Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

Other film

I Dance © Maida Hals (Greenland Now!)

Werden - Perle des Ruhrtals © Heinrich Louen (Kinemathek im Ruhrgebiet)

Wannabe © Jannis Lenz (Short Matters! 3)


Award Winners of Other Festivals

On its first day, Oberhausen traditionally shows short films that have received awards at other festivals. A cross-section of the past festival season.

Thu, 3 May, 6.00 pm

Lichtburg Filmpalast/Sunset

The One Minutes' Special - three new series


Oberhausen shows three current series by the One Minute Foundation from the Netherlands. This year, the series were curated by the filmmakers Salomé Lamas and Ana Vaz, and the performance artist David Henry Nobody Jr. Since 1998, more than 17,000 one-minute-long video works have been produced in this series.


Fri, 4 May, 6.00 pm

Lichtburg Filmpalast/Sunset

Short Matters!  


Three programmes featuring interesting European short films, all of them nominees for the European Short Film Award 2017.


Fri, 4 + Sun, 6 May, 6.00 pm, Mon, 7 May, 5.30 pm

Kino im Walzenlager



Oberhausen’s Filmgeflacker art collective will be presenting films from this year’s competitions, and the filmmakers will be invited to discuss their works with the audience.


Fri, 4 May, 8.00 pm

Kino im Walzenlager

Free admission, donations welcome

Greenland Now!


Caught between indigenous culture and Western consumerism - this film programme focuses on identity issues among young Greenlanders. In cooperation with


Sat, 5 May, 6.00 pm

Kino im Walzenlager

Strangers on a Train


A film project by John Skoog and film students from Mainz: shot, edited and developed during the train trip from Mainz to Oberhausen and screened directly on arrival at the main station.


Sun, 6 May, 5.30 pm

Oberhausen Main Station

Kinemathek im Ruhrgebiet


The Kinemathek im Ruhrgebiet/ FilmArchiv has been collecting and restoring historical film material from the former coal-mining area for 40 years. In Oberhausen, the initiative will show an unusual selection with rare views of working and everyday life in the Ruhr region in the 20th century. Presented and introduced by its director, Paul Hofmann.


Mon, 7 May, 6.00 pm

Lichtburg Filmpalast/Sunset

The Oberhausen Selection


We will again present a programme put together by citizens of Oberhausen from films from the Festival archive.


Sun, 8 May, 2.30 pm

Lichtburg Filmpalast/Gloria

A Different Perspective: Curated by refugees


A group of young refugees present their personal favourites from the competition films.


Tue, 8 May, 6.00 pm

Lichtburg Filmpalast/Gloria



The best of the best: To mark the conclusion of the festival, the Oberhausen team will show their favourite films from the competitions once more and invite the audience to talk to film-makers and guests.


Tue, 8 May, 6.00 pm

Lichtburg Filmpalast/Gloria