Distribution programme 2021

Oberhausen presents its distribution catalogue 2021

51 new acquisitions from the 2021 festival programme and more


The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen is now presenting its distribution catalogue 2021. One novelty is that the catalogue is published exclusively online, available at www.kurzfilmtage.de. 51 new acquisitions from the 2021 Festival programme are now available for distribution. Among them are the most important prize-winners of the 67th Festival, some of the most interesting films from the competitions as well as all music videos from the German MuVi Award 2021. All titles can be rented for non-commercial use, and almost all current titles can be rented for both theatrical and online exploitation. As always, Oberhausen is also offering five ready-made feature-length programmes, but all titles can also be rented individually.


With the distribution catalogue, 51 films that the Festival was only able to show online due to the pandemic are now available for theatrical screenings. A new feature is that all titles are available in German and English subtitled versions. At the same time, the festival has expanded its online rental service. 45 new titles (as well as 50 older works) are also available for online presentation. At www.kurzfilmtage.de, title lists, search options, detailed information and film clips are linked to a shopping cart function that makes it easier for all venues to put together their own programmes; from programme selection to booking, the entire rental process, whether for cinema or online rental, can be handled digitally.


The programmes

According to the FAZ, "intellectual, aesthetic and political curiosity" characterised the programme of the 67th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, and this is also reflected in the distribution selection. Whether the Japanese Yuri Muraoka in Toumei na watashi (Transparent, I am.) takes stock of her personal life during the Corona crisis, for which she was awarded the Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen, or Adrian Figueroa in Proll! looks at the lives of "those down there", the low-paid, the stressed, the overlooked, which earned him the Prize of the German Competition; or whether a deepfake Elon Musk dances and sings obliviously in front of the mirror in Junge Milliardäre (Young Billionaires), for which UWE won 1st prize in the German MuVi Award: the Oberhausen programmes reflect the enormous diversity of current short film worldwide, across genres and formats.


As always, Oberhausen has put together five feature-length ready-made programmes: International Competition 2021, German Competition 2021, MuVi Award 2021, Art and Experiment 2021 and Award Winners 2021. In addition to the new acquisitions, many older titles and programmes remain available for rental.


Catalogue and conditions:



Contact Rental:

Carsten Spicher, spicher@kurzfilmtage.de


Stills from the distribution films are available here in the downloads section.


Oberhausen, 8th November 2021


Press contact: Sabine Niewalda, phone +49 (0)208 825-3073, niewalda(at)kurzfilmtage.de