Competitions

Award Winners

Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen

worth 7,000 €

透明な私
Yuri Muraoka

2020, 11'36"

Statement of the jury
We see the sea, pictures of the sky taken in backlight, and hear the narrator tells us about a failed suicide attempt. What follows is a personal story about life, its difficulties and its beauty. A story that is told by pulling out all the cinematic registers, using different animation techniques, found footage and still images. By doing this she creates a nonlinear narrative making space for the viewers and their interpretations and imagination. The filmmaker dives into her own history, both in terms of imagery as well as storyline. It feels like a moment of reflection, a visual artists’ statement in which she turns inward. The film celebrates life and celebrates film, the result is stunning and – like life – incredibly rich.

Principal Prize

worth 3,000 €

8'28''
Su Zhong

2021, 8'28"

Statement of the jury
A continuous shot with no end or beginning and that seemingly catches us in a random moment. It shows us, in 8 minutes and 28 seconds, how violence is interconnected with machines, technology, and labour. With humour, which is always close to despair, the filmmaker mixes both Western and Eastern mythologies and depicts them as future leaders of a humanless world, with only industrialised mechanical movement. Making a film like this, coming out of the guts, directly onto the screen after a very long and patient digital work is a huge accomplishment. Thank you, Su Zhong, for reminding us that even before the pandemic we could already make a film about a world full of violence and despair.

Special Mentions of the Jury of the International Competition

More Woman, More Cry
Anne Haugsgjerd

2021, 24'3"

Statement of the jury
More Woman, More Cry
by Anne Haugsgjerd is a stunning film that captures the beauty and fragility of life. With vivid clarity, great imagination, and sly humour, Haugsgjerd provides thought-provoking reflections on family, art, ageing, and the fluidity of time in a humorous and poetic way. Without embarrassment, but full of doubts, the film shows an emancipated filmmaker contemplating her life and asking the question: What next?

Sensory Overload
Ganza Moise

2020, 6'57"

Statement of the jury
At the other end of this spectrum, the jury sees Sensory Overload, a poetic film by Ganza Moise, that takes a poem by Natacha Muzira as its guide. A seemingly featherweight film with an existential underlayer, in which time, form and space run into each other, in a search for a way out of reality, not through destruction, but through the poetry of life.

Prize of the Jury of the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia

worth 5,000 €

A terra de não retorno
Patrick Mendes

2020, 19'59"

Statement of the jury
In an indeterminate time, women wash clothes by the river, a stone ear becomes porous. Out of the blue, a motionless body falls headfirst into the riverbed. The screams of the working undead pierce the mysterious silence. This work positions ’’film as ritual” in the style of magical realism. The blazing fire forges new eyes that let us see the beauty of an analogue mystery of tears, earth, light and shadow. The unsettling absence of dialogue sharpens our senses to the highest alertness, only to sweep us out of earthly hell with ’’heavy metal”. You are invited to join the order of cinema.

Special Mentions of the Jury of the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia

Divided by Law
Katie Davies, Emma Agusita

2021, 26'11"

Statement of the jury
“I miss you.” Analogue black-and-white images show chats of anonymous lovers which are supposed to serve as testimonies of a valid partnership for the British government. ’’Hostile Environment Policy’’ is the name of the UK Home Office's attempt to make immigration into Great Britain as unbearable as humanly possible. This film lets us experience the impact of these drastic measures on binational families and relationships in personal accounts, combined in an unpretentious montage with 16mm film, Google Street View and found footage.

Before the fall there was no fall. Episode 02: surfaces
Anna Dasović

2020, 20'13"

Statement of the jury
In her haunting film Before the fall there was no fall. Episode 02: surfaces, Anna Dasović recounts how traces of history manifest themselves in places where cruel contemporary history was written, how the fading graffiti of terror evoke a mural of testimonies of genocide, and how even small businessmen profit from war. In addition, she masterfully combines archive material and authentic found footage to ask the question: What remains?

The International Critics’ Prize (FIPRESCI Prize)

{if your bait can sing the wild one will come} Like Shadows Through Leaves
Lucy Davis

2021, 27'57"

Statement of the jury
The film offers an artistic and investigative exploration resulting in a fascinating perceptive experience. While creating a cinematic atmosphere, it reflects on urban and eco-social transformations from human and more-than-human relationships. In this way, {if your bait can sing the wild one will come} Like Shadows Through Leaves allows us to think of cinema as an aesthetic tool that questions, resists, and reimagines the relationships between culture and climate change.

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

worth 1,500 €

Zoom sur le cirque
Dominique Margot

2020, 14'26"

Statement of the jury
A clown is grimacing into the webcam from his living room; an aerialist is trying to stay in shape on her balcony; a circus director is suffering from the cold in his caravan because he cannot afford the heating costs: Zoom sur le cirque brings together the social, political and aesthetical aspects of the current Corona pandemic in an accurate yet heart-wrenching way: the human desire or even the human need to laugh even in times of crisis; the hardship suffered by artists and people engaged in the cultural sector who are threatened by losing their means of existence; the art of improvisation that the circus as well as Zoom require equally and therefore the technical and social possibility of decreasing the distance by means of humour.

Special Mention of the Ecumenical Jury

ངའི ནང
Ngima Gelu Sherpa

2020, 20'11"

Statement of the jury
nga’i nang
is a film about a son who returns to his family home in Nepal to say farewell to his dying dad. The son films these last days, the passing and the death of his father which appear just as simple and natural in the everyday life of this poor farmer family as the tiny things that usually happen to them. Even though all this is sad, this is the order of life. While the film is very modest, it tells its story in a distanced but very personal and emotional way. Similar to the way the mother, who escapes to religious rituals, experiences mourning internally and in silence and similar to the son, who, after leaving his Home and his lonely mother behind again, will later reminisce alone on the beach of the ocean on another continent. Even though all this is sad, this is the order of life.

ZONTA Prize for a female filmmaker in the International or German Competition

worth 1,000 €

OCTAVIA’S VISIONS
Zara Zandieh

2021, 17'36"

Statement
In the beginning was the work of a great futurist writer, which the filmmaker translates into a many-layered, poetic and pioneering film experience that resonates for a long time.

Grand Online Prize of the City of Oberhausen

worth 5,000 €

Kalsubai
Yudhajit Basu

2020, 19'54"

Statement of the jury
For creating a dialog between past and present through its lyrical ethnography; and for exploring with a gentle distance a remarkable mythology empowering non-traditional ways for women to live.

