Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

New Acquisitions

Ada Kaleh

Helena Wittmann, Germany, 2018, 14'

An indeterminate location, summer. The inhabitants of a shared apartment ask themselves where they might live. They imagine countries, communities and places. Time...


Manu Luksch, Senegal/United Kingdom, 2018, 13'

In marketing, data analytics is widely used to profile and micro-target consumers and to predict behavior. However, does our embrace of the convenience of machine...


Rubén Guzmán, Argentina, 2018, 25'

Amelina "Coca" San Martín grew up in a remote Patagonian location inside the volcanic caldera of an extinct supervolcano, rich in archaeological and...


Céline Keller, Germany, 2019, 2'

A woman hurls lightning bolts


Jan Köster/Alexander Lahl, Germany, 2019, 5'

When the mayor of a little village decides to take in forty refugees, a wave of dislike and hatred befalls him and his family. The short animation tells of a fight...

El Corral

Alfredo Marimon/Angie Daniela López Moreno, Columbia, 2019, 22'

Deep in the Caribbean, a fishermen community is facing dry season. The sunny afternoons force them to remain in the shade at the ‘enramada’ (a hut without walls),...

Deconstructing Reality in the Making

Katharina Barbosa Blad, Norway, 2018, 5'

The glance is perception.The video deals with the bias of the room, the non-synthesizable identity. Each image is a mirror into another identity, a rectilinear...

Dream Delivery

Yuan Zheng, China, 2018, 9'

An exhausted delivery man is lying on a park bench, deep asleep. In a dream he finds himself in a Shanzhai park with his fellows: they have all turned into still...

Ei ainoastaan intohimosta

Johanna Lecklin, Finland, 2018, 13'

The video comprises two parallel narratives. One shows two young girls playing a board game based on the 1918 conflict between the Reds and the Whites. In the...

Elvis: Strung Out

Mark Oliver, Canada, 2018, 4'

Disguised as a straightforward promotional music video, an iconic 1970 performance by a messianic Elvis Presley is transformed by editing and music into a dark...


Suzana Botosi, Brazil, 2018, 3'

Elzo uses his imagination to enjoy a day in the backyard.

L´Étoile de mer

Maya Schweizer, Germany, 2019, 11'

An experimental navigation in the Mediterranean Sea, underwater shots, silent movies, the author’s own video archive and underwater shots, faded-in texts and a...


Nina Yuen, USA, 2019, 6'

In 'Evelyn', Yuen performs a gender reversal on a masculine tradition to explore the radical potential of fragility, and round shapes with soft edges.


Art Collective Neozoon, Germany, 2019, 5'

The people in the video 'FragMANts' worship their consumer goods like religious cult objects. The religion venerated here is that of capitalism, which reveals...

Grand Hotel Establishment

Ela Mergels, Germany, 2018, 1'

‘If you sleep with the same person twice, you are part of the establishment,’ was one saying of the ’68 generation. The established centre of society was a source...

Heidi beim Geräuschemacher

Christian Frei, Switzerland, 2016, 14'

Anuk Steffen plays the title role of the new Heidi film. She takes the audience to a mysterious studio, where she adds the sound to a scene from one of the first...

I Got My Things and Left

Mbabazi Sharangabo Philbert Aimé, Rwanda/Switzerland, 2018, 22'

A group of young people in Kigali meet at the home of their deceased friend for a wake. Though he died at a young age, he had led a singular life in a conformist...

Ice Spider

Cheryl Rondeau, Canada, 2018, 3'

This experimental short is about the Arctic Wolf Spider, a genus of arachnid common across the North. Climate change has resulted in larger populations and...


Gurli Bachmann, Germany, 2018, 5'

A tomcat is looking for his lost friend. He thinks he can see him in the clouds and starts a cloud collection. He collects until he notices that he has been...


Art Union Marmelade/Egor Sevastyanov, Russia, 2018, 20'

Youth, power and thirst of love connect three characters. Each of them loves his own and his own way. They are ready to do anything for love so their love is holy.