Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

New Acquisitions

500,000 Pee

Chai Siris, Thailand, 2016, 16'

At the archaeological site in Lampang Homo erectus fossils were found 17 years ago. Now, nobody cares about this scientific discovery anymore. Only locals...

Animal Year

Su Zhong, China, 2016, 7'

‘The Animal year’ is a story about fate and has been inspired by my personal memory. This is my forth work and as usual I finished the images, the sounds and the...


Mary Ocher, Germany, 2016, 3'

Images of guns appear everywhere in Israeli society, they are as visible on the street as mothers with baby-strollers... and as such, they become invisible. Their...

Body of Oz

Klaus Erich Dietl/Stephanie Müller, Germany, 2017, 5'

A reference to the happiest film ever made, “The Wizard of Oz”. Role ascriptions are turned on their heads. The body copy opens up. The sewing-machine gun takes...


Nadia Granados/Amber Bemak, Mexico, 2016, 14'

‘Borderhole’ takes place on a mythical border area between Colombia and the United States. We investigate the relationships between North and South America using...

la boxe

Tim Nowitzki, Germany, 2016, 28'

'LA BOXE’ is about more than the result of a duel. In prosaic tableaus, the film looks at the 5,000-year-old history of the sport and, above all, offers an insight...

Chanel Nr. 2

Christoph Blankenburg, Germany, 2017, 3'

It is not clear what is up and what is down. Gravity is suspended. Only the moment provides orientation – in brief, we are left clueless.

Crab Day

Phil Collins, Germany, 2016, 11'

'What a simple world. And beneath all the undercurrents.' (Brenda Chamberlain) Crab Day is a short film made to accompany Cate Le Bon’s eponymous album released in...

Das wird gut

Friedrich Liechtenstein, Germany, 2016, 4'

"Tall trees and an impressive woman are among the best subjects for vertical cinematic art” (Friedrich Liechtenstein). The state of being in love for the first...

El Manguito

Laurentia Genske, Germany, 2017, 18'

El Manguito is a small mountain village in the impenetrable forests of the Sierra Maestra in Cuba. Twelve people live here, cut off from the outside world: Idael,...

Etrange dit l'ange

Shalimar Preuss, France, 2017, 18'

Seven-year-old Nina cannot be her aunt’s daughter. Nor can she be her father’s lover. In this world threatened by contamination, what then is Nina’s place ?

feel nothing / 15 - 15

Zeljko Vidovic, Germany, 2017, 4'

A poetic experiment with body parts and emotions.

Fishing Is Not Done on Tuesdays

Lukas Marxt/Marcel Odenbach, Germany/Austria, 2017, 15'

‘Fishing is not done on Tuesdays’ casts looks at a place on Ghana's coast from various distances, motions and focuses. Landscape is a question of how far away one...

Forgotten Reason

Peter Larsson, Sweden, 2016, 13'

‘Forgotten Reason’ is a stop-motion film about a group of lost bodies who wander through a forest towards an open field. A gathering with an unclear purpose takes...

Die Herberge

Ulu Braun, Germany, 2017, 14'

In a place where a biblical landscape and western myths converge, there is a house, part biker hangout, part mountain farm. It welcomes all beings who traverse...

I Want U

Dj Hell/Helmut Geier, Germany, 2016, 4'

“I Want U” draws on the history of gay culture. The video was made in close collaboration with the Tom of Finland Foundation from Los Angeles, which brings...

Ich bin hier

Mariola Brillowska, Germany, 2016, 3'

Danny, Damian and Caroline pile into the house, backwards, but with a sure sense of direction. They say that they are here and that music is important to them....


Susanne Steinmassl, Germany, 2016, 3'

The video is about forms and possibilities of touching – on the (skin) surface and as a concept. It renders visible body structures, thus mapping out a panorama of...


Simon Gush/Simon Gush, South Africa/Lesotho, 2017, 14'

The film essay ‘Invasion’ is a re-enactment of a first person account of South Africa’s invasion of Lesotho and bombardment of the Katse Dam military base in 1998.


Heike Aumüller/Heike Aumüller, Germany, 2016, 5'

The bud of the invasion is a throbbing, abasic rhythmical figure that calls a voice out from the monotonous slumber of non-existence. The voice, now it has become...


BISON/Ngwoh Bisong, United Kingdom, 2016, 4'

Erratic, repetitive cuts of a panicked woman, played by Gemma Arterton, running through London while attempting to flee a meteor strike. Buried within the frames...

Love From A Distance

Henrik Paro/Henrik Paro, Germany, 2017, 4'

»In a digital world, love comes from a distance.« – LOVE FROM A DISTANCE is entirely composed of digital communication between lovers. Their stories unfold in...

Moon Over Da Nang

Bjørn Melhus/Bjørn Melhus, Germany, 2016, 15'

The moon, the first moon landing, and the Vietnam War and its media treatment are linked with the globalised present day in Da Nang by means of interviews and...

