In 2022, our Festival, together with the The Flaherty (New York), LUX (London) and Doc's Kingdom (Lisboa) is organising the Oberhausen Seminar for the eighth time.

Young and upcoming professionals can apply now for the five-day seminar as part of the 68th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. The Oberhausen Seminar is an experimental course designed to explore contemporary artists' moving image practice in the context of a renowned international film festival.

The seminar is addressing primarily international artists, filmmakers, curators and researchers and will be held in English. Only 25 applicants will be selected to meet daily during the festival to discuss the programmes they have seen with each other and with guests.

The 2022 seminar will be led by Ruth Noack, executive director and curator of The Corner at Whitman-Walker in Washington, D.C.

Oberhausen Seminar 2022

Seminar leader Ruth Noack

The Oberhausen Seminar 2022 will be lead by Ruth Noack. Ruth Noack (1964) is Executive Director and Curator of The Corner at Whitman-Walker in Washington, D.C. Art historian, writer, a passionate teacher and curator of documenta 12 with Roger M.Buergel (2007). Recent exhibitions include The Mental Body (2021), Stay Alive to Life. Resilience in Times of Covid (2021), See You There. Making History at Whitman-Walker (2020), When We First Arrived... with DYKWTCA (2020). Noack published numerous essays on feminist topics or contemporary art and lectures internationally.


Seminars of the last years

Seminar 2019 – Branka Bencić und Aleksandra Sekulić
Seminar 2018 – Roee Rosen
Seminar 2017 – Michele Pierson and Mike Zryd
Seminar 2016 – Erika Balsom



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