The Winners of the 24th MuVi Award

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


The Winners of the 24th MuVi Award


Award ceremony: Saturday, 7 May 2022, 10pm CEST, Lichtburg Filmpalast, Elsässer Str. 26, 46045 Oberhausen


Eleven German music video productions were selected from 240 submissions for the 24th MuVi Award of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. Two jury prizes and an audience prize worth a total of 3,500 euros were awarded.


The Jury:

Rachel Grace Almeida, music and culture journalist, Germany

Raphael Smarzoch, music editor at Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Germany

Karan Suri Talwar, filmmaker, arts enabler and founder at Harkat, Mumbai (India)



1st Prize

worth 2,000 euros, sponsored by the SAE Institute Bochum



Flourish (Lotic)

Julia Crescitelli

Germany 2021, 3'15", colour



Julia’s Crescitelli’s Flourish blurs the lines between what is perceived as grotesque and beautiful. Soundtracked by Lotic’s abrasive, metallic productions in HD, the film portrays body horror within the context of the natural world. Each frame flashes with intention and elicits a very physical response from its viewers, who are watching everyday acts of vanity and nature converge at breakneck speed. It’s a vivid work that finds beauty within ugliness, and ugliness within beauty.



2nd Prize

worth 1,000 euros, sponsored by the SAE Institute Bochum



Wann hast du das letzte Mal Blumen betrachtet (Günter Reznicek/Nova Huta)

(When Was the Last Time You Looked at Flowers)

Mariola Brillowska

Germany 2022, 2'03", colour



When Was the Last Time You Looked at Flowers is disarming in its simplicity. Mariola Brillowska’s deadpan poetry touches on universal themes of grief, trauma, sexism and everything in between, in a startlingly disassociating tone. When the flower visuals subtly morph into a spider as the narrator’s words turn darker, it’s a perfect depiction of how life – in all its complexity – just happens.



MuVi Audience Award

chosen by online vote on and worth 500 euros, sponsored by the SAE Institute Bochum



Dr. No (Meese X Hell)

Michael Ullrich

Germany 2021, 3'21", colour


Oberhausen, 7 May 2022


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