Principal Online Prize

worth 2,000 €

Trampa de luz
Pablo Marín

2021, 8'30"

Statement of the jury
For giving us a breath of fresh air and allowing us to rediscover nature; and for showing its light and its wonders through the photochemical materiality of celluloid, continuing to explore the possibilities of analogue methods.

e-flux Prize

worth 3,000 €
For an exceptional film and video work which reshapes the poetic and electric potential of moving images in the age of planetary circulation of information.

Un très long temps d'exposition
Chloé Galibert-Laîné

2020, 7'0"

Statement of the jury
For its astute and poetic exploration of time, recording technologies, and erasure of workers and Indigenous identity from a perspective both personal and critical; and for uniting these expressive themes through compact and modest means.

Prize of the Online Jury of the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia

worth 3,000 € 

Un très long temps d'exposition
Chloé Galibert-Laîné

2020, 7'0"

Statement of the jury
It is only logical that the film awarded by us renounces sound, since it is an exploration of the conditions of visibility. Un très long temps d´exposition discovers, layers and combines images and narratives from global and personal history. Chloé Galibert-Laîné’s both analytical and personal composition of chains of visual motifs reveals the political and ideological dimensions of technological imaging methods and questions media visibility as the ultimate legitimization and proof of existence.

Special Mention of the Online Jury of the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia

The___________World
Peixuan Ouyang

2020, 17'56"

Statement of the jury
The unlimited availability of the world, just a click away – and yet the shabby papier mâché models of famous monuments in a small amusement park ignite quite original ideas of freedom and the future. Our Special Mention goes to a film which shows us the ephemeral stuff that dreams are made of, and those strangenesses that even global digital communication can’t abolish.

Prize of the Ecumenical Online Jury

Minnen
Kristin Johannessen

2020, 13'32"

Statement of the jury
How do you remember how you used to be in the past? Minnen is an authentic documentary where we look back on the filmmaker's mental illness as she soberly traces her life. Animated sequences display what was in her mind at that particular time of her life. With original footage of her youth added to a recent interview with her own parents, Kristin Johannessen shows, through accurate memories, the difficulties of being different, of raising a child you can’t always understand but never want to leave behind. Minnen talks about the hope of recovery that must be held on to when facing sickness.

Special Mention of the Ecumenical Online Jury

Kalsubai
Yudhajit Basu

2020, 19'54"

Statement of the jury
Kalsubai explores the history of the goddess Kalsu and her meaning for the women of Bari. The film relies on strong visual and acoustic images that neither explain nor falsify. The almost photographic compositions and their expressive simplicity make the film accessible to everyone and invite you to reflect on your own cultural influences and to question them.

Cântec de leagăn
Paul Mureșan

2020, 4'0"

Statement of the jury
Unfortunately, even today, many families are hiding dark secrets. The animated short film Cântec de leagăn investigates the innermost depths of a family devastated by domestic violence and alcoholism. In such a climate of terror, we see life still existing with a mother taking care of her new-born, trying to protect him and his big brother from being bullied. The animation technique reflects the different states of mind of the characters perfectly and raise our awareness of the difficulties every family could struggle with at one time and must overcome. Particularly effective is the way in which the song ’’Cântec de leagăn” – a traditional Romanian lullaby performed by Maria Tanase – Is grafted onto the animation.

Prize of the German Competition

worth 4,000 €

Proll!
Adrian Figueroa

2021, 30'0"

Statement of the jury
A film about the ones at the bottom. The low-paid, the stressed, the overlooked. The outstanding camera follows them closely, often intimately; we feel the pressure, see the sweat and the fear. And yet the protagonists remain at a distance from the viewer. The film does not manufacture sentimental commonalities where there are none. A film about the loneliness of our time.

3sat Emerging Talent Prize

worth 2,500 €
In addition, the award includes a buying option on the awarded work to be broadcasted on 3sat.

Genosse Tito, ich erbe
Olga Kosanović

2021, 26'34"

Statement of the jury
A summer in the countryside, the interplay of daily chores in the house and garden and casual reflections about how best to stage the idyll. In front of and behind the camera, the filmmaker looks for answers to how we should deal with our political and material heritage. But neither the conversations with her family nor memories re-discovered on the Internet, nightly tales or the unanswered letters to her über-father help. A local inspection and an analysis of the present day.

Special Mention of the Jury of the German Competition

Shine and Frustration
Shira Orion

2020, 4'10"

Statement of the jury
Excessive demands, letting go, experiencing everything at once and having to learn everything anew time and again; a relentless juxtaposition, no discernible patterns – life with its open ends as a cinematic principle.

Prize of the German Online Competition

worth 2,500 €

(Steve) Temple
Tanita Olbrich

2020, 6'3"

Statement of the jury
Come along on a tour through a mysterious world, located somewhere between the 1980s and a utopian idea, between industrial chimneys and Jurassic Parks. Playful, honest and sensual, the director invites you into her admirably personal cosmos full of music and freedom.

Special Mention of the Jury of the German Online Competition

Levantado do Chão
Melissa Dullius, Gustavo Jahn

2020, 11'11"

Statement of the jury
In a situation where we are all forced to become flâneurs, the beauty of this somnambulistic stroll, shot on analogue material, is comforting beyond time and constraints.

Prize of the NRW Competition

worth 1,000 €
sponsored by SAE Institute Cologne and Bochum

LYDIA
Christian Becker

2021, 21'10"

Statement of the jury
Do we succumb to the charm of the material or is it the multi-faceted story of a class, a life, or a relationship – parts of which even seem familiar? A story in which we find ourselves? In-between, the courage of the black screen. We experience a subtle cinematic sense of verbal and visual narrative. We learn about the value of fulfilling work in human life – that, too, seems familiar. Time and again, the outside invades the private sphere: documentary television images of the war in Yugoslavia and burning buildings – we almost forgot how long ago right-wing violence resurfaced in the German Republic. In the beginning we hear the pulse of life, followed by fast and hard cuts of portraits of a man and woman in 1970s aesthetics. The couple grows older and we take part in their leftist liberal bourgeois life, but also in processes of change, interspersed with red light, radiation therapy and introspections, self-questioning caused by a serious illness. A narrative film about life is distinguished here, a touchingly revealing portrait, drawn so intimately, so excitingly, as an existential story that happens at all times and that in the end leaves many questions open for us, the audience, and thus continues in our minds.

