Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen


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This section was launched in 2013 to bring some attention to an often neglected subject: archiving and restoring experimental films.

Israel Film Archive


The Israel Film Archive holds more than 32,000 film reels of Israeli and Jewish themed titles and 2,500 born digital works of all genres, many of which are unique copies. Its mandate is to preserve these treasures and make them accessible to the public in Israel and all around the globe. The programme will include works by David Avidan and Vivian Ostrovsky.

min, David Avidan, Israel, 1970, 26’00”

zuz, David Avidan, Israel, 1969, 15’00”

Work and progress, Yann Beauvais/Vivian Ostrovsky, France, 1999, 11’16”



Sun, 5 May, 12:30 h

Lichtburg Filmpalast/Gloria

Národní filmový archiv


The Národní filmový archiv in Prague preserves, presents and contextualises the Czech cinematic avantgarde. The NFA collects the national cinematographic heritage, including current audiovisual works and
previously neglected parallel motion pictures. The programme includes films by filmmaker Alexandr Hackenschmied, stage designer Josef Svoboda and video artist Radek Pilař.

Bezúčelná procházka, Alexander Hackenschmied, Czechoslovakia, 1930, 9’00”

Démanty noci, Jan Němec, Czechoslovakia, 1964, 6’00”

Laterna Magika: Rytmy, Alfréd Radok/Miloš Forman/Jan Roháč/Vladimír Svitáček, Czechoslovakia, 1960, 8’30”

Experimenty a pokusy, Radek Pilař, Czechoslovakia, 1961, 18’00”

Film Týden, Jiří Havlíček, Czech Republic, 2016, 12’00”



Sun, 5 May, 19:30 h

Lichtburg Filmpalast/Gloria

Walker Art Center



Walker Art Center takes a global, multidisciplinary, and diverse approach to the creation, presentation, and preservation of art. Drawing from the Walker's Ruben Bentson Moving Image Collection, this presentation features a diverse range of films from 1930s amateur footage to 1970s experimental shorts.

Baby Squirrel (1927) and Chicago Bus Ride (1930), Stuart Dimond, USA, 1930, 2’55”

Love Shots, Allen Downs, USA, 1971, 8’00”

The American Dreamer, Lawrence Schiller/L.M. "Kit" Carson, USA, 1971, 90’00”

Operation Crossroads, US Government, USA, 1946, 27’00”

They Were Just People, Prof. Leslie Thornton, USA, 2016, 10’00”



Sat, 4 May, 12:30 h

Lichtburg Filmpalast/Gloria

The programme in the past: Academy Film Archive, Los Angeles (2015); ACC Film and Video Archive, Gwangju (2018); Austrian Film Museum, Wien (2015); BFI National Archive, London (2015); Center for Visual Music, Los Angeles (2016); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2016); Cinemateca Portuguesa, Lisbon (2017); Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg and Centre national de l'audiovisuel, Luxembourg (2018); Cinémathèque Française, Paris (2013); Eye Film, Amsterdam (2014); Filmoteca de Catalunya, Barcelona (2018); Filmoteka Muzeum, Warschau (2014); Gosfilmofond, Moscow (2017); Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge (2014); National Film Center, Tokyo  (2015); Home Movies - Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia, Bologne (2017); Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley (2013); Slovak Film Institute, Bratislava (2018); Slovenska Kinoteka, Ljubljana (2013); Swedish Film Institute, Stockholm (2017); The Temenos Archive, Zurich (2014), Videokunstarkivet, Oslo (2016).