Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen


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


Contact: Katharina Schröder

Horizon @ Sid Iandovka / Anya Tsyrlina

CYLAND Video Archive, Russia

Founded in 2008, the St. Petersburg-based organisation Cyland Video Archive works at the interface of art and technology. In addition to an archive holding over 400 video works and a collection of contemporary sound art, the main focus of its activities is on networking artists and technicians and promoting innovative works.

Reakcja wymuszona @ Jolanta Marcolla


Fundacja Arton, Poland

Fundacja Arton collects and preserves Polish art from the 1970s – films, photography, videos. In Oberhausen, Arton presents works by Polish woman pioneers of 1970s avant-garde film: in personal stories Ewa Partum, Natalia LL, Izabela Gustowska, Jolanta Marcolla, Jadwiga Singer and others searched for their own media language.

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); Home Movies - Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia, Bologne (2017); Israel Film Archive, Jerusalem (2019);  Österreichisches Filmmuseum, Vienna (2015); Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley (2013); Národní filmový archiv, Prag (2019); National Film Center, Tokyo  (2015);  Slovak Film Institute, Bratislava (2018); Slovenska Kinoteka, Ljubljana (2013); Swedish Film Institute, Stockholm (2017); The Temenos Archive, Zurich (2014), Videokunstarkivet, Oslo (2016); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2019).