Promotional Prize of the NRW Competition

worth 500 €
sponsored by SAE Institute Cologne and Bochum

Trübes Wasser
Elena Wiener

2020, 9'54"

Statement of the jury
The protagonist of this film suffers – her suffering is individual and personal. But it would also be visible to others, this suffering, and she therefore avoids the public. It forces her into quarantine (quarantine – the very mention of this word shows that the film describes current conditions and evokes very contemporary associations). In this quarantine, this isolation, her suffering spreads from the outside to the inside – and becomes terrible fear – and fear, as we all know, can literally eat you up. We, the audience, literally feel the pain. The award-winning film is – an animation. An animation in which simple lines are wrapped in a meaningful colour dramaturgy. An animation into which motivic live film snippets are mixed. An animation which, in combination with an atmospheric sound and music concept, creates psychological thrills and emotionality. An animation that is convincing both in terms of narrative and dramaturgy and in terms of formal aesthetics.

Special Mention of the Jury of the NRW Competition

Hoch Sitzen
Oliver Gather

2021, 24'37"

Statement of the jury
We want to give a Special Mention to a film that operates at the intersection between research and documentation. Right at the beginning, the starting point and perspective of this observation is revealed. We then gradually experience a whole cultural cosmos in strict order: traditions, gender roles, songs. We learn of a special language, that objectifies, legitimizes and exaggerates. And we come to understand the point of view involved. This film is about nothing less than the act of killing. About the decisions of life and death when hunting – completely without need. The starting and ending point of this illuminating dense description is a sculpture: two raised hides facing each other.

Prize of the WDR Westart Audience Jury

worth 750 €
sponsored by WDR Westart

Bis zum letzten Tropfen
Simon Schnellmann

2020, 5'46"

Statement of the jury
A blackly humorous look at the bitter struggle against a deadly disease. It’s about life and death, about brokenness. It’s about weakness, strength, courage and coping with setbacks. And: it’s about hope. Black-and-white lines, no words. An urgent subject, lightly packaged. We find the way the filmmaker tells of existential things like cancer, chemotherapy and the fight for survival with wit and intensity absolutely worthy of an award.

Prize of the Children's Jury of the International Children's and Youth Film Competition

worth 1,000 €
sponsored by Wirtschaftsbetriebe Oberhausen (WBO)

Kiki la plume
Julie Rembauville, Nicolas Bianco-Levrin

2020, 5'47"

Statement of the children's jury
We thought the animation in this film was very beautiful. We also liked the music. The end was a bit sad, we thought, because the bird didn’t fly back to the woman. Still, it was a happy ending for the bird.

Promotional Prize of the Children’s Jury

worth 1,000 €
sponsored by Energieversorgung Oberhausen AG (evo)

찾아라 달팽이!
Dayoon Kim

2020, 19'57"

Statement of the children's jury
We liked the fact that this film was about friendship. The idea that the girl found a snail and became friends with it was brilliant. It was funny when the girls set out apples to make the snail return. We liked it that they set the snails free at the end so they could stay with their friends.

Special Mention of the Children's Jury

Alyaska
Oxana Kuvaldina

2020, 7'6"

Statement of the jury
We liked the music in this film very much. And the polar lights that could change. We also found it nice that the Husky found a friend at the end.

Prize of the Youth Jury of the International Children's and Youth Film Competition

worth 1,000 €
sponsored by the Rotary Club Oberhausen

Dọlápọ̀ Is Fine
Ethosheia Hylton

2020, 15'0"

Statement of the youth jury
Our winning film expressed very strongly that one doesn’t have to twist and bend and can take one’s own decisions. But it also shows clearly: This doesn’t apply to everyone under the same conditions. Racism can also be hidden in well-meant advice – the young woman in the film showed us that you don’t have to assimilate at all costs. This short film really brings that everyday situation for anyone affected by racism home to us, the audience.

Special Mention of the Youth Jury

Material Bodies
Dorothy Allen-Pickard

2020, 4'22"

Statement of the youth jury
We want to distinguish an extraordinary film with an important message: many things can be normal! We don’t need pity! We really liked the choreographies – they make us understand in a few minutes that a prosthesis is more than just a replacement or a deficit.

ECFA Short Film Award

The award consists of a nomination for the ECFA Short Film Award 2022.

Shower Boys
Christian Zetterberg

2021, 9'20"

Statement of the jury
The ECFA Short Film Jury decided to give their award to a film with a daring story about different aspects of masculinity. Through the nuanced script, the outstanding acting and editing the film reflects the complexity of growing up as a boy and freely exploring your emotions and desires. The main characters are being taught that they can be either “man or mouse”, but the story of the film gradually deconstructs this kind of stereotypes.

Certificates of the Ecumenical Jury

in connection with a recommendation to Matthias Film and Katholisches Filmwerk to buy the film for their educational work

Nova
Luca Meisters

2020, 10'39"

Statement of the jury
About looking and finding for love and the difficulty of dealing with it. 14-year-old Nova takes on responsibility for her little sister and in this process goes on a journey to discover her feelings. Nova is a film that was perfectly staged and wonderfully photographed. The script works without pathos and heavy content and yet does not remain on the surface. A coherent and profound film at the same time.

Dalía
Brúsi Ólason

2020, 16'11"

Statement of the jury
An atmosphere of uncertainty determines a young boy’s weekend-visit at his father. Here, at this remote farm in the sparse and impressive landscape of Iceland begins a rough path of mutual approximation for both. The injury of tthe horse Dalía triggers a decisive change of the relationship of father and son. A film that treats the topic of taking farewell from different perspectives in a quiet and impressive way.

German MuVi Award: 1st Prize

worth 2,000 €
sponsored by SAE Institute Cologne and Bochum

Junge Milliardäre (UWE)
UWE

2020, 4'42"

Statement of the jury
Junge Milliardäre
by UWE is an elegant work that smashes, no holds barred, into our supposedly safe routines of perception and classification. We are shown a wobbly deepfake of Elon Mask singing seductively to himself, with ease and routine, on a kind of stage in front of a mirror; a multifaceted game with vanity, identity, longing and thus, of course, pop par excellence. In connection with the music and song, multiple cracks and shifts in the meaning of the images are generated and the question arises as to who is the author here and who is the singer. The obvious glitches, the brittleness of the deepfake make it even more beautiful: the viewer is first fascinated and then increasingly insecure. With great astuteness, in the guise of technical skill, all other filmic means shine through in this enchanting work: collage, suspense, the loving eye, wit and perhaps even a little horror. A brilliant work that’s grounded as firmly in the history of cinema and the world as it is pointing towards the future.

