Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen


Four new sections will be broadening our programme spectrum. While “Conditional Cinema” and the “Lectures” will feature live and discursive elements, “Labs” and “re-selected” are about analogue film and a redefinition of its merits, about resistance against wholesale digitisation.


We will also be changing our structure. In 2018, the Award Ceremony will already take place on Monday, 7 May; 8 May is largely reserved for Children's and Youth Cinema (which is also screened from 3 to 7 May). From 2019, the festival will run from Wednesday to Monday – thus, in 2019, from 1 to 6 May.


New dates in 2018

Award Ceremony on Monday, 7 May

Archives on Sunday, 6, and Monday, 7 May

Theme and Profiles starting on Donnerstag, 3 May


New sections in 2018

Conditional Cinema: “live cinema”, curated by Mika Taanila

Labs: international artist labs and collectives working with analogue film

Lectures: in 2018 by Marisa Olson, Roee Rosen and Liam Young

re-selected: film history as print history, in cooperation with Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst


You can find our programme here.