Um musical

Tarcísio Lara Puiati/Tarcísio Lara Puiati, Brazil, 2016, 4'

We haven't gone viral.

my castle your castle

Kerstin Honeit, Germany, 2017, 14'

"My Castle Your Castle" investigates the construction site of the rebuilt Berliner Stadtschloss as a place where national hegemonies supposedly transform into...

One Hour Real

Miriam Gossing/Lina Sieckmann/Lina Sieckmann/Miriam Gossing, Germany/Netherlands, 2017, 12'

In its unbiased observation of the coulisses and façades of a contemporary free-time phenomenon - real-life escape games - this film raises questions of...

Oni samo dolaze i odlaze

Boris Poljak/Boris Poljak, Croatia, 2016, 20'

The film takes place at a famous beach in Split in the first moments of sunrise. The entire image seems a bit surreal. On the one hand, young people, sleep...


Maximilian Villwock, Germany, 2016, 13'

You against me. Us against the world. We do not get along anymore, but we long for each other.


Daniel Sanchez Arevalo/Daniel Sanchez, Columbia, 2016, 20'

Maicol, Anyi, Jackson, Leidi, David and Rafael, a group of neighbourhood friends, are unhappy with their lives and decide to fix an abandoned car to escape. It’s...

pretty boyz don't die

Jovana Reisinger/Jovana Reisinger, Germany, 2016, 19'

Munich, 2016. Model Max has got lost. His hotel is nowhere to be found. But, as everyone keeps telling him, it doesn't matter - the model-murderer is already...


Yi Cui/Yi Cui, China, 2017, 13'

‘Late Summer’ captures a centuries-old Beijing theatre in its incarnation as a modern-day transient space.

Say It With Flowers

Aryan Kaganof/Aryan Kaganof, South Africa, 2017, 24'

A found footage bouquet arranged and abused by Aryan Kaganof. Film material shot by Charles Weich between 1948 and 1973 was mashed up with and married to the...

Second Chance Man

Christoph Girardet/Christoph Girardet, Germany/France, 2016, 4'

Girardet's visual transfer of Second Chance Man, "a song about risk" (Stuart Staples), is part of The Waiting Room Film Project, a track by track interpretation of...


Philippa Ndisi-Hermann/Philippa Ndisi-Hermann, Kenya, 2016, 4'

The sea was the first to see us and so the sea will be the last to leave us. She washed us in its salty tears. The waves were hungry to pull us in and envelop us....

Sen Toe

Akari Eda/Akari Eda, Japan, 2016, 7'

‘Sento’ is a Japanese public bath. This particular public bath features fascinating details such as a wall-size print of Mount Fuji, pop yellow plastic washbowls,...

Stabat Mater

Josef Dabernig/Josef Dabernig, Austria/Switzerland/Germany, 2016, 15'

Hotel guests look restrained, sedated in the diffuse light of the service provider's shimmering cage. A network of joists, pilasters and fluting exposes the...

Summer’s Puke is Winter’s Delight

Sawako Kabuki, Japan, 2016, 3'

Painful events become memories over time. Still, we vomit and eat again. Life is Eco.

Terrenal (En oposición al cielo)

Ivan Jose Murgic Capriotti/Sofia Lena Monardo/Sofia Lena Monardo/Ivan Jose Murgic Capriotti, Argentina, 2016, 19'

Two ways of living in the same place put in relation show us a hostile environment whose experience is conditioned by those parameters.


Mareike Bernien/Alex Gerbaulet/Alex Gerbaulet/Mareike Bernien, Germany, 2017, 14'

‘Tiefenschärfe’ interrogates places in Nuremberg where the so-called National Socialist Underground (NSU) committed three murders between 2000 and 2005. It is a...

Tower XYZ

Ayo Akingbade/Ayo Akingbade, United Kingdom, 2016, 3'

Accompanied by a lilting soundtrack, characters wander through London's concrete jungle as an unknown female voice reflects on the current state of the city and...

Unfinished Business

Bojan Fajfric/Bojan Fajfric, Netherlands, 2017, 18'

In an old Kunstzaal the distinction between past, present and future is unclear ‒ time has broken down. An artist intensely resists his last days by remaking...

Unhomely Street

Susannah Gent/Susannah Gent, United Kingdom, 2016, 19'

A female protagonist in a state of fugue following a head injury as she wanders an alienating city underbelly of clubs and free parties. Through recollections of...


Mbabazi Philbert Aimé/Mbabazi Philbert Aimé, Switzerland/Rwanda, 2016, 6'

Alone in a European city, a young black man dives into dark corners of his mind, into the self.

water marks

Meshy Koplevitch, Israel, 2016, 3'

About a personal memory of childhood and youth in Kibbutz Dafna, located near Israel's borders with Syria and Lebanon. Shelters, gas masks, thundering missiles,...