German MuVi Award: 2nd Prize

worth 1,000 €
sponsored by SAE Institute Cologne and Bochum

The Source of the Absolute Knowledge (Jaakko Eino Kalevi)
Christine Gensheimer

2021, 4'52"

Statement of the jury
The Source of the Absolute Knowledge
by Christine Gensheimer won us over with its playful and delicate animation style, which produced memorable images. Through metaphors from pop culture, internet culture and art history, analogue meets digital, pixels meet dabs of paint, Dalí meets emojis. Using collages of changing and merging settings, this video brilliantly combines form and content: The resource of knowledge in our computer age consists of fragmentary pieces of information that require composition by a user. Gensheimer combines image and sound with ease. In an unusually playful way she makes humans meet machines, and only the retro-aesthetics remind us that this relationship was once less light-hearted.

German MuVi Audience Award

chosen by online vote and worth 500 €
sponsored by SAE Institute Cologne and Bochum

NOAH (Christian Löffler)
Mishka Kornai

2020, 3'47"

Special Mention of the MuVi Jury

Rasenmäher in E-Moll (beißpony)
Stephanie Müller, Klaus Erika Dietl

2021, 14'59"

Statement of the jury
A Special Mention goes to Rasenmäher in E-Moll by Stephanie Müller and Klaus Erika Dietl, because filmmaking, like making music, can be an open process where you feel your way forward, occasionally wobble a little, change course a little, sometimes boldly go forward only to watch with amusement as your own work runs away from you. Approaching a shoot with an open mind, not hedging the results, perhaps having a few versions of the preliminary result up your sleeve is an enjoyable and vibrant thing which can get quickly lost in concerns about perfection and security. This Special Mention is also explicitly meant as an encouragement to take a few steps further along this unclear, funny path.

MuVi International Award: 1st Prize

worth 2,000 €

Hungry Baby (Kim Gordon)
Clara Balzary

2021, 5'41"

Statement of the jury
For us, Hungry Baby is the quintessence of a music video. Director Clara Balzary did a masterful job directing this video on the raw and vibrant song by Kim Gordon. It is daring in its directorial simplicity, and how vulnerability is expressed by the excellence of the actress Coco Gordon-Moore’s dance, showing us both rage and the joy and comfort of music as a liberating force. Balzary chose to set the scene in a desolate parking lot that very much breathes the feeling of angst at the onset of Corona and its commodification of every day experience. The narrative construct of a male aggressor at the beginning unfolds into a juxtaposition of survival in which the female takes over and leaves us with a life affirming feeling at the end, as the music blasts us out of a restrictive reality.

MuVi International Award: 2nd Prize

worth 1,000 €

Traitors (Benefits)
Kingsley Hall

2020, 4'27"

Statement of the jury
Traitors
by Kingsley Hall is one of the most political films in this section, convincing in its simplicity and evidence. Few means are sufficient for the production to communicate a feeling of anxiety and powerlessness to the viewers. Using the stylistic device of affirmation, Kingsley Hall takes up the (often right-wing) criticism of Brexit’s opponents, the so-called ’’snowflakes”: While in terms of content the criticism is passively-aggressively accepted, it is rejected on the level of form. Delivered as a rant, initially as direct sound and accompanied by the protagonist’s ever-darker expression, it finally culminates in a painful slow-motion scream. Kingsley Hall has found a trenchant form for a social mood. Traitors effectively expresses what plays a role not just in political discussions of Brexit but in the politicised and emotionally charged online debate culture in general: despair in the face of the seeming irresolvability of prevailing polarisations.

MuVi International Audience Award

chosen by online vote and worth 500 €

Portadoras queer: el doble y la repetición (Ascii.Disko)
Ana Laura Aláez

2020, 15'39"

Special Mention of the MuVi Jury

Station Three (Quartet Diminished)
Pooya Razi

2021, 2'45"

Statement of the jury
We as a jury wanted to honour the creative eye and personal process of independent makers taking risks over technical highlights. Our Special Mention goes to Station Three (Quartet Diminished) by Iranian director Pooya Razi. He uses stop motion technique using self-made constructions of coloured pencil structures and 3D Zoetrope trying to shed light on the functioning of systems versus the individual. We honour the way in which creativity unfolds despite collective socio-political circumstances, and the ongoing excellence of creative input by the music of Quartet Diminished.

Competition Selection

By country

By sections

Argentina (3)

 

Las Credenciales
Manuel Ferrari, 19'6"
International Online Competition

Notice

 

Las Sombras
Paulo Pecora, 18'2"
International Online Competition

Notice

 

Trampa de luz
Pablo Marín, 8'30"
International Online Competition

Notice

Argentinia, Japan (1)

 

Café de Kinema
Sol Miraglia, 9'7"
International Competition

Notice

Austria (3)

 

All the Stops
Josef Dabernig, 15'38"
International Competition

Notice

 

copia de la copia (de la copia)
Rafal Morusiewicz, 23'13"
International Online Competition

Notice

 

O
Paul Wenninger, 5'36"
International Competition

Notice

Belgium (3)

 

Elong E’nabe
Niels Devlieghere, 14'0"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

I Like It When You're Gone (Tom Rosenthal)
Ada Güvenir, 3'6"
MuVi International Award

Notice

 

Oasielles
Nathalie Rossetti, 7'30"
International Online Competition

Notice

Brazil (1)

 

Belos Carnavais
Thiago B. Mendonça, 16'39"
International Online Competition

Notice

Brazil, Germany (1)

 

Levantado do Chão
Melissa Dullius, Gustavo Jahn, 11'11"
German Online Competition

Notice

Canada (2)

 

20-20
Karen Trask, 1'51"
International Competition

Notice

 

Skinned
Mike Hoolboom, 8'34"
International Competition

Notice

China (3)

 

8'28''
Su Zhong, 8'28"
International Competition

Notice

 

危桥
Aixing Wang, 33'24"
International Online Competition

Notice

 

我伪装起来了,就在你面前
Zhu Changquan, 10'0"
International Online Competition

Notice

Columbia (2)

 

La Cumbre
Felipe Lopez Gomez, 8'14"
International Online Competition

Notice

 

Niebla
Leonardo Romero Zarza, 10'26"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

