69. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, 26. April – 1. Mai 2023
Awards of the German Competition
Award ceremony: Monday, 1 May 2023, 7:30 p.m. CEST, Lichtburg Filmpalast, Elsässer Str. 26, 46045 Oberhausen
High-resolution stills of award-winning films are available in the Downloads section from Tuesday, 2 May, here: www.kurzfilmtage.de/en/presse/
Members of the Jury:
Eren Aksu (Germany), Anne Bitterwolf (Germany), Istvan Gyöngyösi (Germany)
Prize of the German Competition
worth 5,000 euros
Germany 2022, 17'46", colour/black and white
Drawings, diagrams, tattoos, a voice… Using personal memories and individual experiences as a starting point, the film weaves complex narratives into sketches of society. With masterly skill, different media are playfully integrated, while the film is marked by a light wit that is never far from melancholy.
Promotional Prize of the German Competition
worth 1,500 euros
Germany 2022, 20'09", colour
Taking the form of a poetic and visually powerful approach to the relationship between humans and animals and characterized by a consistent dramaturgy of suspense and great visual clarity, the film finds a remarkable way to address the relationship between power and submission, care and control.
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.
Germany 2022, 8'48", colour
This film questions how we deal with images that depict the pains of others. Using a simple symbol, the omnipresent images of brutality hidden behind a filter are revealed. Mapping acts of state violence but also solidarity among the people, the film documents the power of the revolution – Jin, Jiyan, Azadî.
When He Leaves
Germany 2023, 11'26", colour
A Special Mention goes to a film that finds haunting images for a mother waiting for the return of her child.
Oberhausen, 1 May 2023
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