The Channel of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen sees itself as an extension of the festival into the digital space. The structural change of the festival, which was initiated in 2020 with the pandemic-related shift of the festival to the internet, continues with the year-round digital offering of the Channel.

However, the Channel is not only a supplement, but also encompasses new ways of functioning of the festival. Dialogue offers and filmic forms meet in the digital space. The Channel is open in form, open to new formats and technical solutions.