Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

25 coolest film festivals 2017

Oberhausen among the „25 coolest film festivals in the world“

The new Moviemaker list is online now


Moviemaker Magazine has just published its annual list of the 25 coolest film festivals in the world. For the first time, the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen has made the list.


Headed by a quote by Keith Richards, “If you gotta think about being cool, you ain’t cool”, Moviemaker lists festivals that “have a certain something that makes attendees not want to leave. Be it perfect programming or insane all-night ragers, these fests distill everything that’s fun about making and watching movies.”


The panel of eight experts concludes that Oberhausen is “a small festival with only a small number of screens,” so “you can pretty much attend most screenings and events, and always run into friends and never feel alone.” Our experts love the “interesting panels and guests,” “surprising selections” and “interesting themes—like ‘social media before the internet’”.


See the complete list:


Oberhausen, 25 July 2017


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