Distribution

The distribution of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen is based on one of the oldest and most important short film collections worldwide. Every year the Festival purchases around 50 new works from the current festival programme, plus numerous titles from our archive.

Overview

The distribution of the Festival is based on one of the oldest and most important short film collections worldwide. Every year Oberhausen purchases around 50 new works from the current festival programme, plus numerous titles from our archive. Our distribution is international and non-commercial. You can borrow individual titles, programmes prepared by us or programmes you have put together yourself. We are happy to help you with the compilation. If you would like to show short films as supporting films, we have compiled a suitable selection, for which we offer special conditions. Please allow for sufficient lead time when ordering.

A new option is to rent films from the 2021 distribution programme for online use as well. Our distribution programme 2021 is now available.

Under Film Search you can browse our distribution stock from 2000 to the present, create film lists and place orders. If you are interested in older titles, please comtact us. Older works from the collection can only be lent if the necessary rights are available, the condition of the copies allows it and we know the location of the original materials.

Our distribution programme 2021

All 51 new purchases from the 2021 festival are available for on-site screenings and, under certain conditions, online. We have also expanded our list of titles that are particularly suitable as supporting films.
We have already compiled some selection programmes from the competitions of the last festival for you

International Competition 2021
German Competition 2021
MuVi Award 2021
Art and Experiment 2021 
Award Winner 2021

New is the children's film programme Finding Ways, which is suitable for children from the age of three. The current programmes are supplemented by the programme Made in Germany 3: Migration, which also includes older titles. In addition, eleven works from the film series Can and Should We Make Films Now?, which were originally published in the festival blog 2020, are still available for distribution. The first two parts of the series Made in Germany and some older programmes from the area of Children's and Youth Film will also remain available.

Terms and Conditions

Fees per screening from distribution list (films from 2000-2021) for on-site and online screenings:

Programme up to 80 min.€ 180
Programme up to 100 min.€ 200
Programme MuVi Prize 2021€ 150
Making discoveries (children's cinema)€ 150
per title up to 20 min.€ 40
per title over 20 min.€ 60

*Archive films (before 2000) will be charged an extra 50%.

A copy processing fee of € 10 will be charged for individual films and existing programmes, and € 20 for newly curated programmes, along with transport costs and 7% VAT where applicable.

In the case of regular loans of short films as supporting films, we give the following discount:

10 short films (one screening each)€ 220
20 short films (one screening each)€ 350

No copy-processing fees are charged for the regular, discounted loan of single films.

The proceeds from online distribution go almost entirely to the rights holders of the rented works.

Oberhausen on Tour

Short films can only be found on YouTube nowadays? Not quite: Oberhausen on Tour, the bi-annual tour of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, demonstrates that short film is successfully conquering screens and niches beyond traditional theatrical exploitation.

Every two years, Oberhausen sends short films from its programmes out into the world under the title "Oberhausen on Tour". Most recently, the 2019 edition made a played at well over 50 venues on five continents, from the Weltecho cinema in Chemnitz to the Bioscope in Johannesburg.

The 12th edition of the project is currently underway. The first event took place at FilmoTeka de Catalunya in Barcelona in April. After an interruption due to the pandemic, the Oulu Film Center in Helsinki, the NOASS Art Center in Riga, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth, New Zealand, and the De Cinema in Antwerp, among many others, are now following in the summer. In Germany, the Caligari FilmBühne in Wiesbaden and the Filmpalette in Cologne are among the first stops of the current edition of "Oberhausen on Tour 2021".

The partner venues range from film clubs, cultural centres, art house cinemas, kinotheques, Goethe Institutes and film festivals to renowned art institutions. They benefit from reduced rental fees as well as from special promotional materials such as the specially produced cinema trailer for "Oberhausen on Tour 2021” (director, editor and sound designer: Christian Schön).

