Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen


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Submissions for the 67th Festival edition


Submissions for our 67th Festival (1 – 10 May 2021) are expected to be possible from the end of October. Our online entry form and regulations will be available here.


The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen is expanding its 2021 programme with three new competitions and developing its online presence. This means, the Festival will organise eight competitions annually, each with its own selection committees, juries and prizes.


Previous Competitions:

International Competition

German Competition

NRW Competition

Children's and Youth Film Competition

MuVi Award for the best German Music Video


Addional launched new competitions:

International Online Competition

German Online Competition

Competition for International Music Videos


While the International and German competition sections will present different films online and on the big screen, the two music video competitions will present the same line-up both online and in the cinema. 


An international premiere is required in the International Competition while films in the International Online Competition must be German festival premieres. In the German Competition films must be German festival premieres, while no premiere is required in the German Online Competition. No premieres are required in either of the music video competitions and in the music video competions.


A Film may only be submitted for one specific competition. 


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