Submission

Submissions for the 68th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
Oberhausen is now calling for submissions for its 68th edition (30 April – 9 May 2022). Works can be submitted for the following competitions:

On-site
International Competition, German Competition, NRW Competition, International Children’s and Youth Film Competition, German MuVi Award

Online
International Online Competition and German Online Competition

Conditions for Submissions

Applicable to all submissions
All submissions must be made via our website. Works can be submitted either for an on-site competition or an online competition. Double submissions will not be accepted.

NEW
Co-productions with Germany must be submitted for the respective international competitions. They will then be previewed for the respective international and German competitions.

Production date
After 1 January 2021

Premiere requirements
There are different premiere requirements in the individual competitions. Please check the individual sections and regulations.

Submission deadlines
Online competitions: 3 January 2022
On-site competitions: 1 February 2022
Early Bird deadline (only for the on-site International Competition): 1 October 2021
Eligible submissions received until that date will be previewed in advance. Submitters will be informed of the decisions in November 2021.

Handling fee
The submission of the first five works by one submitter is free of charge. From the sixth submission, a handling fee of 20 euros per film will be charged.

The deadline for all competitions refers to the date of receipt of the submissions. No extensions are possible. You can find the complete submission requirements in the respective regulations.

International productions and co-productions with Germany

Please use this option to submit international productions and, this is new, co-productions with Germany for either the on-site or the online competitions. A submission for two competitions is not possible. Please read the corresponding regulations carefully.

 

International Competition (on site)

Maximum running time:35 minutes
Seat of production or co-production:not in Germany
Premiere status:must be an international festival premiere
Deadline for submission:1 February 2022

Please find the detailed terms and conditions for submission in our regulations.

New: Early Bird submission deadline on 1 October 2021
This Early Bird deadline only applies to the on-site International Competition. Eligible works received until that date will be previewed in advance. Submitters will be informed of the decisions in November 2021.

Click here to submit for the International Competition

 

International Online Competition

Maximum running time:35 minutes
Seat of production or co-production:not in Germany
Premiere status:must be a German festival premiere
Deadline for submission:3 January 2022

Please find the detailed terms and conditions for submission in our online regulations.

Click here to submit for the International Online Competition

 

German productions

Please use this option to submit German productions. Attention, co-productions with other countries must be submitted via the respective international submission forms and will then be previewed for the respective international and German competitions. Please read the corresponding regulations carefully.

 

German Competition (on site)

Maximum running time:45 minutes
Seat of production:in Germany
Premiere status:must be a German festival premiere
Deadline for submission:1 February 2022

Please find the detailed terms and conditions for submission in our regulations.

Click here to submit German productions

Click here to submit submit co-productions

 

German Online Competition

Maximum running time:45 minutes
Seat of production:in Germany
Premiere status:not required to be a festival premiere
Deadline for submission:3 January 2022

Please find the detailed terms and conditions for submission in our online regulations.

Click here to submit German productions

Click here to submit co-productions

 

NRW productions

Submissions for the NRW Competition must be made via the submission form of the on-site German Competition or, in the case of co-productions with other countries, via the submission form of the on-site International Competition. Please enter “produced or co-produced in NRW” under “Production details”.

In addition, all eligible submissions for the German competitions will be previewed for the NRW Competition. Please read the regulations carefully.

NRW Competition

Maximum running time:45 minutes
Seat of production or co-production:in NRW
Premiere status:no festival premiere required
Deadline for submission:1 February 2022

Please find the detailed terms and conditions for submission in our regulations and our online regulations.

Click here to submit German productions

Click here to submit co-productions

 

Children's and youth film productions

International productions and co-productions with Germany must be submitted via the entry form of the on-site International Competition; German productions must be submitted via the entry form of the on-site German Competition. Please select “children’s and youth film” in the entry form.

In addition, all eligible submissions to the international and German competitions will be previewed for the International Children’s and Youth Film Competition. Please read the regulations carefully.

International Children's and Youth Film Competition

Premiere status:no festival premiere required
Deadline for submission:1 February 2022

Please find the detailed terms and conditions for submission in our regulations and our online regulations.

Click here to submit German productions

Click here to submit international or co-productions

 

Music videos

Please use this option to submit German music productions or co-productions.Please read the corresponding regulations carefully.

 

German MuVi Award

Maximum running time:15 minutes
Seat of production or direction:in Germany
Premiere status:not required to be a festival premiere
Deadline for submission:25. February 2022

Please find the detailed terms and conditions for submission in our  MuVi regulation.

Click here to submit for the German MuVi Award

 

How do I submit my film?

1. Fill in the corresponding entry form and enter a preview link.

2. Wait while the independent committees preview all submissions.

3. The competition selection will be announced exclusively by email by mid-March 2022 (entering a valid email-address is therefore obligatory).

The decisions after the Early Bird submission deadline will be announced through the same channel in November 2021.

4. The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen will invite all filmmakers in the on-site competitions to Oberhausen.

5. If your title has not been selected, you can register for the Open Screening after the competition selection has been announced. This only applies to submissions for the on-site competitions (see § 10 of our regulations).