Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen


© Kurzfilmtage / Daniel Gasenzer

From 13 to 18 May, the Short Film Festival 2020 organizes the seventh Oberhausen Seminar together with  the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar (New York). 


The Oberhausen Seminar is an experimental course that examines the moving image in contemporary art in the context of a renowned international film festival. International actors from various fields - artists and filmmakers, curators and scientists - use the Short Film Festival as a laboratory in which curatorial preconditions, infrastructures in which these moving images circulate, and the critical parameters according to which they are analyzed are questioned. The seminar will be held in English.



The seminar leader 2020:


Jörg Heiser is an art critic and curator based in Berlin. During twenty years he worked as an editor for international art magazine frieze and continues to write for numerous magazines and newspapers. He is a professor and the Director of the Institute for Art in Context at the University of the Arts in Berlin. Amongst other curatorial projects, he was Co-Curator of the Busan Biennale, Korea, in 2018. His books include All of a Sudden. Things that Matter in Comtemporary Art (2008) and Double Lives in Art and Pop Music (2019). 


Further information as well as the possibility to apply can be found here.


Application deadline is 15 February 2020.



Information on previous seminar editions can be found here:


2019 led by Branka Bencić and Aleksandra Sekulić

2018 led by Roee Rosen

2017 led by Michele Pierson and Mike Zryd

2016 led by Erika Balsom