Croatia (2)

 

Dear Aki
Nina Kurtela, 14'40"
International Online Competition

Notice

 

Split
Renata Poljak, 11'6"
International Competition

Notice

Cyprus (1)

 

Μεσογειακό Τοπίο
Christiana Ioannou, 6'4"
International Online Competition

Notice

Czech Republic (3)

 

Pole Žin
Marie Lukáčová, Anna Remešová, 8'49"
International Online Competition

Notice

 

Slavnostní problém
Alžběta Bačíková, 15'4"
International Competition

Notice

 

Vevnitř
Viktorie Štěpánová, 5'40"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

Finland (1)

 

Kansanradio - Runonlaulajien maa
Virpi Suutari, 26'47"
International Competition

Notice

Finland, Norway (1)

 

Suodji
Marja Helander, 5'0"
International Online Competition

Notice

France (12)

 

ABIKOU (Joan Bagés)
Alexandra Bouge, 6'38"
MuVi International Award

Notice

 

Dix Ans
Clélia Schaeffer, 15'0"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

Kaolin
Corentin Lemetayer Le Brize, 22'19"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

Kiki la plume
Julie Rembauville, Nicolas Bianco-Levrin, 5'47"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

La Chamade
Emma Séméria, 9'26"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

Latitude du printemps
Sylvain Cuvillier, Chloé Bourdic, Théophile Coursimault, Noémie Halberstam, Maŷlis Mosny, Zijing Ye, 7'25"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

Lupin
Hélène Ducrocq, 11'11"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

Nonbinary
Jeanne L'Homer, 5'53"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

Ourse
Nicolas Birkenstock, 27'23"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

Ton français est parfait
Julie Daravan Chea, 4'19"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

Trona Pinnacles
Mathilde Parquet, 13'20"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

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

Notice

France, China (1)

 

He An
Weijia Ma, 14'50"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

France, UK (1)

 

Footnote to a Season
Julia Dogra-Brazell, 5'21"
International Online Competition

Notice

Germany (46)

 

27 SCHRITTE
Andrea Schramm, 21'12"
German Competition

Notice

 

Annäherung
Sonya Schönberger, 7'52"
German Online Competition

Notice

 

Aus Aktuellem Anlass
Johannes Klais, Florian Pawliczek, 13'55"
NRW Competition

Notice

 

Bis zum letzten Tropfen
Simon Schnellmann, 5'46"
NRW Competition

Notice

 

Cutting Edges
Céline Berger, 14'30"
German Competition

Notice

 

Die klaffende Wunde
Jovana Reisinger, 5'0"
German Competition

Notice

 

Doom Cruise
Hannah Stragholz, Simon Steinhorst, 16'45"
NRW Competition

Notice

 

Doors of Reception
Bjørn Melhus, 2'30"
German Competition

Notice

 

Du bist doch kein Kind mehr
Mira Partecke, Annika Kuhl, 20'52"
German Competition

Notice

 

Es geht um Müll
Lisa Meier, 3'53"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

Ewig Gast
Maximilian Karakatsanis, 8'45"
German Online Competition

Notice

 

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

Notice

 

feminism is a browser_materialisation
Charlotte Eifler, 12'12"
German Competition

Notice

 

Forever Corona (Oliver Polak, Erobique)
Kay Otto, 3'41"
German MuVi Award

Notice

 

Haare Zu Gold (Hans Unstern)
Hans Unstern, 9'19"
German MuVi Award

Notice

 

Hoch Sitzen
Oliver Gather, 24'37"
NRW Competition

Notice

 

Im gelben Licht
Simon Rupieper, 7'27"
German Competition

Notice

 

Junge Milliardäre (UWE)
UWE, 4'42"
German MuVi Award

Notice

 

La Bâche
Volker Köster, Frédérique Laffont, 3'58"
NRW Competition

Notice

 

Like You Really Mean It
Ale Bachlechner, 12'46"
NRW Competition

Notice

 

LYDIA
Christian Becker, 21'10"
NRW Competition

Notice

 

Misty Picture
Christoph Girardet, Matthias Müller, 16'39"
German Competition

Notice

 

Mood
Sonia Knop, 6'47"
German Competition

Notice

 

Mrs Yamahas Summer Tune (Richard von der Schulenburg)
Katharina Duve, Timo Schierhorn, 4'21"
German MuVi Award

Notice

 

My Mother’s Hair
Zeynep Sıla Demircioğlu, 3'39"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

OCTAVIA’S VISIONS
Zara Zandieh, 17'36"
German Competition

Notice

 

Out of Control (DJ Hell)
Stacie Ant, 3'42"
German MuVi Award

Notice

 

Pointilist (Kröter)
Jo Zahn, 5'58"
German MuVi Award

Notice

 

Proll!
Adrian Figueroa, 30'0"
German Competition

Notice

 

Rasenmäher in E-Moll (beißpony)
Stephanie Müller, Klaus Erika Dietl, 14'59"
German MuVi Award

Notice

 

Safe Space
Mirelle Borra, 10'1"
German Online Competition

Notice

 

SALIDAS
Michael Fetter Nathansky, 10'18"
German Online Competition

Notice

 

Seasons/Patterns
James Edmonds, 10'0"
German Competition

Notice

 

Second
André Martins, 30'49"
German Competition

Notice

 

Shine and Frustration
Shira Orion, 4'10"
German Competition

Notice

 

Subjekträume
Katharina Voß, 28'40"
German Online Competition

Notice

 

The Pure and the Damned (Oneohtrix Point Never)
Oliver Pietsch, 4'43"
German MuVi Award

Notice

 

The Source of the Absolute Knowledge (Jaakko Eino Kalevi)
Christine Gensheimer, 4'52"
German MuVi Award

Notice

 

Top Down Memory
Daniel Theiler, 12'20"
German Online Competition

Notice

 

Tricks for Transformation
Rainer Knepperges, 9'26"
NRW Competition

Notice

 

Trübes Wasser
Elena Wiener, 9'54"
NRW Competition

Notice

 

Verwundene Fäden / Μπερδεμένες Κλωστές
Deborah Jeromin, 40'44"
German Online Competition

Notice

 

Voices and Shells
Maya Schweizer, 18'21"
German Competition

Notice

 

Was wahrscheinlich passiert wäre, wäre ich nicht zuhause geblieben.
Willy Hans, 21'7"
German Online Competition

