Award Winners of the German Competition

68th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 30 April – 9 May 2022


Award Winners of the German Competition



Award ceremony: Monday, 9 May 2022, 7.30 pm CEST, Lichtburg Filmpalast, Elsässer Str. 26, 46045 Oberhausen


Members of the Jury:

Laurentia Genske (Germany), Julia Grosse (Germany), Markus Hannebauer (Germany)


Prize of the German Competition

worth 4,000 euros




(Flying Sheep)

Alexandra Gulea

Romania/Germany, 2022, 24', colour/black and white



Alexandra Gulea’s film ŃEALE AZBUIRĂTOARE interweaves visual and acoustic material in a multi-layered tale about a nomadic minority who are a pawn in the hands of the powers surrounding them. Visually powerful, superimposing historical and contemporary material, the work guides the viewers through individual fates without dictating any specific interpretation.



3sat Emerging Talent Prize

worth 2,500 euros

In addition the award includes a buying option on the awarded work to be broadcast on 3sat.




Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau, Natalia Escobar

Germany/Colombia 2022, 30', colour



Using a highly symbolic and visually condensed approach, Simon(e) Jaikiruma Paetau and Natalia Escobar deliver a moving portrait of the lives of trans women of the indigenous Embera community. Their hopes and dreams are expressed in a mixture of staged images and documentary observation.



Special Mention



Muss ja nicht sein, dass es heute ist

(It Doesn’t Have to Be Today)

Sophia Groening

Germany 2021, 7'45", colour



To the point, funny and authentic, Sophia Groening depicts the realities of the lives of young adults in Cologne Finkenberg, evading all stereotypes.



Oberhausen, 9 May 2022


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