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Submissions for the 67th Festival edition
The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen is expanding its 2021 programme with three new competitions and developing its online presence.
Consequently, the Festival will organise eight competitions annually from 2021.
On site: International Competition, German Competition, NRW Competition, International Children's and Youth Film Competition, the German MuVi Award for the best German Music Video and new: the MuVi International Award for the best international Music Videos
International Online Competition, German Online Competition, MuVi International Award for the best International Music Videos and, now during the Festival, German MuVi Award for the best German Music Video.
Terms and conditions for submission in the 67th edition brief
Oberhausen is now calling for entries to the competitions of its 67th edition. Our focus is on new works with their own visual language, new perspectives and forms. Oberhausen's strength for 67 years has been its openness for the innovative, surprising, and original.
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 2020!
A film may only be submitted for one competition. Double submissions will not be accepted.
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. The payment is a prerequisite for the admission of the film. Unpaid submissions will be deleted.
The date of receipt clause applies to all submissions. An extension is not possible.
Please find the detailed terms and conditions for submission in our regulations. Please note the various premiere requirements.
Please click here if your film was not produced in Germany (seat of production):
Please click here if your film was produced in Germany (seat of production):
Please click here if your film was produced in NRW (seat of production):
Children's and youth film productions
Please click here if your film is a children's or youth film production:
Please click here if you wish to enter a music video:
How do I submit my film?
1. Fill in our entry form, including a preview link.
2. Wait until the independent committees have previewed all submissions.
3. Filmmakers whose entries have been selected for competition will be informed no later than mid-March 2021 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 10 of the regulations).