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Submission

Oberhausen is now accepting submissions for the competitions of its 62nd edition. We are looking for works with their own visual language, new angles and forms. For now 62 years, Oberhausen's strength has lain in its willingness to embrace the new, the surprising, the idiosyncratic.

 

Terms and conditions for submission to the 62nd edition in brief:

All submissions for the competitions of the 62nd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen must be made via our website. You can upload your film or, if this is not possible, fill in our online submission form and send a preview DVD to Oberhausen. We accept only DVD or digital files as preview formats. Please note: the production date for all submissions must be after 1 January 2015!

 

Please find the detailed terms and conditions for submission in our regulations.

International productions

Please click here if your film was not produced in Germany (seat of production):
Submission: International Competition

 

German productions
Please click here if your film was produced in Germany (seat of production):
Submission: German Competition

 

Music videos for the MuVi Award
Please click here if you wish to enter a music video for the MuVi Award. Open to music videos whose director and/or production company reside in Germany:
Submission: MuVi Award

 

Depending on their eligibility for the respective sections, submissions will be viewed for the following competitions:

  

International Competition

- Entry deadline 1 February 2016 (date of receipt, no extension)

- Open to film and digital formats, maximum 35 minutes in length

- Awards totalling 25,500 €

 

German Competition

- Entry deadline 15 February 2016 (date of receipt, no extension)

- Open to film and digital formats, maximum 45 minutes in length

- Awards totalling 7,500 €

 

NRW Competition

- Entry deadline 15 February 2016 (date of receipt, no extension)

- Open to film and digital formats, maximum 45 minutes in length

- Awards totalling 2,250 €

 

Children's and Youth Film Competition

- All suitable entries to the International, German and NRW Competitions will be previewed

- For entry requirements, see paragraph 5 of the regulations

- Awards totalling 3,000 €, conferred by two juries of children and young people

 

MuVi Award for the best German Music Video

- Deadline for submission 15 February 2016 (date of receipt, no extension)
- Open to music videos whose director or production company reside in Germany
- Awards totalling 3,500 €

 

How do I submit my film? 

 

1. Fill in our online form and send a DVD or upload the file.

 

2. Wait until the independent committees have previewed all submissions.

 

3. Filmmakers whose entries have been selected for competition will be informed in mid-March 2016 by e-mail only. Please be sure to provide a valid e-mail address with your submission accordingly.

 

4. The Festival invites all filmmakers whose works have been selected for the competitions to Oberhausen.

 

5. If you are not selected, you can register for the Open Screening once the competition selection has been announced (see paragraph 8 of the regulations).