The Oberhausen Seminar

The Oberhausen Seminar is an experimental course designed to explore contemporary artists' moving image practice in the context of a renowned international film festival. International practitioners from various fields - artists and filmmakers, curators and researchers - will use our Festival as a laboratory to discuss ideas in the curation of contemporary moving image media, the infrastructures which allow them to circulate, and the critical frames used to analyse them.

The seminar has been organised by the Festival since 2014 in cooperation with LUX (London) and the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar (New York).

Seminars of the last years

Seminar 2023 – Salla Tykkä
Seminar 2022 – Ruth Noack
Seminar 2021 – Jörg Heiser
Seminar 2019 – Branka Bencić und Aleksandra Sekulić
Seminar 2018 – Roee Rosen
Seminar 2017 – Michele Pierson and Mike Zryd
Seminar 2016 – Erika Balsom



Susannah Pollheim