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. For example there will be a German-Croatian meeting in form of a reception this year for the first time.


Contact: Susannah Pollheim


Mobile consultation hour

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






In 2019, the Festival offers a workshop on the topic of crowdfunding. The workshop is led by CineCrowd and is aimed at interested filmmakers. Registrations now possible here.


The filmmaker Alexander Sokurov will give a German-Russian Master Class during the festival. If you have any questions regarding the application please contact


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. Registrations are no longer possible.


Contact: Susannah Pollheim

Meetings and Roundtables


For the first time Oberhausen is inviting international actors in the field of children's and youth film to exchange ideas and experiences in working with short films. What is currently happening in the field, where could the future lead us? The meeting will take place on Friday, 3 May, from 2.30 to 4.30 pm.


Kontakt: Franziska Ferdinand