Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen


© Kurzfilmtage / Daniel Gasenzer

In 2020 Oberhausen offers three workshops for different target groups, which all have one thing in common: they deal with analogue film, its haptics, technology or artistic practice.



Workshop 1

Analogue Film Technology: Projection Practices


The technical challenges of projecting analogue archive copies as well as setting up installations and performances that use analogue film technology are growing continuously. The workshop aims to establish quality standards and integrate them into the curatorial practice of a film festival. Experienced film technicians will share their knowledge of the material and its projection technologies as well as their practical implementation in dialogue with filmmakers and artists. Basic knowledge of analogue film technology required.


Directed by: Lena Martin (Frankfurt/Main) 


Limited number of participants! Participation is free of charge. Travel, accommodation, catering at your own expense.


The workshop will be held in German. 


Applications can be submitted until 1 March 2020.


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



Workshop 2

Process Cinema: Film Farm in Oberhausen


A hands-on workshop of Film Farm (Canada) for filmmakers who work or want to work with 16mm. With 16mm film as guide medium and using a process built with ecological materials such as wildflowers and seawater, it explores the technical and creative processes of working in an open context – a unique experience in collaboration with one of the most important film collectives working in independent film today. The results of the workshop will be presented during the Festival.


Directed by: Philip Hoffmann, Scott Miller Berry, Terra Jean Long, Rob Butterworth, Deirdre Logue (Film Farm)


Participation fee: 150 €


Travel and accommodation at your own expense, film material and catering are included. Limited number of participants!


The workshop will be held in English.


Applications can be submitted until 1 March 2020.


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

Workshop 3

The Living Image: An Alternative Experience of Time and Material


The materiality of an analogue film strip can make many aspects of the moving image tangible and comprehensible, especially for children. In this workshop children work with film material, shooting and developing their own analogue film. The workshop will introduce environmental issues by dealing with the recycling of material or ecologically compatible photochemical development methods. The children will present their workshop results in the form of an Expanded cinema performance during the Festival. A video documentation will be produced for subsequent use in educational institutions.


Directed by: Christopher Gorski and Oliver Bassemir (Analogfilmwerke e.V., Hamburg), Stefanie Schlüter (film agent, Berlin)


Closed event in cooperation with a school in Oberhausen.