Dates

26/08/2022

Burg Klempenow, Breest
Kurzfilme 1
Junge Milliardäre (UWE), UWE, DEU 2020
Before the fall there was no fall. Episode 02: surfaces, Anna Dasović, BIH/NLD 2020

27/08/2022

Burg Klempenow, Breest
Kurzfilme 2
Die klaffende Wunde, Jovana Reisinger, DEU 2020
Suodji, Marja Helander, FIN/NOR 2020

Kurzfilme 3
Top Down Memory, Daniel Theiler, DEU 2020

28/08/2022

Burg Klempenow, Breest
Kurzfilme 4
Doors of Reception, Björn Melhus, DEU 2022

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New Purchases A–Z

(Steve) Temple,
Tanita Olbrich,
6'0"

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{if your bait can sing the wild one will come} Like Shadows Through Leaves,
Lucy Davis,
28'0"

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20-20,
Karen Trask,
2'0"

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27 SCHRITTE,
Andrea Schramm,
21'0"

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8'28'',
Su Zhong,
8'30"

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All the Stops,
Josef Dabernig,
15'38"

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Before the fall there was no fall. Episode 02: surfaces,
Anna Dasović,
20'0"

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Belos Carnavais,
Thiago B. Mendonça,
16'30"

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Cântec de leagăn,
Paul Mureșan,
4'0"

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Cutting Edges,
Céline Berger,
14'30"

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Die klaffende Wunde,
Jovana Reisinger,
5'0"

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Doors of Reception,
Bjørn Melhus,
2'30"

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Fanuks: I Want To Sing Like Ella (Der Plan),
Duc-Thi Bui, Marc Engenhart,
5'30"

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feminism is a browser_materialisation,
Charlotte Eifler,
12'0"

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Fisketur,
Uzi Geffenblad,
9'0"

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Forever Corona (Oliver Polak, Erobique),
Kay Otto,
3'30"

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Genosse Tito, ich erbe,
Olga Kosanović,
27'0"

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Haare Zu Gold (Hans Unstern),
Hans Unstern,
9'30"

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Im gelben Licht,
Simon Rupieper,
7'30"

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Junge Milliardäre (UWE),
UWE,
4'30"

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Junu Ko Jutta,
Kedar Shrestha,
13'0"

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Kalsubai,
Yudhajit Basu,
20'0"

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Kiki la plume,
Julie Rembauville, Nicolas Bianco-Levrin,
6'0"

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Kokoni ite,
Rika Mayumi,
2'0"

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Lana Kaiser,
Philipp Gufler,
13'30"

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Levantado do Chão,
Melissa Dullius, Gustavo de Mattos Jahn,
11'0"

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Ma Mama (Toto Bona Lokua),
Katy Wang,
4'0"

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More Woman, More Cry,
Anne Haugsgjerd,
24'0"

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Mrs Yamahas Summer Tune (Richard von der Schulenburg),
Katharina Duve, Timo Schierhorn,
4'30"

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nga’i nang,
Ngima Gelu Sherpa,
20'0"

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NOAH (Christian Löffler),
Mishka Kornai,
4'0"

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Out of Control (DJ Hell),
Stacie Ant,
3'30"

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Pointilist (Kröter),
Jo Zahn,
6'0"

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Pole Žin,
Marie Lukáčová, Anna Remešová,
9'0"

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Proll!,
Adrian Figueroa,
30'0"

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Rasenmäher in E-Moll (beißpony),
Stephanie Müller, Klaus Erika Dietl,
15'0"

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re:Biber #4 (ThereAreNoMoreFourSeasons),
Klöfkorn Gavois,
7'0"

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Ruhrurbia,
Rainer Komers,
30'0"

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Sensory Overload,
Ganza Moise,
7'0"

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Shine and Frustration,
Shira Orion,
4'0"

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Station Three (Quartet Diminished),
Pooya Razi,
3'0"

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Suodji,
Marja Helander,
5'0"

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Széphercegnő,
Eszter Szabó,
2'30"

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The Pure and the Damned (Oneohtrix Point Never),
Oliver Pietsch,
4'30"

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The Source of the Absolute Knowledge (Jaakko Eino Kalevi),
Christine Gensheimer,
5'0"

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The___________World,
Peixuan Ouyang,
18'0"

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Top Down Memory,
Daniel Theiler,
12'30"

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Toumei na watashi,
Yuri Muraoka,
11'30"

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Traitors (Benefits),
Kingsley Hall,
4'30"

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Trampa de luz,
Pablo Marín,
8'30"

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TRIFORIUM,
Jayne Parker,
7'30"

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Un très long temps d'exposition,
Chloé Galibert-Laîné,
7'0"

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X,
Mareike Wegener,
28'30"

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Supporting films A-Z

In addition to the full-length short film programmes, you can also schedule single short films as supporting films and hire them from us. We have compiled a selection of works suitable for supporting film from the distribution acquisitions of the last five years.