Notice

 

weg von hier
Jan Thierhoff, 28'30"
NRW Competition

Notice

 

X
Mareike Wegener, 28'47"
German Competition

Notice

Germany, Austria (1)

 

Genosse Tito, ich erbe
Olga Kosanović, 26'34"
German Competition

Notice

Germany, Columbia (1)

 

Fronteras Visibles (versión discursiva)
Christian Diaz Orejarena, 16'17"
German Competition

Notice

Germany, Turkey (2)

 

Centauress
Deniz Şimşek, 8'15"
German Online Competition

Notice

 

Hundsstern steigt ab
Aykan Safoğlu, 12'0"
German Competition

Notice

Germany, UK (1)

 

disjointed
Clara Helbig, 10'48"
German Online Competition

Notice

Germany, USA (4)

 

(Steve) Temple
Tanita Olbrich, 6'3"
German Online Competition

Notice

 

Erik/Prince Is Dead - A Fever Dream Letter Scape (Jakob S. Boeskov, Thies Mynther)
Thies Mynther, Jakob S. Boeskov, 12'28"
MuVi International Award

Notice

 

Erosion Project (Dan Su)
Dan Su, 7'8"
MuVi International Award

Notice

 

Phantasmagoria, 1945
Karl Nussbaum, 11'8"
International Competition

Notice

Hungary (1)

 

Széphercegnő
Eszter Szabó, 2'30"
International Online Competition

Notice

India (3)

 

Are You Alright (Sofia Ashraf ft. Supura Sensei)
Sapan Taneja, 4'1"
MuVi International Award

Notice

 

Kalsubai
Yudhajit Basu, 19'54"
International Online Competition

Notice

 

Paanchika
Ankit Kothari, 14'7"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

Indonesia (1)

 

Berlabuh
Haris Yuliyanto, 14'49"
International Online Competition

Notice

Iran (3)

 

De-collage
Erphaneh Sadeghzadeh, 15'22"
International Competition

Notice

 

Leo
Moein Rooholamini, 5'0"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

Station Three (Quartet Diminished)
Pooya Razi, 2'45"
MuVi International Award

Notice

Ireland (1)

 

A Hero’s Death (Fontaines D.C.)
Hugh Mulhern, 5'10"
MuVi International Award

Notice

Japan (6)

 

Birthday
Yuka Sato, 8'40"
International Online Competition

Notice

 

Kokoni ite
Rika Mayumi, 1'53"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

Self Surgery
Hikari Wajima, 5'22"
International Competition

Notice

 

フレンド
Gan Wang, 2'57"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

細胞とガラス
Yuki Hayashi, 9'10"
International Competition

Notice

 

透明な私
Yuri Muraoka, 11'36"
International Competition

Notice

Lithuania (1)

 

Ieva
Vytautas Plukas, Domas Petronis, 13'57"
International Online Competition

Notice

Nepal (1)

 

ངའི ནང
Ngima Gelu Sherpa, 20'11"
International Competition

Notice

Netherlands (4)

 

Een man in het licht van zijn schaduw
Bernard Lier, 7'31"
International Competition

Notice

 

Nova
Luca Meisters, 10'39"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

The One (Sandra Hüller)
Leopold Emmen (Nanouk Leopold and Daan Emmen), 2'24"
MuVi International Award

Notice

 

The Spirit is Willing but the Flesh is Furry
Valentina Gal, 10'37"
International Competition

Notice

Netherlands, South Korea (1)

 

The Other Garden; Joel’s Garden
Go-Eun Im, 11'40"
International Online Competition

Notice

New Zealand (2)

 

Across the Face of the Moon.
Rangituhia Hollis, 10'33"
International Competition

Notice

 

Only Yesterday
Sione Monu, 8'9"
International Online Competition

Notice

Norway (2)

 

3xShapes of Home
Elisabeth Brun, 7'0"
International Online Competition

Notice

 

More Woman, More Cry
Anne Haugsgjerd, 24'3"
International Competition

Notice

Philippines (3)

 

Count
Adjani Arumpac, 12'56"
International Competition

Notice

 

Gunam-gunam X Guni-guni
Khavn de la Cruz, 10'2"
International Online Competition

Notice

 

Random People
Arden Rod Condez, 6'37"
International Competition

Notice

Poland (1)

 

Zieleń
Karolina Kajetanowicz, 8'15"
International Competition

Notice

Portugal (1)

 

A terra de não retorno
Patrick Mendes, 19'59"
International Competition

Notice

Portugal, USA, Australia (1)

 

Tracing Utopia
Catarina de Sousa, Nick Tyson, 26'8"
International Online Competition

Notice

Romania (3)

 

A Fish on a Ladder
Ioana Pasarin, 2'33"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

Candy Can
Anton Octavian, 9'15"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

Cântec de leagăn
Paul Mureșan, 4'0"
International Online Competition

Notice

Russia (4)

 

Alyaska
Oxana Kuvaldina, 7'6"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

God Beloi Luni
Maxim Pechersky, 21'21"
International Competition

Notice

 

Meetings. Episode 1
Pavel Serdyukov, 20'15"
International Competition

Notice

 

Состязательная инфраструктура
Anna Engelhardt, 9'46"
International Online Competition

Notice

South Korea (2)

 

Walking on the Chairs
Jeamin Cha, 10'58"
International Competition

Notice

 

찾아라 달팽이!
Dayoon Kim, 19'57"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

Spain (3)

 

Azkorri árnyéka alatt
Eszter Katalin, 17'0"
International Online Competition

Notice

 

Forastera
Lucía Aleñar Iglesias, 19'51"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

Hemen. Gaur. Berriz
Aitor Gametxo Zabala, 9'22"
International Online Competition

Notice

Sweden (5)

 

Iso ylimäärä
Magnus Fredriksson, 14'27"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

Minnen
Kristin Johannessen, 13'32"
International Online Competition

Notice

 

Nattåget
Jerry Carlsson, 14'34"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

Shower Boys
Christian Zetterberg, 9'20"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

Untitled Abisko
Sophie Vuković, 19'16"
International Competition

Notice

Switzerland (3)

 

À l’ancienne
Yasmine Bahechar, 19'47"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

La Promenade sous les arbres
Nathan Clement, 18'49"
International Online Competition

Notice

 

Zoom sur le cirque
Dominique Margot, 14'26"
International Competition

Notice

Taiwan (1)

 

蟲戲
Yi-Han Jhao, 4'34"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

UK (10)

