Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

German Competition

Fishing Is Not Done Tuesdays @ Lukas Marxt/Marcel Odenbach

my castle your castle @ Kerstin Honeit

Schwarze Welle @ Mariola Brillowska

 

For a long time, short films made in Germany were screened separately from the Festival competitions. In 1991 the first German Short Film Competition was established in Oberhausen. Right from the start, both videos and films were admitted to this competition on an equal basis. Each year, some of these are also selected to the International Competition. 

 

Among the entries in this competition and in the other German programs one can find names such as Jürgen Böttcher, Detlef Buck, Phil Collins, Hellmuth Costard, Doris Dörrie, Andreas Dresen, Valie Export, Harun Farocki,  Jeanne Faust, Werner Herzog, Romuald Karmakar, Alexander Kluge, Volker Koepp, Korpys/Löffler, Bjørn Melhus, Matthias Müller, Werner Nekes, Peter Schamoni, Ulrich Schamoni, Angela Schanelec, Christoph Schlingensief, Rudolf Thome, Adolf Winkelmann and Sönke Wortmann.

 

For this competition as well, an independent Selection Committee is responsible for viewing all entries and selecting the nominations. The program includes primarily premieres and German first-runs and is especially valued by foreign visitors as a showcase of German short films. Two cash prizes totalling 7.500 € are awarded. The German Competition jury awards the prize for the best German short film of the year. 3sat, a German-language satellite television station, also awards a promotional prize in combination with a purchase option.

 

Contact: Carsten Spicher 


Jury of the German Competition 2018

 

Matthias Dell, author, Berlin

Heike Klippel, author, Braunschweig

Katja Wiederspahn, curator, Vienna

Members of the German Competition Jury in the last few years were:

Markus Ambach, Düsseldorf (2011); Isolde Barth, München (2014); Regina Barunke, Köln (2017); Dunja Bialas, München (2017); Esther Buss, Berlin (2011); Jan Distelmeyer, Potsdam (2012); Christine Dollhofer, Linz (2010); Raimond Goebel, Köln (2005); Manfred Hermes, Berlin (2014); Christoph Hochhäusler, Berlin (2005); Maike Mia Höhne, Berlin (2009); Fréderic Jaeger, Berlin (2015); Athanasios Karanikolas, Berlin (2016); Florian Keller, Winterthur (2016); Alice Koegel, Stuttgart (2013); Doris Kuhn, München (2016); Cristina Nord, Berlin (2008); Dore O., Mülheim a.d. Ruhr (2011); Ulrike Ottinger, Berlin (2005); Stefan Römer, Berlin (2014); Nicolaus Schafhausen, Frankfurt (2003); Frieder Schlaich, Berlin (2017); Carolin Schmitz, Köln (2015); Senta Siewert (2015); Andreas Siekmann, Berlin (2012); Maria Speth, Berlin (2008); David Steinitz, München (2013).


German Competition 1

 

Routines, Eren Aksu, Germany, 2018, 17’48”

Three Casualties, Jens Pecho, Germany, 2017, 7’15”

Call of Comfort, Brenda Lien, Germany, 2018, 8’40”

were here, Oliver Husain, Germany/ India/Canada, 2017, 13’17”

The Train, the Forest, Patrick Buhr, Germany, 2017, 3’30”

Namibia Today, Laura Horelli, Germany/Finland, 2018, 22’22”

 

Sat, 5 May, 01.30 pm

Lichtburg Filmpalast/Lichtburg 

 

Discussion: 

Sat, 5 May, 2 pm

Festival Space


German Competition 2

 

2017_11_15 Protokoll – Pluriversum. Besuch einer Ausstellung., TommBriele, Germany, 2018, 11’48”

Die Tage, Yannick Spiess, Germany, 2018, 19’59”

Fest, Nikita Diakur, Germany, 2018, 2’55”

Pirate Boys, Pol Merchan, Germany, 2018, 13’10”

Das satanische Dickicht – DREI, Willy Hans, Germany, 2017, 21’40”

VALEA JIULUI - NOTES, Alexandra Gulea, Germany, 2018, 13’30”

 

Sat, 5 May, 6 pm

Lichtburg Filmpalast/Filmpalast

 

Discussion:

Sat, 5 May, 06.30 pm

Festival Space


German Competition 3

 

Beyond Beach, Clara Winter/Miguel Ferráez, Germany, 2018, 14’02”

Bigger Than Life, Adnan Softić, Germany/Republic of Macedonia/ Italy, 2018, 30’40”

Out, Judith Hopf, Germany, 2018, 2’29”

Apartment Monologue, Hedda Schattanik/Roman Szczesny, Germany, 2018, 11’25”

CONFLUENCE, Stefan Ramírez Pérez/Benjamin Ramírez Pérez, Germany/Serbia/Netherlands, 2017, 20’45”

 

Sun, 6 May, 01.30 pm 

Lichtburg Filmpalast/Lichtburg 

 

Discussion:

Sun, 6 May, 2 pm

Festival Space


German Competition 4 


Chiroptères, Romeo Grünfelder, Germany, 2018, 2’18”

News from Borussia, Katarzyna Hertz, Germany, 2018, 15’52”

Dodging Raindrops – A Separate Reality, Cyrill Lachauer, Germany, 2017, 26’49”

Deep am Rennsteig, Christoph Blankenburg, Germany, 2018, 8’07”

Wishing Well, Sylvia Schedelbauer, Germany, 2018, 13’00”

Screen, Christoph Girardet/Matthias Müller, Germany, 2018, 17’30”

 

Sun, 6 May, 6 pm

Lichtburg Filmpalast/Lichtburg 

 

Discussion:

Sun, 6 May, 7.30 pm

Festival Space