Moreover, all those who wish to regularly rent supporting films are entitled to our new quantity discount. For example, we offer the rental of ten short films per year (with one screening each) for 220 euros, 20 short films per year (with one screening each) can be rented for 350 euros (in each case plus transport + 7% tax if applicable, until 31.12.2020 5%, VAT). The German Federal Film Board (FFA) has also been encouraging the screening of short films as supporting films in Germany for several years with a subsidy of up to 80% of the verified costs for film rentals, advertising and transport.

20-20,
Karen Trask,
2'0"

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Abgelaufen (Heinz Strunk),
Roman Schaible,
4'30"

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All Day (Drunken Masters feat. Tropkillaz),
Andreas Hofstetter,
4'0"

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Blacktivist (Flatbush ZOMBIES),
Mario Pfeifer,
5'0"

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Blitze (Donna Regina),
Céline Keller,
2'57"

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Boogieman,
Jan Bonny,
7'39"

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Brand,
Jan Koester, Alexander Lahl,
5'18"

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Cântec de leagăn,
Paul Mureșan,
4'0"

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Chanel Nr. 2,
Christoph Blankenburg,
3'6"

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Chico Crew I (Jaakko Eino Kalevi),
Christine Gensheimer,
2'30"

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Chiroptères,
Romeo Grünfelder,
2'18"

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Copyshop,
Jakob Grunert,
10'42"

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Cuidacoches,
Dante Zaballa,
1'49"

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Cutting Edges,
Céline Berger,
14'30"

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Das wird gut,
Friedrich Liechtenstein,
5'0"

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Die klaffende Wunde,
Jovana Reisinger,
5'0"

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Don't,
Daniel Freitag,
4'6"

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Doors of Reception,
Bjørn Melhus,
2'30"

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Elvis: Strung Out,
Mark Oliver,
4'33"

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Elzo,
Suzana Botosi,
3'17"

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Familiar Memories,
Pol Merchan,
4'0"

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Fest,
Nikita Diakur,
2'55"

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Forever Corona (Oliver Polak, Erobique),
Kay Otto,
3'30"

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FragMANts,
Art Collective Neozoon,
5'26"

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If I were a Sneaker,
Katharina Duve, Schorsch Kamerun, Ted Gaier, Timo Schierhorn,
5'22"

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Im gelben Licht,
Simon Rupieper,
7'30"

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Introspektion (Oliver Huntemann),
Hamid Kargar,
4'0"

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Junkerhaus,
Karen Russo,
8'0"

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Kunst (Theodor Shitstorm),
Dietrich Brüggemann,
4'0"

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Ma Mama (Toto Bona Lokua),
Katy Wang,
4'0"

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Musterhaus (Sean Armstrong),
Christine Gensheimer,
3'3"

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Nanzoya (Miho Okada),
Izumi Tanaka,
5'0"

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PANDA III,
Maximilian Villwock,
13'30"

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PANDA MOONWALK or WHY MENG MENG WALKS BACKWARDS,
Kerstin Honeit,
8'2"

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Plody mraků,
Kateřina Karhánková,
10'20"

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Saladdin Castique,
Anssi Kasitonni,
5'40"

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Second Chance Man,
Christoph Girardet,
4'30"

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Sen Toe,
Akari Eda,
7'0"

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Space Cowboy,
Lennart Brede,
4'0"

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Suodji,
Marja Helander,
5'0"

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The Magical Dimension,
Gudrun Krebitz,
7'6"

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The Train, the Forest,
Patrick Buhr,
3'30"

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Three Casualties,
Jens Pecho,
7'15"

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Tower XYZ,
Ayo Akingbade,
3'0"

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Trouble in Paradise (Rufus Wainwright),
Mia Donovan,
3'30"

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Trying to forget you (Aérea Negrot),
Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau, Aérea Negrot,
7'56"

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Tutorial,
Dennis Todorović,
7'38"

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Um musical,
Tarcísio Lara Puiati,
4'0"

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Wer sagt denn das? (Deichkind),
Timo Schierhorn, UWE,
3'0"

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Films Online

Since December 2020 you can also rent short films from us for online playback on VoD platforms. The following must be ensured: the films will be published for film-historical and media-related purposes exclusively in streaming mode (no download) and only in the non-commercial context of a presentation of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. The films may not be put online for longer than 48 hours per release. The VoD platform may only be accessible to registered users.

