Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

Professional Activities Programme 2019

With more than 1,100 accreditations annually from over 50 countries worldwide, the Festival offers one of the largest platforms for international industry meetings. The activities for professionals cover the entire festival. In 2019, the following opportunities for professional exchange will be offered:

Get-togethers and receptions

The Festival makes it possible for a number of representatives from a wide range of industry fields to get to know each other and exchange ideas at informal meetings in a relaxed atmosphere. These include networking events for experts from the fields of press, art, festivals, and directing. Country-specific gatherings such as the NRW Reception or the German-Canadian Reception have been established in the festival for many years. Here, annually changing offers are added.


Contact: Susannah Pollheim


Mobile consultation hours

The Filmbüro NW offers a mobile consultation hour for current questions of NRW based filmmakers on 3 May. You can find out about current funding opportunities, registration required.


Contact: Carsten Spicher



The Creative Europe Desk NRW also offers a mobile consultation hour where you can answer all your questions about the Creative Europe MEDIA funding programme. Further information coming soon.


Contact: Susannah Pollheim


In 2019, the Festival offers a workshop on the topic of crowdfunding. The workshop is led by CineCrowd and is aimed at interested filmmakers. Further information will follow shortly.


The filmmaker Alexander Sokurov will give a German-Russian Master Class during the festival. Participation with registration. Further details will be available here from March on.


The Oberhausen Seminar will take place for the sixth time in 2019. The six-day workshop is an experimental course that examines the moving image in contemporary art in the context of an international film festival. All information about the Oberhausen Seminar can be found here.


Contact: Susannah Pollheim