Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen


© Kurzfilmtage / Daniel Gasenzer

© Kurzfilmtage / Daniel Gasenzer

The Podium series forms an ideal complement to the competition discussions, spontaneous conversations and Q&As at the Festival, offering a place where scholars, artists, curators and authors can come together to discuss current issues relevant to the short form, whether aesthetic, economic, political or technological.

Collaboration among film festivals - the new key to success

Fri, 4 May, 10.00 am

Festival Space 

Free admission


By means of strategic alliances, numerous film festivals extend their radius of activity far beyond the original function of being a presentation platform for (new) films and talents. International guests will discuss what options collaborations offer and how these strategies can be reconciled with the pursuit for individuality and ensuring the own identity.


Presentation: Tanja C. Krainhöfer

Participants: Philippe Clivaz, Maike Mia Höhne & Søren Steen Poulsen


The event takes place in cooperation with the Creative Europe Desk NRW.

Leaving the cinema and its consequences

Sat, 5 May, 10.00 am

Festival Space 

Free admission


This discussion will examine to what extent the aesthetic and political goals and strategies of independent film at the end of the 60s are still influential and relevant today. Prominent figures and international guests will speak about the visions of that time and how they have been fulfilled.


Presentation: Peter Hoffmann

Participants: Klaus Wyborny, Lutz Mommartz, Xavier Gracía Bardón & Anja Ellenberger

After youtube – music video after the internet

Sun, 6 May, 10.00 am

Festival Space 

Free admission


The advent of video portals and social media platforms has left its traces on the music clip as well. The panel will explore the contours of this change: how are the aesthetics of the clips changing? And what types of usage are coming to the fore?


Presentation: Christian Höller

Participants: Simon Reynolds & Marisa Olson

Exhibition and the cinema

Mon, 7 May, 10.00 am

Festival Space 

Free admission


Can film exhibitions be of value for the social space of cinema? Does this social space, created by the shared experience of a film projection, merge with the art space's complementary realm of individual experience with the material objects? Or does the art sphere and its different mode of reception dominate anyway?


Presentation: Madeleine Bernstorff

Participants: Fabienne Liptay, Tobias Hering, Pablo Martínez & Phillip Fleischmann