Almost 100 titles are currently available for such rental. All titles available for rental are new purchases from the 2020 and 2021 festival programmes. The list of film titles will be continuously expanded. Here you will find our new acquisitions from the festival year 2021:

(Steve) Temple,
Tanita Olbrich,
6'0"

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{if your bait can sing the wild one will come} Like Shadows Through Leaves,
Lucy Davis,
28'0"

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20-20,
Karen Trask,
2'0"

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27 SCHRITTE,
Andrea Schramm,
21'0"

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8'28'',
Su Zhong,
8'30"

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All the Stops,
Josef Dabernig,
15'38"

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Belos Carnavais,
Thiago B. Mendonça,
16'30"

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Cântec de leagăn,
Paul Mureșan,
4'0"

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Doors of Reception,
Bjørn Melhus,
2'30"

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Fanuks: I Want To Sing Like Ella (Der Plan),
Duc-Thi Bui, Marc Engenhart,
5'30"

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feminism is a browser_materialisation,
Charlotte Eifler,
12'0"

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Fisketur,
Uzi Geffenblad,
9'0"

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Forever Corona (Oliver Polak, Erobique),
Kay Otto,
3'30"

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Haare Zu Gold (Hans Unstern),
Hans Unstern,
9'30"

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Im gelben Licht,
Simon Rupieper,
7'30"

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Junge Milliardäre (UWE),
UWE,
4'30"

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Junu Ko Jutta,
Kedar Shrestha,
13'0"

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Kiki la plume,
Julie Rembauville, Nicolas Bianco-Levrin,
6'0"

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Kokoni ite,
Rika Mayumi,
2'0"

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Levantado do Chão,
Melissa Dullius, Gustavo de Mattos Jahn,
11'0"

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Ma Mama (Toto Bona Lokua),
Katy Wang,
4'0"

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More Woman, More Cry,
Anne Haugsgjerd,
24'0"

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Mrs Yamahas Summer Tune (Richard von der Schulenburg),
Katharina Duve, Timo Schierhorn,
4'30"

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NOAH (Christian Löffler),
Mishka Kornai,
4'0"

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Out of Control (DJ Hell),
Stacie Ant,
3'30"

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Pointilist (Kröter),
Jo Zahn,
6'0"

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Pole Žin,
Marie Lukáčová, Anna Remešová,
9'0"

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Rasenmäher in E-Moll (beißpony),
Stephanie Müller, Klaus Erika Dietl,
15'0"

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re:Biber #4 (ThereAreNoMoreFourSeasons),
Klöfkorn Gavois,
7'0"

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Sensory Overload,
Ganza Moise,
7'0"

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Shine and Frustration,
Shira Orion,
4'0"

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Station Three (Quartet Diminished),
Pooya Razi,
3'0"

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Suodji,
Marja Helander,
5'0"

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Széphercegnő,
Eszter Szabó,
2'30"

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The Pure and the Damned (Oneohtrix Point Never),
Oliver Pietsch,
4'30"

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The Source of the Absolute Knowledge (Jaakko Eino Kalevi),
Christine Gensheimer,
5'0"

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The___________World,
Peixuan Ouyang,
18'0"

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Top Down Memory,
Daniel Theiler,
12'30"

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Traitors (Benefits),
Kingsley Hall,
4'30"

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Trampa de luz,
Pablo Marín,
8'30"

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TRIFORIUM,
Jayne Parker,
7'30"

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Un très long temps d'exposition,
Chloé Galibert-Laîné,
7'0"

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X,
Mareike Wegener,
28'30"

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Toumei na watashi,
Yuri Muraoka,
11'30"

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Can and Should We Make Films Now?

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)

Programme as PDF

Kann und muss man jetzt Filme machen? - Dietrich Brüggemann,
Dietrich Brüggemann,
3'30"

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Kann und muss man jetzt Filme machen? - Alex Gerbaulet,
Alex Gerbaulet,
2'0"

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Kann und muss man jetzt Filme machen? - Kerstin Honeit,
Kerstin Honeit,
7'0"

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Kann und muss man jetzt Filme machen? - Judith Hopf,
Judith Hopf,
1'0"

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Kann und muss man jetzt Filme machen? - Kristina Kilian,
Kristina Kilian,
2'30"

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Kann und muss man jetzt Filme machen? - Korpys/Löffler,
Andree Korpys, Markus Löffler,
2'0"

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Kann und muss man jetzt Filme machen? - Brenda Lien,
Brenda Lien,
5'0"

