Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

Figures, Dates, Facts

Founded in 1954 and thus the world's oldest short film festival


Oldest German short film competition


First Festival music video award: the MuVi (since 1999)


Since 1999, media partnerships with ARTE and 3sat


On average 7,000 entries from almost 100 countries for the competitions per year 


Some 500 contributions in about 100 festival programs


Some 1,100 accredited guests from around the world


About 140 press representatives accreditated; Press releases in about 20 countries


Prize money totalling 42,000 €


Video Library with roughly 6,000 films on offer


A unique short film archive with more than 2,000 titles


Non-commercial short film distribution


A good 40 Festival publications on film-related subjects in addition to the festival catalogue


Accreditated by the Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films (FIAPF) since 1960


Cooperation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 


Founding member of the AG Kurzfilm e.V.


Founding member of the AG Filmfestival


Honorary presidents:

Fernando Birri, Jerzy Bossak, John Grierson, Bert Haanstra, Hilmar Hoffmann