The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen invited filmmakers to make short videos responding to the question ‘Can and should we make films now?’. Payment for each production was equivalent to the normal fee for a psychotherapy session in Germany. Producing the videos was thus not allowed to take more than an hour.
“With its commissioned series, Oberhausen has provided compelling proof that filmmaking is exactly the right form of thinking about life and has given the essay a convincing vitality boost. If anything is to remain after Corona, please let it be this thoughtful form of lightnes.” (Artechock, Germany, 14 May 2020)