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Kann und muss man jetzt Filme machen? - Franz Müller,
Franz Müller,
4'0"

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Kann und muss man jetzt Filme machen? - Jens Pecho,
Jens Pecho,
5'0"

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Kann und muss man jetzt Filme machen? - Andreas Reihse/Zaza Rusadze,
Andreas Reihse, Zaza Rusadze,
9'0"

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Kann und muss man jetzt Filme machen? - Jovana Reisinger,
Jovana Reisinger,
6'0"

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International Competition 2021

Seven works from the International Competition and the newly introduced International Online Competition of the 2021 Festival will be presented. nga'i nang is a film about a son who returns to his family in Nepal to say goodbye to his dying father. In his intimate portrait, the filmmaker explores his relationship with his homeland as well as the world of traditions and rituals he thought he had left behind. The animated short film Cântec de leagăn, on the other hand, explores the innermost depths of a family ravaged by domestic violence and alcoholism. Full of humour, in Suodji a woman decides to cheat death in the face of the Corona pandemic. In Josef Dabernig's film, a dominant woman directs and reprimands several men around renovation work on a villa - without any words at all.

Sensory Overload is a light-hearted film with an existential undertone in which time, form and space flow into each other in the search for a way out of reality. Anne Haugsgjerd reflects on family, ageing and the fluidity of time with vivid clarity and witty humour. Finally, Jayne Parker portrays the triforium of London's Westminster Abbey, which for 700 years has absorbed the soaring prayers.

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nga’i nang,
Ngima Gelu Sherpa,
20'0"

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Cântec de leagăn,
Paul Mureșan,
4'0"

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Suodji,
Marja Helander,
5'0"

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All the Stops,
Josef Dabernig,
15'38"

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Sensory Overload,
Ganza Moise,
7'0"

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More Woman, More Cry,
Anne Haugsgjerd,
24'0"

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TRIFORIUM,
Jayne Parker,
7'30"

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German Competition 2021

This programme brings together some of the most interesting works to come out of the German Competition and the newly introduced German Online Competition of the 2021 Festival. Top Down Memory deals with manipulations of history in the context of the reconstruction of the Berlin Palace. With the help of Mussolini, Karl Liebknecht and Justin Bieber, among others, the film describes the political significance of the balcony and asks who writes our history. In the silent film Levantado do Chão, a man undertakes a somnambulistic city walk beyond constraints and time. X is a cinematic ancestral ritual in honour of the spirits of the Ruhr area, in which Mareike Wegener imagines a devil's pact as the last resort for people who can no longer find work. (Steve) Temple, on the other hand, treats the Ruhr area as a fictional landscape and anarchic space where people live in spontaneity and cooperation free of hierarchies.

While Simon Rupieper notes that pixels get smaller and smaller with age, a cyber entity connects with an international feminist network in feminism is a browser_materialisation, trying to find out why it exists and what became of the utopias of the internet. In the process, the film sets up an experimental monument to some of the pioneers of cyberfeminism.

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Top Down Memory,
Daniel Theiler,
12'30"

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Levantado do Chão,
Melissa Dullius, Gustavo de Mattos Jahn,
11'0"

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Im gelben Licht,
Simon Rupieper,
7'30"

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feminism is a browser_materialisation,
Charlotte Eifler,
12'0"

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(Steve) Temple,
Tanita Olbrich,
6'0"

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X,
Mareike Wegener,
28'30"

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MuVi-Award 2021

In 1999 Oberhausen introduced the world’s first festival prize for music videos. The impulse to create this award arose out of the observation that music videos had increasingly managed to emancipate themselves from their purely illustrative and advertising function, transforming themselves into a completely independent visual form. Today, music videos have proven themselves to be an independent short film genre that even managed to survive the decline of its midwife, music television. This programme gathers together all works nominated for the 2021 MuVi Award, supplemented by two artistically outstanding videos from Great Britain and Iran.

The 1st Prize in 2021 went to the deepfake music video Junge Milliardäre, in which a band member uses artificial intelligence to become a singing Elon Musk who swings his hips without restraint. Christine Gensheimer looks back to the pioneering days of computer graphics in The Source of the Absolute Knowledge, awarded the 2nd Prize, and playfully lets human meet machine. The MuVi Online Audience Award went to Mishka Kornai for NOAH. The video follows people who go into telephone booths to make phone calls.

