse einem breiten Publikum zugänglich gemacht.