Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

Reinhard W.

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Member of the Selection Committee 




Since 1991 he has been member of the Selection Committee at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 1995-1997 also as head of special programmes.


He lives in Mainz and works as a film, video and media art curator; consultant, publisher and activist in various fields of independent film and media culture. As founder of KOB 8 Media Art Network (1979) he was first involved in the promotion of Super-8-Art-Film, later as a theorist and curator in media arts for international festivals, museums and exhibitions.


Co-founder of AG Stadtkino e.V. (1984), a non-profit association running the Kommunales Kino in Mainz ("CinéMayence", the local art house cinema), whose managing director he is since 1994. Between 1985–1995 he worked as tutor at ZDF TV, at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Art Department and the Dep. of Film Sciences) and at Institut für Mediengestaltung und Medientechnologie Mainz.