Just as important as the competitions at Oberhausen is the extensive Theme programme.
Today, the short film branches into a host of cross-genre forms that are not shown in cinemas, be they avant-garde, advertising or scientific films or a wealth of artists’ experiments. Oberhausen presents this differentiated form of the short film in thematic contexts, thus creating a forum for social discussions which, although originating from the topic of short film, actually go far beyond filmrelated issues and lead to an all-encompassing dialogue on the ways and workings of film production in the arts, new technologies and science.
Contact: Kristina Henschel
Topics covered in recent years included "El Pueblo - Searching for Contemporary Latin America" (2016), "The Third Image – 3D Cinema as Experiment" (2015); "Memories Can't Wait - Film without Film"(2014), "Flatness: Cinema After The Internet" (2013), "Provoking reality: Mavericks, MouveMents, Manifestos" (2012), "Shooting Animals. A Brief History of Animal Film" (2011), "From the Deep: The Great Experiment 1898-1918" (2010), "Unreal Asia" (2009), "Bordercrossers and Troublemakers", "Whose History" (2008), "Kinomuseum" and "Don't turn around! Children, Childhood, Cinema (2007).