The winning entries from 2017, on the topic of Deutschland im Jahr 3017, will be determined by an online vote.
Voting starts on Monday 19 February and will close on Sunday 4 March 2018.
The three finalists in each category (primary, junior secondary and senior secondary) can be viewed online.
Use the online voting form to vote for your favourite films.
The film with the most votes in each category will be awarded the National German School Film Award 2018 and receive a German DVD.
The winning films will be announced in mid March.