Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

MuVi Award

In 1999 Oberhausen introduced the world’s first festival prize for music videos made in Germany. The impulse to create this award arose out of the observation that music videos had increasingly managed to emancipate themselves from their purely illustrative and advertising function, transforming themselves into a completely independent form of visualisation. Today, music videos have proven themselves to be an independent short film genre that even managed to survive the decline of its midwife, music television. This programme gathers together all eleven works nominated for the 2018 MuVi Award.

The first prize was won by Oliver Pietsch for his enchanting yet disconcerting found footage work “Limerence” (Yves Tumor). Shower scenes on film transport us here into the strange heart of cinema. “Damenbartblick” (Schlammpeitziger), which was awarded the 2nd prize, shows the opportunities that the internet offers for artistic encounters over great distances and across borders. Jakob Grunert won the MuVi Online Audience Award for “Copyshop” (Romano).




running time 68'

Action 1: Lucid, Imperial Beach

Bernd Schoch, Germany, 2018, 7'

Another beach. A disintegrating image. Noise and sound. A red wall is blown up.


Jakob Grunert, Germany, 2018, 10'

‘Copyshop’ accompanies Berlin-Köpenick rapper Romano on a voyage of discovery to Hong Kong, where he reviews his past as a copy shop employee in Berlin. It’s all...


Dante Zaballa, Germany/Argentina, 2017, 1'

The song by Tall Juan dedicated to all those people who live in the street. Made with acrylics, pastels and pencil on paper.


Ulrike Göken/Jo Zimmermann, Germany, 2017, 4'

The video for the piece ‘Damenbartblick’ by Schlammpeitziger is a collaboration between the artist duo Schlammpeitziger from Cologne,Germany, and the artist duo...


Iskender Kökce, Germany, 2018, 6'

The music of STATION 17 subtly drifts into your consciousness, not leaving you alone for a moment with all the things and the unusual, human peripheral phenomena!...


Daniel Freitag, Germany, 2017, 4'

In a silver catsuit and with a cigarette Sandra Hüller plays a superhero, whose glorious days seem to be long gone. The personal song deals with love, missed...

In Waves

Boris Dörning/Gregor Kuschmirz, Germany, 2017, 5'

Kuschmirz and Dörning with their dancing puppets have a whirl inside a dark museum. The audience has left. The exhibits spring to life ‒ prompted by the music of...


Oliver Pietsch, Germany, 2018, 5'

The video is based on found footage of showering people of both sexes.

Take A Stand, But What To Wear?

Klaus Erich Dietl/Stephanie Müller, Germany, 2017, 10'

OK DECAY appreciate the side notes and provide assistance to bankruptcy in passing. They dive ‒ right into discomfort. ‘Take A Stand, But What To Wear? Paperthin...


Markus S Fiedler, Germany, 2018, 3'

Particles, fabric, echoes of outlines, IRL footage and cosmic dancers accompany the music composed by Andreas during a residency in Teheran. Movements, aesthetics,...


Dennis Todorović, Germany, 2018, 7'

An actors’ tutorial about crying fake tears on camera. Ten actresses don’t only explain, how to make oneself cry in ten easy steps, they also give their best to...