Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

Submission

Oberhausen is now calling for entries to the competitions of its 66th edition. Our focus is on new works with their own visual language, new perspectives and forms. Oberhausen's strength for 66 years has been its openness for the innovative, surprising, and original.

Terms and conditions for submission to the 66th edition in brief

 

All submissions for the competitions of the 66th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen must be made via our website. We only accept preview links. For each submission you have to fill in our online entry form. Please note: the production date for all submissions must be after 1 January 2019! 

 

Attention new: The submission of the first five works by one submitter is free of charge. From the sixth submission onwards, a handling fee of 20 Euros per film will be charged.

 

Please find the detailed terms and conditions for submission in our regulations. The MuVi Award has it's own set of (German only) regulations.

 

 

International productions

Please click here if your film was not produced in Germany (seat of production):

Submission: International production

 

German productions

Please click here if your film was produced in Germany (seat of production):

Submission: German production

 

NRW productions

Please click here if your film was produced in NRW (seat of production):

Submission: NRW production

 

Children's and youth film productions

Please click here if your film is a children's or youth film production:

Submission: Children and youth film production

 

Music videos for the MuVi Award

Please click here if you wish to enter a music video for the MuVi Award. Open to music videos whose director and/or production company reside in Germany:

Submission: MuVi Award

 

 

Depending on their eligibility for the respective sections, submissions will be viewed for the following competitions

 

International Competition

- Entry deadline 1 February 2020 (date of receipt, no extension)

- Early bird submission deadline on 15 September 2019 with preview in October

- Open to film and digital formats, maximum 35 minutes in length

- International productions may not have been shown at any other festival in Germany

- Awards totalling 25,500 €

 

German Competition

- Entry deadline 15 February 2020 (date of receipt, no extension)

- Open to film and digital formats, maximum 45 minutes in length

- A German festival premiere is not required for participation in the German Competition

- Awards totalling 7,500 €

 

NRW Competition

- Entry deadline 15 February 2020 (date of receipt, no extension)

- Open to film and digital formats, maximum 45 minutes in length

- A German festival premiere is not required for participation in the NRW Competition

- Awards totalling 2,250 €

 

Children's and Youth Film Competition

- All suitable entries to the International, German and NRW Competitions will be previewed

- A festival premiere is not required for participation in the Children's and Youth Film Competition

- For entry requirements, see section 6 of the regulations

- Awards totalling 2,000 €, conferred by two juries of children and young people

 

MuVi Award for the Best German Music Video

- Deadline for submission 25 February 2020 (date of receipt, no extension)

- Open to music videos whose director or production company reside in Germany

- Awards totalling 3,500 €


How do I submit my film?

 

1. Fill in our entry form, including a preview link.*

 

* From the 6th film by one submitter a handling fee of 20 € per film will be charged. The payment is a prerequisite for the admission of the film. Unpaid submissions will be deleted.

 

2. Wait until the independent committees have previewed all submissions.

 

3. Filmmakers whose entries have been selected for competition will be informed in mid-March 2020 by e-mail only. Please be sure to provide a valid e-mail address with your submission accordingly.

 

4. The Festival invites all filmmakers whose works have been selected for the competitions to Oberhausen.

 

5. If you are not selected, you can register for the Open Screening once the competition selection has been announced (see section 9 of the regulations).