Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen


© Kurzfilmtage

This section was launched in 2013 to bring some attention to an often neglected subject: archiving and restoring experimental films.


Contact: Katharina Schröder

CYLAND MediaArtLab, Russia

Founded in 2007, the Petersburg-based organisation works at the interface of art and technology. In addition to an archive holding over 400 video works and a collection of contemporary sound art, the main focus of its activities is on networking artists and technicians and promoting innovative works.

Fundacja Arton, Poland

Fundacja Arton collects and preserves Polish art from the 1970s – films, photography, videos. In Oberhausen, Arton presents works by Polish woman pioneers of 1970s avant-garde film: in personal stories Ewa Partum, Natalia LL, Izabela Gustowska, Jolanta Marcolla, Jadwiga Singer and others searched for their own media language.

Lumiton Usina Audiovisual, Argentinia

The Lumiton Usina Audiovisual is a museum and archive that preserves material from the iconic Lumiton studio and a diverse range of documentary, institutional, and experimental films. Today, Lumiton is also a dynamic place for education, exhibition, and media-making. A special selection of experimental short films from the Lumiton‘s archive will be screened.

The programme in the past: Academy Film Archive, Los Angeles (2015); ACC Film and Video Archive, Gwangju (2018); Austrian Film Museum, Wien (2015); BFI National Archive, London (2015); Center for Visual Music, Los Angeles (2016); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2016); Cinemateca Portuguesa, Lisbon (2017); Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg and Centre national de l'audiovisuel, Luxembourg (2018); Cinémathèque Française, Paris (2013); Eye Film, Amsterdam (2014); Filmoteca de Catalunya, Barcelona (2018); Filmoteka Muzeum, Warschau (2014); Gosfilmofond, Moscow (2017); Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge (2014); Home Movies - Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia, Bologne (2017); Israel Film Archive, Jerusalem (2019);  Österreichisches Filmmuseum, Vienna (2015); Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley (2013); Národní filmový archiv, Prag (2019); National Film Center, Tokyo  (2015);  Slovak Film Institute, Bratislava (2018); Slovenska Kinoteka, Ljubljana (2013); Swedish Film Institute, Stockholm (2017); The Temenos Archive, Zurich (2014), Videokunstarkivet, Oslo (2016); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2019).