68th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 30 April – 9 May 2022.
Calling for submissions to the 68th Festival
Now also as a nominating festival for the European Film Award
The 68th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen is now inviting submissions of German and international short films for its on-site and online competitions. The Festival will take place from 30 April to 9 May 2022. In total, Oberhausen is organizing seven competitions. Two of them – the International and German Online Competitions – will take place exclusively on the Internet. Oberhausen awards nearly 49,000 euros in prize money in all competitions. Furthermore, since summer 2021, the Festival is not only a qualifying festival for the Short Film Oscar and the British Academy Film Awards, but also a nominating festival for the European Film Awards.
A new regulation for submitters applies to co-productions with Germany, which must now be submitted as international productions and will be previewed for both the corresponding German and international competitions. In all cases, short film productions must have been completed after 1 January 2021 to be eligible; submissions must be made via the Festival website. Submitters are asked to look up the different premiere requirements there.
Deadline for submissions for the online competitions: 3 January 2022.
Deadline for submissions for the on-site competitions: 1 February 2022.
Early Bird submission deadline
(ONLY for the on-site International Competition): 1 October 2021.
The competition selection will be announced in March 2022; Early Bird submissions will be notified of initial selection decisions in November 2021. Submissions for the MuVi Prize will open in September 2021.
To submit click here.
EFA, Oscars, BAFTA
Since summer 2021, Oberhausen is one of the nomination festivals for the European Film Awards. This means that European short films selected for the competitions of the 68th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen can be nominated for the award. The Festival is also a qualifying festival for the U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Short Film Oscar (here, only award winners are considered) and the British Academy Film Awards (here, a film must have been selected for competition).
The 67th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
In 2021, the Festival awarded a total of nearly 52,000 euros in prize money in eight competitions from May 1 to 10. Due to the pandemic, the festival had to take place entirely online for the second time, reaching nearly 2,600 visitors and registering almost 60,000 viewings in around 75 countries and around 1,000 accredited industry visitors. Over 190 works were screened in the competitions; in total, the 67th Festival presented around 400 films in all programmes.
Oberhausen, 12 August 2021
Press contact: Sabine Niewalda, phone +49 (0)208 825-3073, niewalda(at)kurzfilmtage.de