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Fanuks: I Want To Sing Like Ella (Der Plan),
Duc-Thi Bui, Marc Engenhart,
5'30"

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Forever Corona (Oliver Polak, Erobique),
Kay Otto,
3'30"

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Haare Zu Gold (Hans Unstern),
Hans Unstern,
9'30"

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Junge Milliardäre (UWE),
UWE,
4'30"

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Mrs Yamahas Summer Tune (Richard von der Schulenburg),
Katharina Duve, Timo Schierhorn,
4'30"

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NOAH (Christian Löffler),
Mishka Kornai,
4'0"

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Out of Control (DJ Hell),
Stacie Ant,
3'30"

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Pointilist (Kröter),
Jo Zahn,
6'0"

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Rasenmäher in E-Moll (beißpony),
Stephanie Müller, Klaus Erika Dietl,
15'0"

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re:Biber #4 (ThereAreNoMoreFourSeasons),
Klöfkorn Gavois,
7'0"

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The Pure and the Damned (Oneohtrix Point Never),
Oliver Pietsch,
4'30"

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The Source of the Absolute Knowledge (Jaakko Eino Kalevi),
Christine Gensheimer,
5'0"

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Station Three (Quartet Diminished),
Pooya Razi,
3'0"

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Traitors (Benefits),
Kingsley Hall,
4'30"

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Art and Experiment 2021

These six works between black box and white cube make use of very unusual aesthetics and techniques. Pole Žin shows the development of the North Bohemian landscape and the efforts to implement utopian ideas. {if your bait can sing the wild one will come} Like Shadows Through Leaves is an artistic exploration that rethinks relationships between culture and climate change. Széphercegnő is a simulation that describes the conflict between one's own movements and inevitable limitations.

Un très long temps d'exposition discovers and connects images and narratives of world and private history. With her simultaneously analytical composition of chains of image motifs, Chloé Galibert-Laîné makes visible the political-ideological dimension of technological imaging processes. Doors of Reception is a collage of door sounds from various science fiction films that create an abstract sound painting of opening and closing colour fields Finally, Before the fall there was no fall. Episode 02: surfaces shows how historical traces manifest themselves in Srebrenica and how gradually fading graffiti evoke a mural of testimony.

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Pole Žin,
Marie Lukáčová, Anna Remešová,
9'0"

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{if your bait can sing the wild one will come} Like Shadows Through Leaves,
Lucy Davis,
28'0"

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Széphercegnő,
Eszter Szabó,
2'30"

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Un très long temps d'exposition,
Chloé Galibert-Laîné,
7'0"

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Doors of Reception,
Bjørn Melhus,
2'30"

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Before the fall there was no fall. Episode 02: surfaces,
Anna Dasović,
20'0"

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Award Winner 2021

This programme includes almost all the major award winners of the 2021 festival. The selection is opened by Toumei na watashi, the winner of the Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen. Using various animation techniques, found footage and still images, Yuri Muraoka tells a personal story about life, its difficulties and its beauty. The experimental Trampa de luz lets us rediscover nature and shows us its wonders through the photochemical materiality of celluloid. Kalsubai explores the story of the goddess Kalsu and her significance for the women of Bari. The film relies on images that explain nothing and explores an extraordinary mythology that empowers women to live non-traditional lives.

Proll!, awarded the Prize of the German Competition, is a feature film about the "working poor" and the loneliness of our time. In the film, everyone fights for themselves, whether as a click worker, parcel delivery person or warehouse worker. The film does not establish a sentimental common ground where there is no common ground. Finally, 8'28'' consists of a single shot without beginning or end. The animated film shows the connections between violence, machines, technology and labour, mixing Western and Eastern mythologies.

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Toumei na watashi,
Yuri Muraoka,
11'30"

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Trampa de luz,
Pablo Marín,
8'30"

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Kalsubai,
Yudhajit Basu,
20'0"

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Proll!,
Adrian Figueroa,
30'0"

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8'28'',
Su Zhong,
8'30"

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Made in Germany 3– Migration

This compilation, the third part of our series with the best German short films of the last ten years, deals with the living conditions of migrants in Germany today. In 1984 six Turkish citizens died in Duisburg-Wanheimerort in an arson attack. While the police quickly ruled out a racist background, from today's point of view there is a lot of circumstantial evidence to prove it. Dunkelfeld goes in search of clues and reopens the case. In the animation Brand, an East German mayor and his family are met with a wave of hatred when he agrees to take in refugees. The essay film ma nouvelle vie européenne reflects on Europe's invisible borders from the perspective of Abou, a Malian refugee in Germany, making the camera a medium of self-empowerment.