 

Before We Collide
Gregor Petrikovic, Guy Gooch, 1'13"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

Covid Messages
John Smith, 22'26"
International Competition

Notice

 

DID U CUM YET / I’M NOT GONNA CUM (Blackhaine, Richie Culver)
William Markarian-Martin, Blackhaine, 4'0"
MuVi International Award

Notice

 

Divided by Law
Katie Davies, Emma Agusita, 26'11"
International Competition

Notice

 

Dọlápọ̀ Is Fine
Ethosheia Hylton, 15'0"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

Material Bodies
Dorothy Allen-Pickard, 4'22"
Children’s and Youth Film Competition

Notice

 

Surge
Sebastian Buerkner, 4'40"
International Online Competition

Notice

 

The Light of Day
Alex Eisenberg, Anne Bean, 19'6"
International Online Competition

Notice

 

Traitors (Benefits)
Kingsley Hall, 4'27"
MuVi International Award

Notice

 

TRIFORIUM
Jayne Parker, 7'25"
International Competition

Notice

USA (8)

 

Dos hombres atentos
Joserraúl Ortiz, 20'10"
International Online Competition

Notice

 

Girl Is Presence
Lynne Sachs, Anne Lesley Selcer, 4'0"
International Online Competition

Notice

 

Hungry Baby (Kim Gordon)
Clara Balzary, 5'41"
MuVi International Award

Notice

 

my favorite software is being here
Alison Nguyen, 19'47"
International Online Competition

Notice

 

No Concept (Matmos)
M.C. Schmidt, 9'58"
MuVi International Award

Notice

 

Nuevo Rico
Kristian Mercado, 16'7"
International Online Competition

Notice

 

SON CHANT
Vivian Ostrovsky, 12'46"
International Online Competition

Notice

 

The___________World
Peixuan Ouyang, 17'56"
International Online Competition

Notice

International Competition

44 exceptional films from 34 countries have been selected for this competition, all of which will be shown as international or world premieres. Africa is strongly represented, with three original productions from Rwanda, Senegal and South Africa; Asia with productions from China, Iran, Japan, Nepal, the Philippines and South Korea. Well over half of the entries are by female directors, more than ever in this competition where female filmmakers are traditionally strong. The diversity of forms and content is impressive: from short fiction films to documentaries to Instagram performances as short films, this competition reflects the whole range of current international short film. (subject to change)

The selection committee

Lars Henrik Gass, Festival
Hilke Doering, Festival
Madeleine Bernstorff, curator, Berlin
Vassily Bourikas, curator, Athens
Christiane Büchner, filmmaker, Cologne
Melissa de Raaf, screenwriter, Cologne
Reinhard W. Wolf, cinema operator, Mainz

The Jury of the International Competition

Godart Bakkers, curator, Brussels
Théo Deliyannis, filmmaker and curator, Paris
Claudrena Harold, professor and filmmaker, Charlottesville

All members of the jury since 2009

The Jury of the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia

Bernd Brehmer, curator, Munich
Miriam Gossing, director, Cologne
Lina Sieckmann, director, Cologne

The International Critics' Jury (FIPRESCI)

Valentina Giraldo, film critic, Bogotá
Fritz de Jong, journalist, Amsterdam
Elina Reitere, film scholar, Leipzig

The Ecumenical Jury

Linda Dombrovszky, film director, Budapest
Gundi Doppelhammer, culture scientist, Hannover
Anna Grebe, project developer, Berlin
Christian Gürtler, scientific employee, Erlangen

Former contributions

Among the international contributions were works by: Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Santiago Álvarez, Lindsay Anderson, Roy Andersson, Kenneth Anger, Andrea Arnold, Yael Bartana, Neil Beloufa, Jürgen Böttcher, Walerian Borowczyk, Stan Brakhage, Vera Chytilová, Jem Cohen, Terence Davies, Khavn De La Cruz, Valie Export, Milos Forman, Robert Frank, Karpo Godina, James Herbert, Takashi Ito, Joris Ivens, Ken Jacobs, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Isaac Julien, Miranda July, William Kentridge, Jan Lenica, George Lucas, Dusan Makavejev, Jonas Mekas, Mike Mills, Kornel Mundruczo, Robert Nelson, Yoko Ono, Adina Pintilie, Roman Polanski, Laure Prouvost, Alain Resnais, Pipilotti Rist, Martin Scorsese, Cate Shortland, John Smith, Michael Snow, Alexander Sokurov, Jan Svankmajer, Eva Stefani, István Szabó, Matsumoto Toshio, François Truffaut, Gus Van Sant, Agnès Varda, Bill Viola, Apitchatpong Weerasethakul, Jia Zhang-Ke, Zelimir Zilinik

Contact

International Online Competition

40 films from 30 countries were selected for our first International Online Competition, more than half of them by women. We are pleased to be able to show 14 world premieres in this competition, despite the fact that this was not a requirement for selection – a sign that this new Oberhausen section is well received by the filmmakers.

The selection includes works by filmmakers such as Lynne Sachs, winner of the Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen 2020, Kristian Mercado, SXSW Jury Prize winner 2019, or by artists such as Ester Szabo or Sebastian Buerkner.

The online selection committee

Hilke Doering, Festival
Christiane Büchner, filmmaker, Cologne
Greg de Cuir, curator, Belgrad
Javier Estrada, curator, Madrid

The Jury of the International Online Competition

Paola Buontempo, director and curator, Buenos Aires
Daniel Kasman, curator, New York
Carly Whitefield, curator, London

The Jury of the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia

Ruth Schiffer, film referent, Düsseldorf
Bernd Schoch, filmmaker, Hamburg
Ulrike Sprenger, literary scholar, Konstanz

The Ecumenical Jury

Blandine Brunel, pastoral animator, Lyon
Silvan Maximilian Hohl, filmmaker, Schönenberg
Michele Lipori, journalist, Rom
Phil Rieger, educator and filmmaker, Hannover

Contact

German Competition

20 works were selected from almost 700 submissions for the German Competition. Unusual this year is the high number of feature films, but works from art contexts and experiments are also in the line-up. From "small" personal mobile phone films to polished high-value productions, this competition provides an insight into current German short film production.

