Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen


© Kurzfilmtage/Daniel Gasenzer

Collective endeavours in celluloid


This section, dedicated to the international community of artist-run labs, began last year and will continue with a strong focus on the interaction between the celluloid, photochemical procedures and collective, independent forms of production and distribution. While the commercial utilization of analogue film reaches an end the practice of such groups, scattered around the world, becomes more relevant than ever. What perspectives of artistic work on celluloid and what collective ways of working can be found in this post-cinematic reality?


Coordinated and moderated by Vassily Bourikas.


Contact: Eva Hegge

Our 2019 edition will expand and reach out further across the globe through examples from the current output of Baltic Analog Lab (Riga), DoubleNegative (Montreal), LaboBXL (Brussels), LaborBerlinNanolab (Vic, Australien) and Space Cell (Seoul).

About Labs


More than 30 artists' laboratories have been established in the recent past and formed a network to present their own events in public ( Our aim is to deepen this discourse on issues of production, distribution, screening and projection aesthetics and to engage with people from within the labs as well as interested members of the general public. With the second edition of Labs, Oberhausen continues as the first festival platform to present annually and systematically current artistic and technical developments that take place in this unique realm of cinema.

Labs 2018


L'Abominable (Paris), Crater Lab (Barcelona), filmkoop wien und filmwerkplaats (Rotterdam).

Labs 1


Sun, 5 May, 19:30 h

Lichtburg Filmpalast/Sunset

Labs 2


Mon, 6 May, 14:30 h

Lichtburg Filmpalast/Sunset

Labs 3


Mon, 6 May, 17:00 h

Lichtburg Filmpalast/Sunset