In Three Notes, Jeannette Gaussi artistically processes the few remaining photographs of her Afghan childhood. The playful Moruk shows the introverted Hakan and the fun-loving Murat hanging out in the Kreuzberg neighbourhood. They meet daily, smoke pot, dream, philosophize and argue. Tiefenschärfe finally reads in the markings of the places in Nuremberg where the so-called NSU committed three murders. Here the pen becomes the camera and the camera becomes the actor while the film traces the unsettling impact of these attacks on society.

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Dunkelfeld,
Marian Mayland, Patrick Lohse, Ole-Kristian Heyer,
16'0"

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Brand,
Jan Koester, Alexander Lahl,
5'18"

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ma nouvelle vie européenne,
Abou Bakar Sidibé, Moritz Siebert,
22'19"

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Three Notes,
Jeannette Gaussi,
4'0"

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Moruk,
Serdal Karaca,
29'0"

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Tiefenschärfe,
Alexandra Gerbaulet, Mareike Bernien,
14'30"

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Children's cinema distribution programme 2021: Finding Ways

A programme for children from the age of three. Here, the smallest viewers see the world, which often seems so big and confusing, reflected in a playful way. The protagonists of the films have to find their own solutions to everyday obstacles, overcome fears and learn new things.

We take a cinematic journey to five-year-old Junu in Nepal, cheer canary Kiki on her way to freedom and while fishing with a little cat, we find out that friends make life more beautiful. A music video explores the jungle in gaudy tones. With each of the five films, the audience's eyes and ears are encouraged to open - to the quiet and loud moments of this programme, which is ideal for a first film and cinema experience.

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Kiki la plume,
Julie Rembauville, Nicolas Bianco-Levrin,
6'0"

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Kokoni ite,
Rika Mayumi,
2'0"

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Junu Ko Jutta,
Kedar Shrestha,
13'0"

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Ma Mama (Toto Bona Lokua),
Katy Wang,
4'0"

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Fisketur,
Uzi Geffenblad,
9'0"

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Children's and Youth Film

We also have both individual films and ready-made programmes for hire that are suiteable for children and young people. Here you will find some links to ready-made programmes. You are also welcome to let us put together an indivdual programme for you. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Making discoveries

Here, we experience childhood as a time of experiment, exuberant fantasy and pleasure, a time when we gather experiences and get to know ourselves better. But childhood is also a time when taking decisions is an act fraught with obstacles and hindrances that are not always unconnected with serious issues and sad experiences.

This programme invites children and adults to go on a journey through this diversity. It tells of a lethargic summer afternoon or the loss of a loved one, of climate change or the exciting feeling when one overcomes fear to soar to new heights. A programme for children of 8 and over in which several young people set out to make fresh discoveries.

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Doing the right thing

A multi-faceted programme that highlights a phase in life when you are clearly still a child, but old enough to be confronted with choices and problems. A programme full of remarkable young people on their way to adulthood.

Available only in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as DCP, Blu-Ray and DVD.

Stories without words

Without words but with clear messages, the programme convinces with its variety of topics - be it family or friendship. Exciting and instructive, it is ideal for a teaching unit and is also easy to understand for viewers with little or no knowledge of the German language. 

Made in Germany

Wildnis,
Helena Wittmann,
12'0"

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you and me,
Karsten Krause,
4'0"

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I'm Not the Enemy,
Bjørn Melhus,
13'0"

Sieben mal am Tag beklagen wir unser Los und nachts stehen wir auf, um nicht zu träumen,
Susann Maria Hempel,
18'0"

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Däwit,
David Jansen,
15'0"

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Das Offenbare Geheimnis,
Eva Könnemann,
29'0"

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PANDA III,
Maximilian Villwock,
13'30"

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u_08-1 (future past perfect pt.3) (alva noto feat. Anne-James Chaton),
Simon Mayer, Carsten Nicolai,
3'30"

Schicht,
Alexandra Gerbaulet,
28'30"

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my castle your castle,
Kerstin Honeit,
15'0"

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Driving Around Where the Crescents Used To Be. A Script,
Marian Mayland,
15'0"

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Please Say Something,
David OReilly,
10'0"

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