AUGENBLICK MAL! is the only nationwide festival of theatre for young audiences in Germany. The festival is a platform for outstanding productions and different positions in the performing arts for young audiences and has been promoting their developments for over 30 years.
Every two years, AUGENBLICK MAL! shows ten stimulating productions from Germany. A supporting programme reflects on these guest performances and discusses the aesthetic, political and social positioning of the performing arts in relation to young audiences. Colleagues from Germany and around the world, the young audience and all other visitor groups are invited to attend.
AUGENBLICK MAL! 2025 will take place in Berlin from 6 to 11 May 2025.
From 30 June 2023 to 15 May 2024, the Children's and Young People's Theatre Centre will be accepting proposals for the guest performance programme of the AUGENBLICK MAL! 2025 festival.
Professional theatres of all disciplines, ensembles, collectives and actors of the performing arts in Germany (hereafter referred to as theatres) who produce for young audiences are invited to propose their own productions for the stage or other spaces - such as public and digital.
Ideally, the proposal is the result of a discussion process and thus an expression of the common self-image of the proposing theatre.
AUGENBLICK MAL! 2025 aims to strengthen the participation of children and young people already in the proposal process.
All proposed productions must have premiered in the 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 seasons, i.e. in the period from 01.08.2022 to 15.05.2024.
The data for the proposals are collected and submitted via an online form on the website www.kjtz.info. A meaningful and technically flawless video recording of the production as an MP4 file (6 Mbit/s, sound in AAC stereo) as well as further material (e.g. staging photos, accompanying theatre educational material) must be submitted with the proposals.
By submitting the proposal, the proposing person assures that he/she is authorised to dispose (on behalf of the theatre) and owns the rights of use to the production recording and the other materials to be submitted as part of the application process.
In addition, the proposing person (representing the theatre) confirms with the submission of the proposal that the submitted media and production materials will be transferred free of charge to the collection of the Children's and Young People's Theatre Centre in the FRG after the conclusion of the festival, which will make these contents accessible to its users in compliance with copyright and data protection regulations. Insofar as the theatre holds the copyrights to parts of the transferred documents, it shall grant the collection of the KJTZ the unrestricted rights of use for all types of use to these parts. The rights of use shall be granted exclusively and without restriction in terms of space, time and content.
For mutual contractual security, this informal agreement is supplemented by a framework agreement between the theatre and the collection of the KJTZ for this and any future levies to the collection. The corresponding documents will be sent to the theatre by the Information and Documentation Department of the KJTZ after receipt of the proposal.
All proposed productions will first be viewed by the curators on video and then, if necessary, on site. The prerequisite for an invitation to the festival is a live viewing by at least one curator.
In July 2024, the curators will make an interim selection of nominated productions (longlist) that are eligible for an invitation. The theatres concerned will be informed and the interim selection will be published on www.kjtz.info.
In early September 2024, the curators will make the final selection of five productions for children and five productions for young people. The KJTZ will then announce the invitations for AUGENBLICK MAL! 2025.