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Young artists, filmmakers, curators and academics can now apply for the experimental course. Only 25 applicants will be selected to meet daily for five days during the upcoming festival to discuss the programmes they have seen.

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First competition films 2022
Early Bird selection is fixed

13 films have already convinced for the International Competition and are listed here

To the competition selection

New release: Hellmuth Costard. Das Wirkliche war zum Modell geworden
by Lars Henrik Gass

For those of you who read German: Costard, whose film Besonders wertvoll caused a scandal at the 1968 Festival, was one of the outstanding representatives of New German Cinema, a filmmaker, film and climate policy activist, inventor and artist. Now, for the first time, mostly unpublished materials from his estate and private archives are accessible, making Costard's radical understanding of film visible.

Brinkmann & Bose, Berlin
Soft cover, numerous illustrations, 240 pages, 26 Euros
ISBN 978-3-940048-40-0

First competition films 2022 selected

01 Dec 2021

68th Festival: First competition films selected


Distribution programme 2021

08 Nov 2021

Oberhausen presents its distribution catalogue 2021 with 51 new acquisitions.


Looking for music videos for the German MuVi Award 2022

28 Sep 2021

Looking for music video submissions for the German MuVi Award.


Festival 2022 Call for Entries

12 Aug 2021

Calling for submissions to the 68th Festival.