The selection committee

Lars Henrik Gass, Festival
Carsten Spicher, Festival
Madeleine Bernstorff, curator, Berlin
Herbert Schwarze, curator, Berlin
Reinhard W. Wolf, curator, Mainz

The jury of the German Competition

Sarah Adam, curator, Hamburg
Franz Müller, filmmaker, Berlin
Marcel Schwierin, curator, Oldenburg

All members of the jury since 2009

Former contributions

Unter den deutschen Beiträgen waren Arbeiten von: Jürgen Böttcher, Detlev Buck, Phil Collins, Hellmuth Costard, Doris Dörrie, Andreas Dresen, Valie Export, Harun Farocki, Jeanne Faust, Werner Herzog, Romuald Karmakar, Alexander Kluge, Volker Koepp, Korpys/Löffler, Jan Krüger, Matthias Müller, Bjørn Melhus, Werner Nekes, Peter Schamoni, Ulrich Schamoni, Angela Schanelec, Christoph Schlingensief, Rudolf Thome, Adolf Winkelmann und Sönke Wortmann

Contact

German Online Competition

12 films were selected from around 250 submissions for our first German Online Competition. It is a young competition with numerous directing discoveries. With eight of the 12 films, female filmmakers are well represented. Three world premieres and one international premiere, which were not required for participation, show that the format is attracting great interest. Thematically, many works take up current social issues, from queerness to food production to migration, or deal with questions of memory and archives.

The online selection committee

Carsten Spicher, Festival
Madeleine Bernstorff, curator, Berlin
Brenda Lien, filmmaker, Frankfurt a.M.
Helena Wittmann, filmmaker, Hamburg

The jury of the German Online Competition

Teboho Edkins, filmmaker, Berlin
Marit Hofmann,  author, Hamburg
Gary Vanisian, curator, Frankfurt/Main

Contact

NRW Competition

Eleven films produced in NRW have been selected for this competition, which allows a look at one of the most fertile short film production landscapes in Germany. Independent productions are dominant in 2021. Here, too, the diversity of forms is impressive: from the most diverse documentary approaches to found footage works and animations, there are many new and interesting voices in short film to discover here.

The selection committee

Lars Henrik Gass, Kurzfilmtage
Carsten Spicher, Kurzfilmtage
Madeleine Bernstorff, curator, Berlin
Herbert Schwarze, curator, Berlin
Reinhard W. Wolf, curator, Mainz

The jury of the NRW Competition

Birgit Hauska, curator, Cologne
Hilde Hoffmann, film scholar, Bochum
Ulli Klinkertz, curator, Bonn

All members of the jury since 2009

Contact

Children's and Youth Film Competition

For this competition, 40 films from 24 countries were selected, which will be shown in seven programmes according to age groups, beginning with films for three years and older.

The selection committee

Cathrin Ernst, Kurzfilmtage 
Franziska Ferdinand, film mediator, Oberhausen 
Barbara Kamp, publisher, Bad Vilbel 
Jens Schneiderheinze, curator, Münster 
Herbert Schwarze, curator, Berlin

The Children's jury of the Children's and Youth Film Competition

Elias Chackroun
Emilia Große-Kleffmann
Mateja Rajic
Lewin Synofzik
Marta Vujovic

All members if the jury since 2017

The Youth jury of the Children's and Youth Film Competition

Pascal Folkerts
Joel Kohnen
Mitra Miskin
Max Schäfer

All members of the jury since 2017

The ECFA jury

Marta Nieto Postigo
Nicola Jones
Nóra Lakos

All members of the jury since 2018

Contact

Franziska Ferdinand
kiju(at)kurzfilmtage.de

MuVi Award for the best German music video

The MuVi Award for the best German music video has been a crowd-puller at Oberhausen since 1999. In 2021 it will take place for the first time under its new name: German MuVi Award. The twelve clips selected this year are as visually demanding as they are emotionally exhilarating. Under the sign of digitalisation are a dancing deepfake Elon Musk in Junge Milliardäre or the digitally duplicated DJ Hell in Out of Control. The spectrum ranges from animations like the postcard collage in Mrs. Yamaha's Summer Tune or The Source of the Absolute Knowledge to the found footage work The Pure and the Damned, which compiles an astonishing number of scenes in which film characters take out their anger on cars. Corona or not, the German music video has lost none of its creativity.

The selection committee

Lars Henrik Gass, festival director, Oberhausen 
Hans-Christian Grimm, self-employed, Augsburg
Jessica Manstetten, director MuVi, Essen

The jury of the German MuVi Award

Jan Bonny, filmmaker, Germany
Annekathrin Kohout, author, Germany
Babeth M. VanLoo, artist, Netherlands

A selection of the jury members since 1999

German MuVi Audience Award: How to vote

Who should win the German MuVi Audience Award 2021? This year you will again have the opportunity to vote for your favourite music video. 

The voting will take place after the end of the programme on our festival platform and will be open from 1 May 2021, 8 p.m. until 3 May 2021, 8 p.m
After the programme has ended, an overview of all the titles will appear, where you can click on your favourite video and confirm your choice by clicking "send".

Contact

Jessica Manstetten
muvi(at)kurzfilmtage.de

MuVi International Award for the best international music video

Analogous to the German MuVi Award, the 2021 Festival will introduce the MuVi International Award for the first time. 14 clips from 12 countries show that the genre has long since expanded its boundaries across the globe. Music video or audio-visual total work of art? With works from art contexts like DID U CUM YET / I'M NOT GONNA CUM (Blackhaine/William Markarian-Martin, UK) or political statements like Portadoras queer: el doble y la repetición (Ana Laura Aláez for Ascii. Disco, USA/Japan/Spain), with visual experiments like Station Three (Pooya Razi for Quartet Diminished, Iran), this competition reflects the whole range of what the label "music video" only begins to describe.

The selection committee

Lars Henrik Gass, festival director, Oberhausen 
Hans-Christian Grimm, self-employed, Augsburg
Jessica Manstetten, director MuVi, Essen

The jury of the MuVi International Award

Jan Bonny, filmmaker, Germany
Annekathrin Kohout, author, Germany
Babeth M. VanLoo, artist, Netherlands

MuVi International Audience Award: How to vote

Who should win the MuVi International Audience Award 2021? You have the opportunity to vote for your favourite music video. 

The voting will take place after the end of the programme on our festival platform and will be open from 2 May 2021, 8 p.m. until 4 May 2021, 8 p.m. 
After the programme has ended, an overview of all the titles will appear, where you can click on your favourite video and confirm your choice by clicking "send".

Contact

Jessica Manstetten
muvi(at)kurzfilmtage.de