Europa-Palast, 1962 © Kurzfilmtage István Szabó and Luise Albertz, 1963 © Kurzfilmtage
Oberhausen’s photo archive has been systematically reorganised and is constantly being expanded. It currently holds some 3,000 photographic prints dating back as far as 1954, and more than 7,000 digital images. From the banners hung outside Luise Albertz Hall to Werner Herzog waiting at the accreditation desk, from the press conference for the “Oberhausen Manifesto” and the turbulent discussions surrounding the screening of Hellmuth Costard’s film “Besonders Wertvoll” to the cinema performances for the theme programme “Film without Film”: the history of the festival and the major and minor events surrounding it have been captured in a large number of images. Photographs can be viewed on site free of charge by appointment. Many of the photos are also available for reproduction. Correspondence and documents important to the history of the festival are available to film scholars and historians for research purposes.
Contact: Carsten Spicher