Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

Oberhausen on Tour 2019

Short Films on Five Continents


The eleventh edition of Oberhausen on Tour starts on 8 February


Every two years, Oberhausen sends short films from its programmes out into the world under the title "Oberhausen on Tour". With 61 venues in 55 cities and 24 countries on five continents, the eleventh edition of Oberhausen on Tour has grown again (2017: 55 venues in 22 countries). Newcomers include New Zealand and South Korea. A traditional focus is on Latin America (seven venues in Colombia, Mexico and Chile alone); the Czech Republic is also very well represented with four dates. In Germany, Oberhausen on Tour will stop in 20 cities; the tour will kick off on 8 February 2019 with Weltecho Chemnitz's "German Competition 2018" programme.


The spectrum of venues ranges from arthouse cinemas, municipal cinemas, Goethe Institutes and film festivals to renowned art institutions such as the MUU Galleria in Helsinki or WORM in Rotterdam through to the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Zealand's New Plymouth.


A total of more than 50 short films and music videos will go on tour in feature-length short film programmes: "International Competition 2018", "German Competition 2018", "MuVi Award 2018", "Award Winners 2018" and "Artist Film 2018" will present award winners and highlights from the festival programmes of the 64th Short Film Festival Oberhausen. For the two programmes "Made in Germany", Oberhausen has compiled German short films on the themes of A New Home and Inner City Life. In addition, there are a number of children's film programmes specially compiled for interested venues.


The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen would like to thank all its partners and in particular the Goethe Institutes in Bogotá, Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg, Madrid, Mexico City, Prague, Santiago de Chile and Tirana for their commitment to Oberhausen on Tour.



The countries


Albania, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Macedonia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Tanzania, The Netherlands, USA


The stations in Germany


Berlin, Wolf Kino; Bonn, Bonn Cinematheque; Bremen, City 46; Chemnitz, Weltecho; Cologne, Filmpalette; Detmold, International Short Film Festival; Dresden, Clubkino im Schloss + Motorenhalle; Frankfurt am Main, Kino im Filmmuseum; Freiburg, Kommunales Kino; Göttingen, Lumière; Großhennersdorf, Kunstbauerkino + Neiße Film Festival; Hamburg, FilmRaum; Hannover, Kino im Sprengel; Heidelberg, Karlstorkino; Leverkusen, Kommunales Kino VHS; Munich, Werkstattkino; Münster, Cinema & Kurbelkiste; Nürnberg, Filmhaus im Künstlerhaus; Osnabrück, Unabhängiges FilmFest; Wiesbaden, Caligari FilmBühne


The international stations


Amsterdam, deBALIE; Barcelona, FilmoTeca de Catalunya; Bitola, NU Centar za kultura; Bogotá, Bogoshorts; Bratislava, Kino inak/a4; Brno, DAS FILMFEST; Cali, Cinemateca Museo La Tertulia; Dar es Salaam, Goethe-Institut; Kapstadt, The Labia Theatre; Mexiko-Stadt, Goethe-Institut; Gent, KASKcinema; Gwangju, Asian Culture Center; Helsinki, MUU Galleria; Innsbruck, Internationales Film Festival; Jihlava, DAS FILMFEST; Johannesburg, First Wednesday Filmclub + The Bioscope; Ljubljana, Slovenska kinoteka; Los Angeles, LA Filmforum; Madrid, La Casa Encendida; Medellín, Cinemateca Municipal; Monterrey, Centro Cultural Alemán + Cineteca Nuevo León; New Plymouth, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery; Plzeň, DAS FILMFEST; Poznań, Short Film Club; Prag, DAS FILMFEST; Ravenna, Visioni Fantastiche Film Fest; Riga, NOASS; Rotterdam, WORM; San Luis Potosí, Centro Cultural Alemán; Santiago de Chile, Sala K; Shkodra, Art House; Skopje, Kinoteka na Macedonia; Tirana, Akademia e Filmit dhe Multimedias „Marubi“; Toronto, Pix Film Gallery; Wien, Blickle Kino; Zagreb, Kino Tuškanac


The first dates in February and March


8 February, Chemnitz, Weltecho, German competition

9 February, Chemnitz, Weltecho, prizewinner

10 February, Chemnitz, Weltecho, MuVi Prize

12 February, Toronto, Pix Film Gallery, German Competition

14 February, Toronto, Pix Film Gallery, Made in Germany 1

21 February, Ljubljana, Slovenska kinoteka, Made in Germany 1 + 2

15 and 16 February, Freiburg, Municipal Cinema, MuVi Prize

28February, Madrid, La Casa Encendida, MuVi Prize

4 March, Poznán, Short Film Club, MuVi Prize

24 March, Vienna, Blickle Kino im Belvedere 21, children's films


Current dates can be found on the website of the Short Film Festival here:


High-resolution stills from the film programmes are available for download here.


Oberhausen, 6 February 2019


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