The Winners of the 25th MuVi Award

69th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 26 April – 1 May 2023


The Winners of the 25th MuVi Award


Award ceremony: Saturday, 29 April 2023, 10pm CEST, Lichtburg Filmpalast, Elsässer Str. 26, 46045 Oberhausen


Twelve German music video productions were selected from over 260 submissions for the 25th 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 on 29 April 2023.


The Jury:

Lori Felker, filmmaker, USA

Tolouse Low Trax, musician, France

Thomas Venker, cultural journalist, Germany



1st Prize

worth 2,000 euros



Gravity (Laima Adelaide)

Duc-Thi Bui

Germany 2022, 6‘47‘‘, black and white



The clip perfectly combines the rhythms of the music and the text. Instead of defining the image landscape for the audience, the director believes in us, the audience, as the creators of our own images, inspired by the music as much as by the words. Therefore Duc-Thi Bui creates a cinema of its own by constructing a sensible visual layout, playing with typography as well as tempo and animated punctuation. The text on screen is both a close-read narration and an open invitation to create your own film.



2nd Prize

worth 1,000 euros



Das eigensinnige Kind (Raison)

Schorsch Kamerun

Germany 2022, 4‘51‘‘, colour



Both the song and the video take us along on an enigmatic journey into the life of the protagonist as well as into a reflection of the society around him. By choosing to act within the limited space of a Kammerspiel, Schorsch Kameruns brutally depicts how alone one can be within society. With a significant shush he makes sure the dark history stays inside without disturbing the world outside. This video plays like a nightmare straight out of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.



Special Mention


Lamentierendes Schwein (Frau Kraushaar)

Helena Wittmann

Germany 2022, 3‘18‘‘, colour



We loved the beautiful dynamics of this clip.



MuVi Online Audience Award

chosen by online vote on and worth 500 euros, sponsored by kultur.west



Maschinenbauergemetzel (Paul Sies)

Julian Paul

Germany 2022, 2‘58‘‘, colour



The MuVi Partners 2023:




netpoint media



Oberhausen, 29 April 2023


Press contact: Sabine Niewalda, phone +49 (0)208 825-3073,